Food Purveyors in the Desert

Discussion in 'Professional Chefs' started by scaughey, Jun 2, 2014.

  1. scaughey

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    I am currently operating a private chef business but I am expanding into a personal meal delivery service.  I'll be leasing out a commercial kitchen space and have the clientele to establish a relationship with a great food vendor.  I live in Arizona and the majority of purveyors I've seen are USFoods and Sysco.  Does anyone have any other advice or experience with any great vendors?  The food that I produce is local (as much as it can be) and my menu is made up of about 50% organic items.  Thanks!
     
  2. kingfarvito

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    Where in AZ? We have Diablo trust for beef, so many decent farms, queen creek olive mill, black mesa ranch sells great goat cheese and the occasional goat.
     
  3. alaminute

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    Aztec foods has tons of rare/exotic ingredients, and stern has some decent deals with an okay selection. Mount hope for all hard to find grains/spices/chiles that you don't want to import from Oregon or Italy. Jet fresh has great seafood.
     
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    *aztecspecialty.com, jetfresh.net, mounthopewholesale.com