Who Are Your Favorite Companies?

nicko

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We are trying to figure out what companies would be of most interest to you here on ChefTalk. So, with that in mind who are your favorite companies related to food and cooking (kitchen equipment, food companies, kitchen clothing, etc). We are not talking about forums/websites - simply companies that make/sell products and services.

Please list as many as you wish. 

Thanks!
 
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lodge cast iron  comes to mind
also coleman  and cabella's for camp cooking equipment
 
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Sur La Table as a walk in store, always excellent selection
Williams Sonoma with some reservation, they stock too many $2000 coffee makers and such and not enough in real world tools.
Crate & Barrel with even more reservations, but some of their small item binds have interesting things stocked

Farmer's Market - any one, anywhere actually.
Whole Food for excellent quality food and also some gadgets here and there
Safeway for every day shopping, quality is always pretty good
CostCo for bulk, for prime beef, whole fish fillets, deli meats

D'Artagnan for the occasional treat I can't find locally

Shun knives
Butcherpacker.com for butcher/charcutery items

(used) book stores

Fine Cooking
Cuisine at Home
Sauveur
Bon Appetit

and this site of course :)

Is that what you're looking for? 
 
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Wustoff
Heinkles
ONE...coconut water
Trader Joes
Whole Foods
Ball Canning Jars/recipe
Callebaut
Goshen Coffee
Barilla
Bob's Red Mill
Heritage Acres Pork Coop
Mike Roman....Cater Source
 
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All-Clad pots and pans
Concentrated stocks by More Than Gourmet
Old Bay
Aroy-D coconut milk
Hand Brand Thai curry paste (as yet have only tried the red and Panang)
Barkeeper's Friend
E-Cloth (polishing cloth)
Oven Pride oven cleaner
Maldon Sea Salt
Guinness (pulled, not canned!)
Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce
 

pete

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I'm surprised that no one has said King Arthur Flour yet.
 
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Martha Stewart stuff has never disappointed me.  Plastic, metal. paper, china, wood, fabric -- it's all attractive and B+ average quality.

Pyrex

eBay

Fishs Eddy
 
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iCook cookware
Oakridge Acres farmer's co-op
Paderno's, though lately thier customer service and quality seems to be slipping.
Bulk Barn
Corel
 

nicko

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  • King Arthur Flour
  • Cooks Illustrated (americas test kitchen)
  • Chefwear
  • Sabatier Knives
  •  William Sonoma
 
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Grocery stores:  Fairway, Trader Joe's, Citarella

Food Products - Muir Glen, Earthbound Farms, Fage

Equipment - Le Creuset, KitchenAid

Aside from that I like to frequent local bakeries, butchers, and farmers markets.
 
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Ditto the KA. Great no ask questions lifetime guarantee. They have replaced 2 stand mixers in the space of 3 years. Free return shipping, also.
 
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Penzy's (spices)
Kitchen Aid
Sabatier
Chocolate-suppliers-products ...etc. 
Sunnyland Farms
Oils
Vinegars
Dean & Deluca
Stonewall
Crate and Barrel
Table linens
King Authur Flour
Wright's

Creuset
 
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We are trying to figure out what companies would be of most interest to you here on ChefTalk. So, with that in mind who are your favorite companies related to food and cooking (kitchen equipment, food companies, kitchen clothing, etc). We are not talking about forums/websites - simply companies that make/sell products and services.

Please list as many as you wish. 

Thanks!
Wegman's Groceries.

Their produce department always looks ready for a photo shoot and is always filled with local produce any time it's available.

Same thing goes for seafood. They can tell me when any specific type of fish is coming in, so I can stop down and pick it up in a cooler and bring it home for sushi.

Terry
 
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My favorites 
 
Cargill   meat
Sysco  grocery  full service and frozen
Tyson   chicken
Breakbush  poultry and new poultry products
Nestle   new product inovation and marketing
Edward Don Corp heavy equipment and smallwares

Mc Donalds  for systems and control of product & teaching everyone consistancy 
and last but not least WALMART who taught all of the other large and small companies how to do business in this day and age.
I thank them all  because I have learned from all of them
 
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Nugget grocery stores are awesome. Based out of Woodland Ca. with i think 4-6 stores. great place.
kitchen aid
hobart
Henkels
Mac
Coffee Pot Ranch
Five Dot Ranch
and to all those hole in the wall carnicerias and asian food stores rock on.
 

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