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Los Angeles San Diego Rising Stars Purveyors

Whatís a chef without his purveyors? The quality of ingredients in a dish is nearly as important as the preparation itself, and chefs know that finding the right purveyors is one of the most critical aspects of their job. For the Los Angeles San Diego Rising Stars Revue, chefs relied on their tried-and-true purveyors from around the country to provide the products that made their dishes shine.

Company Product Chef/Dish Purveyor’s Comment Paired with
Chefs Warehouse Cheddar Vinny Dotolo & Jon Shook
Animal

Poutine with Ox-Tail, Gravy, and Cheddar

Poutine with Ox-Tail, Gravy, and Cheddar
Chefswarehouse.com comes to you from an owner-operated specialty food distributor that began sourcing products for high-end chefs over 20 years ago. With locations in New York City, Washington DC, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas, The Chefs’ Warehouse serves the finest restaurants, hotels, caterers, and gourmet stores around the country. Our products are sourced to meet and exceed the expectations of the highest profile chefs.  Vieux Telegramme Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Chocolate Zoe Nathan & Josh Loeb
Huckleberry and Rustic Canyon

Chocolate Pudding Pie

Chocolate Pudding Pie
See Above. Chambers Rutherglen Muscat, Rutherglen, Australia NV
Washimi Beef Adam Fleischman
Umami Burger
Mini Umami Burgers

Mini Umami Burgers
As with all of our products, we have searched long and hard to find the best American Style Kobe Beef on the market. All of our research has led us to Washimi-American Five Star Beef, a beef that excels in taste, appearance, and overall satisfaction. Gramercy Cellars 'Lagniappe' Syrah, Columbia Valley, WA 2006
Danko Foods Inc. Duck Breast William Bradley
Addison
Canard Roti, Caramelized Chicory, and Ginger

Canard Roti, Caramelized Chicory, and Ginger
Importer of Fine Foods with fresh delivery from Europe and Africa to anywhere in the USA.  Domaine Faiveley, Bourgogne Rouge 2007
Del Maguey, Single Village Mezcal Mezcal Julian Cox
Rivera
Barbacoa

Barbacoa
Del Maguey Single Village Mezcals™ retain the mysteries and mythic past. 100% Organic, unblended, and made the 400-year-old handcrafted way; from the heart of maguey and soul of the village.               
Donald's Fine Food for Canada Pork International Pork Belly Jason Knibb
Nine-Ten
Jamaican Jerk Pork Belly with Scotch Bonnet Pepper Jelly

Jamaican Jerk Pork Belly with Scotch Bonnet Pepper Jelly
We are a specialty meat procurement, processing, and distribution company providing quality meat products and services to customers in the British Columbia, Western Canadian, and International markets. We have built our business around the core values of quality workmanship, superior customer service, and enhanced food safety.  Brown Estate, Zinfandel, Napa Valley 2008
Ecopez, distributed by Universal Seafood Lotte (European Monkfish) Ken Takayama
Melisse
Serrano-Wrapped Monkfish with Celtuce, Maitake Mushrooms, and Mustard Sabayon

Serrano-Wrapped Monkfish with Celtuce, Maitake Mushrooms, and Mustard Sabayon
Universal Seafood sparkles with the best and freshest premium seafood in the Los Angeles area and the largest selection of organic and sustainable specialty seafood. As a boutique seafood distributor we procure the very best products; for over 25 years we have built personal relationships around the globe from day boat fishermen to progressive sustainable sea farms that provide us with their finest jewels of the sea. From sea to table we deliver fresh premium seafood without a premium price.  Hoegaarden
Gourmets Imports for Rougie Foie Gras Foie Gras

Vinny Dotolo & Jon Shook
Animal
Poutine with Ox-Tail, Gravy, and Cheddar

Poutine with Ox-Tail, Gravy, and Cheddar

 

In 1989 my mother, Nicole Grandjean, began her fine food wholesale business "Nicole’s Gourmet Foods" with the goal of providing customers with carefully selected, quality products at competitive prices. Today, over 20 years later, a lot has changed. We are now located in a beautiful office & warehouse facility in Alhambra, and our family of employees has grown considerably as has our product line to include over 400 cheeses and over 2,000 other specialty items. We work diligently to bring new and exciting culinary products from Europe and around the world to some of the finest culinary artists in Los Angeles. Vieux Telegramme Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Guidi Marcello Co, Ltd Cheese Stephan Samson & Zachary Pollack
Pizzeria Ortica
Tortelli di Pere e Pecorino al Burro e Salvia

Tortelli di Pere e Pecorino al Burro e Salvia
Guidi Marcello is a family owned business, which prides itself on the extensive knowledge of Italian food and beverage products. We make frequent trips to Italy in a continuous search of new products from all of the diverse regions in Italy.Our product line is extensive and includes items such as Italian mineral water, Italian wine and beer, regional extra virgin olive oils, San Marzano tomatoes, cow, goat, and sheep’s milk cheeses, prosciutto, and other deli meats, pasta, cookies, chocolates, and much more.  Scarpetta, Friulano
Kindred Spirits for Cherry Heering Liqueur Cherry Heering Liqueur Eric Alperin
The Varnish
The Highlander

The Highlander
   
LA Specialty Goat Cheese Diana Stavaridis
BLD
Roasted Beet Salad with Fresh Goat Cheese

Roasted Beet Slad with Fresh Goat Cheese
LA and San Francisco Specialty is a wholesale produce and dairy distributor serving the finest dining establishments in California, Arizona, Las Vegas, and Hawaii. Since its inception over 20 years ago, our goal has been to provide our distinguished customers with the finest line of produce and related items. Our new school of thought and innovation, coupled with an unparalleled level of service are direct results of listening and taking actions based on our customers needs. We look forward to creating solutions with our customers that will enable them to be the leaders in the food service industry. Rolly Gassmann, Pinot Blanc, Alsace 2007
Newport Meat Company Sweetbreads Rory Herrmann
Bouchon Bistro
Crispy Sweetbreads, Celery, and Sauce Perigourdine

Crispy Sweetbreads, Celery, and Sauce Perigourdine
For all of us at Newport Meat Company, Newport Pride is so much more than a brand—it is how we conduct our business. We take pride in the products we make, the farmers and ranchers we buy from, and the customers that we service. We understand the benchmark of our success has and will always be the satisfaction of guests in our customers' dining rooms. Newport is the direct link between the finest farms and the finest kitchens. Delivering the very highest quality beef, veal, lamb, pork, poultry and seafood available. Chardonnay 2008,
Santa Rita Hills, CA
Nueske's Applewood Smoked Bacon Ray Garcia
Fig
Bacon-Wrapped Bacon with Sylvetta, Brandywine Tomatoes, and Cocktail Avocados

Bacon-Wrapped Bacon with Sylvetta, Brandywine Tomatoes, and Cocktail Avocados
Our Applewood-smoking recipes are unchanged, traditional, and delicious. We still import our spices and blend them by hand. We still insist on using the leanest meat. "No water added" means just tender, moist meat, leaving texture and flavor as they're meant to be. We load our smokehouses carefully, grouping product according to weight and size. With the perfect blend of time and temperature, our meats are patiently smoked over glowing embers of sweet Applewood. Stability, patience, and purity— these are the reasons Nueske’s is the true flavor of quality smoked meats. Highland Park Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Qzina Coconut Puree Adrian Vasquez
Providence
Kalamansi Gelee, Lychee Shiso Sorbet, White Chocolate-Coconut-Soy-Milk-Soup

Kalamansi Gelle, Lychee Shiso Sorbet, White Chocolate-Coconut-Soy-Millk-Soup
Qzina is the largest North American importer and distributor of gourmet professional chocolate and specialty dessert ingredients. We are the brand owner and distributor of the Chocoa brand of chocolate products, a premium full range of chocolate products with proprietary formulae. Qzina is privately owned, committed to service, innovation, excellence, and expansion.  Jorge Ordoñez & Co. ‘Victoria’ Moscatel No. 2, Malaga, Spain 2005
Rocker Bros Meat Bone Marrow Walter Manzke
Church + State
Roasted Bone Marrow

Roasted Bone Marrow
Rocker Bros. Meats & Provisions, Inc. is a family operated business with a combined 100 years of experience. Our Midwest suppliers supply us with the finest USDA primal cuts, which we age and process to your exact specifications. We operate under USDA Establishment 1160 and follow strict USDA HACCP regulations. We feature a full line of all meat products, consisting of beef, pork, lamb, veal, poultry, and fresh seafood. We are proud of our unique variety of specialty cuts such as Kobe-style steaks, bone-in filets, and short rib osso bucco, to name just a few. Our company is designed to supply your establishment with the highest quality meat products available at affordable prices, in order to help keep your food cost low.   George, Pinot Noir, “Martaella Vineyard,” Russian River Valley 2008 
Sonoma Artisan Foie Gras Foie Gras Kuniko Yagi
Sona
Seared Foie Gras, Okinawa Black Sugar, Green Tea Mochi

Seared Foie Gras, Okinawa Black Sugar, Green Tea Mochi
Bringing you hand-crafted duck meat products as we learned to produce in the heart of the Perigord region in Southwest France. We are a family-operated company with over 20 years experience based in the beautiful Sonoma Valley. Our products are showcased in the most celebrated venues in the country, satisfying the discerning palates of chefs, professionals and everyday connoisseurs alike. Hexamer, Riesling, “Meddersheimer Rheingrafenberg,”
Spätlese * 2003
Fresh Origins MicroGreens, PetiteGreens, and Edible Flowers Adrian Vasquez
Providence
Kalamansi Gelee, Lychee Shiso Sorbet, White Chocolate-Coconut-Soy-Milk-Soup

Kalamansi Gelle, Lychee Shiso Sorbet, White Chocolate-Coconut-Soy-Millk-Soup
Fresh Origins Farm produces the very best MicroGreens, PetiteGreens, and Edible Flowers. Located near San Diego, California, we enjoy one of the finest growing climates in the world. Year-round mild sunny weather is the ideal environment to produce strong, healthy, highly flavored microgreens. Daily planting throughout the year ensures consistent availability.

When the growing cycle is complete, special care and attention in harvesting and packing results in extraordinary quality and freshness that outlasts most others. This allows for successful shipments to all parts of the country. 
Jorge Ordoñez & Co. ‘Victoria’ Moscatel No. 2, Malaga, Spain 2005
Jason Knibb
Nine-Ten
Jamaican Jerk Pork Belly with Scotch Bonnet Pepper Jelly

Jamaican Jerk Pork Belly with Scotch Bonnet Pepper Jelly
Brown Estate, Zinfandel, Napa Valley 2008
Adam Fleischman
Umami Burger
Mini Umami Burgers

Mini Umami Burgers
Gramercy Cellars 'Lagniappe' Syrah, Columbia Valley, WA 2006
Jason Prendergast
Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
Charred New Zealand King Salmon Gravlax with Crawfish-Stuffed Morels and Green Garlic Jus

Charred new Zealand King Salmon Gravlax with Crawfish-Stuffed Morels and Green Garlic Jus
Kinshihai Yukikage "Snow Shadow" Tokubetsu Junmai Sake
Verterra Dinnerware from Fallen Leaves All dishes served While we can't promise that your meal will be guilt-free, we can promise that your dinnerware will be.
Our environmentally-friendly plates, bowls, and serving dishes are made from only two products: fallen leaves and water. They're non-toxic, biodegradable, compostable, durable, lightweight, convenient, and downright stylish.
 
International Marine Products Hamachi David LeFevre (Honorees Dinner)
Water Grill
Hamachi Sashimi and Tempura with Yuzu, Radish, Fennel, and Ginger

Hamachi Sashimi and Tempura with Yuzu, Radish, Fennel, and Ginger
International Marine Products, Inc. is a subsidiary of EIWA  Group. In 1963 EIWA opened its first restaurant in the United States, named Tokyo Kaikan, in the Little Tokyo district of Los Angeles. This was the first truly authentic Japanese restaurant in America. In 1968, using their experiences as a fish wholesaler in Japan, EIWA has operated International Marine Products, Inc. in Los Angeles, a wholesaler of fish for sushi. Since establishing this business in Los Angeles, We have opened branches in San Francisco (IMP Foods, Inc.), Las Vegas (IMP Nevada, Inc.), and Sydney, Australia (IMP Seafood, Inc.). As a leader in the seafood industry, we will continue to take initiatives that enhance our customer’s business. Honorees Dinner, Rivera, March 17th
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