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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. 

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post #2 of 36
lodge cast iron  comes to mind
also coleman  and cabella's for camp cooking equipment
post #3 of 36
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 :-)

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post #4 of 36
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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post #5 of 36
All-Clad cookware
Penzeys Spices
Alterra Coffee
Carr Valley Cheese
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post #6 of 36

Le Creuset, but that's probably just because I'm a home cook who likes expensive things.

 

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post #7 of 36
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
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post #8 of 36
I'm surprised that no one has said King Arthur Flour yet.
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post #9 of 36
I will second King Arthur and add Riedel glassware.
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post #10 of 36
I'll third King Arthur for flour
post #11 of 36

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

post #12 of 36
iCook cookware
Oakridge Acres farmer's co-op
Paderno's, though lately thier customer service and quality seems to be slipping.
Bulk Barn
Corel
post #13 of 36
Thread Starter 
  • King Arthur Flour
  • Cooks Illustrated (americas test kitchen)
  • Chefwear
  • Sabatier Knives
  •  William Sonoma
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Nicko 
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post #14 of 36
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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post #15 of 36
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.
post #16 of 36
I love Cooks Illustrated..the magazine, the website and especially the cookbooks

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post #17 of 36
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
post #19 of 36
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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post #20 of 36
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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post #21 of 36
King Arthur Flour (I live right near their store)
LeCreuset (highly recommend their new triply cookware)
KitchenAid
Jessica's Biscuit (cookbooks)
Frangelico  ;>)
Henkels
Crate and Barrel
All-Clad
Ghirardelli
post #22 of 36
      Hi all,


   Will it come as much of a surprise if I mention...
  •     Solex Partners - Authentic foods from Spain
  •     Heritage or Heirloom pork farms (one of the bigger ones...there seems to be a growing number of them popping up)
  •     A representative from Chicago's Green City Market 
  •     Cypress Grove Chevre 
  •     How about someone to talk about great Balsamics (San Giacomo (ish)) or someone to talk about superior fresh olive oils.  (have you ever gone to The City Olive, in Chicago?  I believe the owners name is Karen, extremely helpful.  Maybe one of the Olive Orchards in California or ???
  •     A representative on Heirloom vegetables (perhaps KYH can give a recommendation)
  •     All-Clad
  •     How about one of the recipe organizers like MasterCook
 
   thanks for asking,
  dan

 
post #23 of 36
 Paco Jet
Nielsen-Massey
Chef Rubber 
Perfect Purees

Trader Joe's
post #24 of 36
Russum's - for catering clothing and equipment in the UK

http://www.russums-shop.co.uk/
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post #25 of 36
I do a lot of cooking and entertaining at home. 
These guys carry a lot of the cookware I need. 
The kitchen essentials stuff is where I find a lot of my stuff. 

http://www.gatorchef.com
post #26 of 36
Does this have to do with advertisers? These are not fancy, but they are frequently used items in cooking and the producers sell cookbooks trying to get people to cook with them more often.

Dannon and Stonyfield Farms yogurt

Hershey's cocoa

Quaker oats

Splenda
post #27 of 36
I like JB Prince.  :)

D'Artagnan
post #28 of 36
 Cooks Illustrated
Bon Appetit ( With that said )
Julia Child  
Bobby Flay ( I know some of you think he's a pompous ass )
Mario Batalli ( Any problems?? )
Kitchen aid
Sur La Table ( Great store )
Le Creuset
Cusineart
And saturday mornings at the farmers market...  
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post #29 of 36
Paderno
Libbey
Costco for bulk items
the local farmer's market for meat and produce
Mex-I-Can (local place) for Mexican foods
the little hole in the wall ethnic stores that always have great service and a wide variety of foods to choose from
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post #30 of 36
Otto's Hungarian Import Store and Deli, http://www.hungariandeli.com/
This online and brick-and-mortar store in California carries all things Eastern European! It's a virtual treasure trove for the obscure and the commonplace. Need gulyas paste? They've got it. Want a poppyseed grinder? They've got it.
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