RestaurantWare.com is the leading manufacturer and online distributor of discount, wholesale restaurant supplies. We’re streamlining every day to satisfy customers through perfecting our position as bulk order experts, same day shipping all-stars, and worldwide leader in bamboo dinnerware supplies.

    Our Story

    With 10 years of strong performance in the restaurant industry, experience drives everything we do at RestaurantWare. Past successes and direct industry feedback informs cutting edge product design with an environmental focus. And accessibility to these great items has never been easier or faster.

    The evolution of our innovative website has changed how top chefs, caterers, and major restaurants order and receive tableware in bulk. Shopping consultants are embedded in the website to guide customers through the purchasing process. Once the order is placed, we ship same day and our commitment to quality doesn’t stop until the package reaches your business or restaurant.

    As a brand synonymous with reliability, we’re proud that Restaurantware.com is consistently relied on for major events, luxury hotels and restaurants, and private parties nationally and abroad.

    Our Product Values

    Call us control freaks or call us discount zealots, we handle everything along the supply chain from design through to the final sale at RestaurantWare.com. We keep prices low by edging out the costly middlemen. And the best part is, our eco-friendly products don’t sacrifice any strength, the biodegradable bamboo line is stronger than steel. We’re proud to set the ecocatering industry standard.

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    Since 1951, Minor’s® has understood that taste and flavor have to be perfect, that each patron has to be wowed and that the best tomorrow is based on what you serve today. Minor’s is flavor. And Flavor Means Business.


    The Sysco Story

    Sysco is the global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, lodging establishments and other customers who prepare meals away from home. Its family of products also includes equipment and supplies for the foodservice and hospitality industries. The company operates 198 distribution facilities serving approximately 425,000 customers. For fiscal year 2016 that ended July 2, 2016, the company generated sales of more than $50 billion. Subsequent to fiscal year 2016, the company completed the acquisition of the Brakes Group, a leading European foodservice distributor with operations in the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Sweden, Spain, Belgium and Luxembourg.

    For more information, visit www.sysco.com or connect with Sysco on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SyscoCorporation or Twitter at https://twitter.com/Sysco.  For important news and information regarding Sysco, visit the Investor Relations section of the company's Internet home page at www.investors.sysco.com, which Sysco plans to use as a primary channel for publishing key information to its investors, some of which may contain material and previously non-public information.  Investors should also follow us at www.twitter.com/SyscoStock and download the Sysco IR App, available on the iTunes App Store and the Google Play Market. In addition, investors should continue to review our news releases and filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  It is possible that the information we disclose through any of these channels of distribution could be deemed to be material information.

    Along with top quality ingredients, all of our products are proudly backed by the highest quality assurance demanded by Sysco. Our dedicated associates and foodservice experts can explain how easy it is to do business with Sysco.


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    In-kind Sponsorships


    Southern Wine & Spirits delivered in-kind sponsorship items of vintage wine and valuable raffle items, as well as the invaluable support of Diane Kelley.


    In 2010 US Foods sponsored our Annual Gala and our Second Annual Burger Throwdown.  For the Throwdown, US Foods provided all of the fresh 100% pure American beef burger patties everyone enjoyed.  For the Gala, they donated Niman Ranch beef tenderloins.  Special thanks to Rocco Paradiso, CCC, our long-time supporter!



    Fred Linz of Meats by Linz made a significant contributions of Niman Ranch beef tenderloins for our 2010 Annual Gala. They were magnificent!


    Kimberly Lachman from Holiday Foods is a generous ACF Windy City supporter. Holiday donates delicious varieties of hot and cold hors d'oeuvres for our events.


    The Union League Club has supported the chapter since its inception. So many of our most memorable occasions have been held in the club's opulent event and meeting rooms. Thank you!


    Fortune Fish Company provided several hundred beautiful jumbo shrimp for our Annual Gala. Special thanks to sales manager Jeff Lemke, CEC!


    Get Fresh Produce sponsoredour Annual Gala with market fresh Idaho bakers and broccoli that was steamed to perfection. Special thanks to Mark Lepp, sales manager, for all the support!


    Melissa Rullman of The Flangel Group delivered an assortment of charcuterie items for the antipasto platters for our Annual Gala. She also helped secure Niman Ranch tenderloins, as they broker both of those lines, and more...


    Homer's, the homemade gourmet ice cream made in Wilmette, always pleases our guests. Thank you, Dean Poulos, for supporting us year after year!


    Ruprecht Company sponsored our Annual Gala with steaks for our raffle.


    Labriola Baking is a consistently generous sponsor of the chapter.


    Chefwear donates their durable and comfortable chef coats for our auctions and raffles, as well as outfits our Burger Throwdown competitors with signature jackets for competition. Special thanks to Carol Mueller for her generosity to the chapter!


    Gibsons Steakhouse donated theopulent private dining facility at their landmark Rush Street location for our Annual Gala. Special thanks to owner Steve Lombardo and Corporate Executive Chef Randy Waidner, CEC!


    Peter Testa, Debbie Johnson and the Testa Produce team are long-time supporters of the chapter, always generously responding to the chapter's needs. Testa offers the quality and price value of a broadline distributor, with outstanding quality and service. They supply all varieties of fresh fruits and vegetables (domestic and international), frozen, canned, and specialty products from our facility just west of the Loop.


    Bill Schutz and his great team are generous sponsors, accommodating our Summer BBQ and Burger Throwdown at their facility every year.  For over 50 years, Consumers Packing Company has been providing customers with the very best USDA Prime and USDA Choice beef available in the marketplace. They go above and beyond to be the best, with a reputation of quality and service.


    Our friends at Tasty Catering provide equipment, tents, small wares and support staff for our Summer BBQ and Burger Throwdown.  Their generosity is overwhelming.  For top quality and exceptional service in catering, Chicago businesses trust Tasty Catering.  Whether you are looking for a pig roast, company picnic, breakfast or lunch catering, boxed lunches, holiday parties or elegant special events, Tasty Catering is your partner for corporate catering.


    From the Gold Coast to the Magnificent Mile, Classic Party Rentals Chicago is the preferred supplier for events large and small in the Windy City. For more than 40 years, they have been the party rental partner for such high-profile events as the Presidential Democratic Debate, movie premiers, and events for the Chicago Bulls, Bears, Cubs and White Sox. Classic Party Rentals generously sponsors our events, especially our Annual Gala, through donations of china, silver, glassware and equipment.  Thank you, John Rudy and Rosemary Reed, and everyone at CPR!!


    Established in 1991, Hormel Foods Foodservice has become a leader in the foodservice industry, thanks to their focus on innovation, variety and value. Even more important than their delicious products or huge variety of on-trend proteins, however, is their commitment to their distributors: At Hormel Foods Foodservice, their business is dedicated to growing yours.


    The French Pastry School instructs over one thousand students and pastry professionals in hands-on classes each year and offers three main programs: L'Art de la Pâtisserie, a full-time 24-week pastry and baking certificate program; L'Art du Gâteau, The Professional Cake Baking and Decorating Program, a full-time 16-week certificate program; L'Art de la Boulangerie, an 8-week Artisanal Bread Baking Course; and Continuing Education courses.


    At Gonnella, the art of bread making has been their passion for well over a century. Using only the finest ingredients and Old World recipes handed down from generation to generation, thrir master bakers produce fresh baked breads that are unmatched in quality and consistency.  Thank you, David Gonnella, for supporting our chapter!!


    Concept Food Brokers was founded in 1981 by Carl Fulkerson with a commitment to provide a high level of sales and service for their principals. They provide the best possible representation for their principals by being actively involved in the planning, marketing, sales and service functions affecting their busines.


    Kronos manufactures and markets the highest quality premium gyros in the U.S. and is also a leading supplier of Pita Bread, Tzatziki Sauce, Fillo Classics and other Mediterranean specialty food items. They supply appetizers and entrées for any dining occasion.


    Since 1958, Maple Leaf Farms of Milford, Indiana has been producing innovative, value-added duck products of unequalled quality. Consistent and flavorful eating experiences make our products the favorite of chefs, restaurateurs, retailers, and discerning consumers worldwide.


    Founded in France in 1933 by the Besnier family, Group Lactalis is the unifying force behind Europe's most celebrated family of fine cheese. Here, master cheese makers combine the traditions they inherited from early Norman dynasties with cutting-edge technology to craft cheese recognized the world over for consistent quality, texture and taste.

    This tradition of excellence makes Lactalis the leader in Europe. Now we've extended that tradition to you in the United States through Lactalis Foodservice.


    Since 1986, Van-Lang Foods has been dedicated to creating fine appetizers and hors d'oeuvres. Their products are prepared from recipes they have, with great care, developed together with chefs from around the world. Known for their wide variety of unique international flavor profiles, Van Lang Foods is proud of the long and prestigious list of those who have consistently chosen to serve Van Lang Foods to their guests.


    For generations, New England has held a reputation for superior seafood and is home to an abundance of well-known seafood species found on most dinner menus. With 40+ years of experience and direct access to the Boston waterfront, New Engalnd Seafood Company, Inc. brings their exceptional quality seafood products and successful business practices to your door.


    Ronnoco's Foodservice Division specializes in addressing the needs of the finest restaurants, hotels, and private clubs in the Midwest. They create customized, value added coffee programs to help their customers increase their guest satisfaction, sales and profits through high quality coffees and related products. Ronnoco employs a team of highly trained coffee experts to craft the right program for your business and to partner with you ongoing.


    Coca-Cola Foodservice strives to deliver increasingly more value to their customers through innovation and improved offerings.  ACF Windy City is proudly a Coca-Cola chapter!


    Unilever Food Solutions helps chefs all over the world serve tasty, wholesome meals that keep guests coming back for more.  They create ingredients that save precious prep time in the kitchen, without compromising on flavour or flair, and constantly provide ideas and inspiration that keep your menu fresh and exciting.


    Buedel meats – Buedel is a meat packing company with the highest standards, you can always rely on them for the consistent quality and taste experience that your customers expect from you.  You will enjoy the convenience of having one dedicated, reliable supplier who works with you to understand your unique needs and preferences for all your meat requirements – and then reliably fulfills them accurately and on time.



    For over 115 years, we’ve delivered the excellence, expertise, and quality products our customers need to design successful food operations and experiences. We’ve grown to become the largest family-operated broadline food distribution company in North America by upholding the same business approach since 1897—being passionately committed to the people we serve. We believe in the power of good food—to bring people together and make moments special. Every product, every order, and every decision we make is inspired by the people on the other side of the plate.

    Who Do We Serve?

    We partner with food service operations such as restaurants, both big and small, as well as organizations like schools, universities, and hospitals. From remaining compliant with industry regulations to helping them plan their menu, we give them our best—so they can serve just that to their own customers.

    Are We in Your Community?

    With more than 170 locations in the U.S., the Gordon Food Service Store offers businesses and consumers a wide array of restaurant-quality products and supplies. With friendly associates and great choices, we’ll help you elevate events and make meals memorable.

    What Sets Us Apart?

    We are innovators in food service supply chain operations, having developed world-class practices based on your business needs. Our clients spend more time building their businesses, assured that their foodservice delivery will be on time and undamaged. Our employees take pride in building relationships and paying special attention to each customer. We reward employees for good work, ensuring that we maintain a high level of employee retention, which guarantees consistent service through the food service supply chain.


    Custom ACF Windy City Chefs logoed chefs apparel, polo shirts, oxford shirts, hats & more. 


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