Custom Culinary - Be true to the food
Meet Our Chefs

Our chefs are passionate about creating exceptional, authentic flavor systems, and their inspirations comes to life in your signature dishes. With a combined 190+ years of experience from front-of-the-house to back-of-the-house, commercial to non-commercial, they understand the ins and outs of your operation. They know what it takes to develop products that meet your needs. Each of them is constantly learning, continuously evolving and always dedicated to passing on their expert knowledge. 

LEARN MORE ABOUT WHAT IGNITES EACH OF OUR CHEFS CULINARY SPIRIT BY CLICKING ON THE LINKS BELOW TO THEIR INDIVIDUAL PROFILES.

Scott Gilbert, CEC, AAC, HGT
“Our products help chefs deliver the level of culinary skill that you’d use if you had the time to do it from scratch.”
Jim Harvey, CEC
“Flavor - That's what we're about."
Mike Lonteen 
“The core elements of every cuisine are based on authenticity.”
Mike Minor, CEC, AAC, HGT
“We develop authentic flavors. We deliver flavors in various mediums. We match to scratch-made.” 
Michael Smith, CEC, AAC 
“The shrinking globe and Food Network effect has forced the hand of chefs to step up to the plate and be more adventurous.”

Mike Speranza, CEC
“Our chefs all grew up in the business, have collectively held every position in a restaurant and hotel kitchen, and live in the food business every day.  It doesn’t get more authentic than that.” 

Richard Reilly, CEC, CCA
"You’re only as good as the last meal you served. If you served 5000 dinners and the last meal served was unsatisfactory, you were not successful."