European Imports, Inc. (EI) was a family-owned importer and distributor founded in 1978 by Beverly and Seymour Binstein. The company began as a cheese importer supplying the Chicago market. In 1984, EI started its foodservice division, supplying product to major hotel, white tablecloth restaurants, caterers and foodservice jobbers in the Chicago area. Nationally, the foodservice business was handled by each EI warehouse (Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, Phoenix & San Francisco) and through other distributors. EI emerged as a full-line specialty food distributor servicing retailers and foodservice accounts in the Midwest, Southeast, South, Southwest and Northern California regions. On March 1, 2012, EIL was acquired by Sysco, a nationwide distributor. Due to this acquisition, European Imports products are now available through Sysco Companies across the US.
Founded in 2004 Artisan Specialty Foods vision was, and still is, to provide finely crafted Artisan style delicacies to chefs, bakers & restaurant professionals. We strive to maintain the highest level of integrity with each product by supplying food from boutique farms both local and global.
Most of Elegance Distributors’ products are harvested to order, guaranteed fresh, and delivered to your location within 24 hours.
We offer wild mushrooms, such as morels, and seasonally harvested items like ramps. We also specialize in dried products such as Michigan cherries, Spanish and Iranian saffron, vanilla beans, and dried mushrooms.
Moreover, we are famous for hunting down hard-to-find chef’s items.
We 100% guarantee our products or your money back including shipping. Our goal is to meet all the needs of our customers with spectacular products shipped in a timely fashion at reasonable prices.
Family owned & operated since 1989.