Our Story

The inspiration for FortheChef.com came after spending hundreds of dollars on big brand kitchenware and being left dissatisfied with the product and price. We realized we were paying mostly for the fancy label, “celebrity chef” spokesperson, and the almost “too perfect” photos (not to say ours aren’t b-e-a-utiful), but weren’t necessarily receiving high-quality, functional products in exchange for the premium pricing. Determined to discover products that are highly functional and can withstand the hustle and bustle that comes with cooking three meals a day, everyday, we cut out the frills and focused on delivering what’s most important: reliable kitchenware that doesn’t break the bank, and personal attention and value for each and every individual customer. By using our efforts to find high-quality kitchenware at value pricing, we created FortheChef.com, a new and fun start-up company that welcomes and encourages all to simply love cooking.

About Us

At FortheChef.com we aim to spark the culinary spirit in everyone, from beginners to experts and everyone in between. It’s no secret that every great meal starts with the proper tools and cookware, so it’s important to keep your kitchen fully stocked with the right essentials to prepare any meal and dessert. To provide you with reliable information, we collaborate with leading industry professionals and experts to deliver unique and unparalleled content in the form of how-to guides, recipes, and the like on our blog, CRAVE.

Our theory is that anyone and everyone can become a chef through practice and knowledge, which is why we have products catered to chefs of every level: the Kitchen Newcomer, Culinary Artist, and Professional Chef. With badges labeled on all kitchenware to identify every chef, you can confidently choose products catered to your skills and needs. No matter which chef you are, we encourage you to indulge yourself and explore the creative possibilities that can take place in your kitchen.

The Three Chefs

Kitchen Newcomer

Whether just starting out as a new cook with limited time in the kitchen of your college dormitory or apartment or wanting to develop your fundamental cooking skills, you will need to get set up with the proper tools to prepare enjoyable homemade meals. Get started with a non-stick pan for delicious breakfast creations or some solid basics to boil water for a tasty pasta dish. To ensure a safe and smooth cooking process, our kitchen enthusiasts have compiled a range of products designed to suit the needs of any Kitchen Newcomer.

Culinary Artist

As a Culinary Artist, you DVR instructional cooking shows, check out your favorite food blogs for the release of new and exciting recipes, and seek high-quality cookware to recreate or adapt those recipes. No need to break the bank to recreate your favorites: our kitchen enthusiasts are devoted to providing you with the proper tools that inspire you to venture into the kitchen with unique recipes that will spice up your standard cooking routine and those hearty meals for your family and friends.

Professional Chef

Professional-grade kitchen tools are a necessity for the success of a bistro, bakery, restaurant, or food truck. From commercial-grade stockpots to elegantly designed chafers, our kitchen enthusiasts have arranged an array of products to meet the high demands of your professional kitchen. FortheChef.com offers the Professional Chef a vast selection of premium, commercial-ready products to stock expert kitchens, including everything from heavy-duty, commercial-grade cookware to bakeware to cutlery, and much more.

Our Mission Statement

We believe wholeheartedly in value in every sense of the word. To us, that means both premium products at value pricing, and to make you feel valued as our customer. We aim to provide you with a good product at an unbeatable price. With us, you’re paying for a quality product, not a fancy label or celebrity spokesperson. We know that cooking isn’t beautiful all the time and that the main dish can actually be quite a lot of work with a side of messy. That’s why we share our knowledge on everything kitchen related including cookware, bakeware, barware and more. By providing excellent customer care, we want each customer to feel as though they are our only and most important customer.

Why Shop With Us?

Value Pricing

We offer value product pricing - what does that mean? You get what you pay for: an awesome product -- no frills necessary. We also offer friendly and knowledgeable Live Chat help support (with a real person, no less!!!) during business hours to help you make the best selection (or just to have a conversation!) -- come and say “hai!”

Vast Selection

We strive to give you nothing less than a vast selection of products catered specifically to your kitchen and tabletop. So when you shop with us, we make sure you don’t get lost at sea like you would with other retailers. Our products are hand-picked to ensure that we offer you kitchenware that we would love to have ourselves. Just like your kitchen knowledge and skills are constantly expanding, so are our products. So be sure to keep an eye out for new additions! To make your experience with us more convenient, we also pre-create curated sets to give you more kitchenware pieces for an excellent value. Why buy individual items when you can buy them all together in one step and save money? Win-win.

Free "Chef's Preference" Shipping on Any Order Size

No holds barred, no fine print -- if you're in the Continental United States, you are eligible for free "Chef's Preference" Shipping on any order. We also offer expedited shipping methods if you prefer. To learn more about our shipping process, read more about it here.

Hassle-Free Returns

Your satisfaction is our utmost priority -- nothing matters more to us than helping you create your next culinary masterpiece! With our hassle-free return policy, returning our products is a breeze. But why would you want to... our products are sweet. Learn more about our hassle-free returns here.

Secure Shopping

PayPal Acceptance Mark

It is important to us that you feel safe and secure as you shop around our site. That is why we have implemented the highest level of security via Braintree Payments to protect your online credit card transactions. We also offer PayPal as another payment option. So go ahead, shop your heart out!

Where Are We Located?

FortheChef.com is located at 95 Mayhill Street, Saddle Brook, NJ 07663. Most of our orders ship out of our warehouse in Saddle Brook. We're proud to be in the Garden State!

So how can we spark your culinary interest today?