Company Milestones

Our mission is simple: do right by the customer and they'll always come back. This approach to business has fueled our growth and helped us build a growing base of loyal foodservice customers spanning decades.

Humble beginnings, clear vision

1985

AccuSharp

Steve Dickler, former Chef, sees a need for professional knife sharpening, AccuSharp starts.

x 1
1988

Mobile Tools & Sharpening

First Chefs' Toys truck hits the road. The truck is modeled after a Snap-On Truck and begins selling smallwares to restaurants.

x 1 x 1
1999

Chef Equipment Distribution

Mike Krepistman, 25 year veteran of the S.E Rykoff Company, leaves to start equipment distributorship, called Advantage Foodservice Equipment Company.

x 2 x 1
2002

Brick & Mortor Store

Steve opens up brick and mortar cash and carry store in Irvine, California.

x 7 x 1 x 1
2003

Chefs' Toys Advantage

Mike and Steve join forces and form the new company Chefs’ Toys Advantage offering tabletop and large equipment

x 11 x 5 x 1
2005

New Store Front

Chef’s' Toys relocates to Main Street in Santa Ana, California opening a larger location to accommodate the growing sales and customer base. The new store is 13,000 sq ft.

x 20 x 6 x 1
2008

Flagship Store

Chefs’ Toys relocates to our present 34,000 sq ft. flagship mega-store in Fountain Valley, California. Chefs’ Toys starts to grow quickly.

x 30 x 8 x 1
2011

South Bay Location

Chefs’ Toys, opens its first expansion location in Torrance, California to reach the growing customer base in the South Bay and LAX regions.

x 45 x 11 x 2
2012

Anaheim Store & Warehouse

Chefs’ Toys opens their store in Anaheim, California to serve the Disneyland tourist areas and Inland Empire.

x 65 x 13 x 3
2012

Star Restaurant Supply Acquired

Chefs’ Toys completes it’s acquisition of the famed Star Restaurant Supply in Van Nuys, California, a foodservice equipment institution since 1947 catering to chefs and stars alike.

x 75 x 15 x 4
2013

Los Angeles Store

Chef’s Toys opens in West Los Angeles to serve the hot LA restaurant market

x 95 x 17 x 5
2015

Inland Empire Expansion

Chefs' Toys opens the company's sixth location in the city of Corona, California.

x 115 x 20 x 6
2015

State of the Art Distribution Center

Chefs’ Toys opens their state of the art distribution center. This 44,000 sq ft center handles distribution and logistics for all stores.

x 140 x 20 x 7
2015

Design Firm Acquired

Chefs' Toys acquires Michael Blackman & Associates, a leading commercial kitchen & restaurant design firm.

x 145 x 20 x 7
2016

Chefs’ Toys earns Top Dealer Achiever Award

Foodservice Equipment & Supply magazine gives Steve one of the best national honors in our industry: Top Dealer Achiever Award for 2016.

x 150 x 21 x 7
2016

San Diego Expansion

Chefs' Toys opens its 7th warehouse store in Miramar serving the San Diego market.

x 165 x 22 x 8
2016

Chefs' Toys Rebrands

Chefs' Toys updates its branding and launches its new website chefstoys.com to better serve its customers.

x 177 x 22 x 8

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