Key West Chef


Welcome to our Store

I want to thank you for stopping by Key West Chef, the internet home of The Restaurant Store.  We are located at 1111 Eaton Street in beautiful Key West, Florida -- one of the best places in the world.

The Restaurant Store also happens to be one of the best cooking and restaurant supply stores in the world. Let me tell you why:


  • We have been selling professional restaurant and cooking supplies to the best chefs in the Florida Keys since the 1980's. Chef's love to shop in our store.
  • We are a family owned and operated business. As owners, my wife Cathy and I are in the store every day making sure that our customers get exactly what they are looking for. It's a true labor of love.
  • We select everything we sell. Our professional customers have come to depend on the quality of the products we sell, and we don't sell junk.
  • Our staff is knowledgable. We want to help you find the product that best suits your needs.  If you are homeowner, we would rather sell you a great $99 stick blender than a $500 one that was designed for an institutional kitchen. We carry both, but we want you to have the best information before you make the purchase.
  • We love Key West. We live here. Our kids go to school here. We support the community.

We stock 12,000 items in our store and we offer a selection of products online through Key West Chef. Everything we sell online we sell in our store. If it's "in stock" in our store; it's "in stock" online and ready to ship.  We are not, but we carry a surprising number of things you can't get at Amazon (I know because we check often.)  And, because we sell to professionals we are able to offer very good prices on the best kitchen tools and equipment.

Internet purchases are secure. We use secure servers and all credit card information is protected by 128-bit encryption.  Look for the "padlock" at the bottom of your browser window during checkout.

We hate spam. We hate getting it and would never want to be accused of propagating it.  You can subscribe to our email newsletter (sent quarterly) and we will keep you on our mailing list. Every email has a link to unsubscribe, if you choose to do so. We never, ever, ever give your email address to anyone. No way. No how. We want you to be our friends.

By the way, we also hate Wal-Mart. If you can buy it in Wal-Mart, we probably don't carry it. We are passionate about things we like and don't like. And that passion is reflected in the products we carry. Feel free to click on News for more of my inflamed opinions.

Thanks for visiting our store.

Richard Tallmadge


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