Satisfying the region’s love for authentic Italian cuisine, Chef Middle East is the premium-quality Italian food supplier you can trust
Italian food is possibly one of the most popular cuisines in the Middle East.
Spanning everything from luxurious, fine-dining establishments inspired by the chic and stylish streets of Milan to rustic and casual pizzerias serving up the lightest, crispiest, and most authentic pizza imaginable, the region is also home to a plethora of award-winning, unique, and world-renowned Italian restaurants.
The popularity of Italian cuisine in the GCC can also be seen through the incredible demand for wholesale Italian food products. According to Dubai’s Italian Trade Agency (ITA), Italy exports more than 200 million euros worth of F&B products to the UAE every year, including 11 million euros of pasta. These figures are predicted to rise with each passing year.
Indeed, as one of the top Italian food suppliers in the region, we consistently experience huge demand for our gourmet Italian products and ingredients.
Italy is known for producing delicious and high-quality food, and for being a world leader in organic, bio and certified food. Furthermore, Italy has one of the largest organic food sectors in Europe, with ITA stating that over 80,000 organic food companies are currently operating within the country.
Many customers in the GCC share Italy’s passion for healthy, nutritious and sustainably grown artisan products. For instance, research from market and consumer data platform Statista show that the current total value of organic food sales in the UAE is forecasted to be around 40 million US dollars, but that this is expected to rise to 53 million by 2025.
Therefore, to meet this growing trend for artisan and gourmet Italian food, all prepared and sourced under the highest quality standards, Chef Middle East has made great efforts to grow its range of Italian products and make it more comprehensive, versatile, and exciting than ever before.
Showcasing unforgettable products that combine ancient Italian traditions with the latest modern innovation, our extensive range of wholesale Italian food includes authentic Italian cheeses, tasty sauces, juicy meats, premium quality pizza flour, organic olive oil and more incredible products that are all available for delivery across the UAE, Oman, and Qatar.
Whether you are looking for some inspiration for your pizza and pasta menus or want to bring an Italian twist to some of your most special signature dishes, Chef Middle East has all you need to create exceptional specialties that will leave your guests utterly enraptured.
Filled with vibrant flavours, nutrients and pure, organic vegetables and herbs, your customers will relish every last bite of our Italian products.
Oscar Serra, Executive Chef of Naughty Pizza Dubai, is one of the many brilliant chefs who chooses to work with Chef Middle East as his Italian food supplier. Taking guests on a journey to the picturesque shores of the Amalfi coast, Naughty Chef offers a contemporary and playful pizzeria experience that is filled with wonderful flavours and aromas.
Chef Serra says: “Naughty Pizza’s all-time favorite products are Molini Pizzuti Flour and La Corvina San Marzano tomatoes. We get both from Chef Middle East, and we love working with the team because they have a huge array of premium Italian products that are hard to find anywhere else in the region. We also use La Corvina products in our branch in the UK, so it’s amazing to be able to find the same top-quality ingredients here in the UAE as well.”
The vibrant, fresh, and enticing flavours of La Corvinia
Specialising in authentic Italian ingredients, La Corvinia is dedicated to showcasing Italian gastronomy and the fresh and vibrant flavours of the nation’s picturesque landscape.
Founded over 30 years ago, its exceptional, unique products are sourced from across every corner of Italy.
As one of the region’s most reliable wholesale Italian food distributors, Chef Middle East has been supplying restaurants and businesses with La Corvinia’s delicious products for many years.
If you are making pizza, the La Corvinia San Marzano Peeled Tomatoes add a vibrant pop of colour and make a beautifully flavoursome base for your toppings. Meanwhile, the Sundried Tomatoes, Artichoke Hearts, Artichokes with Stems in Oil, Porcini Mushrooms and Broccoli Friarielli work wonderfully with pasta, risottos, meats and seafood, while our cooked, sliced and frozen Beef Pepperoni adds an extra spicy kick without being too overpowering.
Giulio Piccagli, Executive Chef at Lo Spaguitto restaurant in Doha, Qatar, loves to add La Corvinia Porcini Mushrooms to his authentic Italian pizzas.
He says: “My favourite Chef Middle East ingredient is the Porcini Mushrooms – they take our pizzas to a whole other level of delicious. I like working with Chef Middle East as their team works to research and ensure I have high quality ingredients for my menu. Their service and assistance to meet the order requirements is always extremely efficient!”
Finally, every chef knows that the basis of every authentic, heartwarming and unforgettable Italian dish is premium quality extra virgin olive oil. Light and healthy, La Corvina’s sensational olive oil brings a rich and distinctive taste that conjures up idyllic images of the rolling hills of the Italian countryside, and ancient Italian olive groves.
Create incredible, authentic pizzas with Molini Pizzuti
Using quality flour for your pizza base is crucially important, and Chef Middle East’s expert chefs firmly believe that Molini Pizzuti’s versatile Pizza Flour is one of the best in the world.
Built on quality and tradition, each pure, 100% natural gourmet pizza flour is carefully milled from premium wheats and grains harvested from Italian fields, and every product includes absolutely no chemicals or additives.
Bringing over 60 years of flour milling experience, the ethical, homegrown brand still operates out of the coastal city of Salerno, just southwest of Naples. Dedicated to sustainable practices and nurturing the next generation of milling experts, the company even has its own training centre: “Scuola Bianca”. Here they transfer their decades of skills and knowledge to help young people develop their abilities and build on emerging trends.
The Molini Pizzuti Pulcinella Soft Wheat Pizza Flour is ideal for making light and easily digestible pizzas, while the Molini Pizzuti Costa D’Amalfi Pizza Flour was originally made for local Italian pizza makers who were looking for a medium to long-rising dough. We are proud to supply both these incredible products to restaurants, hotels and other leading hospitality establishments across the UAE, Oman and Qatar.
Discover why Chef Middle East is the region’s premier Italian cheese distributor
As the creators of mozzarella, burrata, ricotta, gorgonzola, few countries in the world are as renowned for their cheeses as Italy.
Chef Middle East’s extensive dairy collection spans all kinds of creamy and indulgent varieties that are ideal for mixing into pastas, risottos and gnocchi, or adding to pizzas, salads, calzones and many other Italian recipes.
For instance, our Fresh Buffalo Mozzarella Cheese, Buffalo Burrata and Buffalo Ricotta from Fattorie Garofalo are all extraordinarily creamy and beautifully soft in texture. Made with Italian Mediterranean buffalo milk, they immediately enhance and uplift every dish.
Chef Middle East is also honoured to bring Sorí’s unparalleled cheese to the region. Founded in 1868, the family dairy farm specialises in outstanding burrata and mozzarella varieties.
Finally, Caeificio Maldera has been producing handmade Italian burrata since 1972. Spanning classic, organic and even lactose-free burrata, we are proud to showcase their magnificent cheeses and introduce as many people as possible to their decadent texture and delicate flavours.
As you can see, not only is Italian cuisine one of the most popular in the world, but its products are also some of the most exported.
Italian cuisine has been shaped by centuries of change and adaptation, and having such a rich history makes it a food experience like no other. The best Italian restaurants preserve Italian traditions and authenticity, whilst also adapting them to suit different cultures and climates. They also use real gourmet, organic and artisan Italian products, just like the ones supplied by Chef Middle East.
Our experts are always researching and searching for more impeccable Italian products and brands to bring to the region, and we look forward to sharing more with you very soon.
To view Chef Middle East’s full collection of Italian ingredients, and to find out more about why we are the region’s leading Italian food suppliers, please visit https://chefmiddleeast.com/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org.