About Gator Chef Restaurant Equipment & Supplies




  • Gator Chef knows a thing or two about customer service. It's not unusual for our team to follow-up with you after an order and offers a few tips about set-up and maintenance.

  • Gator Chef doesn't like beating around the bush. Our team includes shipping in the bottom line price. That way you know your total cost up front.

  • Gator Chef is faster than you might imagine. Our team ships most orders same day.


Company Information

Family-owned and operated, Gator Chef is a leading supplier in the restaurant supply industry. For many years Gator Chef has provided both new and used restaurant equipment to meet the needs of any business.

The food service industry can be a tough one — at Gator Chef we understand this and want to help your business stay up and running while making sure you don’t break the bank. By supplying new and used kitchen equipment as well as smallwares and more, Gator Chef has the items to outfit any kitchen or restaurant.

Experience – Gator Chef has staff with over 100+ years combined of Food Industry Professionals available to help with your needs. Our people have been in your shoes, as experienced chefs, owner/operators, commercial kitchen designers and equipment technicians, give one a call today - 888-944-2867

Located just west of Chicago near O’Hare Airport, Gator Chef has two showrooms open to the public so you can find what you need right away. No matter what you need, big or small, Gator Chef has the equipment you need from trusted manufacturers.

Address: 100 Frontier Way, Bensenville, IL 60106 Contact Us
Showroom Open: Monday - Friday 8:00AM to 5:00PM; Saturday 8:00AM to 12:00PM
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But you don't have to take our word for it. Just check out what our customers are saying...


Customer Testimonials

Michael Taus - Owner
TAUS Authentic Food & Drink - Chicago, IL

Having been in the restaurant business for close to 30 years and building multiple restaurants, it has been a pleasure working with Michael Wartan and the Gator Chef group. Their customer service, prompt response, and fair pricing, will definitely bring me back to Gator, time and again.

Josh Kaplan - Owner/ Team Leader
Josh's Hot Dogs- Northbrook, IL | Josh's On The Square- Deerfield, IL

I have done my research in equipment pricing and purchasing over the years, and consider myself to be knowledgeable in this field. I called Gator Chef to talk to one of their reps about equipment and pricing, to get the ball rolling with the plans for our new Deerfield location. I was put in contact with Hank Dreyer, or as I refer to Hank as "the human one stop shop." Hank D is not just your standard sales rep. He's a sales rep, a restaurant consultant, restaurant kitchen design consultant, and most of all...Hank is honest on so many levels. If he didn't like one of my ideas, he told me... then told me why, and what would make my idea a good one, and how we can execute it. He stays in touch, he follows up when he says he will follow up, and has truly been a pleasure to work with.

Moving forward, I will only go through Hank and Gator Chef for my restaurant equipment needs. Thanks Hank!!

Michael Swing - Executive Chef
Kumas Corner – Chicago, IL

I was in a bind and could not find what I was looking for. These guys found a better alternative and had it installed before the week was over. They consistently follow up ensuring the quality of the product and service which is top notch.


Rick S. - Magoo's Restaurant & Lounge | Mayville, AL

You guys are the best. Your pricing is lower than anyone, you ship fast and complete, and you always have the products I want and need. Keep up the good work.

Mary K. - Sweet Spot Catering | San Diego, CA

You saved the day and my customer by having my supplies in stock and shipping them out immediately. Thanks Gator Chef!

Tony C - MI - 12 Oct 2015

2nd dealing w/ gator chef so far A+++ with me

Leslie B - VA - 13 Sep 2015

Even for a home cook, these items are superior quality and exceptionally good pricing. Your website is easy to navigate, very low network overhead for the website, and ordering process is intuitive and seamless. Thanks!

Ruby C - MO - 14 Oct 2015

This was the only site that I actually found what I was looking for. Thank you and keep up the good work.!
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