About Gator Chef Restaurant Equipment & Supplies



Who we are and what we do: 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 type of business. Be it a five-star restaurant, diner, sports bar, catering company, or anything in-between, we have you covered. By supplying large products such as commercial cooking equipment, as well as small products such as cookware and food pans, we aim to keep all our customers satisfied.

Our Experience: Gator Chef has a staff with over 100 years of combined food industry experience. Our people have been in your shoes as experienced chefs, owners/operators, commercial kitchen designers, and equipment technicians. We aim to meet the needs of all our customers, so it’s not unusual for our team to follow up with you after an order and offer a few tips about set-up and maintenance. At Gator Chef we also don’t like beating around the bush. Our team includes shipping in the bottom line price. That way you know your total cost up front. We also are a bit faster than you might imagine. Our team ships most orders same day.

Our Location: 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 type of product you need, big or small, Gator Chef has the equipment from trusted manufacturers.

Address: 100 Frontier Way, Bensenville, IL 60106 Contact Us
Showroom Hours: 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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