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In 1978, The D’Aquino Italian Importing Co. was founded. From its humble beginnings as a small importer in Arcadia, CA, it grew into the #1 importer of Italian wines in California and #7 across the nation. To date, D’Aquino imports fine wines from over 19 different regions of Italy; from Sicily and Puglia in the south to Verona and Piedmont in the north. We sell over 850,000 cases per year to distributors and supermarkets across the United States, Mexico and Canada. With 25 years of experience, we are able to find the best wines at the greatest values for our customers and the consumer in general.
D’Aquino Italian Importing Co. started out as a small, family owned business back in 1978. It began with a short list of imported goods; some wines, olive oils, and of course pastas. By the late 80’s, the D’Aquino family had established a burgeoning company. The move was made from the diminutive strip mall location in Arcadia to a large warehouse in Duarte,California.
D’Aquino wines are distributed in 22 states, Mexico and Canada. In the past few years, the company has dedicated itself more and more to the importing of specialty bottles. Among these are unique glass sculptors hand-crafted in Italy. These artistic bottles are filled with wine from the Tuscany and Veneto regions of Italy. With some of these products D’Aquino has been able to gain national distribution in large wholesale club chains such as Sam’s Club and Costco.
Claro’s Italian Market specializes in imported and domestic specialty Italian foods, wines, and delicatessen products.
At Claro’s Italian Market, you’ll find thousands of gourmet specialty food items. Many of our Italian foods are imported directly from Italy. You’ll find all the ingredients you need to prepare the best gourmet Italian meals, as well as your favorite Greek, French, and Argentine foods. In addition to gourmet Italian foods, Claro’s Italian Market offers Italian cooking classes, Italian recipes, and catering services.
Claro’s Italian Market has been serving Southern California since 1948. Whether you’re shopping for gourmet Italian foods online or at one of our six locations in Southern California, you’ll discover the same old world charm on which our grandfather built this business.
When you use Chefelle Personal Chef Service, preparing dinner is just one LESS thing you have to think about. We bring your dinners to you at your convenience. Your dinners are delivered in disposable containers that you just heat and serve, also at your own convenience! It’s all up to you – just give us a call or email for more information or to schedule a delivery date.
What is a Personal Chef Service?
Chefelle – A Personal Chef Service, provides you with your very own personal chef who will meet with you and your family to discuss food preferences, dietary restrictions, culinary tastes, and entree selections. I have a menu – but you are not limited to what’s on the menu – if you have a special request – I will try to accomodate your dinner requests.
Who would use a Personal Chef Service?
Having a Personal Chef service is for anyone who doesn’t have the time to plan, shop for and prepare home cooked meals. A typical client is someone who is tired of fast food or dining out and wants to enjoy healthy, nutritious and delicious meals in the comfort of their own home. The service provides time saving convenience so you can spend time doing enjoyable activities rather than having to deal with the “What’s for Dinner?” question.
Chicken Picatta over Orzo
How does Chefelle – A Personal Chef Service operate?
You have your choice of service: weekly, bi-weekly or monthly. Then on your assigned cooking day, I will shop for the ingredients needed to prepare your menu, purchasing fresh meat, seafood, poultry and vegetables, prepare your meal and deliver that day or the next day. Ready for oven or microwave.
What makes us unique?
Having a personal chef allows you to spend more time to do other things that you may enjoy instead of spending the time in the kitchen preparing meals. We are also available for parties of 2 guests to 250 guests. Please call or email if this is the type of service you prefer and we’d be happy to send you the Catering Menus.
What’s included in your service:
•Complete Grocery Shopping
•Meal Preparation in the safety of a commercial kitchen
•Finest, freshest vegetables
•Top quality Meats, Poultry & Seafood – nothing frozen!
•Use of quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Canola Oil
•Fresh Herbs and Spices
•Variety of Healthy Meals
•New Moms & Dads
•Just to say “I Love You”
•Friends who have everything
•People who don’t want to cook
•A Gift Certificate would make a great gift for holidays or birthdays! Perfect for the “hard to buy for” person or family
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