My beloved suppliers
My suppliers are unique; from their work ethic to their ancient practices, everything about them reflects the quality of their produce. The majority of them are from Sicily, Campania, Puglia and Tuscany.
At Chiara’s Food, before selecting any suppliers or products I carefully research their history and methods through face to face meetings and by visiting their businesses. My typical supplier produces in small scale in locations often even unknown to Italians!
Most of our suppliers work in their family businesses; while preserving tradition, they have learnt to scale workload and evolve their methods to keep up with modern times - whether that be through longer shelf life, or more environmentally friendly packaging. All their ingredients are local to the region they are based in which in turn support the local farmers they purchase from.
In many businesses, employees have been around for over 20 years making them feel like they are part of a family. Through Chiara’s Food I wish to share with you their food but also their stories.