A Holiday Lunch Tradition: Behind the Scenes at D’Artagnan

Before the holidays our warehouse is humming. We have 3 shifts working around the clock to get all the orders picked, packed and loaded onto trucks so they can make their way to restaurants, retailers and home cooks across the country. So many Thanksgiving meals depend on us! During the final weekend before Thanksgiving is…

Behind-the-Scenes Dinner with Ariane and Les Marmitons

Have you ever wanted to cook with a whole group of friends? If so, you might be interested in Les Marmitons. The members of this gentlemen’s social club share an interest in fine food, wine, and the culinary arts, and they gather monthly to cook multi-course meals under the tutelage of a professional chef. Of course, they eat…

D’Artagnan Named One of the Best Small Companies by Forbes

Congrats to Ariane and the whole team! The third annual Forbes Small Giants list includes D’Artagnan and 24 other small businesses “that favor greatness over growth.” We are proud to be on the list. All the companies are “privately owned, profitable, at least ten years old and were selected based on factors including community involvement, commitment…

Think You Know Chicken? Watch This Video

Chef Antoine Westermann wanted to find the best chicken “Not only in the U.S. but in the world” for his new restaurant Le Coq Rico. Working with our exclusive farm, we developed a special chicken just for him, raising old-breed birds to 120 days for best flavor. Looking to get that best-chicken-in-the-world flavor at home? Our exclusive Green Circle…

On Mother’s Day Our Staff Shares 6 Cherished Food Memories

Our mothers are often the cooks in the family, showing their love by nurturing and feeding us. They made us little snacks and bagged lunches, comfort food when we needed it most, prepared holiday meals for umpteen relatives, and baked cookies and cakes for birthdays. So many family memories revolve around gathering to eat, and our…

Have You Tried the Most Exciting Duck Dishes in NYC?

At D’Artagnan, we’re big fans of duck. It’s been one of our most popular products for over 30 years, inspiring chefs and home cooks alike. Right now duck is enjoying trend status and appearing on menus in unique ways. Grub Street shared some of the most exciting preparations of duck in NYC, and many of the restaurants selected are…

Employee Spotlight: Meet 2 Staffers Celebrating 25 Years at D’Artagnan

Recently we celebrated two D’Artagnan employees who have each worked with the company for 25 years. Ariane Daguin, owner and CEO, and Andy Wertheim, President of D’Artagnan, held an office party to thank them for their years of service (and give them both large TVs!). It’s not every company that has employees with that kind of longevity,…

You Won’t Believe These Chef Instagram Posts!

We’re always looking at food. If you like to see beautiful plates that inspire you to cook or to make a reservation at your favorite restaurant, Instagram is the place to be. Below are some highlights from chef posts to Instagram – using our products, of course – to whet your appetite. Join us on Instagram for a…

It’s Official: Ariane Wins Trailblazer Award at IACP

The International Association of Culinary Professionals met this past weekend for their 40th conference, which included their prestigious annual awards. We are proud to announce that Ariane Daguin, the founder, and owner of D’Artagnan, was recognized with the IACP Trailblazer Award! Ariane was honored to receive the award and joins us in congratulating all the…

Ariane Says Keep (Good) Meat on the Plate

These days there are so many buzzwords on packaging, that the average consumer is often confused about how to select the best food for their health and that of the environment. Ariane knows a lot about this subject and sounds off on eating meat, the environmental consequences, industrial farming, the bewildering labels on meat, and a happy solution…

Cassoulet War: From the Eyes of a D’Artagnan Customer

Julia Child said: “People who love to eat are always the best people,” and we definitely find that to be the case. At D’Artagnan, our customers are more like family, and our events like reunions, where chefs mingle with customers and D’Artagnan staff. For those of you who weren’t able to attend our 4th Annual Cassoulet…

Who Won the Cassoulet War?

Our 4th annual Cassoulet War took place Monday evening, January 29, 2018. With 23 chefs competing for 3 prizes and bragging rights until next year’s competition, it was a night of great smells and incredible flavors. Attendees (including several chef competitors from years past) challenged themselves to taste each cassoulet while drinking fine wine from…