Lessons from Leaders: A Conversation with Judy Spires

At D’Artagnan, we are proud to work with leaders in the business of food, from professional kitchens to grocery retailers.We interviewed Judy Spires, who heads Kings and Balducci’s Markets, just before COVID-19 changed everything about the food industry. We want to share that conversation now, with an update from Judy about lessons from the pandemic. Read on for her insights. 

Get Inspired by 3 Chefs Dishing On Women in the Kitchen 

Traditionally seen as a boys club, the professional kitchen has been undergoing some changes in recent years. When Ariane founded D’Artagnan in 1985 there was one female chef among her New York customers, but today there are many women leading kitchens across the country. In honor of Women’s History Month, we spoke to three of our clients who have smashed the stainless steel ceiling and become executive chefs. Meet these extraordinary chefs in the post below.

Did You Know D’Artagnan is a Woman-Owned Business?

Did you know that D’Artagnan is a woman-owned business? Ariane Daguin founded the company in 1985, as a 20-something who dropped out of college to follow her dream of providing quality foods from small farms to restaurants, retailers and home cooks across the nation. Today, she oversees a company of 280 employees with offices and warehouses in five states.

Celebrating Women in Culinary Culture

The first International Women’s Day observance was held on February 28, 1909, in New York. Today it is celebrated on March 8th, and the theme this year is Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030.  It’s of particular interest when it comes to the culinary work place, where it is often noticed,…

Spicy Interview with Thora of Teeny Tiny Spice Company

Do you like it spicy? So do we! We’ve been using some very tasty spice blends from Teeny Tiny Spice Company when cooking with our favorite D’Artagnan meats. So we wanted to know more about these organic spice blends and the entrepreneurial woman behind them. These spices are tiny in name only; they pack big flavor! Thora Pomicter,…

March 8 is International Women’s Day

And we are celebrating the day! As you may know, D’Artagnan is founded and owned by a woman, the inimitable Ariane Daguin. Ariane was born into a world of great food. Her father, Chef André Daguin, is famous throughout France for his artistry with foie gras and other Gascon specialties. Ariane was expert at deboning…