Meet our Featured Chefs
Because they trust Niman Ranch to consistently delivery the highest quality beef, pork, lamb and cage free eggs, chefs nationwide feature Niman Ranch products in their restaurants and on their menus. We'd like to invite you into the kitchens of a few of our chefs to hear from them first hand.
Parkshore Grill - St. Petersburg, FL
"When you eat a piece of meat that was raised on a Niman Ranch farm, you are more connected with that animal and where it came from."
– Chef Tyson Grant
Parkshore Grill Website
Betelnut - San Francisco, CA
"The name Niman Ranch itself has a national reputation. It has become a household name. It is the whole mission that the company brings - taking great care of the animals, eliminating all the cruelty to animals. The end product speaks for itself."
– Chef Alexander Ong
Regalito - San Francisco, CA
"Customers know the Niman Ranch brand and they are happy to see it on the menu. They know it is a superior product. It is a powerful thing to be able to put something on the menu that you are proud of and you know where the meat comes from."
– Chef Thomas Pena
Oliveto - Oakland, CA
"The ethics used in growing the animals are impeccable, as well as the way the animals are processed. Niman Ranch has an amazing set of standards, so that you can you can get from ONE source, the same level of quality. Niman Ranch has the absolute best meat products in the end."
– Chef Paul Canales
Little Chihuahua - San Francisco, CA
"Niman Ranch has a great reputation for producing great meat products, so it was a given for us - considering our concept is based around natural sustainability and great products. We have customers that walk in the door and see the sign and say 'Wow, Niman Ranch!' "
– Chef Andrew Johnstone
Little Chihuahua Website
Fresco - Salt Lake City, UT
"I use Niman Ranch products because of the marbling of the meats and the way they take care of their animals. The guests here at Fresco like knowing where their product is coming from and Niman Ranch is known for their quality."
– Chef Billy Sotelo
Fresco Italian Cafe Website
Wild Grape Bistro - Salt Lake City, UT
"Niman Ranch is unique because of their sustainability from the ground up, the fact that they have no hormones, no antibiotics in any of their products, the fact that they work with their growers to make sure that the land the animals are being raised on is protected - that it's grown in a sustainable fashion."
– Chef Phelix Gardner
Wild Grape Website
Deer Valley Resort - Park City, UT
"Knowing that Niman Ranch beef is taken care of by a family, for families...that matters to our guests."
– Chef Jodie Rogers
"The motto of Niman Ranch has always been "raised with care" and it is a great experience to see that the animals are indeed raised with care."
– Chef Clark Norris
Deer Valley Resort Website
Mazza - Salt Lake City, UT
"Niman Ranch does not cut corners when it comes to their products. They follow very strict guidelines. My customers are always happy to hear the meat that we use is all-natural. They are always pleased to know that we use Niman Ranch products."
– Chef Ali Sabbah
T-Bones Chophouse & Grill, Las Vegas
"Niman Ranch has so many standards that have been put into place to ensure that the animals are being handled the right way, from the farm to the restaurant. It translates into a high quality, consistent program. Our guests know what they will receive every time they order Niman Ranch products."
– Chef Joseph Kudrak
Aureole, Las Vegas
"Working with Niman Ranch products gives me the assurance that I will know where the product is from, how it was raised, how it was cared for. Those elements transpire to the plate."
– Chef Vincent Pouessel
Aureole Las Vegas Website
Fred's at Barneys - Chicago, IL
"What I really like about Niman Ranch is the quality. I like when I trust purveyors. My customers trust me and therefore I will never let them down. Niman Ranch pork is just beautiful."
– Chef Mark Strausman
Ray's on the River - Atlanta, GA
"The wonderful thing about Niman Ranch pork is the farm-to-table concept. Making sure the farms are kept clean and the care that's put into the product is a wonderful thing for chefs because we don't have to do much to the product. Simple grill, salt and pepper is all you need to reach the flavor profile you want in the product."
– Chef Tom McEachern
Ray's on the River Website
4th & Swift - Atlanta, GA
"We do farm-to-table cooking. Niman Ranch enables us to serve a product that we know is raised in a way that is in keeping with our values - from small sustainable farms."
– Chef Jay Swift
4th & Swift Website
Walton's Fancy & Staple - Austin, TX
"The quality of Niman Ranch meats is above and beyond anything I have ever used."
– Chef Camden Stuerzenberger
Walton's Fancy & Staple Website
18 Oaks - San Antonio, TX
"One of our goals at 18 Oaks is to support small family farms, and we know that by using Niman Ranch products, we are ensuring that those small mom-and-pop farms are being taken care of."
– Chef Jeffrey Surprise
18 Oaks Website
Trio - Four Seasons - Austin, TX
"We have been using Niman Ranch products since day one because we wanted to showcase high quality all-natural products that are raised sustainably. People are becoming more and more concerned with where their food comes from and how it is raised. (Niman Ranch) puts the diners and restaurants at ease and it causes repeat customers."
– Chef Todd Duplechan