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Restaurant Supply Store Near Naperville, IL

Welcome To Gator Chef's Restaurant Superstore Open to the Public All Week!

view of walking in the front entrance of our Lisle Superstore seeing our showroom/design center, free beverage station, product for sale, offices and test kitchen area.

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Test Kitchen

Unlike most restaurant supply stores, Gator Chef allows customers to try cooking with our equipment and appliances before making a purchase. This unique shopping experience provides restaurant operators with the opportunity to ask questions and leave with peace of mind that their purchase fulfils their needs. Plus, you can obtain your ServSafe CFPM Certification here. The Gator Chef Test Kitchen is home to ServSafe Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM) Courses and Examination. Available in both English and Spanish.

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Design Center

Consult With Industry Experts

Gator Chef has a staff of dedicated food service industry consultants with 100+ years combined as restaurateurs and chefs. Their real-life culinary expertise can help you solve problems and increase profits for your operations.

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Open To The Public

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Our central location on historic Ogden Avenue makes it convenient for us to serve restaurants, bars, bakeries, and other commercial foodservice establishments throughout DuPage and Cook Counties. And the close proximity to I-355 and I-88 make our store easily accessible from Downtown Chicago. We are also open to the public, providing home cooks and chefs access to the same essentials used by commercial restaurateurs at wholesale prices.

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Complimentary Drinks

Enjoy a complimentary beverage as you walk through the cleanest store and showroom in our industry!

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Wide Selection of Commercial Restaurant & Bar Equipment Available at Restaurant Superstore

Commercial Cooking Equipment

Commercial Fryers

Fry up crispy chicken fingers and delicious onion rings all day long with the right commercial deep fryer. Commercial fryers are in every kitchen ranging from fast food restaurants to steak houses to pizza restaurants and anything in-between. Being such a common piece of equipment, we offer several different styles with various capacities.

Whether your kitchen needs a fryer for lighter work, or something more heavy duty, we have you covered. We provide fryers with capacities ranging from just 15 pounds all the way up to 100 pounds, with six different pot types to choose from, with either electric or gas fuel sources. In addition, choose from countertop or floor models depending on your needs and space. We carry a wide variety of models, including ventless fryers for those kitchens that may not have room under their hood. Check out our wide selection to find the right deep fryer and accessories to best suit your needs.

We even have a compliment of gas hose kits that fit your cooking equipment specifications!

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Commercial Cooking Equipment

Restaurant Ranges

A cornerstone in any foodservice establishment is a commercial oven and commercial gas range. Whether you're preparing vegetables, pasta, soup, or sauce, every kitchen needs an oven and range. Gator Chef offers a great selection of commercial ovens and commercial gas ranges to meet your kitchen’s needs.

At Gator Chef we understand that no two kitchens are alike, which is why we offer ovens and ranges designed for different types of kitchens cooking various volumes of food. For example, if your kitchen sees a high volume of work and needs a heavy duty range, we offer items such as a 10 burner range with a double standard oven. Conversely, if your kitchen sees a smaller workload, we offer 4 burner ranges as well. This way, whether you need an oven and range, an oven with a griddle, or a combination of both, we have a wide selection of commercial ovens and gas ranges to help meet your demand and budget.

We even have a compliment of gas hose kits that fit your cooking equipment specifications!

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Commercial Refrigeration Equipment

Commercial Reach-In Refrigerators & Freezers

Easily store all your fresh goods with the right reach-in refrigerator. At Gator Chef, all of our commercial refrigerators are NSF approved and are offered at everyday low prices. Food handlers have never had it more simple; these commercial refrigerators are designed for easy access to grab food and restock all supplies. We offer several different styles of doors such as glass, pass-thru, and solid door, as well as options of 1, 2, and 3 doors. Our reach-in refrigerators also come with options of stainless interior cabinets or white aluminum, as well as interior capacities ranging from 12 cubic feet all the way up to 70-72 cubic feet. Our solid door reach-in refrigerators come in different styles and have different benefits such as stainless steel shelving and LED lighting.

Store all your frozen foods with a reach-in freezer from Gator Chef.All of our commercial freezers are NSF approved, many of which are Energy Star approved as well. Food handlers have never had it more simple; these commercial reach-in freezers are designed for easy access to grab food and restock all supplies. Similar to our reach-in refrigerators, we offer half door and solid door styles, with 1, 2, and 3 door options. You can also browse through our freezers by compressor mounts, interior cabinet design, and capacity, which ranges from 12 cubic feet to 70-72 cubic feet. For example, our solid door reach-in freezers have various benefits such as stainless steel shelves and indoor cabinets. No matter what size commercial freezer you need, we offer a wide variety of interior capacities sure to meet your kitchen’s needs.

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Commercial Bar Equipment

Back Bar Refrigerators

Keep your beer, spiked seltzers, liquor, and more cold and ready to serve with the right back bar cooler. Commercial back bar coolers offer a convenient way to both save on space and create efficiency at your bar. Designed to fit under your bar countertop or in other tight spaces, back bar coolers are designed to take up a limited amount of room while also providing your bartenders an easy grab-and-go system while serving customers on a busy night. Gator Chef offers back bar coolers in a variety of sizes and styles, such as glass door, sliding door, pass thru, and solid door.

Keg Coolers, Bottle Coolers and various bar supplies available too!

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Commercial Prep Equipment & Supplies Available at Restaurant Superstore

Prep Stations

Salad & Sandwich Prep Tables

Refrigerated prep tables provide a refrigerated base cabinet that you can customize with doors or drawers for backup bulk ingredients, and a top that has a large cold well for ingredient pans and a workspace which can hold a cutting board from 8” to 17” deep and as wide as the model you choose. Pan rails in these attractive, mobile sandwich and salad prep tables have hinged glass or stainless steel covers or roll-back hoods that keep the ingredients in the well cold when the prep table’s not in use. Pan rails can be configured to hold a variety of pans sizes based on the amount of each ingredient you use, and mega-top models have an even larger size ingredient well than standard units to hold a greater variety of ingredients.

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Commercial Plumbing Supplies

Sinks & Faucets

Stay up to code by keeping your kitchen, equipment, and utensils clean and safe with the right commercial sinks, faucets, and grease traps. In the food service and bar industries, meeting health regulations and promoting cleanliness are of utmost importance. A sink is vital to commercial kitchens and bars, no matter what kind of food or drinks you serve. At Gator Chef we provide one compartment, two compartment, and three compartment dish sinks along with hand and bar sinks to meet whatever demands your kitchen or bar has. In addition, we also offer a wide range of faucets to fit whatever sink you have. Our supply of grease traps will also help ensure your plumbing system stays clean and sediment free.

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Commercial Kitchen Supplies

Food Storage Containers & Hotel Pans

Food storage containers can be the key to any bakery, pizzeria, steakhouse, or ice cream parlor – it doesn’t matter what type of business you own. In the food service industry, everything needs storage. At Gator Chef, we offer commercial food storage containers in a variety of shapes, sizes, and styles, as well as plastic and polycarbonate food, pans so you can easily store all your sauces, vegetables, or anything that needs to be kept for later use. In addition, our crock and ingredient storage containers also offer a great way to stay organized in the kitchen. Browse through our wide variety of restaurant food storage containers to find what you need.

Stainless steel steam table pans, or hotel pans, are a vital and versatile asset to any foodservice operation. We offer a full range of standard sizes, starting with a full size stainless steel steam table pan to a 2/3 size, 1/2 size, 1/2 size long, 1/3 size, 1/4 size, 1/6 size and 1/9 size, and in depths ranging from 1/2” to 8”. Count on us for the right stainless steel steam table pan for food prep areas, refrigerated storage, and hot food holding in steam tables, chafers, or countertop food warmers. Made with mirror finish 18/8 stainless steel, our 22-gauge heavy-duty steam table pans have an anti-jam design to make your kitchen more efficient, and offer good heat transfer, durability and cleanability. Our standard weight 24-gauge stainless steel steam table pans are perfect for lower volume operations or those on an economy budget. We also have a wide variety of stainless steel steam table pan accessories such as perforated pans, covers and lids, drain pans, perforated false bottoms, and adapter bars for steam tables and refrigerated prep tables.

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Knives, Fry Pans, Stock Pots & More

Sometimes it’s the little things in life – the behind-the-scenes kitchen supplies and tools that really define a business. Kitchen supplies and smallwares are no less a necessity than large, heavy duty equipment, and here at Gator Chef we carry a full range of supplies to maximize efficiency and dependability in the kitchen. Help your chefs and cooks create the perfect dish or tastiest dessert by providing high-quality food processors, knives and cutlery, kitchen prep tools, baking supplies, and more. Keep your business safe, clean, and organized with the right utensils and storage units. No matter what type of restaurant or business you have, or what your need is, Gator Chef has it.

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Kitchen Supplies & Disposables Available at Restaurant Superstore

Commercial Cooking Equipment

Food Warmers, Blenders, Stick Mixers & More

Countertop cooking appliances encompass the full range of cooking equipment, not just microwave ovens or toasters. And Gator Chef offers all types of countertop cooking equipment, including countertop fryers, convection ovens, conveyor ovens, steamers, induction burners, gas ranges, and specialty commercial cooking appliances like panini and sandwich grills, rice cookers, gyro machines, griddles, and waffle makers.

At Gator Chef we offer a variety of commercial food processing and preparation equipment fit for any kitchen, no matter how big or small. Whether you’re in the business of making pastries and cupcakes or meats and sandwiches, we have the meat slicers and mixers to best suit your needs. When preparing in a commercial kitchen, we aim to make sure you have all the right equipment when it comes to cutting, grinding, dicing, chopping, mixing, etc. In the food service industry, efficiency is everything, which is why we offer a range of food processing and preparation equipment.

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Chemicals & Paper Goods

Janitorial Supplies

At Gator Chef we offer a variety of janitorial supplies sure to keep your kitchen and restaurant as clean as can be. In the food service industry, no matter what type of business you’re running — from five star restaurants to bars and nightclubs to cafes and bistros — cleanliness is of utmost importance. To help with this, Gator Chef offers a plethora of janitorial supplies — from simple items such as garbage cans and kitchen gloves, to restroom supplies and pest controls. Browse through Gator Chef’s options below and keep your kitchen safe and up to health code.

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Takeout, Soup/Deli, Napkins, Towels & More!


Disposable Food Storage Containers are essential at any restaurant or foodservice establishment. Gator Chef carries a wide variety of shapes and sizes, so no matter what’s on the menu, your customers can easily bring fresh foods and leftovers home. Whether you’re looking for Deli Cups for soup or potato salad at your deli, Microwavable To-Go Boxes for pasta and meats, or Take-Out Containers with dividers to keep entrees and sides separate, we have you covered at low prices. Gator Chef offers multiple eco-friendly options. From sturdy reusable and recyclable Plastic Food Storage Containers with lids to compostable sugar cane Take-out Containers, our store will help you serve your customers and save the planet.

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Restaurant Supply Store Near Naperville

Gator Chef Restaurant Equipment & Kitchen Supplies

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