Welcome to Chef’s Emporium!

We’re just like you—we love cooking! We’ve searched high and low and have tested nearly every kitchen tool, cookware and bakeware to offer you the biggest selection of kitchen gadgets to choose from. Whether searching for an essential kitchen gadget, tasting our extensive line of infused olive oils and balsamics or learning how to make the perfect homemade ravioli, Chef’s Emporium offers you the best choices for your culinary adventures.

We have been voted Connecticut’s best kitchen store because we offer an unsurpassed selection of top-quality, durable and high performance kitchen supplies to meet the needs of home cooks and cooking enthusiasts.


We are a family business that started in 1971 by my father, William “Biagio” DeMartino. My family has been in the food service business for more than 40 years. My father had a passion for food and it showed through his work. Our company specialized in large restaurant, supermarket and kitchen equipment.

In 1999, the second generation and owner, Michele DeMartino, had a vision to transform the store to serve aspiring home chefs. She wanted to create a place for everyday cooks to shop for culinary tools and be able to create recipes from any gourmet magazine, television cooking show or their favorite restaurant.

Today Chef’s Emporium has grown to be a 14,ooo square foot kitchen specialty store with over 25,000 culinary items in stock. Easy to find with our butter cream yellow façade located on Route 1 in Orange Connecticut.

Why Shop at Chef’s Emporium?
Michele DeMartino uses her sophisticated eye for product selection of top rated, reliable and long-lasting kitchen tools from around the world.

“I am a foodie with a passion for cooking, baking & entertaining. I believe in the simple motto ‘Make It Look & Taste Delicious.’


I take pride in my store—it’s an extension of myself and family. For me, the heart of my store is the kitchen—it’s a place for inspiration to create memorable recipes. I’m always here at Chef’s to share my cooking, baking and entertaining knowledge, whether it’s giving cooking tips, sharing recipes or advice on what product will get the job done, I am happy to answer your questions.


I am dedicated to providing outstanding customer service. My staff is here to be your personal shopper—friendly, efficient and knowledgeable about cooking, baking and our products.


Chef’s Emporium customers become part of our family of cooks who take food seriously.”

We Offer

  • Wedding & Gift Registry
  • Hands-on Cooking Classes
  • In Store Knife Sharpening
  • Free Product Demonstrations
  • Olive Oil & Balsamic Tasting Bar
  • Professional Licensed Teaching Kitchen
  • Private Events
  • Corporate Team Building
  • Kids Cooking Classes
  • Culinary Summer Camp
  • Online Shopping
  • Free Gift Wrapping

Chef’s Emporium Giving Back
We pride ourselves on local community giving by supporting our friends and neighbors causes. Each month we give back to local non-profits. We volunteer our kitchen for charity events on a monthly basis.

Chef’s sponsors and volunteers our time with the following charities:


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