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Dec 14, 2006 02:50 AM

Restaurant Supply Toronto

Looking for a restaurant supply company in the Toronto area, preferably east side, where I can get a large, heavy duty roasting pan to take a 26 lb+ turkey. Any suggestions? Thanks

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  1. Nella on Queen East (they also have a larger branch on Norfinch (Finch and Hwy 400) has a large selection of restaurant supplies.

    Also, Dinetz on King East.

    By the way, you'll get more responses if you re-post this on the Ontario/Toronto Board.

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      1. re: Stockli

        I had bad experiences at Dinetz...I would recomend Nicalau's(sp) on Queen @ Bathurst

        1. re: BloorWestie...

          Tap phong on spadina- north of Queen, west side-

          1. re: BloorWestie...

            Seconded. I haven't had any bad experiences with Dinetz, but the guys at Nicalau are hilarious and helpful.

            1. re: artgeek

              Yeah, the guys at Nicalau are interesting (it's like a good salesman/bad salesman routine, IMO). Any place that gives industry people a discount is good in my books.

              1. re: Blueicus

                Blueicus, all restaurant supply stores in Toronto that I know of give industry discounts (15% to 20%). I also got discounts when I was at chef school.

            2. re: BloorWestie...

              I have had a sense of condescension from the staff as a non-business customer at Dinetz. But the prices and availability keep me coming back. How Canadian this New Yorker has become...

              1. re: stephen

                Prices? I've always found Dinetz to be complete ripoff. Nella has far better prices.

        2. Tap Phong is a great store, but the quality of their cookware is very poor. I don't think Stockli would find the "heavy duty" roasting pan he's looking for.

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          1. re: FlavoursGal

            i see- I only know about this place from my husband -(i eat, not cook)thanks for clarifying-

          2. If you're looking for just heavy slabs of uncoated aluminum cookware, Tap Phong definitely fits the bill.

            1. If I'm downtown, then I go to Dinetz (King St E across from George Brown College). If you can get there, then Caynes ( at Steeles and Yonge is usually a good bet for any cookware.

              1. Not in the east end but worth a trip -- European Hotel and Restaurant Supply-- Horner Avenue west of Kipling on south side of street. Very good professional heavy duty cook ware and hard to find items such as professional polystyrene chocolate moulds, french tartlette moulds of all shapes and sizes and much much more. Open Saturdays till noon.