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The Chefs' Warehouse purchases Fells Point Wholesale Meats

Published 28 August 2017

North America-based specialty food products supplier, The Chefs' Warehouse, has purchased all the assets of Fells Point Wholesale Meats which is based in Baltimore, Maryland.

Founded in 1993, Fells Point is a specialty protein manufacturer and distributor in the metro Baltimore, Washington DC area.

The Chefs' Warehouse chairman and CEO Christopher Pappas said: “I would like to welcome Erik, Leo and the entire Fells Point organization into our growing family of companies. We believe that this acquisition adds the processing facility needed to grow protein in the North East and even more importantly the expertise to support our nearly 150 sales professionals with over 5,000 customers in the region. Erik and Leo mastered the art of butchering in Europe and honed their craft in the United States.  Experts in specialty meat with a focus on quality and service to fine dining establishments, we feel that Fells Point is built on principles that parallel our own.”

The Chefs’ Warehouse initially entered the Mid-Atlantic market in 1999 through greenfield expansion. In May of 2008 the Company acquired specialty food distribution company, American Gourmet Foods.  It’s currently the Company’s third largest market.

“I grew up in a butcher shop with my dad, at 12 years old I knew that this is what I was meant to do,” said Erik Oosterwijk, an owner and co-founder of Fells Point.  “Leo and I were both educated in butcher schools in Europe and ultimately brought those skills and passions to Baltimore, MD.  

Nearly 25 years ago we bought a small place in Little Italy and eventually became one of the leading manufacturers and distributors of high-end meat in the Baltimore area. We look forward to joining Chris, an entrepreneur himself, and the rest of the Chefs’ Warehouse team as we all focus on providing our customers the highest quality specialty products and outstanding service.”