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May 30, 2012

The Chefs' Warehouse, Inc. Appoints Dominick C. Cerbone to Board of Directors

RIDGEFIELD, Conn., May 30, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Chefs' Warehouse, Inc. (Nasdaq:CHEF), a premier distributor of specialty food products in the United States, today announced the appointment of Dominick C. Cerbone to the Company's board of directors, effective May 24, 2012. Mr. Cerbone will also serve as chair of the Company's audit committee and a member of the Company's compensation committee.

John D. Austin, the Company's previous audit committee chairperson, has stepped down from the board following his appointment as the Company's chief financial officer.

"Nick is an experienced accounting executive and we believe he'll be an excellent addition to our board, audit committee and compensation committee," said Christopher Pappas, chief executive officer of The Chefs' Warehouse, Inc. "On behalf of The Chefs' Warehouse, I welcome him to the team."

Mr. Cerbone brings over 40 years of experience, which have all been spent at Ernst & Young. Most recently, he was a senior partner of the national office of Ernst & Young. Prior to that position, Mr. Cerbone was a senior partner of transaction advisory services for the company, where he was responsible for structuring, negotiating, facilitating and integrating over 500 transactions involving global public and private entities in numerous diversified industries. Other positions held at Ernst & Young include cross-border market leader of the transaction advisory services department, a partner of the audit practice and managing partner of the Stamford, CT office.

About The Chefs' Warehouse, Inc.

The Chefs' Warehouse, Inc. ( is a premier distributor of specialty food products in the United States focused on serving the specific needs of chefs who own and/or operate some of the nation's leading menu-driven independent restaurants, fine dining establishments, country clubs, hotels, caterers, culinary schools and specialty food stores. The Chefs' Warehouse, Inc. carries and distributes more than 16,700 products to more than 9,800 customer locations throughout the United States.

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