“‘A few years ago, I realised how hard it was for home-cooks to get hold of high-quality, exotic products. I wanted everyone to be able to get their hands on the exciting ingredients that chefs have the privilege of working with in restaurants. Fine Food Specialist is a collection of amazing products that I was lucky enough to work with in the kitchens I cooked in. Collectively they represent my passion for ‘best in show’ and all things foodie. It gives me great pleasure to be able to share each and every one of them to our growing list of customers.”
Fine Food Specialist is the online shopping destination for quality produce and hard-to-find ingredients. We have scoured countries and continents to bring our customers the rarest and most exquisite gourmet gems, and pride ourselves on being a haven for curious foodies and chefs. We’re constantly on the hunt for new and exciting ingredients to ensure that we stay one step ahead of the curve and keep our customers happy.
Looking for a specific ingredient for a recipe or are in need of some inspiration to impress guests for a dinner party? We’ve got you covered for all occasions whether you’re a food stylist, a professional chef, or simply an avid home cook with a taste for the finer things in life. Our wide range of products ranges from the finest British seasonal fare to the most sought after culinary delicacies in the furthest corners of the globe.
We source our ingredients from passionate suppliers who share the same ethos of attention to detail and uphold high standards of quality. Our ever-growing catalogue includes an exciting variety of specialist products including wagyu beef, caviar, specialist seafood, artisan cheese, truffles, edible flowers, micro-herbs, exotic fruits, and vegetables.
Fine Food Specialist was founded in 2010 by Michelin trained chef Drogo Montagu, who, set aside by a crippling illness, embarked on a culinary adventure to find the finest foodie products imaginable and make them accessible to everybody from the comfort of their own kitchen. Drogo started Fine Food Specialist with this vision based on his own experiences working in restaurants across Europe where he developed a passion for fine dining and learnt about the importance of sourcing great quality ingredients. Having started in the food industry at the age of 19, Drogo has only ever known cooking and that love and care for exceptional food is evident at every level of the company.
We’re always on the hunt for the next foodie ingredient to get obsessed about, and strive to stay ahead of the curve by continuously discovering truly exciting products that more people need to know about. The company has grown considerably since the early days of Fine Food Specialist over ten years ago which began as a 1-man operation of Drogo himself sourcing and delivering products on a bike around London. Today, we have a slick warehouse set-up of over 20 team members in the New Covent Garden Market, with a full office working behind the scenes, delivering a huge range of 2000+ products around the country and internationally. A couple of years ago, we also launched Drogo’s Kitchen, a passion project to celebrate the ingredients we have on offer to spark conversations and inspire people to try something new in the kitchen. You can find our recipes hub at the top of the page on the right under the search bar.
Where are we based?
Our operation is based in London’s New Covent Garden Market, the epicentre of London’s restaurant buying scene. Our situation here allows us to get first dibs on the freshest seasonal produce that arrives every night in London, imported directly from the European markets like Rungis and Milan. Our suppliers here in the Market have been supplying the best in the industry for many years. It’s important to us to be in the hub where all the supply lines are, and where we can develop real relationships with our suppliers. Building that trust with our partners is key, and is an essential part of our business success.
To have the finest range of gourmet and specialist products and ingredients in the U.K. From the top down, we have an uncompromising attitude towards quality, we only stock the very best. Our aim is to always stay on top of the latest food trends and continue doing what we do best which is sourcing the coolest, most exciting ingredients on the market for our customers.
To deliver excellent customer service to every single customer – we go the extra mile for all our customers, we wouldn’t be who we are today without them. Our customer service team is here to provide knowledge and to resolve any issues that may arise as swiftly as possible. The whole team here at Fine Food Specialist is super passionate about food, everyone pitches in to help out and ensure that our customers are satisfied with their purchase. We truly go above and beyond to make sure you have a great food experience and no request is too big or small for us to handle.
To deliver an excellent shopping experience – not only do we offer the very best range of products, but we strive to make our customer journey and user experience dynamically engaging by sharing inspiring content as you pass through the website. We want you to remember your shopping experience at Fine Food Specialist.
Meet the Team
Providing exceptional service is just as important to us as sourcing high quality food, and everyone from customer service to marketing to the warehouse team believes strongly in this. We are a passionate bunch of foodies who are dedicated to ensuring our customers have the best food experiences with our outstanding selection of premium ingredients. Meet the team here.
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