Food & Drink


As leaders in the seafood industry, Fortune Fish and Gourmet finds it is our responsibility to provide, promote and market environmentally-friendly wild fisheries and aquaculture by preferentially sourcing and selling environmentally-responsible seafood that addresses local, regional, and global concerns regarding environmental performance.


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Stacy Shultz



Katherine Anne Confections has been creating local-focused sweets in Chicago since 2006. Our hand-dipped truffles, soft honey caramels, and pillowy marshmallows are ridiculously good, partially due to our awesome ingredients. Cream is from a 500-cow herd of Jerseys in central Illinois, and local wildflower honey is used to replace corn syrup. Regardless of your choice, our confections are an experience that will not be forgotten.


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Katherine Duncan

(773) 727-3248





Established in 2008, KOVAL produces organic whiskey, liqueurs and specialty spirits in Chicago's first distillery since the mid-1800s. Founders Robert and Sonat Birnecker have vowed to make organic spirits from scratch, and to change the way people understand whiskey by creating a new, signature style - using only the “heart” cut of the distillate - affording a brighter, cleaner take on whiskey. Embracing the grain-to-bottle mentality, each step of the spirit-making process is thoughtfully monitored: beginning with contracting local farmers to grow the grain, to on-site milling and mashing, to finally distilling, bottling, and packaging.


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Sonat Birnecker

(312) 878 - 7988




Local Foods is Chicago’s first wholesale distributor and retailer of strictly local foods from the Midwest’s best farmers. We source and deliver the finest farm foods to consumers, restaurants, grocers and institutions. Our product list features a full line of pasture-raised proteins, organic and sustainably-raised fruits and vegetables, value-added products,and specialty items. We provide easy access and availability to the Midwest’s wide range of local products by working directly with farmers and rural food hubs to aggregate, market and distribute high quality, 100% source-identified foods.


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Andrew Lutsey

(312) 423-6575






At Nielsen-Massey Vanillas, we have been crafting the world's finest vanillas and flavors since 1907. Founded by Richard Massey, who later partnered with Chatfield Nielsen, Sr., our company is still a family-owned operation run by the third generation of Nielsens. Nielsen-Massey Vanillas carries a range of USDA Certified organic and Fairtrade Certified products.


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Catherine DeMarco

(847) 578-1550





Testa Produce is Chicagoland’s premier distributor of domestic and international fresh, local, and organic fruits, vegetables, and dairy products as well as frozen and canned specialty items. With a focus on sustainability that stretches beyond their products, Testa Produce’s distribution warehouse is officially LEED Platinum Certified, making it the first Platinum Refrigerated Food Distribution Facility in the United States.


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Tom Decanio

(773) 648- 2154