Chef2 (chef squared) is like a general store of the past with the ensconced in new foodie choices. The sound of entering the store when stepping onto the hardwood floors is reminiscent of an old country store. But one wide sweep upon entering and it is obvious that Chef2 is a special place. Shiny stainless steel containers, samples of bread, classic and clean jars, books, bottles, packages and kits. All full of delectable things.
Infused olive oils and balsamic vinegars line the counter. Ready for tasting. Patrons are encouraged to try them out before purchasing. Chefs, Jim Trebbien and Mike Combs, own the store with Trebbien's son Ben and Shirley Neary. Culinary students staff the store and offer suggestions of tempting combinations.
All of the bulk product is available to purchase in incremental amounts. Purchase by the pound and quart or by the ounce. Purchasing by the ounce stretches that food dollar and provides variety for the pantry. The savory salts and exotic sugars add depths of flavor. Experience locally sourced ingredients differently with each meal.
For those that love food and have everything already, Chef2 is the place to go for the perfect gift. And for foodies that want that something extra, check out Chef2, one of the best new places in Omaha.