Growing up in Naples, Italy, Francesco, Emiliano, and Enzo Marra had a desire to chase the American Dream. After Francesco finished attending culinary school in Italy, they decided to make their dream a reality and ventured to Washington, D.C. Francesco began as a line cook and worked his way up to become the executive chef of a major Italian restaurant in the area, even being featured in Washingtonian magazine for his gourmet homestyle dishes. Emiliano and Enzo worked to spread their names throughout the area as well, with Emiliano becoming one of the best pizza and bread bakers in the entire region, and Enzo honing his skills as a technician.
During this time, the Marras realized that there was a rising need for a food distribution service that would be able to provide restaurants with quality products, affordable prices, and excellent customer service. In 1999, the brothers chose to resign from their respective careers, and launched Euro Gourmet as a means to serve the restaurants and community.
Since it's debut, Euro Gourmet has grown to be one of the largest independently owned wholesale specialty distributors on the East coast. We have upgraded to a larger, more state-of-the-art warehouse to accommodate our vast inventory, and we also own and operate our own fleet of refrigerated vehicles to transport our products up and down the East coast.
As business began picking up, the Marras discovered a few other pressing needs, one being for products that meet Euro Gourmet's rigid expectations for quality. Our private label, Sapore D’Oro, makes use of only the highest quality ingredients to produce the highest quality products. Through Sapore D'Oro, we can be certain that the finest ingredients and the utmost care are used through the entire harvesting, manufacturing, and packaging processes to offer superior taste and quality.
After experiencing such success with Euro Gourmet, the Marras decided to serve the restaurant business even further with their own equipment distribution service. In 2008, the Marras and Jeff Calwell collaborated to form Euro Restaurant Solutions. ERS focuses on providing the best quality Wood-Fired Ovens, pizza prep tables, and dough mixers available on the market. Our ovens are developed and constructed entirely in Naples, Italy by third generation oven artisans. Euro Restaurant Solutions is proud to exclusively distribute it's own brand of UL and ETL listed Marra Forni wood-fired Neapolitan ovens..
Euro Gourmet, Euro Restaurant Solutions, and Marra Forni are dedicated to you, the customer. Whether you're an aspiring gourmet chef or just in search of quality specialty foods, we strive to meet your needs.
We offer Refined Taste. Delivered!
For more information and the history of some of the products that we carry, please use the links below.
| OLIVE OIL
| FISH & SEAFOOD