As former restaurant professionals, we always craved a direct connection to the people and stories behind the ingredients we sourced for our menus. In fact, our most memorable experiences were when suppliers were directly involved in our ordering, customer service and deliveries. It is with this relationship in mind that Masienda built its direct-to-chef (D2Chef) program.
D2Chef is direct (wholesale) distribution of our heirloom corn, Chef-Grade Masa Flour, beans, hibiscus and masa supplies to your business. For restaurants, tortillerias and foodservice operations interested in D2Chef wholesale purchasing, two options are available, for your convenience:
Our online store carries both sample (5 lb) and wholesale (50-55 lb) purchasing options, fulfilled through parcel delivery (USPS and FedEx Ground). If you are hoping to purchase four bags (55 lb each) or fewer at a time, this is the quickest way to do so. No wholesale account set up is required, however, you will receive tracking updates directly from our wholesale hospitality team.
For orders larger than four bags (55 lb each), we are able to provide additional shipping efficiencies through freight (i.e., pallet) delivery. We suggest this option if you are regularly ordering wholesale quantities (in multiple 50-55 lb increments, at a time). In order to set up a wholesale account, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
Preferred Business Name (and DBA, if applicable)
Receiver Contact (name, email, phone number)
From there, please allow one business day to establish your wholesale account. For your first three wholesale orders, we kindly request payment confirmation before orders are shipped. We are happy to explore credit terms together, thereafter.
Wholesale pricing begins as follows (note: pricing decreases from listed prices according to pallet volumes):
Heirloom Corn (all varieties, 55 lb per bag): $1.10/lb
Chef-Grade Masa Flour (all recipes, 50 lb per bag): $1.65/lb
Heirloom Beans (55 lb per bag): $1.75/lb
Heirloom Hibiscus (13.2 lb bag size): $7/lb
Cal (Calcium Hydroxide, 50 lb per bag): $25/lbag
If you would prefer to work with a distributor of your choice, we kindly request that you connect us directly with your representative via email at email@example.com.
Samples sizes of our top-selling heirloom corn varieties, Chef-Grade Masa Flour and heirloom beans are available directly from our online store.
With the exception of tortillas, Masienda ships internationally! We are able to coordinate sample size wholesale orders for parcel delivery through firstname.lastname@example.org, in addition to providing additional detail on freight options best suited for your restaurant.
For foodservice tortillas, we rely on third-party distributors to manage the cold-chain delivery process; that’s to say, tortillas fall outside of our D2Chef distribution model. If you are interested in tortillas for your restaurant in the US or Canada, please note that setup will likely be required with your distributor of choice. In order to expedite this process, we kindly request that you connect us directly with your representative via email at email@example.com. We are unable to fulfill international tortilla orders at this time.
PRIVATE LABEL SERVICES
Masienda works with a range of production partners to create custom recipes for private-label merchandising and foodservice chains. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org, if interested in this service.
Masienda has worked with professional chefs, large-scale manufacturers and retailers to build custom masa programs. While this service is complimentary for our wholesale partners, we are happy to provide consultation to those outside of our network. Please email email@example.com to discuss in further detail.
MASIENDA PURCHASE DISCLAIMER
By accepting delivery of Masienda landrace maize or heirloom beans, recipient acknowledges and confirms that this Masienda product shall not be propagated, cultivated or resold, in strict accordance with the Nagoya Protocol and state sales tax regulations.
Although Masienda utilizes Ultra Hermetic Storage bags, we kindly request that our products remain in a cool, dry place to ensure the highest quality possible. Stored properly, Masienda corn has an indefinite shelf life.