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The Chefs’ Warehouse, Inc. Appoints Steven F. Goldstone to Board of Directors

RIDGEFIELD, Conn., March 08, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Chefs’ Warehouse, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHEF), a premier distributor of specialty food products in the United States, today announced the appointment of Steven F. Goldstone to the Company’s board of directors, effective March 7, 2016. Mr. Goldstone will also serve as a member of the board’s nominating and corporate governance committee.

Mr. Goldstone brings over 35 years of leadership experience. Mr. Goldstone is non-executive chairman of ConAgra Foods, Inc. one of the largest manufacturers of packaged food products in the U.S and a director of Greenhill & Co. He has been a director of two other New York Stock Exchange firms, American Standard Companies, and Merck & Company, Inc.

From 1978 to 1995, Mr. Goldstone was a partner in the New York City law firm of Davis Polk & Wardwell. Mr. Goldstone advised corporate clients on many of the largest national and international mergers and acquisitions transactions and securities matters of the day.

From 1995 to 2000, Steven F. Goldstone was chairman and chief executive officer of RJR Nabisco, Inc. one of the world’s largest consumer product companies.

Mr. Goldstone currently manages Silver Spring Group, a private investment firm.

“On behalf of the Board I would like to welcome Steven to the Chefs’ Warehouse family. He is a well-respected executive in the consumer brand and food industry sectors and I believe that his experience and skills will be a tremendous asset to us as we continue to grow the company,” said Christopher Pappas, chief executive officer of The Chefs’ Warehouse, Inc.

About The Chefs’ Warehouse
The Chefs' Warehouse, Inc. (http://www.chefswarehouse.com) is a premier distributor of specialty food products in the United States and Canada focused on serving the specific needs of chefs who own and/or operate some of the nation's leading menu-driven independent restaurants, fine dining establishments, country clubs, hotels, caterers, culinary schools, bakeries, patisseries, chocolatiers, cruise lines, casinos and specialty food stores. The Chefs' Warehouse, Inc. carries and distributes more than 34,000 products to more than 26,000 customer locations throughout the United States and Canada.

Contact: Investor Relations John Austin, (718) 684-8415

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