At the intersection of food service and innovation, you will find Culinary Depot diligently working to service our customers’ best interest and provide unsurpassed knowledge, experience, and dedication.

Built on the backbone of Founder and President Sholem Potash’s experience and hard work ethic, Culinary Depot has risen to become one of today’s premier commercial kitchen equipment suppliers. The original vision of Sholem Potash has been brought to life and expanded upon under the guidance of CEO Michael Lichter, who has expanded the company from not only wholesale product distribution, but kitchen installation and furnishing as well. This calculated expansion has paid off as Culinary Depot moves into new emerging markets that require their solutions.

Moving forward, our goal and vision is to continue to provide our customers with excellent service and dedication to perfection, while expanding and innovating within our industry. We also seek to provide our team of employees with a creative and appreciative work environment. We believe their success is our success and we encourage them to dream big! Unlike many other businesses, Culinary Depot was not conceived of in the corporate boardroom or at an investors’ meeting. Rather, the ideals that guide every aspect of our company were shaped in the heat of the kitchen, where Sholem Potash, president and founder, spent decades preparing mass quality meals for schoolchildren and hotel guests.

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At its heart, Culinary Depot understands that every chef, dietary director, and institution has different needs. Our overriding principle – as an upstart in 1999 and today – is to work with each customer every step of the way to help them meet their individual foodservice goals in the most practical, time efficient, and cost effective manner.

Our highly motivated professional staff, backed by a solid relationship with a cross section of industry suppliers, enables Culinary Depot to constantly remain on the cutting edge of the industry. We offer a full line of the most innovative products on the market as well as the guidance to integrate the most suitable equipment within the applicable logistics.



To create a better kitchen/food service experience by providing operators with the equipment and supplies best suited for their needs.


Mission Statement

We aim to be the recognized leader in the food service industry by building lasting relationships with our customers while offering solutions, quality products, and superior service.

Core Values

Community – We are committed to make the choices that would only positively affect our community and society

Honesty – We will build the trust of our customers and community by being a provider of integrity and honor.

Service – Our customers are the focus of our business. We will always provide our customers with the service they deserve.

Education – We will learn about new products and procedures in the foodservice industry so we can continue to be a solutions provider to our customers.

Client Segments

  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality Restaurants
  • Casinos and Gaming
  • Correctional Facilities
  • Business and Industry
  • General Contractors
  • Educational Facilities
  • Supermarkets

Core Values

Distribution – We are an authorized dealer for all major manufacturers which enables us to offer competitive pricing and the strongest support. We are able to provide all small-wares, supplies and equipment for opening stores, rollouts, and replenishments.

Custom Fabrication – We have partnered with reputable custom fabricators to provide all custom stainless and millwork fabrication needs.

Design Execution – Our in-house design team can provide kitchen layout and designs for both front and back of the house.

Logistics and Installation – We ship nationwide and across the world and work with certified installation technicians to ensure a seamless delivery and installation of product. We have the importing and exporting capabilities to deliver anywhere around the our customers.

Our Distinction

Customer Driven

  • The customer’s needs are always at the forefront
  • Specialize procedures according to customer needs
  • Training of customer staff of proper equipment use

Customized Options

  • Stock products specified by our customers.
  • Label your orders to specific areas of location for openings and/or rollouts
  • Customer service
  • Marketing materials
  • Custom Kitting options
  • Sales
  • Private label
  • Purchasing
  • Administrative team

Consolidated Services – One central location

  • Purchasing
  • Administrative team
  • Customer service
  • Sales

Invoicing Options

  • Email
  • Summary Invoices
  • EDI
  • Mail

Web Portal

  • Customized Web Portal for ordering ease

The Culinary Depot Team
67 NY-59,Spring Valley, NY 10977

(845) 352-2700