Ok, most of you know it's true: quite a few small restaurants and caterers get many of their ingredients from Costco or other wholesale clubs like Sams and BJ's... and many of us who entertain regularly do too.
So we've had discussions of wholesale restaurant supplies and supermarkets... how about wholesale clubs?
So what are your favorite products, particularly those geared towards cooking ingredients? Any bargains? Anything to stay away from. For example many people love the wine selection- any recommendations? I occasionally buy the roasted chicken and make sandwiches, chicken salad and the carcass for soup. Or I've bought some par-baked bread which is really nice and far quicker than scratch. And I love the small sweet peppers that I don't often see in regular grocery stores. On the other hand, I've found some of the seafood to be over-priced and not all that fresh. And of course the ginormous quantities and type of packaging sometimes is difficult for the home cook to deal with.