Dean & DeLuca was founded by Joel Dean and Giorgio DeLuca in 1977 in New York City. Today it has expanded to include stores in Washington, D.C.; Charlotte, North Carolina; Tokyo; Napa Valley, California; and Kansas City, Missouri. It specializes in specialty food, wine and kitchenware. If you want your product to be sold at Dean & DeLuca, you must begin by applying to become a vendor.
Call Dean & DeLuca at 800-221-7714. Tell the operator that you wish to talk to someone regarding becoming a vendor. The operator will connect you with a business affairs representative.
Ask the business affairs representative to send you a vendor application. Provide him with an e-mail address.
Print the vendor application once you have received it. Fill it out completely. Pay close attention to your penmanship and grammar.
Ship a sample of your product to Dean & DeLuca with your completed vendor application. The address is provided on the vendor application.
Wait to hear back from a Dean & DeLuca representative. She will review your application and sample and determine whether your product is appropriate for the store.
Laura Nations started writing professionally in 2008 for Lost Girls World and "The Menagerie." She also has experience creating marketing materials for non-profit organizations like Surf City Animal Hospital. Nations holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.