When you sit down to an exciting meal in a restaurant have you ever wondered where the produce actually comes from? Clearly, everything seems better than what you find on the shelves of your local supermarket. Who distributes everything from the small specialty item to the huge sacks of potatoes? For most of the restaurants in the Tri Counties area, the answer is “The Berry Man does!”.
This local Santa Barbara company is owned and operated by Santa Barbara resident Guy De Mangeon. The Berry Man started on a shoestring in 1989, when Guy began selling sweet, succulent local strawberries out of the back of his truck. Going from restaurant to restaurant, starting with a few, the number grew as Guy’s reputation spread. The inventory grew along with his reputation. More and more chefs asked Guy to carry more and more items.
Dreams can become reality. The Berry Man’s success is living proof. Today there is much, much more than just berries or even produce. We carry convenience items like a full line of dairy including milk, eggs, conventional, as well as specialty cheeses, state of the art creme fraiche, fresh squeezed fruit and vegetable juices, prepared deli salads, an amazing salsa fresca, fresh and frozen pastas, Asian seaweed salads, exotic mushrooms and truffles, olive oils, flowers, exotic produce, delectable desserts and more.