Welcome to Culinary Consultants Purchasing Alliance! We are passionate about leveraging the combined purchasing power of our members to lock in savings on food purchases you won’t find anywhere else.
Our team has over 25 years of experience developing relationships with food distributors to bring our members significant savings and make a difference within the organizations we serve. Culinary Consultants Purchasing Alliance (CCPA) takes the guesswork out of pricing models, trucking, and food distribution, and gives our members the peace of mind that their food programs are operating as efficiently as possible.
Brian Heider, President and CEO of CCPA, is a culinary school graduate and trained Chef. He’s at the helm of CCPA’s vision to secure the best pricing possible for our members, regardless of the size of their food purchases.
Marissa Muzik serves as CCPA’s National Account Manager, and is the touchpoint for all things service related for CCPA members.
What we do
It all comes down to helping, bringing savings, and fostering growth for your organization. CCPA focuses our efforts on leveraging combined food purchasing needs to lock in savings on food orders for our members, while at the same time adding value by working directly with your food distributor to streamline all service-related processes.
Together, we give you the satisfaction of always having more options, more savings, and more overall value for wherever your food program is in need.
While any organization that has food purchasing needs can join CCPA, our niche currently includes serving over 80 campus communities in 48 states, helping with student housing, greek chapters, and more. CCPA also serves several large spring and summer camps, outdoor communities, food management companies, and property management groups.
How it works
CCPA works to negotiate pricing directly with the suppliers that operate within the food distribution industry. We do this by leveraging the collective buying power of our members to secure exclusive agreements. Our contracts cover many categories so we can ensure the organizations we work with save money on food costs regardless of their size or location.
The best part? CCPA’s program is completely free of charge. There are no fees to participate, zero long-term commitments, and no product is off-limits. If you see something in a distributor’s catalog, you’ll see immediate savings on your invoice. It’s that simple.
CCPA can also help when it comes to finding and referring chefs, running cost comparisons for purchases, and working directly with distributor representatives to make managing your food purchases and processes easier and more cost-effective.
Why Culinary Consultants Purchasing Alliance?
CCPA is the only organization in the nation that does what we do and we take enormous pride in the relationships we’ve developed over the years. The value of the partnerships we’ve formed means that our members are treated as a national account in the eyes of the food distributor – treatment you won’t be able to find anywhere else. Our staff is available and ready to help, which means when you call, you’ll talk to an actual person who completely understands how your business operates and your needs. You’ll get real support and real solutions.
And remember, our services are completely complementary – it’s free to join and our program is free to use. Our contracts are set up so vendors pay our fees, which means our services remain free to our partners.
Ready to get started? Join free today and see how Culinary Consultants Purchasing Alliance can elevate your food program today.