Niman Ranch, Alameda, Calif., announced a new national partnership with Del Monte/Chefs’ Warehouse, Ridgefield, Conn., to expand consumer access to sustainably raised meat to restaurants nationwide.

The new partnership will also make Niman Ranch products more widely available across the country, expanding access to new markets and channels.

Niman Ranch meat is third-party certified under the Certified Humane program from a community of small, independent U.S. family farmers who adhere to some of the strictest animal welfare protocols in the industry. Niman cattle is genetically Angus with ample grazing room on pasture and fed a 100% vegetarian diet without the use of antibiotics or hormones.

"We have been honored to have our network of 720 family farms grow the best tasting meat for the top chefs in the world," says Jeff Tripician, general manager of Niman Ranch. “This partnership to expand with Chefs’ Warehouse is a natural fit and allows us to offer a wide assortment of prepared natural meats and fresh upper choice and prime natural Angus beef.”

“We have built our business distributing the finest products in the world to the top chefs in the country. Our relationships stand as a testament to our commitment to excellence. It is no surprise that Niman Ranch is our first-ever co-branded product to expand the excellence and strengthen this commitment,” says John DeBenedetti, executive vice president of protein, Allen Brothers and Chefs’ Warehouse. “The country’s leading steakhouses have built their reputation upon the quality and consistency of Allen Brothers and Niman Ranch meats – two value-based organizations.”

The co-branded unveiling of “Allen Brothers All Natural Meats by Niman Ranch” include all fresh, upper choice and prime Angus beef available through Chefs’ Warehouse.