RIDGEFIELD, CONN. – The Chefs' Warehouse Inc. announced earlier this week that it would acquire nearly all the assets of Las Vegas-based Silver State Meats.

“I would like to welcome Paul Unruh and the entire Silver State organization into our growing family of companies,” said Christopher Pappas, chairman and chief executive officer of The Chefs' Warehouse Inc. “This acquisition offers The Chefs’ Warehouse the opportunity to continue to build our all-star team of specialty protein companies that complement our core cultural values.”

Silver State was started in 2012 and has provided the Las Vegas metro area with beef, chicken and pork during that time. 

“I grew up in the meat business,” said Paul Unruh, president of Silver State Meats, “My father founded one of the largest specialty meat distributors in Las Vegas in 1978. After he sold his company, there was no doubt in my mind that I wanted to build something of my own. I started Silver State Meats in 2012 and have grown it into a leading high-quality meat and center-of-the-plate distributor in Las Vegas.”

Unruh said with Chefs’ Warehouse acquisition of Silver State it will have the capacity to accelerate its growth while still providing high-quality service and products to customers.

Chefs’ Warehouse said the acquisition would generate around $20 million in annual net sales.