About the Bedford Gourmet

Bedford Gourmet is the heartbeat of Bedford Village, a charming township located forty miles north of New York City. For thirty years we have been providing our patrons with delicacies in the form of a famous cheese collection, our robust Bedford Blend coffee, the grandest muffins around, a hearty bread selection and our much visited food case. Every day you will find fresh gourmet additions ranging from divine cold salads to savory entrees all prepared with a vehement knowledge of classic and current food trends.

We embrace local farms and are sourcing our ingredients from I and Me Farm, Two Peas in a Pod, Cabbage Hill, Mobius Fields, and Hudson Harvest. Additionally, many of our products are made locally including Susie’s Smart Cookies , Bobbysue’s Nuts,  and many Hudson Valley cheeses , Big Picture Farm, Goats milk caramels (made in Vermont but the couple who owns the Farm are from Bedford) Divvies cookies, candies made w/out peanuts, tree nuts, eggs or milk, Moo Chocolate, The Gracious Gourmet, Rick’s Pick’s, Harney and Sons Teas, Joe’s Chips and Drinks, Go-ggi Beef Jerky, and Wild Virginia dressing.

About Debbie & Alex

20130419-photo-3Debbie Franzese has been living the catering and restaurant business for over 35 years, perfecting her craft as a true Culinary Artist. This journey has led her to New Jersey, Manhattan and Westchester, working for some of the most prestigious caterers and well known restaurants. She owned and operated her own catering businesses and was head chef of Bedford Gourmet for many years, which led her to procuring the establishment, with her business partner Alexandra Walsh.

Alexandra leads the front of house for the gourmet shop side of their enterprise. She opened her first gourmet shop in 1993 and has expanded her abilities to discover unique and local market products. With a party planning and floral design background, her creative talents are apparent the moment you walk in the door of their store and carry on into exceptional catered affairs where the partners combine their attributes of food design and event envisioning.

Both women are celebrating their 5th year owning Bedford Gourmet and look forward with anticipation to expanding the success of their gourmet shop and catering business in the upgraded location at 460 Old Post Road, Bedford NY. Cheers!