A taste for truly refined gastronomy. A passion for elegant fine entertaining. Culina was borne of these two simple desires. In 1994, Culina began life as a wholesale distributor of fine foods and wines before expanding into retail. Part of the COMO Group since 2012 and the leading purveyor of exquisite, specialist epicurean foods and wines, Culina has become the definitive destination and reference for food and wine connoisseurs, home gourmet cooks and professional chefs in search of the finest and freshest ingredients for their next culinary indulgence.
We are dedicated to pleasuring palates and passionate about bringing the best to you. We source not only from generations-old sustainable farmers and growers, and artisanal suppliers that craft distinctive and flavoursome foods in a manner steeped in age-old tradition, but also innovative and inventive product ranges that push the gastronomic envelope. From premium cuts of meats, sustainably-farmed fish and seafood to Old and New World wines and other fine delicacies, our team of culinary aficionados travels the world to meticulously select the most unique and authentic produce and products to curate under one roof.
General Manager, Culina Singapore
A two-time winner of the Austrade Business awards in 2004 and 2006, Leelyne's consummate knowledge and expertise extends across food, meats and wines.
General Manager, Culina International Division
A childhood spent helping out at his mother’s delicatessen and distribution company in Tahiti has helped hone Aldo’s passion for fine food and his commitment to integrity.
Jean Philippe Joye
Operations Manager, Retail & Bistro, Culina Singapore
A veteran of hospitality and restaurant management, Jean Philippe is a walking encyclopaedia of fine foods and wines.
Culina conducts business in an ethical and transparent manner. Integrity is the cornerstone of our people and business and we expect the same from our suppliers and vendors. Regular audits by internal and external parties ensure that compliance is strictly observed.
Food safety is our top priority. Our in-house food safety programme focuses on detection and prevention. From farm to fork, we adopt a holistic approach to quality assurance and our logistics infrastructure is well-established to meet these needs. Our warehousing and meat production facilities are HACCP-certified and awarded grade-A for food safety excellence by the Agri-food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore. We have stringent internal procedures and critical criteria in place when choosing our suppliers and supply chain vendors to deliver our quality promise to customers.
Our staff are our assets. We believe in fostering good relationships within our workplace. We appreciate diversity and offer equal learning opportunities to all employees.
Our 30,000-sq ft warehouse is fully equipped and fitted to facilitate the seamless handling of our fine foods, seafood, meats and different beverages. Besides temperature and humidity-controlled storage facilities and special chiller rooms for perishables, we also have a fleet of vehicles which offers next working day wholesale delivery. In addition, we can customise raw sausages and burger patties for trade customers. Training, demonstrations and food tasting can also be carried out in our 1,000-sq ft Miele Kitchen and training room.
For more than two decades, we have partnered and established strong relationships with suppliers and producers who share our philosophy and commitment to quality and food safety. As an established importer, distributor and restaurateur, we continue to maintain our hallmarks of quality, service and integrity. Numerous awards and accolades by both trade partners and consumers are affirmation of this, sealing our reputation as Singapore’s best epicurean purveyor.
Culina History and Milestones
Financial Times News
Article released in Financial times - Culina is one of the top 50 Greatest Food Stores in The World.
Culina celebrates 25 years of success. Culina has partnered with HCSA's beneficiaries, to donate 25% of each transaction made at Culina Bistro and Culina Market on 26 October to the charity.
Culina to distribute Xanadu
The agreement between Culina and Xanadu provides sole and exclusive distribution and sales rights for Xanadu in Singapore with effect from 20 SEPTEMBER 2016. Culina is delighted to add Xanadu Wines to our international wine portfolio incorporating France, Italy, Spain, Hungary, Australia, USA, Chile, Argentina and New Zealand”.
The Straits Times
"Food Supplier That's Cut Above the Competition" commented by The Straits Times. One important thing in the business is consistency. The chefs are particular with what they buy. Once they have put the product onto the menu, they can't go out of stock. The service level must be high.
Part of the COMO Group
Part of the COMO Group since 2012 and the leading purveyor of exquisite, specialist epicurean foods and wines, Culina has become the definitive destination and reference for food and wine connoisseurs, home gourmet cooks and professional chefs in search of the finest and freshest ingredients for their next culinary indulgence.
Culina as a wholesale distributor
In 1994, Culina began life as a wholesale distributor of fine foods and wines before expanding into retail. Culina which employs 242 people, was founded by a French man, but after a series of ownership changes, it is now held by the luxury retailer Club 21, which is in turn headed by Mrs. Christina Ong.