Student Resources

We highly recommend that you use the following local businesses for all your ingredient and supply needs.

Krozlak Bakery Equipment -

Hobart mixers, Ovens, Scales, Freezers, and much more. They also offer a variety of smallwares - Food Coloring, Decorating Tips, Baking Pans (Round, Square, Rectangular, Heart), Aprons, Chef Apparel, Cooking Utensils, Pizza Equipment, and Cookie Cutters. 4708 Nebraska Avenue Tampa, FL 33603 813-231-9631 Monday - Friday 9a - 5p. Mention that you were a student of Michael Ostrander and receive 10% discount!  

Vspicery Flavor Shop - The only local, independently owned spice shop in the area! VSpicery offers high quality, fresh herbs and spices, extracts, vanilla beans(whole and ground), flavoring oils, spice blends, vinegars, honey, mustards, preserves, and more. Food is their passion, and flavor is their specialty. 2913 W. Cypress Street Tampa, Fl. 33609 813-870-1133 Tuesday - Friday 10a-6p Saturday 10a-4p

GFS (Gordon Food Service) - GFS Store Locations The highest quality foodservice products and services available in the area, which they achieve through innovative systems, and the spirit and integrity of their people. GFS started as a butter-and-egg delivery business more than a century ago. Today, they are the largest family-owned broadline foodservice distributor in North America, and one of the largest privately held companies in the United States.

Local Stores: Clearwater 1661 Gulf To Bay Blvd. 727-442-2622

St. Petersburg 3131 4th Street North 727-821-1902

Carrollwood 11511 N. Dale Mabry Hwy. 813-961-2632

Brandon 730 E. Brandon Blvd. 813-681-9871  

Restaurant Depot (must have a business license) - Membership Info At Restaurant Depot, one-stop shopping simplifies the process of buying food, equipment and supplies. There are no minimum purchase requirements. Whether you buy a few bakery supplies or enough food and tableware to cater a party for 5,000, shopping at Restaurant Depot can save you time and money. Because we firmly believe that Good Business Begins with Food Safety®, Restaurant Depot offers KEEP IT KOOL SOLUTIONS to maintain optimal product freshness and quality for all perishable products in transport.

810 N. 50th Street Tampa, Fl. 33605 813-247-5100