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Family.  Community.  Great Food.  “Papa Joe” Reich embodied these principles at home and at his restaurant.  Papa Joe’s Little Chalet Dressing continues this legacy of helping families and communities serve great food.

1 millionth bottle with first bottle of new batch


Back in an era when handshakes still sealed a deal, Joseph A. Reich, Sr. (Papa Joe) bought the Swiss Chalet Restaurant in downtown Colorado Springs.  His signature house dressing quickly became a community favorite and the rest is history.


Already a staple in households across the West, Papa Joe passed down the recipe to his son, Fred Reich, who moved production to Denver, Colorado.  Truly a family business, Papa Joe’s Little Chalet continued expansion into new markets throughout the country.


Now in its 3rd Generation of production, Papa Joe’s Little Chalet is still made using the original recipe – Gluten-Free, All-Natural, and made from Non-GMO ingredients for over 68 years.


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Gluten Free


  Dairy Free


  • Non-GMO Soybean Oil
  • Distilled Vinegar
  • Garlic
  • Garlic Powder
  • Salt
  • Xanthan Gum (Natural Stabilizer)

Thick and rich, with a magical finish and Old World Flavor, Papa Joe’s Little Chalet Dressing is the perfect addition to many recipes.  Here are some of our favorites!


Arugula Salad with Cherries

Nutty and sweet, this salad is great as a stand alone, or a perfect addition to any meal!

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Front Range Roasted Chicken   

A Reich family favorite, marinating chicken in Papa Joe’s Little Chalet Dressing leaves the meat tender and juicy.

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Little Chalet Roasted Potatoes

Made in the original Swiss Chalet restaurant beginning in 1945, these potatoes are packed full of flavor and complement any meal!

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Come be inspired!

Papa Joe’s Little Chalet Dressing dresses up more than just salads.  Please click on the button to the right for more great ideas.  If you have a great recipe using Papa Joe’s Little Chalet that you’d like to see added, please email us .


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Where to Buy

You can find Papa Joe’s Little Chalet Dressing on the shelves at these fine retailers.  Can’t find a retailer near you?  Not a problem – you can order online and we will ship it right to your doorstep! 

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Benet Hill Monastery Logo Benet Hill Monastery                      Patsy's Candies Logo Patsy's Candies

3190 Benet Lane                                          1540 S. 21st Street
Colorado Springs, CO  80921                       Colorado Springs, CO  80906

Nourish Organic Juice Logo Nourish Organic Juice           Seeds Community Cafe Seeds Community Cafe

303 E. Pikes Peak                                       109 E. Pikes Peak
Colorado Springs, CO  80903                     Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Spencer's Lawn and Garden Center Spencer's Lawn & Garden Center  What's In StoreWhat's In Store

1430 S. Tejon Street                                            125 N. Tejon Street
Colorado Springs, CO  80905                             Colorado Springs, CO  80903

Natural Grocers Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage

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