About Us

SOLEX Fine Foods is a distributor of premium quality delicacies and specialty food products primarily in, but not limited to, New York City and the surrounding area.

SOLEX distributes a wide range of products, including high-end seafood items, caviar, fresh produce, mushrooms, truffles, spices, and unique oils and vinegars, and dairy. SOLEX was established in 2011 by Markus Draxler, who has spent more than 20 years in the restaurant industry including 8 years at Restaurant Daniel in NYC. Markus was raised in a family-run inn in Austria. After leaving Austria Markus ventured around the world where his travels lead him to Africa, on cruise ships and resorts, New York City where he met Daniel Boulud, and to the Middle East.

At the end of 2012, SOLEX Fine Foods purchased CATSMO Corporation, also known as the Catskill Artisan Smokehouse, one of the leading suppliers of premium-quality smoked salmon to hotels, gourmet food shops, and restaurants in the New York market. CATSMO was established 19 years ago and maintains a high market share in providing premium salmon products to five star hotels primarily in Manhattan. In addition to smoked salmon, CATSMO also sells and distributes premium caviar to its extensive customer base. The smokehouse business was started in 1995 by Robert Simon who remains a shareholder in the company. His stepbrother Sebastien Theate is Vice President of the company, a shareholder, and manages the smokehouse operation in Wallkill, NY.