My experience at the Kitchen Surfing test kitchen

19 Oct

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A new website, Kitchen Surfing has made it’s debut in Los Angeles.  This revolutionary website now makes hiring a personal chef accessible to anyone.  It is set up simply so that you can go on and browse through a number of different chef profiles.  Directly on their page will describe their style of cooking, the type of events they are willing to do and their rate.  You can then contact and hire them directly from the site.  It is a great way to connect chefs with people looking for something different than the regular catered food at their event.

Kitchen Surfing encourages originality, so you can be sure you’ll find something for everyone on there.  The website originated in New York and has just recently expanded to the Los Angeles market.  While in their preparations to launch here, they took a lot of time to personally meet all of the chefs and taste their food by organizing test kitchen events.  At the test kitchen, they had several Kitchen Surfing employees and a photographer who took photos of each chef and their dishes.

When I arrived, I was greeted by several Kitchen Surfing staff members, three fellow chefs and a photographer to document the day.  The beautiful home that the event was hosted in provided wonderful views of the hills as a backdrop.  Once all the chefs arrived, we put the finishing touches on our dishes and plated everything up.  Each chef was then able to introduce themselves and describe their dishes.  Everyone had a different style with something unique and special to offer.

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Here is a look at the dishes that I chose to prepare:

Farmers market lasagna (vegan) – thinly sliced eggplant and zucchini layered with white bean “ricotta” homemade tomato sauce and topped with wilted kale

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Mango coconut pies (raw, vegan) – A sweet almond, coconut crust filled with a creamy mango filling

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Networking is important in any industry and especially with cooking which can sometimes make you feel isolated when you’re the only one in the kitchen.  Kitchen Surfing recognizes that and hosts occasional mixers where chefs can come, get to know one another, share ideas and make possible business connections.  Overall, I greatly enjoyed meeting everyone and am excited to be a part of the Kitchen Surfing family!

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Check out Kitchen Surfing today!

http://www.kitchensurfing.com/los-angeles

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One Response to “My experience at the Kitchen Surfing test kitchen”

  1. Angela October 19, 2013 at 9:34 pm #

    Sounds like so much fun. Congratulations on your new adventure, Friend! ❤

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