Three hot kitchen collaborations
The streamlined kitchen is both sleek and functional.
GAGGENAU X DAVID MONTALBA
Architect David Montalba designed his California home to be open and airy, with interconnected spaces. “We enjoy being connected to the (kitchen) space. We like to be close together,” the architect says. “Simplicity is hard to achieve. Having a kitchen that looks this simple, but has everything you need is really rewarding.” The kitchen is complete with a Gaggenau oven, warming drawers, and wine climate cabinet. The family’s favorite feature? Montalba says, “The warming drawer! It is the most used. No one initially wanted it except for Amy, but it’s really practical. And those 24-inch ovens look small, but we cook Thanksgiving dinner in them. It’s designed thoughtfully so the backend is quite large. It looks like it’s driven only by aesthetics and then you realize it’s truly functional.”
FISHER & PAYKEL X MICHAEL SCELFO
Award-winning chef Michael Scelfo, whose Boston hotspots include Alden & Harlow, Waypoint, and The Longfellow Bar at Alden & Harlow, is passionate about creating a medium in which people can connect, especially in his home kitchen. His philosophy is aligned with Fisher & Paykel’s ethos of the home kitchen as a social space. Scelfo enjoys sharing generational recipes and infusing new ideas into the dishes he prepares. Food, for Scelfo, is a conduit through taste in the present and memory in the past. Throughout his career, Scelfo has taken time to examine his personal culinary perspective, finding answers and inspiration in his own kitchen, surrounded by his wife and three children. “For me, the kitchen and food are the backdrops of why people gather together. It’s really all about connecting people and providing the best experience to those you care about the most,” says Scelfo.
VIKING X JACKIE ROTHONG
Fresh from her recent Chopped win on the Food Network, Chef Jackie Rothong is now Middleby Residential’s Viking Ambassador, bringing her special brand of innovative cooking to the brand’s showroom. Says Rothong, “Viking’s incredible precision appliances are the crucial tools for doing what I love, creating inventive new dishes and having fun in the kitchen.”