Many people consider the kitchen the most important room in the house, and we couldn’t agree more. That said, a kitchen should reflect its owner’s style. So what kind of chef are you? Do you like to have the counter space look as orderly as a hospital operating room or do you like to be more freewheeling, chopping and sautéing in a flashy display? Here, we outline the three main types of home chefs and offer a checklist of six items to help sharpen each one’s culinary style. Happy cooking!
There’s something to be said for a good, reliable, well-organized kitchen! And, if you’re a traditionalist in the kitchen, you’re proud to curate such a space. Your friends can have their fancy coffee contraptions and stainless steel this ‘n’ that; you’re happy with a kitchen you can set your clock to. That’s why the counters are kept clean, the pantry is arranged, and no matter what recipe you’re about to tackle, you have all the equipment at hand.
Still it’s good to upate your cupboards and racks once in a while to make sure you have everything you need.
The Traditionalist Checklist:
A food storage container set (for leftovers!)
Yours is a gleaming, state-of-the-art kitchen. You think of cooking as a sport, and this is your artfully designed playing field. So you already have the stainless steel and nonstick cookware sets and the always sharp knives as featured on The Traditionalist Checklist. Now it’s time to take it a step further, to hone the aesthetic of your kitchen, to make it complete, and completely awesome!
The Modernist Checklist:
For this type, the party happens in the kitchen, even if it’s not necessarily a dinner party. You love functional appliances that help streamline the work when you entertain and make great conversation pieces at the same time. That way, when everyone is gathered around waiting for the next round of hors d’oeuvres, they have plenty to talk about.
The Socializer Checklist: