This past month, Samsung introduced their Club de Chefs collaboration with chef Daniel Boulud. Best known for his Michelin three-star restaurant DANIEL, Boulud is a French-born chef and restaurateur with restaurants in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Singapore.
“We are honored to have Daniel Boulud join our distinguished team. Club des Chefs is a great example of how Samsung taps into insights – in this case, from professional chefs – to develop kitchen products with an unmatched level of innovation, performance and premium style,” said Boo-Keun Yoon, President and CEO of Consumer Electronics at Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. “Samsung’s Club des Chefs program was designed to bridge consumers to insights from the masters of the culinary world. With the involvement of Daniel Boulud and our roster of chefs, we are taking the premium home appliance category to a new level.”
In addition to Boulud, Samsung Club des Chefs includes:
- Michel Troisgros, the third-generation owner of a three Michelin star restaurant since 1968, La Maison Troisgros in Roanne, France. He serves as president of Samsung Club des Chefs;
- Christopher Kostow, the second American-born and the third youngest chef ever to receive three Michelin stars for Meadowood in Napa Valley, California;
- Eric Trochon, winner of Meilleurs Ouvriers de France 2011, one of the most difficult national cooking contests in France, and renowned chef, food stylist and professor at the Ferrandi Culinary School in Paris;
- Éric Fréchon, three-star Michelin chef and executive chef of the restaurant Épicure at the Hôtel Le Bristol in Paris;
- Davide Oldani, the owner and chef of the restaurant D.O. in Milan, and a rising culinary star in Italy.
For the past year, Club des Chefs members have shared their culinary expertise and insights with Samsung’s own team of product development experts to help develop, test and bring to market new products. Now available at retail, the new Samsung Chef Collection suite of kitchen appliances was designed to offer an awe-inspiring level of innovation, performance and premium style to meet the needs and wants of the most discerning home cook.
The new Samsung Chef Collection features:
The Samsung Chef Collection 4-Door Refrigerator which includes several chef insight-driven features focused on temperature. Chef Mode minimizes temperature fluctuation to preserve the texture and flavor of food. By setting an overall refrigerator temperature of 36°F, it automatically adjusts the temperature of other compartments which store ingredients which are more fresh and fragile, like the Chef Pantry. The Triple Cooling System provides temperature and humidity control in all three zones of the refrigerator, while a stainless steel Metal Cooling plate in the rear wall reduces the loss of cold air when the door is opened. The Fridge-In-Freezer, a bottom right door that can be converted from refrigerator to freezer, offers maximum flexibility with four temperature settings: Fridge (41ºF), Chilled (40ºF), Soft Freezer (23ºf) and Frozen (-9º – 1ºF).
The Samsung Chef Collection Dishwasher with WaterWall Technology which features a sweeping wall of water to deliver never before seen cleaning versus conventional circular water jets.
The Samsung Chef Collection Slide In Range which is now available in electric, induction and gas versions and includes sophisticated oven control levels and precise temperature regulation. A premium built-in finish makes this an attractive addition to any kitchen.
The Samsung Chef Collection Over-The-Range (OTR) Microwave which allows home cooks to simply place their dish in the oven and choose the desired dish and weight option settings from the auto cook menu. Sensor cooking technology ensures optimal cooking time and temperature.
I had the opportunity to preview these amazing appliances and more at the Samsung Living Atelier, a pop up shop in lower Manhattan, and experience a delightful dinner created by Michelin star chef, Christopher Kostow of The Restaurant at Meadowood in Napa.
Here’s a glimpse of our evening with Chef Kostow-
Of course everything was just brilliantly created and delicious! Isn’t the pickled sunflower center just a lovely shade of purple? And the lamb cooked in clay was very tender. Of course, dessert and the frozen chocolate bites were heavenly! Everything prepared with the assistance of Samsung appliances.
We were also shown Samsung’s latest in-store display technology, a large, interactive screen where you can preview life size appliances in actual “room” settings. Although, it doesn’t make choosing the appliance you want any easier-there are so many useful features in each model!
All in all, it was a wonderful evening and my list of appliances for my kitchen remodel just keeps getting longer and more difficult to choose from! For more information, you can see the whole collection here.