Chefs use a variety of specialized equipment, from a garlic masher to a garlic smasher. Get equipped with this Groupon.
$15 for $30 Worth of Kitchen Tools and Gifts
The inventory includes a Gefu Spirelli veggie slicer ($29.95), Charles Viancin silicone Lily Pad lids ($8.95–$12.95), Mary Lake Thompson linen dish towels ($17.99 for a set), and glasses etched with a palmetto tree ($8–$10).
The Cook's Station
Kelly Ballentine Colacioppo is a third generation appliance salesperson. Her father owns a restaurant equipment store, so it’s fitting that her store, The Cook's Station, outfits home kitchens with professional-quality equipment. The selection of top brands includes GE Profile, Bosch, and BlueStar, whose 22,000-BTU gas ranges feature extra-large ovens and custom-configured burners modeled after those found in professional kitchens. Cookware from the Culinary Institute of America’s Masters Collection is designed by certified master chefs, and bakeware from Nordic Ware aims to create the perfect bundt cake. Unique gift collections from Nora Fleming, Beatriz Ball, and Casafina are also available. For those starting completely from scratch, the staff includes a licensed kitchen designer, a licensed contractor, and diagrams that illustrate the differences between forks and spoons.
However, The Cook's Station is not just about prepping kitchens—it’s also about prepping the people who use them. A full calendar of foodie events includes cooking and equipment demos, and an online cache of recipes gives chefs new meals to experiment with. Monthly Uncorked events explore wine and tapas pairings, and a knife sharpening service ensures blades are always ready to slice up veggies or that frustratingly impossible soufflé recipe.
659 South Main St
Greenville, South Carolina 29601