Caterer Kitchen Magic
Charm and character exudes from this adorable and functional Caterer’s Kitchen created in an historic World’s Fair-era mansion. This kitchen sits off of the main “show” kitchen and intends to hide the “dirty” work area during entertaining and also gives the homeowner (who loves to bake) a place to practice his passion. Through the remodel, the home’s impressive original features were preserved, so the main kitchen respects the glamour of the home. In contrast, this Caterer’s Kitchen reflects a working kitchen- industrial and hardworking, yet a place that is modern, warm and inviting.
Material selections are reflective of the period. Shaker inset cabinets with glass expose the serving pieces they contain, clean white subway tile and marble- look quartz countertops provide the look of times past, but with the function of modern materials. The giant center freestanding island with a butcher block top adds dimension, but also keeps the room feeling open. Brushed brass add a pop of metal. The real star of this room is the custom sage green cabinet color; it makes you want to peek inside the door from the main kitchen to see what is happening inside and linger. It’s a delightful surprise!
As a Caterer’s kitchen, the function of the space was critical. Additional appliances were added to supplement the main kitchen’s overflow. Plenty of open counter space was allowed for work space and prep area for service. Open shelving spaces were designed for easy access to serving platters. An open floored tall cabinet is useful for vacuum storage.
This Caterer’s kitchen is an unexpected jewel that reflects a workhorse space of days gone by and makes you feel like years worth of warm bread have been (and will be) baked there!