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Kitchen Kapers Adds NJ Outpost

 

Kitchen Kapers Adds NJ Outpost

POSTED BY administrator on Sep 27 under Kitchenware

Kitchen Kapers Adds NJ Outpost
News from Gourmet Retailer:

When Kitchen Kapers’ newest store in Marlton Square, N.J., opened on Sept. 21, the independent kitchenware retailer debuted a new concept: a dedicated area for cooking and baking demos.

The area is outfitted with four burners and an oven, explained Rick Kratchman, vice president of Kitchen Kapers. “It’s a dedicated space for chefs or manufacturers to come in. We want to have that aspect of something going on but not necessarily a cooking class.”

It’s important for the independent kitchenware retailer to showcase the new products it sells. “The interest in specialized cooking tools and innovative devices has exploded. So we are really excited to have a demonstration cooktop that allows us to show techniques that enhance the experience of preparing and serving fresh food,” Kratchman says.

Out of its 13 stores in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware, only one, its Morristown, N.J., store, features a dedicated cooking school.

“One of the issues is that we’re in visible, high traffic locations,” Kratchman explains. “It’s just not cost effective to dedicate an amount of space to a cooking school…We do demonstrations in a defined area for that purpose.”

Since Kitchen Kapers opened its doors in 1975, what it looks for in a location has evolved.

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Hyatt Signs On with Artisanal’s Cheese Pairing Program
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New York-based Artisanal Brands Inc., a New York-based marketer and distributor of the Artisanal Premium Cheese brand of cheeses and other specialty food products, has begun work on a cheese pairing program with approximately 92 Hyatt Hotels. 

Through the new program, Artisanal’s expanded line of American artisan cheeses will be shipped to select Hyatt locations for a new pairing program offering local cheeses to the hotel properties. Artisanal and Hyatt have worked together on this program to create complementary pairings of Artisanal branded cheeses with select wines and beers being offered by Hyatt.

 “Consumers have told us that an intimidating aspect of enjoying quality cheese is how to pair it with the appropriate beverage,” said Daniel W. Dowe, president and CEO of Artisanal. “With our roots in fine dining and our pairing expertise, Artisanal offers a full service approach that allows our partners to seamlessly introduce our branded cheeses to their customers. In our work with Hyatt on this pairing program, we match our cheeses according to the

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