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Watch Chicago Chefs Cook With Power Tools

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Apparently quite a few Chicago chefs use power tools (and in one case, an innocuous grooming tool) to cook, prep, or plate food in their restaurant kitchens. In this Crain's video: Watch David Burke's Primehouse chef Rick Gresh use a power drill/holesaw combo to clean the ends of corn, or François Payard-trained pastry chef Craig Harzewski create elegant desserts using a paint trowel (Harzewski says Payard actually taught him this trick). At Browntrout, chef-owner Sean Sanders found that using a small travel-size blow dryer could more quickly achieve the superhot flames needed to run his wood-fired grill. It's all very MacGyver and fascinating to watch, so here:

Video: Watch Chicago Chefs Cook With Power Tools

· New uses for old tools [Crain's]
· All Chicago Coverage on Eater [-E-]

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