In honor of our sister site Curbed's relaunch this week, Eater editors and photographers profile hot real estate in the form of chef home kitchens. Take a look at how these professional cooks designed their kitchens for function and comfort off the clock.
San Francisco: Liz Prueitt and Chad Robertson (Tartine)
The co-owners of Tartine Bakery use their kitchen for cooking at home as well as recipe development for their businesses and cookbooks. Although the design is minimalist, the natural light is abundant making an ideal set for cookbook photography and Instagram.
LA: Ludo LefebVre (Trois Mec)
The way classic and modern meet in Lefebvre's kitchen should come as no surprise to anyone familiar with the French inspired food from his three restaurants. Flourishes like a copper lined sink and rustic finish on the cabinets bring comfort to the structured space.
Chicago: Rick Bayless (Topolobampo)
Mexican food superstar Rick Bayless designed his home kitchen to be "incredibly functional," with stain resistant labratory grade counters and a triangle layout to suit the chef's movements. Still, the overall impression is quite cozy with warm wood finishes, and a fireplace meant to be gathered around.
Austin: Jack Gilmore (Jack Allen’s Kitchen)
There is no doubt Jack Gilmore's house was built for having fun. The chef has a sprawling lakeside home with indoor and outdoor kitchens and a tequila collection composed of more than 300 bottles.
New Orleans: Kelly Fields (Willa Jean)
It's the combination of salvaged materials, mixing colors and textures that makes Besh Group pastry chef Kelly Fields' kitchen space so comfortable. With enough space to keep it from feeling cluttered, this is the perfect space for casual entertaining.
Miami: Michael Schwartz (Michael's Genuine Food & Drink)
A nimbus of pans floats over restauranteur Michael Schwartz's spacious kitchen. Though it it could pass for a professional kitchen, most of the appliances are meant for home use with the notable exception of a custom wood grill and rotisserie that anchors the room.
DC: Mike Friedman (The Red Hen)
He cooks with a wood-fired oven in rustic environs at The Red Hen but Chef Mike Friedman favors a straightforward scheme in his home kitchen made bright with marble counters and large white farmhouse sink.
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