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Hello,

My name is Emily King and I'm a Product Design student currently on an industrial placement with a small design company.

We have recently had an interesting project brought to us by a professional caterer who has found problems and restrictions with the utensils and implements she has been using.

To create products that don't have these restrictions it is important to include the end user in all aspects of designing and creating the object, and hopefully that is where you will come in!

So, if there are any problems or restrictions that you have found with the cooking tools you currently use, or maybe a product simply doesn't exist that you think would be useful please let me know.

Hopefully, together we can begin to look at creating well-informed products that are much better suited to both the user and the application they are needed for.

All suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you :)

post #2 of 4

I have used companies that present my ideas to manufacturers. If they use them I get paid.

Chef EdB
Over 50 years in food service business 35 as Ex Chef. Specializing in Volume upscale Catering both on and off premise .(former Exec. Chef in the largest on premise caterer in US  with 17 Million Dollars per year annual volume). 
      Well versed in all facets of Continental Cuisine...

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Chef EdB
Over 50 years in food service business 35 as Ex Chef. Specializing in Volume upscale Catering both on and off premise .(former Exec. Chef in the largest on premise caterer in US  with 17 Million Dollars per year annual volume). 
      Well versed in all facets of Continental Cuisine...

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It might be dissapointing for me to tell you this, but most of my complaints with cooking tools aren't the design--it's the quality.

 

As with most power tools, kitchen tools and gadgets are designed to be used one or twice a year, untill they break or the user gets a replacement for Christmas.

 

There is a lot of variety out there, and some designs are bomb-proof.  For instance, two years ago  I paid over $200 for a Hamiliton-Beach  manual    citrus juicer.  It's bomb-proof, and the mnfctr has shown intelligence, restraint, and thoughtfullness by leaving the design alone and just selling it.  I can also get replacement parts for it at any restauarnt supply store, even though the original design is over 50 yrs old. Try that with any new appliance/gadget and you'll get a blank stare.

 

...."This whole reality thing is really not what I expected it would be"......
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...."This whole reality thing is really not what I expected it would be"......
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I'm a little confused?? You first said you had the project to work on.

Then you were looking for projects? Which is it?

You will soon find out this is a very experienced community. They can help you,

or bury you. Just curious???

pan

Emily?

FOR YEARS I LIVED TO WORK! NOW I WORK TO LIVE!
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FOR YEARS I LIVED TO WORK! NOW I WORK TO LIVE!
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