"I'd rather go through the trouble of lugging my knives to my Dad's for Sunday dinner than use someone else's steak knife."
Although compact, "they are not durable enough" and "they don't fit everything [chefs] have".
"[Chefs] need customizability" for their range of tools, and these are inconvenient, unwieldy, and ugly.
Some chefs "wrap [their] knives in cloth and toss them in" these. This does not reflect their bond with their tools or pride as chefs.
Durable, utilitarian, customizable,
and fashionable. "I am proud to be a Chef."
The Chef's Portmanteau has two separable compartments: one for cutlery, and the other for additional tools, clothing, and miscellaneous items like dictionaries.
The compartments are attached by four buckles, which can be tightened to secure tools inside and prevent damage.
With camera bag inspired velcro dividers, Chefs can customize their bag to fit all of their precious tools safe and sound.
The cutlery compartment contains two trays which can be customized by moving the white clips.
The tray is constructed with layered fabric to provide a stiff but soft structure and slots for the rubber-coated separation clips. Both help ensure knives do not damage each other.
Foam with PVC backing
The sturdy trays make it easy for a chef to show off his dear collection.
An easy-to-access zipper at the top is color-coded to indicate its function to provide chefs fast access to medical aid.
The fashionable, culinary-inspired design helps chefs show off their pride in their career.
Red is often used to simulate hunger and is associated with fine cuisine.
A durable (machine washable) white canvas exterior matches their daily work apparel.
Grill-inspired back padding is comfortable, breaths well, and adds a striking contrast to the white and red.
Cleans sleeves are a mark of a good chef, and they also inspired the fashionable backpack straps.
Fashion, function, emotion.
Designed in collaboration with Dane Pieri & Albert Song.
Featured on WIRED's Gadget Lab, Core77, and The Awesomer, among many others.