Flying Camel and O'Reilly DePalma teamed up their clients Capital Ranges and American Standard for a design blogger cookoff at 2012 Dwell on Design.
Who could disagree?
No words. Just chocolate.
Cheers, Brandon! You did great. Follow Brandon's blog at http://dcoopsd.wordpress.com/
Taking their judging duties very seriously. Did you know that Surjit of Capital is a Kitchen & Bath Hall of Fame inductee?
Capital Chef Doug meets Rebecca Reynolds and Lori Gilder pre-event.
Team One: Brandon Smith, San Diego Designer; Stacy Garcia, Owner of Garcia Cabinetmakers in Huntington Beach and founder of #kbtribechat; and Paul Buchanan, chef and owner of Primal Alchemy Catering in Long Beach.
Post cookoff relief with Rebecca, Lori and Stacy.
Ladies and gentlemen, start your burners! The Dwell on Design cookoff begins!
Tasty! (Behind the camera are our friends Jamie Goldberg and Noritz client Yonius Saritoh).
The judging team from Dwell: Alejandro Chavetta,Creative Director; Kelsey Keith, Senior Editor; and
Sarah Ost, Digital Content Director.
Capital Chef Doug can't resist a sniff from Brandon, as Stacy and Michael Garcia of Garcia Cabinetmakers watch.
Judges have all the fun!
Jennie uses the American Standard Pekoe semi-pro faucet and Prevoir appliance sink in the middle of the action. Rebecca later called the Prevoir sink "sexy." (love that!)
But still a very hard decision.
The stage, with the professional chefs Jennie and Paul conferring before the cookoff began.
Team Two: Rebecca Reynolds, Owner of Culinary Kitchen Design in Greenwich, CT; Jennie Cook (real name!), owner of Plant Based Parties/Vegan Events in Los Angeles and Lori Gilder, Interior Designer, Principal of Interior Makeovers in Beverly Hills.
Brandon is always smiling! Brandon Smith, San Diego designer at far right.
The pace picked up as the clock ticked down.
Master of Ceremonies, Capital Chef Doug. Capital CEO Surjit Kalsi chuckles in the foreground. (Because Doug is pretty funny.)
We have winners! Team 1 wins for those awesome chocolate delights, while Team 2 wins for their first course.
This entire cookoff came about from one of our #kbtribe chats on Twitter. Join the fun every Wed at 2 pm ET. http://kbtribe.wordpress.com/
There's always room for a new cookbook! Jennie Cook (with pan), owns Plant Based Parties/Vegan Events in Los Angeles
How's it going, Rebecca?
Flurry of activity.
Both teams commented on the fabulous Capital Culinarian series. Perfect for real cooks.
Resistance is futile.
Michael Garcia, of Garcia Cabinetmakers in Huntington Beach, CA, watches Brandon's technique.
The judges are ready to taste!
There's still room in the American Standard Prevoir stainless steel kitchen sink.
Wordcloud of event buzz, promoting participants and clients, Capital Ranges and American Standard.
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