66 Magazine Issue 3 Spring 2018 - Page 77

Left and centre The Kitchen Things Luxury Collection showroom highlights the luxury that European brands have to offer. Left Josh Emmett creates a culinary masterpiece for guests at the Kitchen Things Luxury Collection showroom opening. Above Brett McGregor prepares a three-course meal in front of the cameras. Just like old times. Below A stellar cast of chefs helped Jones Family Business open its flagship store. Left to right; Michael Meredith, Rachel Louie, Josh Emmett, Rudy Chartier, Des Harris, Mark Jones, Brett McGregor, William Mordido, Simon Gault, Giulio Sturla. event recently. Invited guests were seated in each of the brand spaces within the showroom (where all cooking appliances and tapware are connected and ready to use, just like in any family home). A roll-call of the best chef talent New Zealand has to offer prepared a series of meals, showcasing both their unique skills and the abilities of the appliances surrounding them. In one corner, Michael Meredith. In another, Simon Gault. Over there was Josh Emmett, Rudy Chartier and Des Harris, while Brett McGregor, William Mordido and Giulio Sturla worked in other spaces while guests dined; in all, a stellar list of gastronomic genius befitting the surroundings. But, over and above everything else and putting the glamour to one side, the event was all about good conversation over good food; in short, just like a family meal should be. That the Kitchen Things Luxury Collection showroom can deliver such intimate and familial surroundings in multiples is very impressive and hints at its tandem purpose as an event space in the future too. “Our company motto has always been ‘From our family to yours’,” concludes Mark. “This store is my interpretation of how the future of the family home will look with a focus on luxury. But at its heart, it adheres to the same principals as any of our other 19 stores. The reward for me is knowing that we’re making a difference to the way New Zealand families live and giving them the quality products and the knowledge about how to get the most out of them every day.” 66 MagAzine SPRING 2018 75