August 26, 2017
Experiencing A Professional Appliance Demo Dinner
The best part of shopping for your new kitchen is a little known secret. Once a month, most major high end appliance manufacturers hold free cooking demonstrations to showcase their products. The evenings include wine, hors d’oeuvres, and often a six or seven course meal. Sometimes the evening includes watching Master Chefs prepare food using the latest, state of the art cooking innovations.
These demonstrations are held in design centers so there is no pressure from salespeople – appliances actually aren’t even sold at these locations. The Fretz Corporation on Woodhaven Road in Philadelphia first held what became the gold standard of these events. In the past you might have seen legendary chefs like George Perrier formerly of Le Bec Fin prepare a meal right in front of you, something rarely experienced even at his own restaurants.
I can’t recommend this experience enough, particularly if you or your customer has an appliance budget of more than ten thousand dollars. Deciding on which appliances to splurge on can become difficult when you see and taste dishes prepared in built in steamers or speed ovens, or sample espresso from Miele coffee makers.
I’m getting hungry just thinking about these evenings and so I think it must be time to go once again. The beautiful new Fretz Showroom at the Philadelphia Navy Yard or the Miele showroom in Princeton, New Jersey have particularly enjoyable programs. Here is the contact information to make a reservation:
FRETZ Showroom – Philadelphia Navy Yard 4050South 26th St, Philadelphia, PA 19112 886-987-2122 www.fretz.com
Miele Princeton Showroom – 9 Independence Way, Princeton, New Jersey 08540 800-843-7231 x 1002 www.miele.usa
Hope to see you there,
……….. and as Julia said “bon appétit!”
Paul, John, Julie, Tom, Ed, and Stacia
Main Line Kitchen Design