I’ve always wondered how those vertically-shot Buzzfeed Tasty-style videos manage to prepare their meals so seamlessly. Everything they need is always at an arm’s length away, in their own convenient glass bowls. While it isn’t really practical to own twenty glass bowls to make your food-prep faster, the Chef Caddy proposes a pretty nifty solution.
Meet the Chef Caddy. It is to a chef what a well-organized CD rack is to a deejay. Designed to be modular, the Chef Caddy holds spices, curry-pastes, pre-mixes, dried herbs, seasonings, and oils in its magnetic body that allows you to snap elements together. Designed by Casey Moulton, a speed-chef in his own right, Chef Caddy uses a system he developed years ago, to make food preparation blitzing-fast by simply organizing your seasoning by cuisine. Clubbing seasonings and oils into cuisines like French, Thai, Mexican, Indian, or Italian, Casey found it was much easier to sift through spices without having to dig around in a cluttered spice rack for that one badly-labeled bottle. Chef Caddy allowed you to group similar seasonings together, to make it easier to locate and access whatever you need. The caddy’s body features four docking stations for seasoning-jars, and a bottle-cozy for storing a bottle of cooking or seasoning oil. Each caddy unit comes with magnetic labels that let you easily organize your mixes and spices, as well as a cheat-sheet on top of the caddy to help group your ingredients together, sorting them by cuisine.
The modular, magnetic spice rack doesn’t just organize your kitchen, it de-clutters it too. Keeping everything in a vertically-standing column of jars, the Chef Caddy occupies lesser space than a messy spice-rack and even keeps things aligned, thanks to the magnets that automatically snap and align individual caddies together. Moreover, for smaller apartments, the Chef Caddy even allows you to mount individual cuisine-caddies on cabinets, keeping your spices organized and counters clear.
Based around popular cuisines, the Chef Caddy allows you to organize your spices in a manner that’s sensible and relevant. A Basic Caddy set comes with the essentials like salt, pepper, onion, garlic, and cooking oil, while other individual caddies club spices together based on how often they’re used simultaneously. Magnetic tags allow you to easily label individual spice jars as well as add cheat-sheet spice-lists to caddy columns (and on oil bottles too), while blank tags let you add your own labels if you’re the kind to use special spices or self-made mixes. To preserve your seasoning for longer, all jars and oil bottles are made from glass, while the caddies are crafted from powder-coated aluminum, allowing them to be light, easy to clean, and keeping them from getting rusted.
The pleasure of owning and using the Chef Caddy goes beyond just having a marvelously organized spice rack. The magnetic, modular feature allows you to easily attach and detach spice-groups to be used at the kitchen, at the dining table, or even outside at the barbecue grill. Chef Caddy lets you choose from 15 different world cuisines to organize your spices (and even make your own bespoke super-secret spice-racks) putting all necessary ingredients right at your fingertips, so you don’t have to dig through a cluttered spice cabinet to find the right condiment, and you can prepare your meals with lightning-speed without investing in a whole bunch of glass bowls like those guys at Buzzfeed Tasty’s studio.
Designer: Casey Moulton
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Meal prep better.
Store it easily.
Here’s their recommended strategy for storing your caddies:
– Caddies containing seasonings used nearly every time you cook should stay out on the counter, as handy as can be.
– Caddies containing cuisine-specific seasonings should be stored in easy to reach locations: on the counter, under cabinets, in a top drawer or an eye-level shelf in a cupboard.
– Bulk and rarely used seasonings don’t need to go in Chef Caddy units and can be stored out of the way in a dry, cool place.
The complete label set comes with:
– 15 cuisine groups, each with four spice cap labels and seasoning list.
– 60 total spice cap labels covering the 60 most common spices.
– 12 bottle collars for the most common oils, vinegars and non-perishable sauces.
– 5 blank label sets to write your own variations.
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