Chef Tim Schafer is a self-described Chef-Caterer-Beer & Food Writer-Original Hopzalts Creator-Philanthropist-Entrepreneur and Lover of Life! Tim tells us that he's worn his Chef Metal custom Stainless Steel wristband everyday since the day he got it. As the owner of Brew Chef Culinary Concepts based in Charlotte, NC, Chef Tim is truly a Chef to the Stars whose clients include actors, singers, artists and NASCAR heroes! In his free time he can be found writing features for Ale Street News, creating unique hop infused salts (which he markets and sells under the name Hopzalts) or relaxing on Lake Norman. Tim states, "all the boat Captains on the lake just love my Chefs Metal kitchen coordinates wristband because its sharp, meaningful and doesn't corrode like other jewelry can." Hmmm...maybe a nautical line is in our future! Regardless, we want to thank Chef Tim Schafer for being a loyal friend to Chefs Metal and for wearing the Kitchen Coordinates Wristband with pride! Check out the Brew Chefs Hopzalts at www.brewchefhopzalts.com .
A graduate of the acclaimed Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY, Chef Mike Carrino embarked on what is now his quarter century journey starting as a dishwasher/porter, honing his craft in every corner of the kitchen, working towards his goal of becoming an Executive Chef and owner. Chef Carrino worked vigilantly through hotel kitchens in New Jersey, New York City and Virginia expanding his knowledge in cooking, baking, patisserie and butchery. Creator, Chef and owner of Pig & Prince Restaurant and the renowned French restaurant, Passionné, Chef Carrino is considered by many to be a pillar and a staple of the NJ restaurant and hospitality industry. On a remarkable ten separate occasions, Chef Carrino was invited to the prestigious James Beard House in New York City to present his views and philosophies through food. Chef Carrino supports local food, education and civic organizations including the NJ Foodshed Alliance, which named him their 2019 Volunteer or the year, where he assisted in raising over one million dollars over the past ten years for land and farm rescue.
Chef Carrino's rockstar status is no joke and being the star that he is, he has made frequent guest appearances on NBC’s Today Show, Good Day New York, CBS 2 Saturday Morning, PIX 11, ABC Morning Show, Today in New York, LX New York, News 12 New Jersey and has been featured in The New York Times, Bon Appétit, New Jersey Monthly, The Star-Ledger, Inside NJ Magazine (NJ’s Best Chefs 2013), Edible New Jersey (Local Hero “Chef” 2015), Wall Street Journal, New York Post and Zagat Dinning Guide and more. He was also crowned the winner of Food Network’s inaugural season
cooking competition “Chopped”.
We're proud to say that Chef Carrino has been wearing our Kitchen Coordinates wristband for nearly two years now and if we may say so...his wristband is as sharp as he is!
To see what Chef Mike is up to with his latest endeavor, check out his new classic pasta and sandwich shoppe located in Nutley, NJ and can be found at...
Photo Credit: Rob Yaskovic