Brent Herrig Spoonfuls of Inspiration in orange & black

Chef Jonathan Kallini – 3 in 1 Tool


Jonathan Kallini’s Spoonful Story

About six years ago, this unique spoon caught Chef Jonathan Kallini’s eye. He was looking for a way to reduce the number of things stored in his bain-marie, a cylindrical metal container chefs typically use to store their tools of the trade. This spoon “had a ruler to provide examples to my cooks of exact dimensions (and check them after the fact), could be used as tweezers in a pinch (no pun intended), and most importantly, was an appropriate size for most spoon tasks, whether it be saucing, plating, or tasting. Nobody ever mistook it for their own and nobody had one like it.”

At the time this spoonful was plated, Chef Jonathan Kallini had just gained some menu control over the restaurant where he began his career. He was experimenting with presenting foods altered from their original form and texture, such as these “noodles” made from beet gel. While this spoon has since been retired to a place of honor on Kallini’s home office desk, it continues to symbolize his approach in the kitchen. “It shows my penchant for specificity and attention to detail. It’s a tool that demonstrates my adherence to standards, and it showcases elements of a cuisine that require precision and understanding of ingredients.”

Ingredients: Beet gel noodles and anise hyssop oil

What are the “Spoonfuls of Inspiration”

Among chefs there is one universal truth: each has a favorite spoon. Whether wooden, metal, porcelain, plastic, or bone, chefs use this indispensable tool to measure, stir, flip, fold, divide, carry, plate, and – most importantly – to taste. Most chefs will tell you that their favorite spoon is an extension of themselves, an appendage without which they would be hard-pressed to survive.

Brent Herrig’s Spoonfuls of Inspiration series captures the unique emotional connection between chef and spoon. Created in collaboration with the chef, these abstract portraits showcase their favorite spoon alongside the ingredients and elements that inspire them. Here you’ll find a selection of Spoonfuls of Inspiration representing chefs, bartenders, and baristas from around the globe.

Product Details

Limited edition print:150 copies

Gallery acrylic mount finishing: This is a perfect ready-to-hang presentation for galleries, homes, restaurants or exhibitions. It is durable and robust with guaranteed brilliant colors and UV protection. The original Océ Lightjet exposure system photo print on Kodak Pro Ultra Endura paper results in a high quality finish with rich, vibrant colors and deep blacks. The photo print is then mounted between 1/8″ (4mm) thick acrylic panels.

Print only finishing: For those wishing to customize mounting and framing. The original Océ Lightjet exposure system photo print on Kodak Pro Ultra Endura paper results in a high quality finish with rich, vibrant colors and deep blacks.

Authenticity statement: This print is signed and numbered. This print comes with a certificate of authenticity and description.

Legal: The photographer reserves the right to reproduce this image for use in greetings cards, calendars, books and for any other promotional purposes. These reproductions are not considered originals, but may augment the value of your original. Refunds are only offered if the print is damaged on arrival and reported no later than 14 days after delivery. Although every effort has been made to ensure the measurements are correct, this is not guaranteed as each print is individually made and some may be hand cut. You may be charged customs duties and taxes for this print if delivered outside the USA.

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