Peter Salerno Talks Design Inspiration At NKBA + Miele USA Presentation

Peter Salerno Talks Design Inspiration At NKBA + Miele USA Presentation

Peter Salerno scored with a well-received presentation about custom design inspiration and innovation at a recent NKBA presentation held at Miele USA’s Princeton, New Jersey Experience Center.

Peter Salerno, CMKBD, is the owner and founder of Peter Salerno Inc., the most award-winning North American kitchen and bath design company of the 21st century.  As the keynote speaker and presenter of an NKBA Mid-Atlantic function in April 2018 at Miele USA’s Princeton Experience Center, Peter’s “Where Does Inspiration Come From?” was well-attended and well-received!

Peter Salerno Inc., NKBA presentation at Miele USA in Princeton, NJ, April 2018.

Plenty of familiar faces were on hand for this NKBA/Miele USA co-branded event, including Peter Salerno Inc.’s longtime friend and colleague Mary A. Moulds, Culinary Events Manager at Miele USA. Peter Salerno noted it was ‘humbling’ to see such a turnout for the event, with many attendees taking the time to speak to him personally both before and after the presentation.

Peter Salerno Inc., NKBA presentation at Miele USA in Princeton, NJ, April 2018.

Peter’s presentation was accompanied by visual examples of his design inspirations, followed by each inspiration’s final creation. One of the more stunning examples shown during the keynote speech was that of seagulls drifting through the ocean air, and how Peter Salerno turned that image into a stunning kitchen design innovation – embedded LED animation of seagulls over crashing waves, displayed in a kitchen island countertop.

Peter Salerno Inc., NKBA presentation at Miele USA in Princeton, NJ, April 2018.
Images of seagulls floating over the ocean air…
Peter Salerno Inc., NKBA presentation at Miele USA in Princeton, NJ, April 2018.
…led Peter Salerno Inc. to design this breathtaking LED animation embedded in a kitchen island countertop.

Peter Salerno also noted the warmth of his reception – not just by the attendees of the event, but by the representatives of Miele USA and the NKBA. It’s not always easy speaking publicly, but Peter and his team remarked how at ease they were made to feel at the spacious Miele USA Princeton Experience Center, and what a blast they had in general! By the end of the evening, everyone in attendance was sharing in refreshments, chatting like old friends, taking pictures and having a blast!

The event was a beautiful marriage of three stunning brands. When an internationally-acclaimed award-winning designer speaks at a function held by the National Kitchen + Bath Association, held inside a world-class Miele USA Experience Center, you know you’ve created something special.

We hope you enjoy these exclusive photos from the Miele USA and NKBA Mid-Atlantic event, “Where Does Inspiration Come From?”, featuring Peter Salerno of Peter Salerno Inc.!

Peter Salerno Inc., NKBA presentation at Miele USA in Princeton, NJ, April 2018. Peter Salerno Inc., NKBA presentation at Miele USA in Princeton, NJ, April 2018.

Professional Chef Testimonial: Why EDGES Custom Cutlery Is Superior

Professional Chef Testimonial: Why EDGES Custom Cutlery Is Superior

Culinary Specialist Explains Why You Should Own EDGES Cutlery

EDGES, the custom cutlery collection, is available exclusively from Peter Salerno Inc. Using the highest quality materials and a proprietary “hand-ground, hand-crafted” process, each piece of EDGES custom cutlery is a one-of-a-kind work of art.

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The founder and creator of EDGES, Anthony Michael Salerno, designed the series of custom knives and cutlery with three objectives in mind: performance, handling, and aesthetic beauty. The ergonomics of each piece are monitored with pinpoint accuracy in mind, and early reviews of the EDGES collection rave about the “perfect balance” between handle and blade.

We could tell you so much about why we love this cutlery collection. But it’s far more important for you to know what professional chefs have to say about actually using the knives in the EDGES collection.

Miele Culinary Events Manager (Princeton, NJ) Mary Moulds slices a beautiful tenderloin.
Miele Culinary Events Manager (Princeton, NJ) Mary Moulds slices a beautiful tenderloin with EDGES custom cutlery.

Mary A. Moulds is a Culinary Events Manager for Miele USA. Based out of their Princeton, NJ, showroom, Mary is a highly-qualified professional with a great deal of responsibility (and work) on her shoulders. The knives she uses in a professional setting must be balanced, reliable, and perform to the highest of standards.

When Mary Moulds had the opportunity to handle and work with the EDGES collection, she was instantly impressed by the quality and effectiveness of the various designs in the initial fleet of custom cutlery. We asked Mary for a testimonial about her EDGES experience, and this is what she had to say.

“On November 4, 2015, I had the absolute pleasure of working with the team from Peter Salerno, Inc. as they unveiled their new Miele Transitional Kitchen Display. This was an evening where some of the industry’s finest came out in support of this modern day kitchen & design firm to see what Peter’s team had been working so diligently on. While cooking has always been my passion and I have an opportunity to do this job I love every day, it is also a great chance for me to work in someone else’s kitchen once in a while as I get to experience new and unique opportunities.

One of these opportunities was at this event where I got the exclusive chance to work on the new line of custom knives called “Edges”, designed by Anthony Michael Salerno. Everyone knows that when a chef travels, they almost always bring their own knives with them because they don’t leave home without them. Before this event, I was asked if I would try out these custom knives and give them a test run. All I can is “Wow”! Where I am normally grabbing 5-6 different knives to do particular things in the
kitchen, I was able to call 3 knives my “go-to” for the evening. There was so much versatility and flexibility in these knives that served dual purposes for the novice or experienced chef. And at last, a chef’s knife with a petite hand in mind. That has always been my problem….finding the right chef knife that worked with my small hand size but still did what I needed it to do. And now, the fact that these knives can be made custom with a pop of color or blade edge angle degree, that will suit everyone who loves to cook or spend time in the kitchen. Every once in a while you use a product that makes you feel good. This was one of those times for me. I used a knife that worked well, but more importantly, made me feel good using it. I could not have asked for more!”

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If you’re interested in the fine line of EDGES custom cutlery, please contact Peter Salerno Inc. at (201) 251-6608 for more details.