Flashback: Peter Salerno Featured in NKBA Certifications Video

Flashback: Peter Salerno Featured in NKBA Certifications Video

The NKBA's Ash Sukumar films Peter Salerno in his showroom for an upcoming KBIS presentation.
The NKBA’s Ash Sukumar films Peter Salerno in his showroom for an upcoming KBIS presentation.

Two years ago, Peter Salerno lent his 30 years of experience as a certified master kitchen and bath designer (CMKBD) to the NKBA in the production of a new video for NKBA University.

As was first reported on the NKBA Connect blog, that video of Peter Salerno was featured as a Center Stage Video at the KBIS 2015 convention in Las Vegas.

The video was part of a presentation entitled “The Importance of NKBA Certification”, taking place on Tuesday, January 20th from 3:45-4:15 p.m. at KBIS 2015’s Center Stage. The interactive Center Stage presentation was perfect for students, young designers, and experienced designers looking to take their credentials to the next level.

Watch Peter Salerno’s KBIS 2015 video on NKBA Certifications:

Peter Salerno is a Certified Master Kitchen & Bath Designer (CMKBD), and his successful, award-winning custom design business is in large part based on his commitment to continuing professional education. Much of that continuing education comes through the NKBA and its outstanding member programs.

Peter Salerno's NKBA Best Kitchen of 2012, with a custom hood from RangeCraft.
Peter Salerno’s NKBA Best Kitchen of 2012, with a custom hood from RangeCraft. (Credit Peter Rymwid)

“Being NKBA certified lends instant credibility to my business,” Peter said in his recent NKBA interview. And he should know – over the last 10 years, Peter Salerno Inc. is the most award-winning kitchen and bath design firm in North America.

This La Cornue Kitchen Video Will Leave You Breathless

Watch A Master Chef At Work in A Gorgeous La Cornue Kitchen

For an exquisite, luxury French kitchen, there simply is no match for La Cornue. Ever since Albert Dupuy invented the first La Cornue oven over a century ago, the company has stood at the forefront of cooking design, craftsmanship and innovation. As such, La Cornue has developed a reputation as one of its industry’s leaders, and one of the world’s most luxurious brand names in the world of kitchen design.

It’s one thing to see still photography of La Cornue’s world-class kitchen ranges and rotisseries. It’s another to watch them in action, utilized by the hands of a renowned Master Chef like Michael Latour.

Michael Latour’s culinary career began at Johnson & Wales University in Rhode Island, and has progressed through the most prestigious echelons of cuisine in the greater New York metropolitan area. Master Chef Latour honed his craft in some of New York’s finest hotels, including the honor of being part of the opening team at NYC’s Four Seasons Hotel.

Master Chef Latour is specifically renowned for his mastery of French-American cuisine, the staple of his restaurant, Latour. Opened in 1998 in Ridgewood, NJ, Latour has been praised by patrons and critics alike for  every aspect of its cuisine. Latour’s latest Zagat rating offers an auspicious 26/30 rating for food and notes its “showstopping” cuisine and “lovely…Gallic setting”.

Master Chef Latour took the dazzling array of La Cornue appliances at the award-winning Peter Salerno Inc. showroom in Wyckoff, New Jersey, for a spin in this featured video. Utilizing the stunning La Cornue Château 120 range and Flamberge Rotisserie, Latour created a stunning multi-course French meal:

  • Appetizer: Lump Crab Strudel with Lobster Sauce Nantua Frisee
  • Entree: La Cornue Rotisserie Cornish Game Hen with Fines Herb, Potato Galette, Vegetable Julienne and Beet Gaufrette with Natural Jus
  • Dessert: Grand Marnier Souffle with Chocolate Pastel and Pulled Sugar Piece Montee

Peter Salerno Inc., an authorized dealer of La Cornue ranges and rotisseries through Purcell Murray USA, is the most award-winning North American custom kitchen and bath design firm of the 21st century.

Peter’s work has been featured in multiple publications of note. He is one of a handful of HGTV’s featured Kitchen and Bath Designers, and is the recipient of numerous design awards, including the prestigious 2012 Best Large Kitchen award from the National Kitchen & Bath Assocation (NKBA) . In total, Peter was honored with an unprecedented 23 NKBA awards from 1993-2013, a mark which sets him apart in the custom interior design industry.

Peter Salerno Inc. is an Authorized Dealer of all La Cornue & Top Brewer Products. Their showroom features the Château 120, the CornuFé 110, the CornuFé 1908,  and the Flamberge  Rôtisserie. In addition, the showroom is soon-to-be fitted with a fully functional Top Brewer.  Peter Salerno, Inc. is also an authorized dealer of Habersham, Schaub, Amerock, & Waterstone products.

For more information about Peter Salerno Inc., please visit their official website.

Peter Salerno Inc. Unveils EDGES Cutlery Collection [SNEAK PREVIEW]

Peter Salerno Inc. Unveils EDGES Cutlery Collection [SNEAK PREVIEW]

Exclusive Blog Sneak Peek at EDGES Cutlery Collection

The EDGES custom cutlery collection will soon be unveiled to the public by Peter Salerno Inc. But why wait? We’re giving our loyal blog readers an exclusive sneak preview into the EDGES creation process – from inception through production, creation and delivery!

The EDGES custom cutlery collection is the brainchild of Anthony Michael Salerno (AKTI and NKBA member) and will be available exclusively through Peter Salerno Inc. This world-class custom cutlery collection offers fine selections for everyone, from professional chefs to home kitchen owners looking for the very best in one-of-a-kind knives and cutlery.

Check out this exclusive EDGES video from Peter Salerno Inc.:

At Peter Salerno, Inc. it’s important that we not only deliver the ultimate kitchen, but the ultimate cooking experience as well. Cooking is a passion that every designer at Peter Salerno, Inc. shares. Through this passion we discovered that the most important tool while preparing food was the kitchen knife. A poor quality knife can turn cooking into a chore instead of a fun activity.

After speaking with dozens of home-cooks and professional chefs, Anthony Michael Salerno, AKTI, NKBA Member, designed a collection of simple yet elegant designs for both the home kitchen and professional kitchen. Peter Salerno, Inc. collaborated with Aldo Bruno (New Jersey Steel Baron) to use only the highest quality materials and ensure that each knife is hand-ground and hand-assembled right here in New Jersey to bring each client a truly custom piece by local knifemakers.

A sneak peek at the debut EDGES custom cutlery collection from the finishing room!
A sneak peek at the debut EDGES custom cutlery collection from the finishing room!

Anthony designed these knives with three aspects in mind: Performance, Handling, and Looks. Each knife has its own distinct look and feel while remaining balanced, ergonomic, and light. All of our knives are perfectly balanced at the ricasso with contoured handles to ensure your knife feels like an extension of your hand.

Place your custom EDGES order today by calling 201.251.6608!

Here are details on 7 of the centerpiece custom cutlery designs in the EDGES collection.

The Sovereign: This knife was created for serious home-chefs and pro chefs. It features a more aggressive look, sports front and back bolsters, two sets of spacers, and our USA-Made San Mai featuring 420 Stainless with a 52100 Carbon Core. $1,200

The Monarch: This knife has a more fluid design than it’s bigger brother. It features the same ergonomics as the Sovereign except sports a dovetail butt and is made entirely of AEB-L Stainless or 52100 Carbon. Great for any pro or home chef. Starting at $625.

The Shogun: This Japanese inspired knife features the same edge geometry as all our other chef knives and our full-tang construction while adopting a classic Japanese cutlery design. This is perfect for the knife collector and serious chef that wants a superior performing knife with a Japanese design. Starting at $600.

The Yoshoku: A santoku knife, great for chopping and dicing hard vegetables and hacking through light bones. Starting at $625.

The Primus: The perfect 6″ utility knife. This is a great knife to use at BBQ’s, fishing trips, and camping trips where the chef knife is too big and the paring knife is too small. Starting at $350.

The Steward: Our most popular model next to our Monarch, this small paring knife has the same great ergonomics as our chef knives. It is light and nimble, allowing for unparalleled handling during a variety of different tasks. This is the quintessential companion piece for your chef knife. Starting at $225.

The Bon Pane: Our unique bread knife design was created to allow for more natural joint movement and hand positioning while cutting bread. The ergonomics allow the knife to be held perfectly perpendicular to the cutting board. Starting at $400.

The official Peter Salerno Inc. blog will be providing more information about the debut launch of the EDGES custom cutlery collection. You can place your custom order today by calling 201.251.6608.

Peter Salerno Inc. Featured In Spectacular NJ Kitchens Video

Peter Salerno Inc. Featured In Spectacular NJ Kitchens Video

Watch Video of Peter Salerno Inc. Kitchen With Hardware Designs

The fine people at Hardware Designs are regarded as New Jersey’s premier destination for luxury kitchen, bath and architectural hardware. They have also created a series of must-watch videos entitled Spectacular NJ Kitchens & Baths, which recently featured a custom Peter Salerno Inc. kitchen design.

Spectacular New Jersey Kitchens & Baths is a special Hardware Designs online video series hosted by Larry Goren, the company’s owner. In each episode, Larry Goren features a stunning custom kitchen and/or bath design created by a leading area designer.

In his most recent episode, Larry Goren covers the Peter Salerno Inc. kitchen that was given the 2010 NKBA Best Kitchen Award. The kitchen, which belongs to Peter Salerno’s client Chris Sompolski, is a striking example of Peter Salerno Inc. kitchen artistry.

Watch Peter Salerno Inc. custom kitchen design interview video here:

In his interview, Peter Salerno Inc. discusses the specific details that went into making the 2010 NKBA Best Kitchen the work of art it became. Working closely with client Chris Sompolski made it possible for Peter to fulfill all of the personal wishes that made this kitchen design special.

A special thank you to Larry Gerin and the team at Hardware Designs for choosing to feature Peter Salerno in this episode of Spectacular NJ Kitchens and Baths. Enjoy the video, and leave a comment below!