DCS Appliances partners with kitchen to highlight food, community

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. - (May 15, 2012) –  Kitchen appliance manufacturer DCS by Fisher & Paykel partner with Karen Mordechai, creator of the Sunday Suppers events and classes and noted food photographer and food stylist, ti bring kitchen innovation and professional cooking performance together with culinary inspiration and expertise.

Sunday Suppers is a unique class and cooking experience held in Mordechai’s loft in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, NY that brings together food, friends and strangers from all walks of life ranging from artists to noted bloggers and foodie enthusiasts. Cooking classes taught by local chefs are followed by a communal-table setting and dinner, evoking an intimate family meal. Mordechai captures the entire event with her stunning photography she posts on her popular blog (http://sunday-suppers.com) along with the recipes for those at home to explore in their own kitchens.


Now, thanks to the partnership with DCS by Fisher & Paykel, Mordechai and her group of top chefs and students can create their Sunday Suppers’ culinary masterpieces with the appliance manufacturer’s top professional cooking equipment.


“I think Sunday Suppers represents something that is pretty phenomenal and not seen often enough -- which is this invitation to celebrate food and all things culinary, sometimes with people you know and sometimes with complete strangers,” said Gina Marie Lathrum, product manager for DCS by Fisher & Paykel. “Everything Karen does on her blog, the food she prepares and her photography is really inspired around food. A Sunday Suppers evening is really about inspiration. People leave there inspired to cook and try new things they never would have experienced before. Add in the fact that Karen’s kitchen is equipped by DCS and Fisher & Paykel products truly represents everything we stand for as a brand and fits well with Fisher & Paykel’s healthy living and DCS’ commercial culinary themes. It’s a great opportunity for the New York and East Coast folks, who attend Sunday Suppers, to see the appliances up close and personal. It will not only be a test drive, but also a testament to how well our appliances perform.”


DCS by Fisher & Paykel and Fisher & Paykel completely outfitted Mordechai’s kitchen with the most innovative and professional appliances it offers including -- a DCS 48” gas range with 6 burners and a grill, a DCS convection microwave, a DCS 52” Island Vent hood and Chimney Kit for the hood, a DCS double DishDrawer™ dishwasher, a Fisher & Paykel 17.5 cu ft. bottom mount refrigerator, and a DCS microware trim kit and a griddle plate for the range.


"The Fisher & Paykel partnership makes sense for us," said Mordechai. "We have an incredible group of professional chefs who come to our events and teach at our studio. The DCS by Fisher & Paykel and Fisher & Paykel brands offer our students the opportunity to cook with the most efficient and high performance equipment at their disposal. It's also great for the students to have an opportunity to cook with such amazing appliances and feel like pros themselves.”


“In planning the Sunday Suppers kitchen, my goal was to create an open and aesthetically inviting space for large groups to engage in communal cooking,” Mordechai added. “The well designed appliances of the DCS by Fisher & Paykel and Fisher & Paykel brands are a perfect fit for my kitchen and my audience."


DCS’ cooking appliances were showcased at the latest Sunday Suppers event held on April 15.


Other noteworthy highlights of the partnership include a Web site and social media collaboration, a number of Sunday Suppers’ recipes being made available on the DCS by Fisher & Paykel Web site for its fans, and cooking demonstrations and events.