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 him or her. Here you’ll find a selection of Spoonfuls of Inspiration representing chefs, bartenders, and baristas from around the globe.
Listen to a radio interview here about the project.