Texas Celebrity Chef Introduces New Product Line At Central Market
Kent Rathbun, Texas’ leading celebrity chef and proprietor of Abacus, Jasper’s, Rathbun’s Blue Plate Kitchen and Zea WoodFire Grill has announced the addition of a new product line to his namesake: Kent Rathbun Elements.
Having created some of the nation’s most talked about restaurant concepts, the James Beard-nominated chef and “Iron Chef America” winner brings his signature blend of flavors into your home with a total of 11 wet and dry products to debut at Central Market.
“It was an extremely long process to launch Kent Rathbun Elements because I wanted to be 100 percent confident and comfortable with what was in each jar and, ultimately, on the household table. I am thrilled to be offering some of my favorite recipes to the experienced and beginner chefs and am honored that Central Market took interest in my line. I look forward to receiving feedback on how well each product in received,” said Kent Rathbun.
A collection of sauces, dressings, spices, and marinades made exclusively by Rathbun for the home chef, Kent Rathbun Elements are easy to use and will transform any dish into a masterpiece.
The line will be available exclusively at Central Market stores, Abacus, Jasper’s, Rathbun’s Blue Plate Kitchen, Zea WoodFire Grill in Plano, and on the Kent Rathbun Web site at http://www.kentrathbun.com/ beginning April 22, 2010.
Rathbun fans will have the opportunity to obtain the following list of products from his new line:
- Rathbun’s Caesar Dressing
- Roast Shallot-Black Pepper Vinaigrette
- Thai Red Curry-Coconut Sauce, a.k.a. Abacus’ Lobster “Shooter” Sauce
- Yellow Curry Sauce
- Ancho Chili Barbecue Sauce
- Honey-Teriyaki Barbecue Sauce
- Texas Peach Barbecue Sauce
- Asian Black Soy Marinade
- Spicy Thai Marinade
- Steak and Chop Garlic Salt
- Rathbun’s Family Barbecue Rub.
By creating an astounding culinary legacy in Texas, Rathbun has thrived in the national scene. He has cooked at the James Beard House in New York on several occasions and was nominated as the James Beard Foundation’s Best Chef: Southwest in 1999, 2002, 2003 and 2004.
He has repeatedly appeared on a number of TV shows, including the Food Network’s “Chef du Jour”, Cooking Live with Sara Moulton, “Ready Set Cook”, the CBS Early Show, the Rosie O’Donnell Show and NBC’s Today Show. Most recently, Kent appeared on Food Network’s “Iron Chef America” and defeated Bobby Flay.
Rathbun has been featured in Esquire Magazine, Better Homes and Gardens, Rosie Magazine, Bon Appetit, Southern Living Magazine, Nation’s Restaurant News, Elle, Veranda Magazine, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times.
He was honored to be one of the featured chefs for the Bush 2001 Inaugural Ball and has participated in the Pre-SuperBowl Event, “Taste of the NFL” for the past five years.