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"The ultimate test kitchen, where top chefs and restaurateurs connect"

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Test Kitchen

Our Test Kitchen is an ideal platform for chef candidates to showcase their culinary skills to potential employers and BMRS staff.

Our Test Kitchen

The BMRS Test Kitchen is a one of a kind for the recruiting industry. It features a state-of-the-art commercial-style kitchen with a 48-inch Capital range and grill, two prep/sink areas, and three extension heat lamps over a large plating area. High-resolution cameras broadcast all of the action directly onto the large flat screen TV in the adjacent dining room. There is also an eight person bar for seating immediately in front of the range and plating area. 


The Test Kitchen is an ideal platform for chef candidates to showcase their culinary skills to potential employers and BMRS staff. It has proven especially valuable for clients with sensitive and confidential searches by providing a private setting for candidates to demonstrate their cooking skills and ability. Clients with new restaurant concepts also enjoy the availability of a professional style kitchen to test potential candidates during the construction process. 


Clients and the Los Angeles culinary community also utilize the kitchen for cooking demonstrations, research and development, charity dinners and special dinners prepared by top chefs from Los Angeles and around the country. 


The adjacent dining room seats twelve guests and the chef's counter directly in front of the range and plating area seats eight. This intimate setting allows chefs, clients, BMRS staff and guests to interact throughout the cooking and tasting process. The custom high-resolution camera system displays all the activity close-up on the large screen television monitor as each course is created, plated and presented. 


The Test Kitchen and BMRS offices were designed by Lynda and Brad Metzger and Ben and Sarah Lunsky from Sarlan Builders, the contractor for the project. Special thanks to our Test Kitchen Sponsors Santa Monica Seafood, Newport Meat and Republic Masterchefs.

Very Special Thanks to our friends at: 

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"The Test Kitchen is a great place to go and test a Chef for future hiring consideration without the stress of people around you, and being preoccupied with all of the other happenings in a restaurant"

- Josiah Citrin
Chef / Owner Melisse, Citrin, Charcoal Venice, Dear Johns, Openaire at The Line Hotel

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