Cooking Technology Explained.
Andrew Forlines is the mastermind behind Chef AF Consulting. He is a kitchen technology expert, fine-dining chef, instructor, and speaker passionate about helping home cooks and kitchen designers implement the latest technologies when designing, building, or renovating kitchens. He has spent his professional career blending his culinary expertise with his love for food science to make the kitchen a warm, inviting, and functional space for every homeowner.
About Chef Andrew
Chef Andrew’s passion lies at the intersection of fine food, cooking technology, and educating others. He has trained extensively in all three areas and now shares his knowledge and passion with others.
Chef Andrew’s culinary career began in earnest when he joined a three-year American Culinary Federation working apprenticeship at the five-star rated Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado. There, he gained a comprehensive culinary education under internationally acclaimed chefs throughout the Broadmoor Hotel’s fine dining restaurants, bakery, and large-scale banquet halls.
Chef Andrew then completed a one-year pastry apprenticeship under Chef Remy Funfrock exclusively at the Penrose Room Restaurant, Colorado’s highest-rated restaurant.
All together, Chef Andrew spent eight years learning and working his way up the ranks at the Broadmoor Hotel, culminating in leading the kitchen team at The Golden Bee restaurant.
With a classical culinary education under his belt, Chef Andrew became interested in modernist cuisine and molecular gastronomy movements. He spent a year in Chicago learning from industry leaders at Alinea, Moto, and North Pond. His curiosity also led him to receive a private tour of the development labs at PolyScience, the leading innovator of precision cooking and food manipulation equipment for molecular gastronomy practitioners.
Chef Andrew now works in the premium residential kitchen appliance industry, sharing his knowledge and insights with homeowners, designers, builders, and other industry professionals. He has had extensive training from all major appliance manufacturers to provide up-to-the-minute industry knowledge on new and advanced kitchen technology.
Much of the new and advanced home kitchen appliance technology has migrated from the fine dining and commercial kitchen industries. Chef Andrew’s background aligns perfectly with understanding and teaching others how to navigate the home kitchen appliance selection and design process.
Chef Andrew consults with homeowners, kitchen designers, and home builders to help them design visually stunning, cutting-edge, and functional kitchens featuring the latest technologies for home cooking and storage.
When he’s not helping homeowners imagine their dream kitchens, he volunteers with local non-profit organizations that focus on solving food insecurity.
Kitchen Technology Expert
Chef Andrew has toured many manufacturing facilities and received Premium Appliance Manufacturer training from the nation’s top appliance brands, including Jenn Air, Monogram, Signature Kitchen Suite, Gaggenau, Miele, GE Appliance, LYNX Grills, VIKING, Middlebury Residential, DACOR, Sub-Zero, Wolf, Cove, Bosch, Thermador, and ILVE.
With more brands, appliance models, and cooking technology available than ever before, selecting the right appliances for your new home or kitchen renovation can feel overwhelming. Chef Andrew uses his experience in the residential appliance industry and culinary background to help homeowners and kitchen designers choose premium appliances that are both practical and stylish. As an independent kitchen technology expert and consultant, Chef Andrew approaches the process of purchasing large kitchen appliances from an unbiased view, allowing you to make a purchase based on your individualized needs—not what a retailer wants to sell to you.
Chef Andrew does this through a variety of free and premium resources, including webinars, workshops, demonstrations, classes, and private consultations.
Speaker and Instructor
Chef Andrew regularly presents at the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) Convention, the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS), and at other NKBA chapter meetings across the nation. His presentations have been certified by NKBA, the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), and the International Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC). These demonstrations are presented to national kitchen designers to fulfill their continuing education credits to keep their certifications. He also speaks at several local and national culinary conferences and events.
Chef AF: Technology Guide for your Dream Kitchen
Chef Andrew’s mission is to help homeowners who are renovating, designing, or building their dream kitchens understand the nuances of purchasing large kitchen appliances so that their kitchen becomes a friendly, functional, and flavorful place where friends and family will gather for years to come.