A Kosher Niche In Skokie

HI Lights, September 1995 Issue

Designing a “Kosher” kitchen requires some research into the laws of keeping Kosher. One of the basic tenets is the separation of dairy and meat. This contemporary kitchen has duplicate preparation, cooking and cleanup areas in addition to the extra storage needed to accommodate double utensils and dishes. Dramatic lighting was achieved utilizing 50 halogen lights, 17 of which were mounted in a one piece floating valance over the 184-inch by 55-inch island.

Special design features: Black cabinet doors that conceal file storage define the desk center adjacent to a mirrored display area; pocket doors and TV swivel above display area; mixer pop-up; recycling cabinets; warming drawer.

Products used: Acorn cabinetry, “Newport” in Sunlight Birch; Sub-Zero refrigerators; Thermador cooktops and ovens; Baltic Brown and Black Galaxy granite countertops; Franke undermount stainless steel sinks; Grohe Ladylux black faucets; Bosch dishwashers; KitchenAid disposers.

Publication: Kitchens by Professional Designers, Kasmar Publication

Rick Glickman
Rick Glickman has been involved in commercial food service and residential kitchen design for 14 years. He is currently president of Dream Kitchens, Inc. in Skokie, Illinois, which he established in 1992. Utilizing his knowledge of restaurant design, DKI specializes in ethnic menu oriented kitchens. Rick and his staff, members of NKBA have gained a reputation for personalized and professional service throughout Chicagoland.