Just like that, another year has blown right past us, and like the last handful beforehand, it was certainly packed with many events.
At Chef’s Complements, we welcomed many new, exciting & sought-after products from across the globe and right here in New Zealand. Almost 4,700 new products, to be exact! That’s more than a new product every 30 minutes during the business week. We’ve been busy!
It can be quite a task to keep up with all the latest kitchen gadgets to land on our shelves and onto your screens, so to make it a bit easier for you, we’ve created a quick round-up of the latest & greatest to arrive into Chef’s Complements in 2023.
Let’s get into it!
The Easiest Way to Grind Spices.
Get the goodness of freshly ground spices, regardless of whole spice shape, size, and hardness with FinaMill, at the push of a button.
No more 2-hand cranking, FinaMill Grinders feature swappable and refillable grinding pods to keep flavours distinct. No need for multiple grinders – One mill, many spices.
Available as a battery model or USB rechargeable and in a range of colours.
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Wood Fired Ovens inspired by Italy, handcrafted in the UK
More than just a pizza oven, these beautifully designed wood-fired ovens are crafted by hand, portable and feature a traditional clay and stone interior offering versatile cooking, giving authentic flavours to any dish.
Why does DeliVita’s wood-fired oven rock?
Their oven combines great design and modern technology with authentic wood-fired cooking. Compact, portable and highly versatile, the DeliVita oven will inspire your creativity with its performance and taste. It’s super versatile and cooks meats, fish, veg, bread and, of course, exceptional pizza with ease. A tabletop, portable oven, take the party anywhere and share the authentic wood-fired flavours with your loved ones.
Outdoor cooking just got more exciting with the Diavolo gas-fired oven from DeliVita.
The Diavolo is designed to be the ultimate portable party oven. Diavolo is easy to pack up, pick up, and transport to campsites, festivals, or your best friend’s back garden. The eco-friendly gas-powered Diavolo oven will see you turn out perfect pizzas in just 60 seconds. Think crisp bases, bubbling cheese, and bountiful toppings. Fire up the Diavolo, invite your friends, and let’s get the party started.
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Maximum Taste, Minimum Waste.
This philosophy is at the heart of all Airtender products. But that’s not all. Designed and developed in the Netherlands, how they manufacture, assemble and package products is also characterised by sustainability and respect for people and the environment.
Airtender offers a premium collection of innovative solutions to help get the best out of your food and beverages. The vacuum pump & jar punch turn ordinary glass jars that we all hoard into vacuum-sealed containers, saving your food & money. The pump and nanostopper together can also seal your opened wine bottles. Their aerator can aerate wine in seconds and create a true taste explosion! Not only that, but the aerator can create cocktails in seconds, while replacing your traditional cocktail shaker. Pair these two amazing gadgets together and you’ve got the ultimate duo ready to help preserve and entertain in style!
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Sempli. Swedish functionality – Italian design
Sempli is an award-winning product design company located in Los Angeles, California, whose designs take you for a spin. Sempli’s design philosophy is deeply rooted in the founder Daniele ‘Danne’ Semeraro’s dual heritage by combining the best of two countries – Sweden’s simple functionality with Italy’s style and elegance.
We proudly stock two exquisite collections by Sempli. The “Cupa” range, with its unique stemless construction, creates a swirling rotation when set down—which assists in the aeration of the wine and other beverages. Available in decanters, vino glasses, whiskey glasses & shot glasses. The other stylish range is “Monti”, which draws from the look of the original “Cupa” rotating glasses but features an inverting base. This isn’t just for looks however, the beer glasses are designed to increase the effervescence of carbonated beverages. This Monti style is available in beer, whiskey, red & white wine, water, flutes, carafes & decanters.
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Vegepod Kitchen Garden
Vegepod, after 13 years, is coming indoors.
Vegepod KitchenGarden means you can grow your food, whenever you want, whatever your climate, whatever your space. Vegepod KitchenGarden is bringing indoor edible growing back to soil, how Mother Nature intended it! Vegepod’s signature self-watering reservoirs are adopted in KitchenGarden, combined with the full spectrum UV lights above to promote amazing growth rates.
Take your cooking to the next level and have delicious fresh growing greens all year round in your home. Available in both black and white.
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Clinq Barware is the leader in boutique barware and wine accessories. An Australian brand dedicated to offering customers a range of unique products, designed to inspire occasions and create long-lasting memories.
Their products are a bit ‘left of centre, designed to be different and STAND OUT. Going for the WOW factor, so you can have that sense of exclusivity and indulgence.
Stunning cocktail sets, coasters, flutes, flasks, champagne buckets and so much more!
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Fervent about design, fanatic about quality, and focused on the details, MÜkitchen is a lifestyle kitchen textile brand best known for its original designer prints and fresh take on trending colours. They have domestic and international designers who scour the planet for the latest trends, incorporating them into top-quality, fashion-forward kitchen textiles and cleaning products created from 100% cotton and microfibers.
We HAD to bring MÜkitchen into Chef’s Complements because we fell in love with their “Scrubsy Dish Cloths“. A clever dishcloth and scrubber in one, it makes short work of the worst jobs, like baked-on grime. We also couldn’t keep our eyes off the gorgeous gnome & succulent patterns available across a collection of kitchen textiles.
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Kuki Reka Kani
Make uniquely shaped cookies with one-of-a-kind Māori designs of Kaumātua inspired Kuki Reka Kani, loosely translated as cookie cutters.
Designed & manufactured in Aotearoa, these cookie cutters come in a range of gift boxed sets as well as the Matariki Star and Pōhutukawa available separately.
The Original Set: Includes a Pāua (abalone), Kete (basket) & Pikorua (single twist).
The Māra Set: Includes a Pōhutukawa, Kawakawa & Kōwhai
The Koru Set: Includes a Koru (spiral), Hei Matau (Fish Hook) & Pikorua (double twist)
The Manu Set: Includes a Kea, Tūī & Pīwakawaka (fantail)
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Le Creuset Flint
Inspired by iron skies and glistening mineral stones. Raw, yet refined, Flint is a neutral distinction that strikes an ideal balance between comfort and simple sophistication.
Flint adds a luxurious touch wherever it’s placed. Bring natural elegance to your table with Flint, Le Creuset’s organic new neutral.
Embrace the elegant, earthy neutral of Flint.
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KitchenAid Hibiscus Colour of the Year 2023
Say hi to the KitchenAid 2023 Colour of the Year, Hibiscus!
Inspiration will bloom with Hibiscus – a shade sure to energise your inner maker to explore new possibilities in the kitchen. The vibrant beauty of nature, crafted for your kitchen. Inspired by the captivating beauty of the Hibiscus flower, this vivid fuchsia with a matte finish is bound to stand out on your countertop just as it does in nature.
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We’ve added over 100 new items to this world-renowned brand. Everything from the iconic Good Grips tools to STEEL serving utensils to POP storage containers & so much more.
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Like OXO, we’ve added a range of new products under the preserver’s favourite brand, Kilner. From preserving jars to drink dispensers to butter churners & fermentation accessories, we stock the lot from this heritage brand.
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Mason Cash Sweet Bee Bowl
The Mason Cash Sweet Bee Mixing Bowl is intricately embossed with flying bumble bees and features a delicate honeycomb rim. The bold yellow Sweet Bee 29cm Mixing Bowl measures 29cm diameter x 14cm high and has a capacity of 4 litres, making this a perfect size for dough, pastry, cake or cookie mixes.
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and some sweet treats to finish!
A nice nightcap for this article, we also have a few more sweet treats we couldn’t help but get in. Maybe so that we could also try these after work…
The Chocolate Kōkopu Fish is a solid dairy milk chocolate fish made in New Zealand and modelled on the giant kōkopu. It’s New Zealand’s largest freshwater fish, and one of the five whitebait species, now endangered. The Chocolate Fish Co are 100% committed to making a product that not only rewards people who make a positive difference, but is also positively good for the planet, and for New Zealand. The dairy milk chocolate fish has been made with 40% fair trade organic cocoa beans from the Dominican Republic and Peru, and golden sugar from Paraguay, all sourced directly from farmer co-operatives – then lovingly mixed with Kiwi milk right here in New Zealand. Each time The Chocolate Fish Co sell a chocolate fish, they will donate 6 cents to The Whitebait Connection. This will help fund the Whitebait Connection’s local community programmes, involve schools and local iwi, to clean up NZ rivers and waterways and draw attention to best practice.
The Nut Baron range has just arrived this month and includes Caramelised Almonds, Caramelised Hazelnuts, Fiery Almonds & some festive Gingerbread Almonds. Gone are the days of waiting for Christmas and fairs to get a fix for these delicious treats. The Nut Baron’s got you covered, guaranteed to be the best-tasting caramelised nuts on the planet! They’re here to share their love of caramelised nuts with the world.
This is of course, only but a selection of our products to hit the shelves this year. With new items arriving by the day, it’s always a good idea to keep your eye on our Just Arrived Category. Until next year!