Philippe Laruelle is French culinary utensils and cookware specialist de Buyer's development and demo chef and was the focus of an article in Foodservice Equipment Journal.
In this article Philippe Laruelle talks about his background as a chef-owner, his ties with international culinary associations and how he works closely with the team in de Buyer's factory and its R&D department to develop and improve products that will benefit chefs.
(Photo of Philippe Laruelle, chef at de Buyer)
His chef's must-have product in the kitchen is the steel frypan 'Carbone Plus'.
“It is durable, healthy and eco-friendly. Maintenance is very easy and it adapts to all heat sources. It is very versatile as you can cook every type of food with it: steak, potatoes, omelette. Each steel pan will also get natural anti-adhesive properties once seasoned. If well-looked-after, chefs should be able to keep their steel pan for life.”
(Photo of a Carbone Plus frypan by de Buyer)
De Buyer's demonstration and development kitchen is at the heart of the company's factory and right next to the showroom displaying every single product made by the brand.
You can also see Philippe Laruelle cooking an omelette and fish using de Buyer's non-stick cookware range 'Choc Resto Induction' in the company's development kitchen in this video: