Crate Chef July-August 2016 Subscription Box Review + Coupon!

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Crate Chef July 2016 box

Crate Chef is a bi-monthly subscription box that brings your favorite chefs’ top picks to you. Each month costs $45, and you’ll get a specially curated box filled with a well-known chef favorite kitchen items, food products, as well as selected recipes.

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The items are wrapped in a black tissue paper with the Chef Letter on top. The Chef-of-the-Month for July is Chef Kent Rathbun.

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A few words from the Chef Rathbun via the Chef Letter – his focus was on go-to summer products plus one goodie to enjoy immediately. I think that’s great curation (yum yum!).

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Chef Rathbun says you don’t have to be an Iron Chef America champion to enjoy these products! I like anyone that takes down Bobby Flay a notch (ooooh burn!).

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So many delicious goodies – Chef Rathbun pulled all the strings for a really high value box!

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Here are the recipe cards from Chef Kent Rathbun. Unlike last month’s simpler recipes these are a little more involved. The chef provided cards for White Cheddar-Thyme Muffins, Wood Grilled Pork Tenderloin Filets with Jalapeno Charred Corn & Molasses Barbeque, and Texas Buffalo Filet with Shiner Bock Beer Braised Roots.

Crate Chef July 2016 review

All the goodies from the Crate Chef July-August Box!

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Larry’s Bag-Of-Smoke ($5.95) We have used this super cool product before – it’s a bag of smoking chips you can wet and stick in your grill to smoke your meat – without a smoker! It’s a really cool product, made by a veteran in Texas, and perfect for this box!

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Kent Rathbun Elements Family Barbeque Rub ($8.99) This was spicier than I envisioned – a really well balanced kick. I am going to surprise my husband with a rack of ribs so he can slather away to his heart’s content!

Kent Rathbun Elements Steak & Chop Garlic Salt ($8.99)  A perfect mix of cracked salt and pepper and garlic – it pretty much goes with anything. I would put it on everything too – meats, veggies, whatever!

It’s hard to show scale here but these tubs are huge!!

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The spices are super fresh (and come sealed up too).

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The steak here (via ButcherBox) was coated with the chop salt and the sauce is just a reduction – super flavorful!

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Kukuruza Salted Caramel Popcorn ($4) This is so good! It’s caramel popcorn and the flavor is set off with Hawaaian sea salt which totally makes a difference.

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Falksalt Crystal Flakes Natural Sea Salt ($6.75) Hand harvested, this salt is crunchy, hard, and perfect for a finishing touch on your meal. This chef really knows his salt! Can’t you just imagine this on a baked potato that has just been popped open, still steaming, with a beautiful scatter of salt? Yesssss.

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Chroma Type 301 Paring Knife ($54.95) A knife designed by PORSCHE is not something I expected to see in this box!

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It’s really beautiful and arrives in an elegant presentation case.

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It has a one piece design, super well balanced and is very sharp. My husband is over the moon about this!

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This is angels singing in knife world.

I loved how this month had a totally different perspective than the previous box (and fit the season!). There was a great mix of products too: immediate snack, ingredients for the kitchen, and a gorgeous cooking tool.  The value is definitely there, with about $90 in this box – twice as much as the cost!

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The Description: Curated by a different top-name chef every other month. Each month’s box will be filled with that chef’s favorite local artisan food products, useful kitchen items, selected recipes and even a personal letter to let you know why they chose each item. Recipients will be delighted to discover new chef-selected foodie products, delivered right to their door. We offer the box and also just the letter and recipes for only $7.
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  • Megan
    07.24.16

    Ok, this box is awesome!! That knife is incredible and well worth the price of the box on it’s own. Now I don’t know how I’m going to go back to my regular knives. I had added several of these knives to my wish list. I have told everyone I know about this box. It ROCKS!! I love that salt and I think it’s going to be a great stocking stuffer for my foodie family members. The Garlic Chop Salt works on everything, vegetables, meat, potatoes, you name it. The salted caramel popcorn was yummy! I looked up that company and they have a lot of great and unique flavors. I would recommend this box to anyone who likes to cook and is into specialty foods. Best food box I’ve seen!

  • Nora
    07.20.16

    I thought it was a great box as well, super value for a kitchen box with high quality ingredients. I cancelled after my first box but broke down and resubscribed and so happy I did