In a world now dominated by reality TV shows, that particular genre itself is dominated by one type of program: cooking shows. Amateur cooks judged by the professionals, competitive bake-offs, “master chef” competitions, restaurant overhauls, travel shows that deal only with finding the best local food – there are even food-only networks that encourage us all to get back into the kitchen. But behind every great dish, there has to be a great chef.
Montegrappa, being Italian, has an affinity for fine food, a love seasoned with the utmost respect for the masters of the culinary arts. To celebrate the culture of the chef, a role that has been elevated to the level of rock star, Montegrappa has created a family of pens which present, through key details, the spirit of the chef in a writing instrument. It begs to compose recipes and shopping lists, or to sign checks in restaurants.
The Chef Collection is offered as both fountain and rollerball pens. Its most prominent feature is the cap – appropriately, if punningly – made of white resin in the form of a typical chef’s cap, complete with pleats. The cap top has been decorated with the profession’s logo and symbols, formed through contrasting laser-cut engraving.
For the pen barrel, a wood-facsimile resin has been adorned with metal pegs to resemble a chef’s knife’s handle, while the signature clip is moulded into the shape of a real knife, made in the same stainless steel as used for a real blade. The nib of the fountain pen is made of solid 18K gold and decorated with a Montegrappa filigree etching. The piston-fed fountain pen is offered in the grades of Fine, Medium and Broad.
Montegrappa’s Chef’s Pen will make the perfect gift for a family member or friend who loves to write as much as he or she loves to cook. Or eat.