Scenes from the kitchen Pt1

April 5, 2011 |  Category:   photography the biz

It’s not at all that common to find kitchens with a wall of windows and natural light. Often they’ll be in cramped and narrow cave-like basements without a window out into the world. Mark says that the space, which contains 3 kitchens and an office connected by a long hallway, can be cold in the winter when the heat’s not on in off hours if there’s no one else there. Heard that they’re putting in air conditioning for the summer which seems like a luxury if you know anything about working in hot restaurant kitchens. Not a bad place to spend your days.

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  • Lindsey April 5, 2011 at 10:45 am

    What a gorgeous space to work – I imagine it was a struggle to find it, but Mark must be so happy to have all the necessary tools at his disposal. Have the girls been in the kitchen to visit?

  • jennifer April 5, 2011 at 10:49 am

    Gorgeous photos Jenna. Love the little pink peppercorn speckles and the beautiful natural light. Hi Mark, look at you all smiley!

  • sarah April 5, 2011 at 11:07 am

    love these jenna! although one of the first thoughts that went through my mind was a hope that mark has help doing all of those dishes. eeeek! talk about a load of pots & pans!

  • Lauren April 5, 2011 at 11:35 am

    These are great shots! How nice to have so much natural light. When you’re knee deep in batter & dishes it probably doesn’t make a difference but for those slower moments I’m sure it’s a much welcome reprieve. 🙂

  • angie April 5, 2011 at 11:37 am

    its really obvious (and awesome) that mark looks SO natural and at-home in the kitchen.

  • bronwyn April 5, 2011 at 11:38 am

    That space is beautiful as are the photos. And yes, I do know about working in hot restaurant kitchens. I don’t think I’ve ever heard of an air conditioned kitchen. That really is a luxury.

  • Joke April 5, 2011 at 11:54 am

    this is so fun to see! love the images and want to live in there for breakfast lunch and dinner!

  • Anna Emilia April 5, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    Looks so delicious and like a hard work. Lovely to have a small peek of your behind the scenes.

  • Lynn April 5, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    I love these photos! It’s so neat to see where all the magic off cookie baking happens, and yes it’s magic, haha! Your cookies are fantastic! The thumbprints happen to be my favorite cookies that I’ve tried so far so it’s lovely to see you have a shot of them.

  • siri April 5, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    LOVE: the rolling pin collection, the suspended pots and pans, and the baker in his Washington pride t-shirt. I always save my homestate apparel for when I’m going to get dirty too.

  • diamondkelt April 5, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    cool, looks like Mark’s getting in the spirit 🙂 A man and his dough.

  • Linda April 6, 2011 at 7:54 am

    love these pics

  • Emma April 6, 2011 at 8:25 am

    Lovely, clean, airy space!

    And look at all those beautiful cookies 🙂

  • Sara April 6, 2011 at 9:30 am

    I used to work at a bakery a few years back. My favorite part was making the frosting. If you ever get the chance you should take pictures of those… the folds and textures are magical!

  • Liz U. April 6, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    Love the greener shirt!! As an Evergreen staff and graduate myself I’m excited to know where Evergreen grads end up. The photos are wonderful too and kind of make me want a professional kitchen to play in.

  • Lauren April 7, 2011 at 10:47 am

    There’s just something about taking a photo of someone you love that captures them better than any outsider ever could. Lovely shots, and Mark looks so cute in his space!

  • Isabel April 7, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    absolutely beautiful! Looking forward to the next installation 🙂

  • tallin April 11, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    no sheeter? does mark really hand roll all the dough? kudos to him, if so!

    my parents owned a bakery while i was growing up and the sheeter was easily my favorite machine. 🙂

  • Jenna April 11, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    @tallin. He uses a sheeter. There’s one in this kitchen, but up until November before he moved in, yes, he WAS rolling all of his dough!

  • Denise Wilcox Schrock April 19, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    Hi Mark & Jenna, Met you both when your oldest daughter was a baby & you came to Washington to visit your mom. Lani & I used to work together at DOC. Congratulations on your store & your “merchandise” looks wonderful. Good luck.

    Denise Wilcox Schrock
    Shelton, WA