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The Kitchen Essentials of a Chef Who's Cooked in 5 Michelin-Starred Restaurants

How to dress and prep like Chef Myles Moody.

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This is Chef Staples, where professional chefs dish on the gear they couldn’t cook without. This week: Chef Myles Moody of Kinship Butchery and Sundry.

An Atlanta-born chef, who had been cooking up a storm in New York City restaurants, is returning to his old stomping grounds to add another food project to his impressive résumé. Myles Moody and Rachael Pack — a chef, writer, sommelier and director — are slated to open Kinship Butchery and Sundry in Atlanta’s Virginia-Highlands neighborhood this March. The project will serve as a marketplace for food and drink lovers to buy everything from wine to meat, as well as produce and sandwiches. The pair will source its products from local producers, with a focus on highlighting sustainable food practices, such as regenerative agriculture and organic farming.

Moody's turn to Kinship follows a long career in working as a chef under some of the world's best chefs in some highly acclaimed restaurants. In Atlanta, Moody worked with James Beard Award-winning chef Linton Hopkins at his restaurants Holeman and Finch and the now-closed Restaurant Eugene. After moving to New York, Moody spent time at five Michelin-starred restaurants: Atera, Blue Hill, Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Eleven Madison Park and Aska. Moody let us in on the gear he can't live without while working in the kitchen.

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Staedtler Lumocolor Permanent Marker

staedtler lumocolor permanent marker 4 pack

"Having suffered the slow droop of an apron ladened with various bulky markers, over time I have found my oasis in the efficiency of this marker. Permanent, waterproof, smudge-proof and fine-tipped, this pen is durable enough for any label and fine enough to sign documents and write recipes. I am a pen person, this is important, I promise."

Price: $13 for four


F. Dick 12-Inch Honing Rod

f dick 12 inch honing rod

"The most important thing in a kitchen is a sharp knife. This is a great steel for the in-between time on the stone to maintain a good, sharp edge without removing so much of the blade and leaving behind residue."

Price: $115


Blundstone #558 Chelsea Boot

blundstone 558 chelsea boot

"Because everyone needs a sturdy pair of boots built to stand the test of time!"

Price: $200


Timex Waterbury Classic 40mm Leather Strap Watch

timex waterbury classic 40mm leather strap watch

"The first watch I ever bought myself was a Timex. (My father was more of a Fossil man. I will let you read from that what you will.) I like the classic and no-nonsense design, plus it is water resistant and tough, making it an easy choice for keeping on time."

Price: $82


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