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Friday, 19 December 2014 10:25

Compliments to the Chef Opens in New Location

By | Business

The Kitchen & Cutlery Store Now Across From The Fresh Market

SARATOGA SPRINGS – After months of preparation, Compliments to the Chef, Saratoga’s well-known kitchen and cutlery store, has a new home. The store, owned by John and Paula Reardon, recently opened at its new location – 46 Marion Avenue, across from The Fresh Market. 

Compliments to the Chef opened at Marion Avenue in late November, gaining almost 1,000 square feet of additional space. John says while the store, which was previously located at 48 Broadway, has gained some new perks, some aspects of the store aren’t changing.

“We have the same phone number, same website, same people,” said John. “But now I have more space, more parking and a new partner in The Fresh Market. Every time I see a car parked in front of my store, it’s a joy. Customers that couldn’t get to me before are getting to me now. It just opens up a lot of possibilities.”

One of those possibilities, thanks to the additional space, includes setting up larger, more interactive displays for products, along with a wheeling demonstration counter and knife sharpening area.

“There are products that we can bring into this location that we just didn’t have the room for in the old location,” said John. “We have some bigger electronic pieces, like the electric griddle, and we’re going to be bringing in more coffee machines. The displays take up a lot of room. Our Wusthof knives are also on display – sets that we haven’t had in a long time because we didn’t have the space. That way, customers can see what knives come in the set. We can have and do more things here because we just didn’t have the space before.”

From fine china, to cookware and kitchen gadgets, John says there’s something for everyone at the store, no matter if you’re a home cook or a professional chef. And with less than one week left until Christmas, Compliments to the Chef has last-minute shoppers covered.

“We have locally-made cutting boards by Adam Cielinski; he lives up the street and he’s been making these cutting boards for years,” said John. “We also have gift baskets made up all over the store for the husband that needs a quick, easy gift that’s already wrapped. These gift baskets are a first for us.”

The Reardons say they wouldn’t trade in any of their experiences on Broadway over the last 12 years and this relocation is both exciting and bittersweet.

While the store is currently open, the Reardons haven’t yet had an official grand opening for Compliments to the Chef. They’re hoping to celebrate their relocation with a grand opening ceremony in late January.


Compliments to the Chef is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at its new location, 46 Marion Ave. in Saratoga Springs, across from The Fresh Market. For questions or more information on the store, give the Reardons a call at 226-4477. 

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