A trip to the GE Monogram Center
Recently, Caitlin and I had the unique opportunity to take a road trip to Louisville. Any opportunity to head out on a road trip with Caitlin is a treat. Not only does she know food, but she is a highly entertaining traveler and no subject of conversation is beneath her. Some of my favorite CWC moments have been spent in the car for our out-of-town gigs. But I digress…
Caitlin and I went to visit the GE Monogram Center to get the inside scoop on the GE Monogram products. Not having a clue as to what to expect, we arrived like two school girls on their first day of school. Our pencils were sharpened and with shiny new notebooks in hand we were eager to dive in. And boy did we get an education. We went through real training sessions on their slick products and learned the ins and outs of what makes them special and different. I have to say, what impressed me was, of course, all of the features and side benefits built into the products. But, a large part what makes the GE Monogram product line special and different are the people who create the products.
Although we didn’t know what the format of our time at GE would look like, we were prepared to learn about their super snazzy refrigerator that does just about everything but prepare the food for you (if you could store 96 cans in a drawer, what would you store?). We suspected that we would get to test out the GE Monogram Advantium Oven, with speed-cooking technology that could be a lifechanging invention for a family. (This baby produces oven-quality food and takes up the space of a microwave.) And, we knew that there would be some delicious food involved.
But we did not at all expect to fall in love with the GE heritage. And that we did.
We walked away proud to know that the people who are dreaming up these big ideas are doing so with the very best in mind for the consumer. They are looking to solve problems, save time, and help their customers to achieve culinary success. Their eyes shine when they talk about what they do, and they all but danced through the reveal of their latest and greatest cooling device (a.k.a the refrigerator).
In addition to meeting the people who make GE GE, we couldn’t be more proud to have had the opportunity to spend real, live, in-person time with some online foodie friends. It was a great few days spent with @coryanneettiene, @thedailybasics, @familyfoodie, @yngmarriedchic, @ThreeManyCooks and @eatthelove, among many many new friends.
Being a part of the CWC crew has been a tremendous life experience. I really and truly look at the products that sit on the floors of the local superstore in a whole new way. Of course I know that there are great minds that create these products, but CWC has allowed us the opportunity to actually get to look those great minds in the eye and to thank them for their creativity, their commitment and their dedication to developing that next great product that will have a substantial effect on our everyday lives.
I am glad to know more about this brand and have happily been spreading the word with our friends and family. As Caitlin always says, “we are blessed with work,” and so it is only now that I’ve had time for me to sit down and, with pride, add it to the cookingwithcaitlin.com collection of recipes, videos, and blogs. We did not accept payment for attending the training, nor were we paid to write this post. That said, GE Monogram has been a brand we’ve worked with in the past and one that we would happily work with in the future.