NYC Fancy Food Winner: Morris Kitchen
Providing products that are made by hand with genuine care is the goal of brother and sister duo, Tyler and Kari Morris. The siblings started Morris Kitchen in 2009, where they produce small batch artisan syrups bottled in dark glass with letter pressed and hand stamped labels; a labor of love, start to finish, right in Brooklyn.
Tyler and Kari bring diverse sensibilities to the work they do in Morris Kitchen. Kari hails from a fine arts background, having come to New York City to organize Art Fairs and events and eventually finding herself involved in programs with City Harvest and Citizen Schools.
Tyler has been cooking in restaurants for thirteen years and is passionate about seasonal ingredients and sustainable farming. His cumulative experiences have given him discerning tastes, strong intuition and well-refined skills. Tyler was previously a Sous Chef for Tom Colicchio's Craftbar and a Sous Chef at April Bloomfield's Breslin Bar & Dining Room and is now the Chef of Louisville's new RYE on Market.
In spite of a short list of ingredients, the Morris Kitchen syrups give way to endless culinary possibilities from cocktails to desserts, side dishes to entrees in flavorful, fragrant fashion. Of particular interest, Tyler offers a Tamari Ginger Glazed Salmon recipe among a myriad of other recipes that combine the potent flavors of their kitchen with yours.
Morris Kitchen is one of the winners of the NYC Fancy Food Show Contest and is headed to Washington D.C. on June 17th to participate in the NASFT 2012 Summer Fancy Food Show. Find out more about NYCEDC’s initiatives to support immigrant entrepreneurs.