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Kitchen Expert Jacob Cummings
Cooking outside with friends is one of my very favorite activities in life.
  • Jacob Cummings

    As a kid I didn’t understand the privilege I was being given when mom asked me to pick the several pounds of blueberries from out in the garden. I actually resented it, but after a couple seasons I began trying the different shapes and sizes of the berry and began to fall in love with their variety of taste. This curiosity for flavor has stayed with me throughout life.

    My First Stop: After years of experiencing several burger/pizza jobs in high school and in college while studying creative writing, I was eventually hired to help full-time in the kitchen at a retreat center. I stayed for nearly 8 years as an onsite cook, caregiver and forest manager. With availability of fresh produce as the only limitation, it was in that wonderful kitchen where I found the space and freedom inside me to explore hundreds of flavorful recipes and combinations.

    My Current Job: For the last year I have been traveling North America and pausing for any farm and farmer’s market that catches my eye. Throughout, I have held the intention of building relationships and learning about local food production. While journaling this effort, I am developing my skills as a photographer both in the world and in the kitchen.

    I've helped 567 people find the right product - I'd love to help you too!
    37 reviews averaging 5.0 stars
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    CategoryKitchen Expert
    Customers helped567
    Favorite chefMark Bittman
    Favorite cook bookHow to Cook Everything
    Favorite dishGrilled Cheese, Soup and Salad
    Favorite knifeBenchmade 8" Chef Knife
    Home townPortland, Oregon
    Favorite beerPilsner
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    Kitchen Expert Jacob Cummings
    Jacob Cummings
    Kitchen Expert
    I've helped 567 people find the right product - I'd love to help you too!
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    Kitchen Expert Jacob Cummings
    Reviewer: Mark
    Amazing and helpful!
    Initially I was worried that texting with a knife expert would be more trouble than it was worth. I was wrong. Jacob was excellent. It was a really helpful and non-intrusive experience. I highly recommend Jacob if you are overwhelmed with options and choices as I was. Thank you Jacob.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jan 5, 2023
    Kitchen Expert Jacob Cummings
    Reviewer: Shannon
    Jacob gave me the answers I needed!
    Jacob was able to provide me all the info I needed in making the decision about what cookware to purchase. He offered a wide range of info from comparing materials and toxicity levels- to cooking temps- and down to pricing . I feel so much clearer about my decision on which cookware to buy. My favorite part was the voice memo- I wasn’t expecting that! Made me feel like I was getting friendly advice from a friend. Thank Jacob and thanks Curated!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jan 5, 2023
    Kitchen Expert Jacob Cummings
    Reviewer: keith
    Jacob was Fabulous
    I asked Jacob so many questions in the past 3 days , he gave me his opinions about quality and value. Jacob was so helpful , that I ended up choosing 4-knives from 3-different manufacturers. and I'm very excited to try them out. I can't say enough about Jacob his personality and how much attention he showed me ... made my experience with curated a Pleasure. thankyou Jacob
    Verified Review | Submitted on Dec 3, 2022
    Kitchen Expert Jacob Cummings
    Reviewer: Michelle
    Jacob made this communication personable!
    Jacob was attentive and responsive to our needs regarding purchasing a pot/pan set. Jacob provided us a lot of good tips and knowledge about what to consider when purchasing the perfect pan set for our needs. He was personable, friendly and communicated so well, I felt like we were having an in-person conversation. The only reason we didn't purchase from Jacob is because the set we ultimately decided on is not easily available and may be available only through the manufacturer site (Sardel), made in Italy. We appreciate Jacob's time and expertise and had we decided on an available option, would've purchased through him. Thank you, Jacob!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 17, 2022
    Kitchen Expert Jacob Cummings
    Reviewer: sally
    sally's experience with Jacob
    We were at a standstill on what cookware to buy. It had been many years since we had new pots and pans. Using Curated made the decision making easy. We were able to connect with someone who knew the latest in cooking. It made our decision so much easier.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jan 5, 2023
    Kitchen Expert Jacob Cummings
    Reviewer: Michael M
    Michael M's experience with Jacob
    Jacob was great! No pressure, didn't try to upsell. Asked me in advance what my price range was. Very professional and knowledgeable. Answered all my questions and I did not feel rushed. An excellent experience.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 17, 2022
    Kitchen Expert Jacob Cummings
    Reviewer: Susan
    Susan's experience with Jacob
    Jacob was amazing! I will definitely be using curated again! So many cookware options, and I feel so much more confident about my purpose after speaking with Jacob and getting his honest and expert advice!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Dec 2, 2022
    Kitchen Expert Jacob Cummings
    Reviewer: Mary
    Gifting the Perfect Knife
    Jacob is a wealth of expertise on knives and shared his suggestions in a refreshingly helpful, friendly, and efficient fashion. Picking a knife for a gift is fun when you work with him!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 16, 2022
    Kitchen Expert Jacob Cummings
    Reviewer: Daniel
    This was awesome
    What a great experience. Brought a whole new light to shopping. Hope this a trend that more companies pick up. Personalized shopping with knowledgeable customer service!!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jan 11, 2023
    Kitchen Expert Jacob Cummings
    Reviewer: Melinda
    Jacob was knowledgable and fantastic!
    Jacob knew exactly what I would like almost immediately. Very knowledgable and a pleasure to work with. I would certainly entrust my purchased with him again.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Dec 1, 2022
    Jacob Cummings
    5.0 from 37 reviews
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