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Kitchen Expert Nathan Brateng
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  • Nathan Brateng

    First moments in the kitchen I remember is cooking breakfast and making dinner rolls with my Great Grandma when I was about 5 years old.

    I graduated with my Bachelor of Science degree in culinary management in 2016.

    I have been working in professional hotel kitchens for 10 years. As a hotel Sous Chef, I have used a many different types of knifes including brands like Wusthof, Shun, and Mercer. I have also used a wide variety of cookware including nonstick, cast iron, and stainless pots and pans.

    So, what do I need from you? Be honest with me about what you are looking for, your timeline, your budget, etc. I'm a kitchen expert, not a sales guy! I know this market well and will always keep your culinary needs in mind, as well as your wallet! I'm always happy to find something cheaper, a different color, or put things on hold for a while if that's better for you!

    New to cooking and don't exactly know what to look for? Tell me that! Everyone was once a beginner. I love helping new cooks get their first setup so they can have new experiences and make great memories around food. I'm here to be a guide in helping you find your ideal setup. I'm not here to sell you something that won't work for you. Just keep me in the loop!

    I've helped 532 people find the right product - I'd love to help you too!
    33 reviews averaging 5.0 stars
    Currently offline
    CategoryKitchen Expert
    Customers helped532
    Current locationEagan MN
    Favorite cocktailCrown and Dr. Pepper
    My QualificationB.S. degree Culinary management
    Favorite beerCastle Danger Cream Ale
    Favorite knifeWusthof
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    I've helped 532 people find the right product - I'd love to help you too!
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    Kitchen Expert Nathan Brateng
    Reviewer: Mary
    Mary's experience with Nathan
    Nathan was very patient throughout all the back and forth messaging and never rushed me to make a decision. I wasn’t sure how I’d feel about using a service like this, but I needed some unbiased help. Purchasing almost any item is overwhelming when you know next to nothing about the vast numbers of products on the market. I’ll likely use this service again and Nathan was awesome!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jan 5, 2023
    Kitchen Expert Nathan Brateng
    Reviewer: Nicole H
    So worthwhile!
    I had no idea how helpful this service and experience would be until I tried it! Nathan was extremely responsive to my questions and needs, and his recommendations were spot on! He provided several viable options and coached me through the key differences. I am confident in my cookware purchase based to his input and am very pleased with the price match! Will definitely try Curated again as it was well worth my time.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jan 5, 2023
    Kitchen Expert Nathan Brateng
    Reviewer: Matt
    Customer focused
    Nathan was very patient with my decision making. I changed what I was looking for and he never seemed to get frustrated. Ultimately ended up with exactly what I was looking for.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Dec 28, 2022
    Kitchen Expert Nathan Brateng
    Reviewer: Dennae
    Awesome experience
    I was skeptical at first, about using this site but I am so glad I did. Found a great set at a great price and will come back when we are ready for an upgrade. Thanks Nathan!!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Dec 7, 2022
    Kitchen Expert Nathan Brateng
    Reviewer: Christian
    Very knowledgeable!
    Nathan found quite a well-designed knife set. He worked within my budget and my preferences for Japanese knives and I'm so glad I used this service to get his input.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Oct 27, 2022
    Kitchen Expert Nathan Brateng
    Reviewer: Ashley
    Very Helpful
    I don't know much about kitchen tools, but Nathan made it easy to buy something for my significant other who loves to cook. I appreciated his expertise!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 23, 2022
    Kitchen Expert Nathan Brateng
    Reviewer: Jan
    Jan's experience with Nathan
    Nathan was great, and his recommendations were on point. I didn’t realize that there was a “tip” screen coming up or I might not have overspent so much on the knives….
    Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 11, 2022
    Kitchen Expert Nathan Brateng
    Reviewer: Michael C
    Nathan was awesome!
    Nathan was great with listening to me and what I was looking for. He helped me get the right knife and a great price. I will definitely being coming back.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Oct 21, 2022
    Kitchen Expert Nathan Brateng
    Reviewer: Ashley
    Ashley's experience with Nathan
    Curated made it super easy to purchase a gift that I didn't know too much about for someone. My expert Nathan gave me great options and was very helpful
    Verified Review | Submitted on Nov 23, 2022
    Kitchen Expert Nathan Brateng
    Reviewer: Aaron
    Aaron's experience with Nathan
    Nathan was fantastic to work with, gave excellent recommendations and followed up with me when a desired item was back in stock. Thank you !!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Dec 21, 2022
    Nathan Brateng
    5.0 from 33 reviews
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