We often work on cookbooks, since many of them are image-intensive. Sometimes these images are included to enhance recipes, as in many of the Chronicle Books titles we assist with. But in the case of Notes From a Kitchen, the images convey the chef’s experience–shedding light on the creative process of cooking and demonstrating what really goes into making a great culinary experience.

[title size=”2″]The Award-Winning Notes From a Kitchen[/title]

Notes From a Kitchen is a 2-volume, 932-page book by Jeff Scott & Blake Beshore, published by Tatroux. Both the cover and slipcase are cloth-covered, foil-stamped, and debossed. Scott photographed 10 elite chefs, following them in and out of the kitchen to document the development of their culinary practices. His photography won a prestigious James Beard Award in 2012. The book has also been featured by Bon App├ętit, Forbes, the Huffington Post, and Esquire, among others.

Scott is passionate about his work. Since Notes From a Kitchen conveys the chefs’ stories primarily through photography, these images needed to be printed to the highest standards. Not only did the photos need to look great, Scott wanted the books themselves to be a beautiful collector’s items. We worked with the Tatroux team to create books that would compliment the content and be worthy of all the time and effort that went into the project.

Scott is currently working on a 3rd volume. You can see the book trailer and learn more here.