Lodge’s Test Kitchen Manager Cooks Up Hearty Classics

LIVE episode highlights Chef Collection as corporate gifts

More than ever, people all across America are cooking at home, out of necessity and also to add a little bit of creativity to their everyday lives. Because of this, cookware makes for perfect corporate gifts for employees, business partners, and customers, whether they’re experienced chefs or novice cooks. The November 5 episode of Incentive Concepts LIVE featured several of Lodge Cast Iron’s cookware products as well as a mouth-watering recipe for a hearty, classic dish.

Versatile cast iron incentive rewards for every occasion

Hosts Andy Hudson (Director of Marketing) and Kevin Hagan (VP, Sales) welcomed Lodge’s National Sales Manager Greg Myers and Kris Stubblefield, the brand’s Test Kitchen Manager. Broadcasting live from Lodge’s Wow Room (where many of the brand’s top products are showcased), Myers shared that Lodge Cast Iron has been in business for 123 years and counting, and it has remained a family-owned company the entire time. Lodge is also the last cast iron cookware manufacturer of size in the United States. Inspire performance with an incentive rewards program.

Myers highlighted the many benefits of cooking with cast iron, namely the versatility of the Chef Collection – it cooks dishes with even heat; it can be used in home kitchens, on grills, and in restaurants; and it even adds a bit of iron to your food. The Chef Collection is chef-designed, making every piece ideal for everyday cooks and professionals alike. Lodge’s products can also be used to make a variety of dishes, from savory meats and stews to sweet treats.

Since 2002, all of Lodge Cast Iron’s cookware has been pre-seasoned with vegetable oil, and all of the brand’s products are American-made, at its foundry in South Pittsburg, Tennessee. Myers pointed out that, in addition to adding heirloom-quality products to your kitchen, buying from Lodge keeps the community of South Pittsburg (pop.: approximately 3,000) up and running.

Hearty classics made with cast iron gifts

In the next segment, Stubblefield launched into a three-part cooking demo, during which he made a Dutch Baby with sautéed spinach, blistered tomatoes, New York strip steak, and eggs. Throughout the demo, he used both the 12” Chef Collection Skillet and the 10” Skillet from Lodge’s core collection. He started with the batter for the Dutch Baby before seasoning the steak with salt, pepper, and garlic powder and deep searing it. He then fried the eggs and added all the ingredients atop the finished Dutch Baby for a delicious, photo-ready meal.

During the demo, Stubblefield pointed out some of the key features of the Chef Collection Skillet, including its sloped, lower side walls, which make sautéing easier, and its ergonomic handles. Throughout the broadcast, viewers had a chance to win a cast iron gift of their very own: the Chef Collection Everyday Pan.

RECIPE: Steak and Egg Dutch Baby with Sautéed Spinach and Blistered Tomatoes

RECIPE: Steak and Egg Dutch Baby with Sautéed Spinach and Blistered Tomatoes

Lodge Cast Iron’s Test Kitchen Manager unveiled an Incentive Concepts exclusive recipe during the November 5 episode of Incentive Concepts LIVE. Download recipe.

Lodge incentives and rewards for every kitchen

In addition to the Chef Collection, Incentive Concepts’ catalog also includes Lodge’s full range of products, including its core collection and its high-end FINEX cast iron cookware, which is perfect for the chef who wants to cook with flair.

Lodge Cast Iron’s cookware is an excellent addition to every kitchen, for cooks of all skill levels. Contact us today or call us at 888-862-9283 to explore our full selection of Lodge incentives and rewards and be sure to ask about our Preferred Pricing membership. Also, take a look at our Holiday Gift Guide for further inspiration, and make sure you order early so your gifts arrive on time.


Let us Create a Custom Solution for You

The word “Incentives” can mean different things to different people and can be confusing and even intimidating. But boiled down to its simplest terms, an incentive is anything that is designed to modify and drive behavior to an ultimate goal. Whether it’s for employees, customers, or prospects, Incentive Concepts delivers brands that will help you achieve your goals.