McEwan’s expertise in the kitchen was pivotal in the design of the AB8 homes. Believing the kitchen is the heart of any home, the chef participated in exploration sessions to determine optimum kitchen layouts and precise dimensions. In conjunction with AB8 and NEFF Kitchens, prototype cabinets and counters were created, incorporated into cooking and preparation simulations, and then assessed and graded for performance.
Ever cognizant of design, how people use space is paramount. Efficiency and grace mattered in a professional kitchen. And when his eye turned to food retailing, his singular vision transformed the grocery industry. Understanding modern needs inspired McEwan to revolutionize the shopping experience. Now, the country’s largest chains have followed his lead by initiating the customer journey with elegantly presented prepared foods.