Jonathan Salmon, CKD, CBD, CIDEmail:
Jonathan is best described as an accomplished home chef who loves to cook and learned how at his grandmother’s knee. A creative spirit with a keen business sense makes Jonathan a perfect person to lead the administrative side of Le Gourmet Kitchen.
Jonathan was born and raised in South Africa and moved to the United States in 1990. He studied architecture before focusing on kitchen and bath design as a profession. He has earned the credentials of Certified Kitchen Designer (CKD), Certified Bath Designer (CBD) and Certified Interior Designer (CID). His travels abroad and residency in other parts of the world have given him a broad perspective from which to draw upon when designing for his clientele. The cultures, geographies and design elements from his travels offer him a rich resource of ideas. Jonathan possesses over 20 years of experience in the Kitchen and Bath Industry and brings enthusiasm and originality to the projects he works on.
Described as “a less-is-more, keep-it-simple kind of person,” he considers the welfare of the client in every design choice he makes, be it aesthetic or mechanical. He seamlessly blends form and function with an elegant style to create kitchen spaces that are warm and comfortable havens to work in.
My clients are more than my customers – They’re my friends. I don’t provide anything to them that I wouldn’t have in my own home.
A kitchen is a workshop where there are tasks you need to perform” he said. “In order to get the most enjoyment out of doing those tasks, you require a work space that’s easy to use and beautiful enough to inspire creativity. I define everything I do in terms of how the client will benefit. Will it make things easier, simpler, more inspiring or more inviting?
When not working on a kitchen or bath project Jonathan shares his time as President for the “Feed the Dream Foundation” a non-profit organization founded by Le Gourmet Kitchen designed to help the struggling seniors in Orange County. Jonathan is a boating enthusiast and his love has spanned more than half of his life. Where in his youth he spent time as a crewman in the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI). In his off time he can be found on his boat enjoying the ocean surroundings or at home in Anaheim Hills honing his culinary skills on another gourmet dish to share with his wife and family.