The KENKUT Safety Dispenser was developed
by a Chef, Ken Krall. Like most chefs, he was constantly
working with plastic film and aluminum foil dispensed from
cardboard cutter boxes.
Ken saw that the cardboard boxes got wet
and greasy in kitchens and became breeding grounds for
bacteria. In addition the sharp metal blades exposed
outside the boxes were a constant source of cuts to the
hands and arms of kitchen personnel.
He set out to build a better mousetrap, or
cutter box. Ken designed an ABS plastic safety dispenser
with a blade that was covered, and suction cups to hold
the box firmly to stainless steel commercial kitchen
In 1990 Ken went to Tablecraft Products Co.
Inc. and demonstrated that his idea was a natural fit for
commercial kitchens. Tablecraft employed designers and
engineers to refine the design so it could be manufactured
and then took the product to market.
Since that time the KENKUT Safety
Dispensers have been sold worldwide as KENKUT and private
labels such as SYSCO and EDWARD DON.
After the successful launch of the first
18" size, KENKUT Products and Tablecraft brought to market
two more versions of the successful product, the 12" and
24" KenKut Safety Dispensers.
Ken Krall is a proud
graduate of the Culinary Institute Of America, Hyde Park
Campus, 1977. Ken continues to work as a caterer and is
the prime mover at Chefmall Store,
In 2009 the all new and improved Kenkut 3
was introduced at the National Restaurant Show in Chicago.