Cupboard Pro

cupboard proChristian, Keira and Kaley Young bring their dad's invention, The Cupboard Pro, to Shark Tank episode 1002 in what will be a tear-jerker of a pitch. The product is pretty straightforward: it's a cutting board with an attached receptacle or cup to stash the cut items in. Firehouse Chef and inventor Keith Young created the product after writing a cookbook and appearing on the TV show Chopped.

The tear-jerker part is what these three siblings went through to get to the Shark Tank. In 2012, Keith put his invention on hold when his beloved wife got stage 4 inflammatory breast cancer. She lost her battle in August of that year. Understandably, the family was fraught with grief. After a while, the kids encouraged Keith to chase his dreams of bringing his invention to life.

After winning on Chopped, Keith got the Cupboard Pro made at a Chinese factory. He was starting to get his products packaged and shipped by AHRC, a company that employs Down syndrome adults. That's when tragedy struck again. In December, 2015 Keith was diagnosed with synovial soft sarcoma – a 9/11 related cancer. Keith became too sick to work on his business anymore and put the business in Kaley's name. On  March 17, 2018, Keith passed away at age 53, leaving his three children and his invention. Now, to keep their dad's memory alive, they want a Shark as a partner.

My Take on Cupboard Pro

I must confess, I'm tearing up a bit just writing this. Those poor kids! I do all the cooking in our house and I want one of these just to show my support for the children of this American hero. I am in.

Will Sharks Pitch In?

If this product doesn't get an offer, I'll be shocked. I think the story is so inspiring and these kids are so brave, at least one Shark will make an offer, maybe all five! I predict they leave with a deal, the only question is with which Shark(s)?

About Rob Merlino

Entrepreneur, auteur, raconteur. Rob Merlino is a blogger and writer who enjoys the Shark Tank TV show and Hot Dogs. A father of five who freelances in a variety of publications, Rob has a stable of websites including Shark Tank Blog, Hot Dog Stories, Rob Merlino.com and more.

Comments

  1. I was not surprised all 5 Sharks offered the kids a deal, it was a wonderful thing to do. I guarantee this will become bigger than any of them imagined.

  2. Elizabeth Comma-Watson says

    My husband and I would like to buy cupboard pro. Where can we buy it?

  3. Barbara Hernandez says

    Want to buy 4 where do I go to order . These kids are amazing

  4. I would love to know how this story continues. Searched for board and Amazon stated unavailable and not sure when and if it will become available. Any info would be appreciated, as I would like to purchase.

  5. Like others, I am looking to buy one maybe three but not avail on Amazon. Where can I buy this?

  6. Michael Hughes says

    where can I buy? It’s sold out on Amazon

  7. chanelle telshaw says

    It says unavailable on amazon.. are they just on back order?? I would love to get these!

  8. Patricia Bell says

    I’ve love to purchase this product as I’m sure millions others do too. I understand you weren’t prepared but you should set up a future order site so as not to lose business. Brilliant product I can’t wait to receive it! Unable to order at this time 😩😩

  9. Stephanie Sipe says

    They are sold out on their site but taking email addresses for them when they are back in stock. Don’t go amazon, I saw them for $99.00 on there. On th e site…they are $40.00.

  10. Not a future customer says

    These are now on back order in their site and look like crap. More exspensive and not the beautiful bamboo cutting board that was originally shown but a pressed wood fiber board that looks cheap like particle board. I’ve waited months for these to come back and to be greeted with a cheap looking more exspensive board. I will certainly not be a customer.

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