The Hestan Team has reinvented the restaurant kitchen with inventive and insightful design – which has already earned Kitchen Innovations awards for our French top and modular broiler shelving system.
Our group brings together more than 200 years’ experience in the commercial kitchen. Over that time, we talked to countless chefs and kitchen design consultants – and more importantly, listened to them. The result is a thoroughly purpose-built kitchen that not only lives up to culinary passion, but also stands up to daily abuse.
Hestan Commercial is headquartered in a state-of-the-art 130,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Anaheim, CA – including a showroom, testing kitchen and certified testing lab. We continue to collaborate with innovative chefs like Thomas Keller to create products that not only keep pace with culinary evolution, but stay ahead of it.
After reinventing the commercial kitchen, our engineers set their sights on the backyard. Grills. Refrigeration. Storage. Hestan Outdoor perfects the patio with heavy-duty performance and thoughtful design – earning the 2016 VESTA awards for Best Gas Grill and Best In Show.
Hestan grills deliver both intense cooking power and precision control with the Trellis Burner™ system and infrared rotisserie burner (the most powerful available). Easy-lift hinges lock the Horizon Hood™ into place at any height. And motion-activated Stadium Lights™ help you keep an eye on things.
In addition to our flagship Hestan Outdoor kitchen, Aspire by Hestan delivers a full lineup of pure outdoor performance. Every Aspire grill is made from category-defying, high-grade steel and dialed in with precision power. Incomparable features include infrared searing burner, dual halogen lighting and instant ignition system. Aspire is built to last and engineered to perform. And every grill is built in the USA to stand up to mother nature.
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Hestan is a subsidiary of Meyer Corporation, the largest cookware supplier in the U.S. When joined with its affiliates, Meyer Corporation comprises the second largest cookware concern in the world. Through over 100 branded and private label cookware lines, this larger group has led the industry with quality and innovation – including the first dishwasher-safe hard-anodized nonstick cookware. Widely recognized cookware brands distributed by Meyer Corporation, U.S. include: Circulon®, Anolon®, Farberware®, Ruffoni®, Cake Boss®, Rachael Ray®, Paula Deen® and SilverStone®.
Meyer Corporation CEO, Stanley Cheng, is an engineer by training with an innovative penchant for the culinary world. After transforming his family’s aluminum manufacturing plant into the global pioneer for non-stick cookware in the 1970’s, he relocated from China to California and continued divining better ways to cook – and better products to cook with. Meyer Corporation’s affiliates have cookware production facilities in China, Thailand and Italy.
Together with his wife Helen, Stanley Cheng also established the award-winning Hestan Vineyards. This family-owned estate on the eastern slopes of the Napa Valley is blanketed with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec. In addition to shaping the character of Hestan’s varietals, their vines have supplied many of Napa Valley’s top-tier wineries.
Accomplished winemakers Mark Herold, Jeff Gaffner and Thomas Rivers Brown have all collaborated with Hestan to translate the vineyards’ terroir into wonderfully different and personally expressive styles of wine.
Hestan Vineyards’ labels include Hestan, Meyer and Stephanie. Their limited-release wines have been greeted by wide acclaim, including Robert Parker’s 95-point rating for their inaugural release – 2002 Hestan Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon.