Hestan Chef Philip Tessier Coaches Team USA to Gold
ANAHEIM, Calif., January 31, 2017 – Hestan, maker of the most advanced commercial kitchen and outdoor appliances on the market, congratulates Team USA on the historic gold medal win at the 2017 Bocuse d’Or in Lyon, France. Hestan Smart Cooking Culinary Director, Philip Tessier served as coach for Team USA’s Chef Mathew Peters and Commis Harrison Turone. Chef Thomas Keller, a Hestan Commercial and Outdoor brand ambassador, is the President of Team USA.
“Hestan is proud to support Team USA at the 2017 Bocuse d’Or. This historic honor reflects their inspired cuisine and tireless passion,” said Eric Deng, president of Hestan Commercial Corporation. “It’s a privilege to be aligned with such a formidable group of chefs, and we have enjoyed watching their journey over the past year.”
Tessier brought home the silver medal from the 2015 competition, marking the first time Team USA placed higher than sixth in the European-dominated event. In 2017, Tessier built upon that experience to push Peters and Turone toward gold. In preparation for the 2017 event, the team spent a year diligently planning and training in the ment’or Team USA training kitchen located at the Hestan Barn at Hestan Vineyards in Napa Valley.
The Team USA facility was built as a replica of the one they would experience in Lyon. As the team developed and refined their arsenal of recipes and skills in the Hestan Commercial kitchen, they worked out together in the Hestan gym, and piped music to mimic the crowds that would attend the competition.
Colloquially referred to as the “Culinary Olympics,” Bocuse d’Or takes place every two years in Lyon, France. Chef Paul Bocuse created the renowned event in 1987 to highlight the culinary world’s best talent. In its 30th year, Bocuse d’Or drew the most promising chefs from 24 countries – and a rapt live audience – to its competition kitchen.