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Hestan Commercial Forms Philanthropic Partnership with The Culinary Institute of America (CIA)

Hestan Commercial Forms Philanthropic Partnership with The Culinary Institute of America (CIA)
Eric Deng, president of Hestan Commercial (left) and Dr. Victor Gielisse from The Culinary Institute of America (right) after signing the Memorandum of Understanding for the culinary partnership.

Hestan to outfit facilities on CIA campuses with equipment, products and services in support of CIA’s educational mission as the world’s premier culinary college

ANAHEIM, Calif., July 12 , 2016 – Hestan Commercial, maker of the most advanced commercial kitchen appliances on the market, has formed a philanthropic partnership with The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) to provide equipment, products and services to multiple facilities on CIA campuses, including teaching kitchens, restaurant kitchen lines, theaters and conference facilities.

Recognized as the world’s premier culinary college, the CIA is an accredited, not-for-profit college, with campuses located in Hyde Park, New York; St. Helena, California; San Antonio, Texas; and Singapore. The CIA offers bachelor’s degrees in management, culinary science, and applied food studies; associate degrees in culinary arts and baking & pastry arts; and credit and noncredit education programs, consulting services, thought leadership conferences, and research and development for the food, wine and hospitality industries.

“We are very excited about Hestan’s philanthropic support of The Culinary Institute of America and even more enthusiastic about the collaborative nature of our relationship,” said Dr. Tim Ryan, president of the CIA. “The CIA and Hestan have very compatible values, as both organizations are committed to constantly improving and innovating.”

“This partnership is a signature moment for our company given the CIA’s universal influence on the development of the foodservice and hospitality industries,” said Eric Deng, president of Hestan Commercial. “So much of what makes us unique from a concept and design standpoint hinges on direct input from renowned chefs who attended CIA. Supporting the college’s mission to provide the world’s best professional culinary education is a perfect way for us to show our gratitude.”

Hestan Commercial launched in February 2015. Built entirely in the USA, and with six utility patents and five design patents pending, Hestan Commercial is an innovative kitchen line designed with input from some of the world’s top chefs and leading kitchen designers to revolutionize the world of foodservice equipment for the professional kitchen. The entire stainless steel line is purpose-built to address the performance, maintenance, energy use and durability challenges chefs experience daily.

Hestan Commercial’s lineup includes freestanding ranges, island suites, countertop equipment, convection ovens, griddles, char broilers, French tops, hot tops, planchas, salamanders, cheesemelters, fryers, pasta cookers and refrigerated bases.

Hestan also manufactures premium residential grills and complimentary outdoor products in the company’s headquarters in Anaheim, CA. Hestan Outdoor gas grills offer a number of innovative, high-performance features, including an easy-to-open hood that holds its position, interior hood lighting, a built-in rotisserie with spit storage and thick, lasered stainless steel grates cut in house. Hestan Outdoor grills are available in built-in and freestanding models, and feature a unique, sleek stainless steel design available in 12 exclusive color finishes.