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Introducing a New Luxury Kitchen

You’ll find Hestan in the kitchens of America’s most acclaimed restaurants. Now Hestan Indoor brings chef-proven performance to the home – redefining the luxury kitchen with unrivaled power, exceptional control and thoughtful technology. Get the latest on the complete Hestan kitchen here.

If you are attending KBIS, stop by booth W543 to find out more.


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Anaheim Ducks Announce Three New Corporate Partners

ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Anaheim Ducks announced three more new corporate partnerships today. Chick-fil-A, Hestan Commercial and Amtrak Pacific Surfliner all have joined the NHL Club’s growing list of corporate partners. Each of the Ducks corporate partnerships are custom designed to meet the individual partner’s goals and objectives and negotiated in house by the Ducks and Honda Center corporate partnership team.

“We are thrilled to add these three great brands to our partnership portfolio,” said Bill Pedigo, Chief Commercial Officer for the Anaheim Ducks. “The growth in the number and size of our partnerships is a testament to the dedication of the entire Ducks and Honda Center organizations as well as the creativity and dedication of the corporate partnership team. We look forward to working with these three new partners and all of our partners throughout the season.”

Chick-fil-A has signed a multi-year partnership with the Anaheim Ducks and aligned with the NHL club to help increase their community outreach in the Southern California area. Chick-fil-A will be integrated into The RINKS program which is designed to help spread grassroots hockey throughout Orange County. Chick-Fil-A will also be featured as the presenting sponsor of the S.C.O.R.E. (Scholastic Curriculum Of Recreation & Education) Shootout which uses the sport of hockey to teach educational themes, encourages a healthy and active lifestyle and rewards youth for their dedication of pursuing academic excellence. Chick-fil-A is also introducing its ‘Five Goals Equals Free Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich’ promotion to Ducks fans this year. When the Anaheim Ducks score five goals during a home game, everyone in attendance can redeem their ticket for a free Chick-Fil-A sandwich the following day. To kick off the partnership, the team delivered five goals and a win on opening night to the delight of all fans in attendance.

Hestan Commercial has signed a new partnership with the Anaheim Ducks to help further their rapid growth nationally. Hestan Commercial is an elite manufacturer of commercial and residential cooking appliances. Proudly made in Anaheim and endorsed by renowned chefs such as Thomas Keller and the Culinary Institute of America. During the season, Ducks fans will see the Hestan brand with a premier placement within the ice at Honda Center. The Anaheim Ducks Foundations’ culinary forward event, Dux N Tux, will also see an increase in culinary power with the addition of the Hestan brand, providing guest chefs and attendees with a chance to experience the brand first-hand. Throughout the year Hestan will also provide Ducks fans with other chances to win other fine Hestan products.

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner has partnered with the Anaheim Ducks to help further grow ridership throughout Southern California. During the season, fans will have opportunities to receive Amtrak travel vouchers for convenient travel to throughout Southern California and to their favorite destinations. Throughout the year, fans can get quick access to Honda Center and Ducks games via the Anaheim ARTIC station conveniently located across the street from Honda Center.

For more information about the Anaheim Ducks and becoming a corporate partner please visit Anaheimducks.com.

Chick-fil-A

Chick-fil-A is dedicated to serving others, and each locally owned and operated Chick-fil-A restaurant is focused on the community it serves. Over the past three years alone, in cities and towns across America, Chick-fil-A has given more than $68 million in contributions to over 700 different educational and charitable organizations and has provided millions of dollars in food donations. Chick-fil-A’s commitment to giving back was established by our founder, Truett Cathy, whose example continues to guide our company today. As he expressed many times over the years: “Nearly every moment of every day we have the opportunity to give something to someone else – our time, our love, our resources. I have always found more joy in giving when I did not expect anything in return.” This value is at the core of everything we do.

Hestan Commercial

Hestan is a premium appliance manufacturer specializing in high-end stainless steel residential grills and commercial appliances. Hestan is a subsidiary of Meyer Corporation, the largest cookware supplier in the U.S. and the second largest in the world. The Hestan Outdoor product line is built entirely in the United States and has North American partnership agreements with the premier distributors serving the outdoor living industry. Hestan Commercial was designed with input from some of the country’s top chefs, including Thomas Keller, Timothy Hollingsworth, Walter Manzke, Corey Lee, Rory Herrmann, Marcus Ware and Amar Santana, and renowned kitchen designer Mark Stech-Novak. For more information, visit hestanoutdoor.com or http://commercial.hestan.com/.

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner

The Amtrak® Pacific Surfliner® offers daily service between San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo, traveling along a 351-mile route hugging the California coastline. All Pacific Surfliner trains feature comfortable, reclining seats with power outlets, Wi-Fi, bike and luggage racks, and access to a Café car featuring fresh food, snacks and beverages, including wine, cocktails and local craft beer. Each year, nearly 3 million passengers enjoy train travel to Southern California’s top destinations on the Pacific Surfliner.

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Hestan Commercial in FCSI

Hestan Commercial was recently mentioned in Foodservice Consultants Society International (FCSI) in an article featuring L’Oréal USA’s new headquarters in New York’s Hudson Yards. This marketplace-style servery features high-performance food stations, gorgeous views and multiple delivery formats.

Click here to read the excerpt from FCSI.


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Under the Hood: Hestan Outdoor Grills

Explore the high-performance features of Hestan Outdoor in our new video below. Every grill is proudly built in California from superior-grade materials to deliver heavy-duty power and fine-tuned control. Perfect your patio at hestanoutdoor.com.


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NanoBond, Ruffoni, Anolon and Meyer Commercialware now available directly to restaurants.

Reinventing what you cook on. Revolutionizing what you cook with.
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Before reinventing the commercial kitchen, Hestan founder Stanley Cheng reinvented cookware. His Meyer brand pioneered hard-anodized aluminum cookware in the 1970s — the breakthrough that ushered in nonstick cookware.

Since then, Hestan and Meyer corporations have introduced an array of high-performance cookware lines. From the old-world Italian copper of Ruffoni to the revolutionary molecular titanium of NanoBond, every piece of our cookware is meticulously crafted and engineered to deliver exceptional form and function.

NANOBOND
Handcrafted in Italy from molecular titanium, Hestan NanoBond is four times harder than stainless steel with 35% greater heat conductivity compared to other aluminum-clad cookware. NanoBond is also heat tolerant to 1,050ºF/566ºC — perfect for French tops and salamanders. Chef-inspired features like flush rivets and sealed rims elevate performance and cleanability for long-lasting beauty.

RUFFONI
Each piece of Ruffoni is handcrafted in a family-owned workshop in the Italian Alps. From the hand-hammered copper and cast-brass handles to the elegant design cues, the attention to detail is masterful. While copper delivers exceptional conductivity from your heat source, the interior is lined with durable nonreactive tin.

ANOLON®
Anolon Tri-Ply cookware is built to withstand the demands of the commercial kitchen and deliver reliable performance every night. The triple-layered clad construction features a fast-heating aluminum core between layers of durable high-grade stainless steel. This combination achieves both rapid heat conduction and responsive temperature control.

MEYER® COMMERCIALWARE
Designed by chefs and engineered by Meyer, Meyer Commercialware combines durability and usability. Natural aluminum construction provides a solid, fast-heating foundation for each pan, pot and lid. Fully encapsulated aluminum bases provide rapid heat conduction and, more important, even heat distribution.

Hestan and Meyer cookware deliver stunning form and function along with exceptional performance and durability. Talk to your Hestan rep to find the perfect line for your kitchen.


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Hestan to Showcase the Best of Its Commercial Kitchen Appliances at the NRA Show 2017

Premium Product Lineup Includes the First-Ever Pass-through Convection Oven and Aspire by Hestan Freestanding Grills on Display at Booth #1800 

 

Pass thru Oven Front View_Hestan

Hestan, creator of the most advanced commercial kitchen and outdoor appliances on the market, will display its newest innovations at the annual National Restaurant Association (NRA) show in Chicago, Illinois May 20-23. The award-winning brand will showcase its line of premium equipment, including the first-ever Pass-through Convection Oven.

“The Pass-through Convection Oven will revolutionize the layout and operations in commercial kitchens around the world,” said Chris Moy, vice president of engineering, Hestan Commercial Corporation. “At Hestan, we only engineer efficient, functional and innovative tools that will enhance a chef’s work. This oven is prime example of that mission.”

Designed for single-depth cooking suites, the Pass-through Convection Oven allows access from both sides of the oven with dual soft-opening and counterbalanced doors. Its heavy-duty, integrated, low-profile, high-efficiency convection fan/motor system delivers superior convective heat transfer, heat retention and overall cooking performance.

The Hestan booth will feature sauté stations, counter equipment, a custom lineup and cooking suites as well. Attendees will also be able to familiarize themselves with Hestan Outdoor products, including the new Aspire by Hestan grill product line, built-in and freestanding grills, and a Hestan Outdoor Living Suite – all of which are manufactured in the company’s 70,000+ square-foot, state-of-the-art headquarters in Anaheim, California.

Aspire by Hestan grills, which will make their NRA-show debut, offer a wide range of features, including an easy-lifting hood with dual halogen lighting, a robust ignition system, a variable infrared searing burner and quarter-inch stainless steel rod grates built to last, but easy to lift and clean. Available in both built-in and freestanding models, Aspire by Hestan features a unique, sleek, stainless steel design available in five exclusive color finishes.

“We’re excited to introduce our new line of product innovations, like the first-ever Pass-through Convection Oven and Aspire by Hestan grills, to the attendees of the NRA Show, along with our long-standing and award-winning appliances and accessories” said Eric Deng, president, Hestan Commercial Corporation. “Hestan is eager for chefs and culinary enthusiasts alike to experience equipment that is efficient, innovative and stylish. Our product line up for this show offers just that.”


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Hestan Outdoor Unveils New Line of Premium, Residential Outdoor Appliances and Accessories at the Hearth, Patio & Barbeque Expo 2017

Aspire by Hestan, 36″ Grill on Tower Cart with Double Doors
Aspire by Hestan, 36″ Grill on Tower Cart with Double Doors

Hestan Outdoor, manufacturer of premium residential grills and complementary outdoor products, will unveil Aspire by Hestan, its latest line of professional-grade grills, to outdoor living and design trades at the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Expo 2017. This high-profile show, running in Atlanta March 2-4, will give trade and consumer audiences their first opportunity to experience the new line in person.

“All Hestan grills are thoughtfully designed and hand-crafted in America,” said Basil Larkin, vice president of sales of Hestan Outdoor. “Engineered for excellence, the Aspire by Hestan product line continues the tradition of offering high-performance, custom options for every grill-master.”

Manufactured entirely in the company’s 70,000+ square-foot, state-of-the-art headquarters in Anaheim, Calif., Aspire grills offer a number of innovative features, including an easy-lifting hood with dual halogen lighting, a robust ignition system, infrared searing burners, and quarter-inch diameter stainless steel rod grates built to last, but easy to lift and clean.

Available in both built-in and freestanding models, Aspire by Hestan features a unique, sleek, stainless steel design available in five signature color finishes. All finishes, powder-coated on high-grade stainless steel, can handle the most extreme elements with ease. They each withstood a 500-hour UV testing, and the signature colors didn’t fade.

Hestan invites attendees to visit their booth, #2313, at the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Expo. Here, audiences will familiarize themselves with Hestan Outdoor and Aspire by Hestan, featuring an array of grills, complementary doors and drawers, side burners, refrigeration products and a custom stainless Outdoor Living Suite. Hosted by the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association, North America’s largest outdoor living showcase will include more than 350 leading manufacturers and suppliers exhibiting to thousands of specialty and mass-market retailers and other professionals. At this same show in 2016, Hestan debuted Hestan Outdoor and won Vesta Awards for Best Gas Grill and Best in Show. For additional information on the Expo, visit www.hpbexpo.com.

“We are thrilled to once again exhibit at the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Expo, a gold standard in the industry,” said Eric Deng, president of Hestan Commercial Corporation. “This show allows us to provide the trade and high-end retailers with first-hand knowledge of our detail-oriented and durable product lines, like Aspire by Hestan.”


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Hestan Commercial Unveils Groundbreaking Innovation In Premium Commercial Kitchen Appliances

Hestan Introduces First Ever Pass-through Convection Oven at The NAFEM Show, Booth #1200

ANAHEIM, CA, Feb. 9, 2017 Hestan, creator of the most advanced commercial kitchen and outdoor appliances on the market, unveiled its newest innovations in commercial kitchen appliances at the annual North American Food Equipment Manufacturers (NAFEM) show in Orlando, Florida, February 9-11, 2017. The award-winning brand is showcasing its line of premium commercial kitchen appliances, including the first-ever Pass-through Convection Oven and Hestan Sauté Station.

Hestan Commercial Pass-through Convection Oven

Hestan Commercial’s groundbreaking innovations are constructed and engineered with the chef in mind. The patent-pending Pass-through Convection Oven delivers:

  • Specific design for single-depth cooking suites, allowing access from both sides of the oven with dual soft-opening, counterbalanced doors.
  • Heavy-duty, integrated, low-profile, high-efficiency convection fan/motor system offering superior convective heat transfer, heat retention and overall cooking performance.

The Hestan Sauté Station combines the high performance of Hestan’s patent-pending CircuFlame™ single-flow brass burners with the practicality and convenience of a rear-mounted cold rail and lower refrigerated drawers. Functionality is combined beautifully in a single unit, accented with the Hestan-exclusive Marquise finish and available in the brand’s exclusive color finishes. Several factory options are available to customize this product for the end user.

“With thoughtful engineering, our Pass-through Convection Oven and Sauté Station were developed to solve the challenges of chefs in the kitchen and transform the commercial kitchen industry,“ said Chris Moy, vice president of engineering, Hestan Commercial Corporation. “The sheer design of these products brings a new level of efficiency and beauty to commercial kitchens, and the technology is unlike anything the industry has seen before.”

All Hestan premium commercial kitchen appliances are purpose-built with heavy-duty counterbalanced doors that stay shut and keep heat in the oven, where it belongs. Exclusive dual-ring burners provide exceptional power and delicate control, while accommodating any size pan. Finally, modular design gives chefs the freedom to build a custom lineup around the way they cook.

Hestan Commercial is headquartered in a state-of-the-art 70,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Anaheim, California – including a showroom, testing kitchen and certified testing lab. We continue to collaborate with innovative chefs such as Thomas Keller to create products that not only keep pace with culinary evolution, but stay ahead of it.

Each year The NAFEM Show showcases 500+ manufacturers of commercial restaurant and foodservice equipment and supplies. For additional information on The NAFEM Show, visit www.thenafemshow.org.


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From Napa to Lyon: Hestan Congratulates Team USA on Gold at Bocuse d’Or 2017

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.”

 

Hestan Chef Philip Tessier Coaches Team USA to Gold at Bocuse d'Or 2017
Hestan Chef Philip Tessier Coaches Team USA to Gold at Bocuse d’Or 2017

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.


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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.


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Hestan Commercial Receives 2016 Excellence in Design (EID) Awards for Tri-Ferrous French Top Range and Modular Salamander System

Prestigious appliance DESIGN magazine awards recognize creativity, ease of use and visual appeal

ANAHEIM, Calif., June 7, 2016 – Hestan Commercial, maker of the most advanced commercial kitchen appliances on the market, has been named a 2016 Excellence in Design (EID) Awards recipient by appliance DESIGN magazine for its French top range and modular salamander system. For the “Major Appliances and Commercial Vending” category, Hestan’s French top won the Silver Award and the company’s salamander won the Bronze Award.

Hestan’s Tri-Ferrous French top with maximum center temperature and gradient is available in 18-, 24-, and 36-in. widths. It features a thick-gauge, welded stainless steel radiant cone around its 35,000-Btu/hour gas burner. The cone traps and focuses radiant and convective heat within a controlled space below the center plate – resulting in as high as 1000° F at the center and as low as 320° F at the edges. This is the highest temperature delta of any French top.

Tri-Ferrous French Top
Tri-Ferrous French Top

Hestan’s longitudinal modular salamander and shelving system can be hung without permanent hardware by means of unique, hook-like brackets of heavy-duty steel for optimum rigidity and durability. This modular system, which can be switched from salamander to cheesemelter and back again, is supported longitudinally on a riser to allow complete horizontal movement – giving it the flexibility to be placed anywhere on the line for maximum functionality.

Longitudinal Modular Salamander/Cheesemelter/Shelving System
Longitudinal Modular Salamander/Cheesemelter/Shelving System

The EID Awards annually recognize new equipment and technologies based on their creativity, ease of use and visual appeal. An independent panel of design experts selected the EID Award recipients. All recipients will be profiled in the June 2016 issue of appliance DESIGN and featured on the magazine’s website at http://www.appliancedesign.com/eid, a permanent section dedicated to the competition.

“This recognition for design excellence is a testament to the expertise and tireless efforts of our team of talented engineers,” said Chris Moy, vice president of engineering for Hestan Commercial. “It’s a real thrill to see products you’ve designed with input from top chefs in kitchens of some of the country’s finest restaurants – but being recognized and awarded for your efforts takes the thrill to new heights.”

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. Standard features such as hydraulic-assisted oven doors that provide a soft open and create less wear are one example.

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.


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Hestan Outdoor wins Vesta Awards

Sponsored by Hearth & Home Magazine, prestigious awards recognizing product innovation and excellence were presented at Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Expo 2016 in New Orleans, LA

Hestan Outdoor Team
The Hestan Outdoor team proudly accepted two Vesta Awards in Outdoor Room Products (Best in Show) and Gas Barbecues Categories

ANAHEIM, Calif., Mar. 29, 2016 – Hestan Outdoor, manufacturer of premium residential grills and complementary outdoor products, was named a 2016 Vesta Awards recipient at the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Expo (HPBExpo) in New Orleans, Louisiana, March 17-19. The Hestan Outdoor grill won Vesta Awards in the Gas Barbecue Category and the Outdoor Room Products Category, where it was named Best in Show.

Sponsored by Hearth & Home Magazine, the prestigious annual Vesta Awards recognize and honor companies and products for innovation in design and/or technology. Judging teams are composed of retailers, distributors, product designers, test lab engineers, affiliate leaders and industry experts.

Hestan Outdoor named a 2016 Vesta Awards recipient at the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Expo (HPBExpo) in New Orleans, Louisiana
Hestan Outdoor named a 2016 Vesta Awards recipient at the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Expo (HPBExpo) in New Orleans, Louisiana

Hestan formally introduced its new line of professional-grade grills to the outdoor living trade at HPBExpo, where audiences experienced the company’s new grills and their innovative features in person for the first time. The HPBExpo is North America’s largest outdoor living showcase, with more than 350 leading hearth, patio and barbecue manufacturers and suppliers exhibiting to thousands of specialty and mass-market retailers and other professionals.

Manufactured entirely in the U.S. in the company’s 70,000-plus-square-foot, state-of-the-art headquarters in Anaheim, California, 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.

“This recognition from industry leaders, particularly being named Best in Show in the Outdoor Room Products category, is a testament to not only our commitment to innovation, but the uniqueness of our product. There was nothing else like it on the show floor,” said Eric Deng, President of Hestan Commercial Corporation. “We had a very strong presence at HPBExpo, and the feedback we’ve received from retailers, our distributor partners and even other grill manufacturers has been tremendous.”


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Hestan’s CircuFlame Sealed Burner wins KI Award

Prestigious National Restaurant Association award recognizes creative new equipment and technology delivering advancements to foodservice industry

CircuFlame Sealed BurnerANAHEIM, Calif., Mar. 1, 2016 – Hestan Commercial, maker of the most advanced commercial kitchen appliances on the market, has been named a 2016 Kitchen Innovations (KI) Awards recipient by the National Restaurant Association® for its CircuFlame sealed burner, featuring revolutionary dual-flow technology. The dual-flow valve feeds two burner chambers, a main and a simmer, to achieve maximum turndown ratio. The CircuFlame can produce power as high as 30,000 BTU/hour for searing and broiling and as low as 1,500 BTU/hour for simmering, an impressive 20:1 ratio.

The KI Awards annually recognize forward-thinking equipment and technologies that increase efficiencies and productivity for back-of-the-house operations and benefit restaurant operators. An independent panel of industry experts, comprised of internationally recognized food facilities consultants, multi-unit restaurant executives, and design experts, selected the KI Award recipients. Each recipient and their product will be showcased in the interactive Kitchen Innovations Pavilion at the 2016 National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show, held from May 21-24 in Chicago at McCormick Place.

“This recognition is important and appreciated, as it underscores our passion for product innovation, design and engineering for the greater good of the foodservice industry,” said Dick Zirges, Vice President of Territory Sales and Service for Hestan Commercial. “Tangible chef input drives every decision we make. Their desire for a more efficient and functional sealed burner was the catalyst for the CircuFlame’s creation.”

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. Standard features such as hydraulic-assisted oven doors that provide a soft open and create less wear are one example.

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.


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Introducing Hestan Outdoor

Top U.S. luxury outdoor living industry distributors have signed-on to handle product stocking and sales representation

Hestan Outdoor Grills

ANAHEIM, Calif., Feb. 16, 2016 – Stanley Cheng, a Chinese American entrepreneur who founded Meyer Corporation, the largest cookware company in the U.S., and the Hestan Commercial line of premium commercial kitchen appliances in early 2015, announced today the launch of his latest culinary enterprise. Hestan Outdoor is a new line of premium residential grilling systems and complimentary outdoor products offering powerful, professional-grade components and distinctive features and benefits that are completely unique to the market.

Manufactured entirely in the U.S. in the company’s 70,000+ square foot state-of-the-art 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 twelve exclusive color finishes.

“We pride ourselves on restless innovation, superior engineering and purpose-built designs, but also our in-depth understanding of the marketplace and the interests and needs of the ultimate end-users we serve,” said Eric Deng, President of Hestan Outdoor. “For many consumers, grilling outdoors is much more than an act of food preparation. It’s a lifestyle activity that encompasses culinary, leisure and social pursuits among others. With the outdoor living category in a state of growth, we see tremendous potential and are ready to move.”

Basil Larkin, Vice President of Sales, said Hestan Outdoor has completed its North American partnership agreements with the six premier distributors serving the outdoor living industry. They include: Distinctive Appliances Distributing in Wixom, MI (www.distinctiveappliances.net), Doolittle Distributing in Lenexa, KS (www.ddius.com), Luwa Distributing in Bellevue, WA (www.luwaluxury.com), Milestone Distributors in Carrollton, TX (www.milestoneappliance.com), Pinnacle Appliance Distributors in Haines City, FL (www.pinnaclesalesgroup.com), and Purcell Murray in Brisbane, CA (www.purcellmurray.com).

“Purcell Murray is proud to partner with Hestan Outdoor to help launch its line-up of outdoor cooking products,” said Matt Murray, Managing Director with Purcell Murray. “Hestan is backed by an all-star management and engineering team that is delivering true innovations, including its Trellis burners, Horizon hoods, and DiamondCut grates, for outdoor cooking enthusiasts.”


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Hestan announces winner of the #IWantMyHestan giveaway

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Hestan wants to congratulate Little Prince in New York, NY for being selected as the winner of our #IWantMyHestan giveaway. Chef Matt Conroy entered the giveaway on behalf of Little Prince​, which ​will receive our heavy-duty and high-performance Plancha Rangetop​.

 

Click here to see official contest rules & regulations.


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Win a Hestan for Your Restaurant Kitchen

I Want My Hestan UPDATE (12/30/2015): No longer accepting entries. See this post to read about the winner!

What can Hestan do for your restaurant kitchen? In short, everything your current kitchen doesn’t. The Hestan team spent years working alongside – and listening to – professional chefs. Then we engineered a kitchen around the way you actually cook. Every burner, hinge and knob is engineered to withstand the rigors of a real commercial kitchen – and heighten performance. The completely customizable modular system creates the perfect flow for your cooking style.

Hestan’s purpose-built design has already won two Kitchen Innovations Awards. Now, they’re giving you a chance to win those innovations for your own restaurant kitchen. Follow @hestanteam on Twitter and Instagram, then enter to win your choice of a Hestan charbroiler, griddle or plancha in 18″, 24″, 30″ or 36″ widths.

You dreamed it. We built it. Now win it.


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Hestan Commercial hires Basil Larkin, VP Sales

Basil Larkin Viking photo 1-2008ANAHEIM, CA — Hestan Commercial, a premium appliance manufacturer specializing in high-end commercial appliances, today announced Basil Larkin has joined their team as Vice President of Sales. Larkin brings more than 20 years of experience in the high-end appliance industry to his role at Hestan Commercial.

Larkin joins Hestan Commercial from Craftsman Republic, where he served as their Chief Sales Officer. Prior to Craftsman Republic, he spent two years as Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Lynx Grills, Inc. In that role, he was responsible for sales organization and strategy, distribution management, and marketing and product management. Larkin earlier held several senior management roles at Viking Range Corporation, Whirlpool Corporation, BSH Home Appliances Corporation and HADCO.

“We are extremely proud to have Basil on board,” said Eric Deng, General Manager at Hestan Commercial. “His leadership, charisma, and work ethic speaks for itself. We look forward to making some serious waves in the marketplace with him on our team. Hestan Commercial is committed to hiring the best talent in the industry.”

Larkin joins the Hestan Commercial team at its headquarters in Anaheim, CA.


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Hestan featured on Rock My Restaurant

Hestan was recently featured on an episode of Foodable TV’s Rock My Restaurant. The show focuses on three innovative products that made a lasting impression at the 2015 NRA show. Check out why they loved Hestan in the video below!


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Hestan included in French Laundry renovation

Hestan is thrilled to be included in the renovation of The French Laundry. In February Chef Thomas Keller signed on as spokesperson of the Hestan Commercial Appliances Division. He was drawn to partner with Hestan because of his ardent support of American-based manufacturers and entrepreneurs. Keller also provides valuable input and feedback to the design process.

“The French Laundry is being redesigned to be a backdrop worthy of the restaurant’s history,” Thomas Keller said. “With the Louvre Pyramid as my inspiration, we wanted to find a way to juxtapose the historic and the modern while maintaining the high quality cuisine and service our guests have come to expect from The French Laundry. The new design will be an innovative and functioning space that will allow us to continue to evolve as a restaurant and develop new standards.”

Read more at: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/04/prweb12634200.htm


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Hestan featured in the recent issue of Chef Magazine

Hestan was recently featured in the January/February 2015 issue of Chef Magazine. The article focuses on the value of versatile cooking equipment in today’s kitchens, which Hestan will be bringing to the table with our new, modular, heavy-duty product line that provides the features and power you’ve been asking for.

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Hestan wins Kitchen Innovations Awards

The National Restaurant Association recently awarded Hestan with two significant Kitchen Innovations Awards. We have been recognized for key designs of our Tri-Ferrous French Top with Maximum Center Temperature & Gradient, and our Longitudinal Modular Salamander/Cheesemelter/Shelving System.

Longitudinal Modular Salamander/Cheesemelter/Shelving System

Hestan Longitudinal Modular SystemHung without permanent hardware by means of unique, hook-like brackets of heavy-duty steel for optimum rigidity and durability, this modular shelving and broiler system, the latter easily switched from salamander to cheese melter and back again, is supported longitudinally on a riser to allow complete horizontal movement, giving it the flexibility to be placed anywhere on the line for maximum functionality.

Tri-Ferrous French Top with Maximum Center Temperature & Gradient

French Top_main copyAvailable in 18-, 24-, and 36-in. widths, this French Top features a thick-gauge, fully-welded stainless steel radiant cone around its 35,000-Btu/hour gas burner to trap and focus radiant and convective heat within a controlled space below the center plate, resulting in 1000 degrees at the center to as low as 320 degrees at the edges, the highest temperature delta of any French Top.

The NRA is the largest foodservice trade association in the world and its Kitchen Innovations Awards program has for over 10 years, “recognized and celebrated cutting-edge equipment and technology that specifically improve the back of the house and benefit foodservice operators.” We will be one of the 23 selected winners to be showcased at the interactive Kitchen Innovations Pavilion at the 2015 National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show®, held May 16-19 in Chicago’s McCormick Place Convention Center.

 

Chef Thomas Keller, Stanley Cheng, Helen Cheng and Vincent Cheng at the Hestan Commercial Grand Opening festivities (Feb. 20, 2015)
Chef Thomas Keller, Stanley Cheng, Helen Cheng and Vincent Cheng at the Hestan Commercial Grand Opening festivities (Feb. 20, 2015)

We are also proud to announce that in February, Chef Thomas Keller signed on as spokesperson of the Hestan Commercial Appliances Division. He was drawn to partner with us because of his ardent support of American-based manufacturers and entrepreneurs. Keller provides valuable input and feedback to the design process. “The importance of good design is functionality, but also in how something pleases the eye. Hestan’s French Top feature delivers on both; it performs beautifully and accurately, and with its clean lines, it harkens back to my early days cooking in France,” says Keller. “Ultimately the guest experience is elevated as well because it allows for consistent excellence in preparations.”

In addition, Jackson-based Ramey Agency, our lead creative agency, received three Gold ADDY® Awards from AAF Jackson, central Mississippi’s chapter of the American Advertising Federation, for their conceptualization of our website, print ad and full print ad campaign. The Addy Awards is the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition, attracting over 40,000 entries every year in local AAF Club (Ad Club) competitions.


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Hestan Open House

We hope you can join us this week for a special tour of our new manufacturing facility, test kitchen and showroom.

HESTAN TOURS ARE AVAILABLE DURING THESE HOURS
Thursday, February 19 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Friday, February 20 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Saturday, February 21 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Hestan Headquarters
3375 E. La Palma Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92806
888.905.7463

RSVP to hcc_sales@hestan.com or at 888.905.7463

Complimentary transportation from NAFEM provided by Hestan

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Meet Hestan during NAFEM

Join us to celebrate the launch of Hestan during the NAFEM show, February 19-21. Meet the Hestan team and get a tour of the 70,000 square-foot state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Anaheim, CA, which includes a showroom, test kitchen, and certified test lab.

Contact us for more information about the launch.

HESTAN TOURS ARE AVAILABLE DURING THESE HOURS
Thursday, February 19 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Friday, February 20 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Saturday, February 21 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Address
3375 E. La Palma Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92806
888-905-7463


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Introducing Hestan

Welcome to Hestan Commercial. Check out this preview of what’s coming soon to a kitchen near you.


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