Award-Winning Culinary Brand Recognized with Reception at The CIA at Copia
Hestan—the award-winning culinary brand renowned for creating the market’s most advanced, powerful and versatile home, outdoor and commercial kitchen equipment—is thrilled to have outfitted the latest teaching kitchen at The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) at Copia—the ultimate Napa Valley, Calif. destination for exploring, experiencing and enjoying the world of food, wine and community.
The new Hestan Kitchen features a 9,000-square-foot culinary playground, equipped with six Hestan Commercial suites in exclusive colors, such as matador, citra and sol. As the CIA at Copia’s first participatory teaching kitchen, the new Hestan Kitchen will offer foodies and industry professionals alike a chance to cook alongside CIA chefs with the same revolutionary culinary power and performance found in America’s best restaurant kitchens.
On Tuesday, June 5, more than 200 attendees, including members of the CIA’s Board of Trustees, were welcomed to a dedication event and reception celebrating Hestan’s contribution and featuring unique wines, hand-crafted cocktails and delicious bites from expert CIA chefs.
“We have always valued our relationship with the CIA, collaborating on many projects involving our ground-breaking designs,” said Eric Deng, co-founder and president of Hestan Commercial Corporation. “This dedication was a true honor for the entire Hestan team, and we could not be more proud to offer the CIA’s past, present and future culinary enthusiasts an opportunity to hone their craft on our equipment.”
The cutting-edge lineup of professional ranges, ovens, refrigeration units and more first made its spectacular debut in February of this year, during the Food & Wine Weekend put on by the CIA and FOOD & WINE™ magazine—a three-day event celebrating the mouth-watering inspirations of Napa Valley, as well as the creativity of CIA chefs.
“When the CIA first acquired Copia, it opened up the opportunity to do something truly jaw-dropping and spectacular here in Napa,” said Dr. Tim Ryan, president of the CIA. “Our philanthropic partnership with Hestan has certainly brought that to fruition. Every detail of this space was carefully curated to support learning and enjoyment, underscoring both the CIA and Hestan’s commitment to quality and innovation. ”
Known for award-winning culinary innovations and purpose-built features that have reinvented the restaurant kitchen and redefined the culinary experience in some of America’s most acclaimed restaurants, Hestan boasts over 200 years of combined industry know-how, and is dedicated to refining professional cooking with a collection of sleek models that combine superior cooking performance with elegant design.