At Hestan, we believe collaboration is the heart of the kitchen. Hestan Commercial proudly partners with Chef Thomas Keller, Bocuse d’Or Team USA and The Culinary Institute of America. From the kitchen to the classroom to the world stage, these partners are elevating the culinary experience.
Chef Thomas Keller
Chef Thomas Keller serves as brand ambassador for Hestan Commercial and Hestan Home. His culinary insight has been an invaluable inspiration for the Hestan kitchen. We are especially honored that Chef Keller has installed Hestan in his celebrated restaurant kitchens, including Per Se, The French Laundry, Bouchon Yountville and The Surf Club Restaurant. Our collaboration continues to drive new innovation inspired by Chef Keller’s kitchens.
BOCUSE d’Or TEAM USA
Hestan Commercial is a proud sponsor of Bocuse d’Or Team USA. They brought home the gold from Bocuse d’Or 2017 – the first time for the Americans in the history of this event known as “the culinary Olympics.” As President of Team USA, Chef Thomas Keller provided crucial culinary guidance to Chef Mathew Peters and Commis Harrison Turone. Chef Philip Tessier, Hestan’s Smart Cooking Director, won silver in 2015 and coached Team USA 2017. To prepare themselves, the team trained for months in the Hestan Barn. Peters and Turone refined their techniques, recipes and prep choreography within a custom Hestan Commercial training kitchen built to the dimensions of the Bocuse cooking space. When they reached the boisterous competition kitchen in Lyon, France, they were in top culinary form. Congratulations, Team USA. Your cuisine and passion deserve this historic honor.
The Culinary Institute
The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) is equipping its campuses with Hestan Commercial. This partnership is especially meaningful to us, as many of the renowned chefs who helped inform the design of Hestan Commercial studied at the CIA. We are excited that today’s aspiring chefs will rely on the powerful precision of Hestan as they perfect their sauces and soufflés. The new Hestan Kitchen made its spectacular debut in 2018 at the CIA at Copia. The Hestan Kitchen offers serious foodies the opportunity to cook alongside CIA chefs with the same revolutionary culinary power and performance found in America’s most acclaimed restaurant kitchens.
Photo by Victor M. Samuel
UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management
Hestan Commercial is proud to collaborate with UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management in equipping their test kitchen. The 159,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art campus is the largest facility ever built for hospitality management education. Committed to providing an environment where the diverse backgrounds of students and faculty enrich learning, UCF provides students with an unrivaled opportunity to learn and work in the industry’s leading market. The Hestan equipment provides students the chance to hone their skills on high-quality, premium appliances.