NEW YORK, April 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- LG Electronics USA joined Time Inc.'s (NYSE: TIME) FOOD & WINE as a sponsor of the highly-anticipated reveal of the brand's 2017 Best New Chefs at a VIP bash honoring America's most brilliant up-and-coming chefs. Starring alongside the newly-crowned best new chefs were award-winning LG InstaView™ refrigerators featuring a one-of-a-kind innovation that allows users to knock twice to illuminate the refrigerator's glass panel and see inside without opening the door.
For 29 years running, FOOD & WINE's editors have traveled across the country searching for the most talented and promising young chefs to be crowned as F&W's Best New Chefs; 2017 honorees include:
- Jay Blackinton, Hogstone's Wood Oven, Orca's Island
- Val Cantu, Californios, San Francisco
- Peter Cho, Han Oak, Portland
- Nina Compton, Compère Lapin, New Orleans
- Diego Galicia and Rico Torres, Mixtli, San Antonio
- Jordan Kahn, Destroyer, Los Angeles
- Sara Kramer and Sarah Hymanson, Kismet, Los Angeles
- Angie Mar, Beatrice Inn, New York
- Yoshi Okai, Otoko, Austin
- Noah Sandoval, Oriole, Chicago
At this year's invitation-only event, LG treated guests including notable chefs, tastemakers and foodies alike to a hands-on experience with its newly-launched LG InstaView refrigerators, spotlighting the new innovation as a must-have for this year's rising star chefs and culinary-minded consumers.
Previous Best New Chefs, including Andrew Carmellini, April Bloomfield, Jeremiah Stone, Fabian von Hauske and Alex Stupak, dazzled guests with creative dishes throughout the evening. Acclaimed baker Salvatore Lobuglio of Little Cupcake Bakeshop surprised and delighted attendees with bite-sized desserts like banana pudding, cookies and cream cheesecake, and chocolate cake – all artfully showcased inside LG InstaView refrigerators. Guests had a chance to knock twice on the LG InstaView door to see the decadent dessert display inside and quickly open the door to select their sweet treat.
"Bringing together FOOD & WINE'S best new chefs with the best new refrigerator shows that great food and great innovations go hand-in-hand," said David VanderWaal, vice president of marketing for LG Electronics USA. "With the ability to knock twice and see inside their tinted glass door panel, LG InstaView refrigerators put your best ingredients front and center, inspiring cooks at home and helping them stay organized so they have more time to savor all of life's delicious moments."
The full line of LG refrigerators outfitted with the InstaView feature has been expanded significantly to more than a dozen models in various sizes, configurations (French door, side-by-side and counter-depth), and finishes, including Black Stainless Steel, starting at $2,199. Now, even more consumers can enjoy InstaView technology on a model that is best suited to their lifestyle. Each features LG Door-in-Door™ technology with an interior compartment that allows users to access often-used items without having to open the entire refrigerator, reducing cold air loss from the main fresh food compartment. LG's ENERGY STAR® certified refrigerators are 20 percent more efficient than federal energy standards.
To learn more about LG InstaView technology and how to knock twice to see food differently, visit LGInstaView.com. For more information on FOOD & WINE'S Best New Chefs, go to http://www.foodandwine.com/chefs/best-new-chefs-2017.
About LG Electronics USA
LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $48 billion global force and technology leader in home appliances, consumer electronics and mobile communications. LG Electronics sells a range of stylish and innovative home appliances, home entertainment products, mobile phones, commercial displays, air conditioning systems and solar energy solutions in the United States, all under LG's "Life's Good" marketing theme. For more news and information on LG Electronics, please visit www.LG.com.
About FOOD & WINE
FOOD & WINE is the ultimate authority on the best of what's new in food, drink, travel, design and entertaining. FOOD & WINE has an extensive social media following on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr and Snapchat. FOOD & WINE includes a monthly magazine in print and digital; a website, foodandwine.com; a books division; plus newsletters, clubs, events and a restaurant partnership, Chefs Club by FOOD & WINE.
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