All-Clad Kicks Off 40th Anniversary Celebration

Inventor of bonded cookware toasts four decades of culinary innovation and American craftsmanship

Oct 14, 2010, 10:55 ET from All-Clad Metalcrafters LLC

NEW YORK, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Surrounded by the country's top chefs, retail partners and members of the media, All-Clad kicked off its 40th anniversary celebration with a cocktail reception on October 8th at the esteemed James Beard House in Manhattan. The evening was the first of many exciting endeavors All-Clad has planned for celebrating its anniversary in 2011.

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"We're extremely proud to say that we introduced bonded cookware to professional chefs and home cooks 40 years ago, enabling a superior cooking experience that had never before been possible," said Melissa Palmer, vice president, marketing and communications for Groupe SEB High-End Brands. "We've been manufacturing cookware in the U.S. since 1971, so it was the perfect setting to kick off our 40th anniversary celebration with our friends at the Beard House with such a rich culinary heritage of its own."

With honored guest Chef Rene Redzepi of Noma, Copenhagen, and food by Torrisi Italian Specialties NY, party-goers were treated to a sneak peek at the commemorative cookware that will be available early next year. Limited-edition pieces will be available in All-Clad's Stainless, Brushed Stainless with d5 Technology, Stainless with d5 Technology and Copper-Core lines.

Guests at the event included Chef Dan Barber of Blue Hill, New York; Chef Gavin Kaysen of Cafe Boulud, New York; Chef Ming Tsai of Blue Ginger, Wellesley, Mass.; Chef Marc Vetri of Vetri, Osteria and Amis, Philadelphia; Chef Frank Castronovo and Chef Frank Falcinelli, Frankies Spuntino, New York; Chef Rich Torrisi and Chef Mario Carbone, Torrisi Italian Specialties, New York; Chef Tien Ho, Momofuku Ssam Bar, New York; Jeffrey Steingarten, Food Critic, Vogue; and Dana Cowin, Editor-in-Chief, Food & Wine.

All-Clad Metalcrafters was established in 1971 by accomplished metallurgist John Ulam. Ulam was awarded more than 50 U.S. patents specifically related to bonded metals. He was also instrumental in the U.S. Mint's conversion from solid silver coins to the bonded layered metals used today.

Just three years after the company was established, All-Clad became the only American cookware brand to manufacture a complete line of cookware in the U.S. Since that time, All-Clad has introduced eight additional lines and has become a household name among professional chefs and home cooks across the country.

About All-Clad Metalcrafters

Based in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, All-Clad Metalcrafters introduced professional-quality bonded cookware in 1971. Born in the steel age, the company has grown and evolved, and now offers seven lines of premium quality cookware at major department and specialty stores nationwide, along with premium quality All-Clad kitchen electrics and other kitchen accessories. All-Clad products are widely admired and sought after by top restaurant chefs and serious home cooks seeking all-professional equipment to enhance their cooking experience. For more information, please visit www.all-clad.com or call 1-800-ALL-CLAD. Join us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/allclad) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/allclad).

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