ANAHEIM, Calif., Feb. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- 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."
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 training kitchen 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.
About Philip Tessier
Chef Philip Tessier won international acclaim in 2015, winning the Silver Bocuse at the Bocuse d'Or. Just a few points shy of gold, Chef Tessier became the first American ever to mount the podium. He continues to push the United States forward as the head coach for Bocuse d'Or USA 2017. Tessier is also a founding member and Culinary Director of Hestan Smart Cooking, adding his culinary expertise to a talented team of engineers and scientists to develop a new platform for cooking in the home. Tessier aspires to bring his many years of culinary experience and knowledge into homes around the country, enabling aspiring home cooks to create delicious and memorable meals.
About Hestan Commercial
Hestan Commercial is a premium appliance manufacturer specializing in high-end stainless steel commercial appliances and is a subsidiary of Meyer Corporation, the largest cookware supplier in the U.S. and the second largest in the world. 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. The product line is built entirely in the United States. For more information, visit hestancommercial.com, on Twitter @HestanTeam and Instagram hestanteam.
About Hestan Outdoor
Hestan Outdoor is a premium appliance manufacturer specializing in high-end stainless steel residential grilling systems and is also a subsidiary of Meyer Corporation. The product line is built entirely in the United States. For more information, visit hestanoutdoor.com, on Facebook @HestanHome, Instagram hestanhome and Twitter @HestanHome.
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