ANAHEIM, Calif. and NAPA, Calif., June 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 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.

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ABOUT HESTAN: Hestan is the award-winning culinary brand renowned for creating the market's most advanced, powerful and versatile commercial kitchen equipment, premium outdoor grills, and now a new indoor line of appliances. Founded by culinary icons Stanley Cheng and Eric Deng, and backed by some of the industry's most inventive and forward-thinking chefs and engineers, Hestan is forging new ground with visionary technologies and products. Headquartered in the heart of Southern California in a 130,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility that includes a showroom, test kitchen and innovation lab, Hestan is led by a collaborative team of industry mavericks who bring together over 200 years of combined experience to create thoughtfully designed products that respond intelligently to the needs of the end user. Equipping the kitchens of acclaimed restaurateurs and Michelin-starred chefs such as Thomas Keller, as well as the legendary Culinary Institute of America, Hestan is setting the pace of the culinary evolution with products that provide the confidence and comfort of the highest quality materials and top craftsmanship. For more information, visit

ABOUT THE CIA: Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America is the world’s premier culinary college. Dedicated to developing leaders in foodservice and hospitality, the independent, not-for-profit CIA offers bachelor’s degrees in management, culinary arts, culinary science, and applied food studies, and associate degrees in either culinary arts or baking and pastry arts. The college also offers executive education through its Food Business School along with certificate programs and courses for professionals and enthusiasts. Its conferences, leadership initiatives, and consulting services have made the CIA the think tank of the food industry and its worldwide network of nearly 50,000 alumni includes innovators in every area of the food business. The CIA has locations in New York, California, Texas, and Singapore. For more information, visit

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