ANAHEIM, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Stanley Cheng, a Chinese American entrepreneur who founded Meyer Corporation, the largest cookware company in the U.S., and the Hestan Commercial line of premium commercial kitchen appliances in early 2015, announced today the launch of his latest culinary enterprise. Hestan Outdoor is a new line of premium residential grilling systems and complimentary outdoor products offering powerful, professional-grade components and distinctive features and benefits that are completely unique to the market.
Manufactured entirely in the U.S. in the company’s 70,000+ square foot state-of-the-art headquarters in Anaheim, CA, Hestan Outdoor gas grills offer a number of innovative, high-performance features, including an easy-to-open hood that holds its position, interior hood lighting, a built-in rotisserie with spit storage, and thick, lasered stainless steel grates cut in-house.
Hestan Outdoor grills are available in built-in and freestanding models, and feature a unique, sleek stainless steel design available in twelve exclusive color finishes.
“We pride ourselves on restless innovation, superior engineering and purpose-built designs, but also our in-depth understanding of the marketplace and the interests and needs of the ultimate end-users we serve,” said Eric Deng, President of Hestan Outdoor. “For many consumers, grilling outdoors is much more than an act of food preparation. It’s a lifestyle activity that encompasses culinary, leisure and social pursuits among others. With the outdoor living category in a state of growth, we see tremendous potential and are ready to move.”
Basil Larkin, Vice President of Sales, said Hestan Outdoor has completed its North American partnership agreements with the six premier distributors serving the outdoor living industry. They include: Distinctive Appliances Distributing in Wixom, MI (www.distinctiveappliances.net), Doolittle Distributing in Lenexa, KS (www.ddius.com), Luwa Distributing in Bellevue, WA (www.luwaluxury.com), Milestone Distributors in Carrollton, TX (www.milestoneappliance.com), Pinnacle Appliance Distributors in Haines City, FL (www.pinnaclesalesgroup.com), and Purcell Murray in Brisbane, CA (www.purcellmurray.com).
“Purcell Murray is proud to partner with Hestan Outdoor to help launch its line-up of outdoor cooking products,” said Matt Murray, Managing Director with Purcell Murray. “Hestan is backed by an all-star management and engineering team that is delivering true innovations, including its Trellis burners, Horizon hoods, and DiamondCut grates, for outdoor cooking enthusiasts.”
About Hestan Outdoor
Hestan Outdoor is a premium appliance manufacturer specializing in high-end stainless steel residential grilling systems and is a subsidiary of Meyer Corporation, the largest cookware supplier in the U.S. and the second largest in the world. The product line is built entirely in the United States. For more information, visit hestanoutdoor.com.
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, www.hestancommercial.com, on Twitter @HestanTeam and Instagram hestanteam.
About Stanley Cheng
Stanley Cheng is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Meyer Corporation, U.S., distributor of Circulon gourmet cookware. He is an engineer by training, with a penchant for developing technologically advanced products that enhance the experience of cooking at home. Established in 1981, Meyer Corporation, U.S. is the largest cookware company in the United States. Widely recognized cookware brands distributed by Meyer Corporation, U.S. include: Circulon®, Anolon®, Farberware®, Ruffoni®, Cake Boss®, Rachael Ray®, Paula Deen®, SilverStone®, BonJour® and FineT by IQ Innovations®. Together with his wife Helen, Cheng also established the award-winning Hestan Vineyards in Napa Valley. Renowned for his innovative thinking and pursuit of excellence, Hestan Commercial is a worthy namesake for the company’s latest commercial kitchen line.