Which range do chefs prefer | press release | BlueStar
October 18, 2012
Famous Foodies Get Cooking on BlueStar Pro Kitchen Ranges and Appliances and Share Their Home Cooking Tips
(Reading, PA – October 18, 2012) – Sure, restaurateurs and top chefs have posh, high-performance kitchens in their restaurants or TV shows, but what do many consider the best kitchen range to whip up Sunday morning pancakes or roast a Thanksgiving turkey for their own families? Many chefs who desire restaurant-quality results for their own home cooking select BlueStar pro appliances and have joined the new BlueStar All Stars Chef program.
The BlueStar All Stars Chef program was created to inspire home chefs everywhere to achieve restaurant-quality results at home and already boasts notable foodies such as acclaimed Iron Chef Jose Garces; Chef Allison Vines-Rushing, recipient of the Rising Star Chef of the Year 2004 James Beard Award; Two Star Michelin Chef Josiah Citrin of Los Angeles; Chef Slade Rushing of New Orleans; and well-respected educators Chef Matthew Borchardt, Director of the L’Ecole Academy in St. Louis and Chef Director Richard Simpson of The Institute of Culinary Education in New York City.
Cook Like a Pro At Home
Through the BlueStar All Stars program, top chefs share cooking tips, favorite kitchen tools and select recipes and offer a peak into the home life of some of the culinary world’s most talented chefs. These talented foodies also explain why BlueStar is an ideal choice for their own kitchens. Highlights include:
- Iron Chef and Restaurateur Jose Garces is used to the best and most powerful equipment in his restaurants, and now the best and most powerful in his home: a 36″ BlueStar. Chef Garces designed his BlueStar for the comfort of cooking at home – a beautiful Royal Blue model with two 22,000 BTU burners and a griddle – perfect for Saturday morning pancakes with the family.
- Chef Allison Vines-Rushing has a gift for casting familiar ingredients and recipes in a flattering new light. A busy restaurateur – she and husband Slade own acclaimed New Orleans restaurant MiLA – Allison also is a new mom who makes her own baby food on her 36″ BlueStar.
- Chef Josia Citrin, best known for highly respected Melisse Restaurant in Santa Monica, California, also is a proud owner of a 36″ BlueStar Precious Metals range in bronze with a charbroiler. Why BlueStar? “The way it is made, commercial, yet perfect for home, and yes, the power,” says Chef Citrin. “I love the interior size of the oven…it holds full sheet pans!”
- Chef Slade Rushing raves about his new BlueStar range: “We knew the BlueStar was just the well-built ‘diesel of a stove’ we wanted to own forever.” He also fell in love with the BlueStar drop-in wok, and loves the 22,000 BTU burner power. His Oyster White BlueStar range with antique copper trim is front and center in his new kitchen.
Power, Performance & Distinction for the Home Chef
Built with the highest-quality materials and the distinctive workmanship that comes from 130 years of expertise, BlueStar offers a fully customizable line to suit the specific needs of the home chef. The BlueStar trademark UltraNova® burner produces 22,000 BTUs of cooking power, resulting in shorter cooking times and an even simmer. Its full motion grates make it easy to maneuver pots and pans between burners. The open burners provide better heat distribution for even cooking, and an infrared broiler produces 1850° of intense, searing heat. BlueStar ranges offer the industry’s largest oven capacity and can accommodate a full size commercial 18″x26″ sheet pan. Its heavy-duty, durable design offers sturdy, all stainless steel construction. What’s more, BlueStar’s fully customizable pro appliances are available in 190 different colors as well as custom colors. A full spectrum of designer colors – from vibrant Ruby Red to subdued Stone Gray – help reinvent the kitchen as a work of art. BlueStar has been handcrafting cooking equipment at the company’s Reading, PA factory since 1880.