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Vulcan Versatile Chef Station Earns 2018 StarChefs Innovator Award

13th Annual International Chefs Congress Showcases Latest Chef Cooking Skills and Equipment

TROY, Ohio (November 6, 2018) – Vulcan the food equipment manufacturer known for quality, energy efficient commercial cooking equipment, is the proud winner of the esteemed 2018 StarChefs International Chefs Congress Innovator Award for Heavy Equipment for the Versatile Chef Station (VCS).

Awarded during the 13th Annual StarChefs International Chefs Congress, held October 21-23, 2018, in Brooklyn, NY, the Innovator Awards recognize kitchen equipment at the vanguard of product development. As a one-of-a-kind product in the U.S., the Vulcan VCS offers chefs the ability to sear, braise, simmer, steam, boil, shallow fry, sauté and retherm, all with one state-of-the-art multi-function cooking station that offers unparalleled cooking versatility.

Vulcan supplied its Versatile Chef Station for use in demonstrations by world-renowned chefs, including Tyler Anderson from Millwright Restaurant, Terence Feury from Forty 1º North, John DeSilva, Chef/Owner at Chickadee, and David Punch and Lydia Reichert from Sycamore. One designated booth was equipped with a VCS specifically for workshops hosted by the notorious Michael Gulotta from Maypop and Mopho.

For the Blended Burger Battle at the event, Vulcan also provided three of its RRE griddles, which gave burger experts an incredibly efficient cooking surface to create perfected burgers for the judges to test. The Blended Burger Battle involved some of the top names in burger creation and was judged by a talented list of professionals in the culinary field.

The StarChefs International Chefs Congress boasted a multitude of activities at the annual event, including competitions among top contenders, hands-on cooking workshops, and business seminars. The three-day conference brought together more than 150 global leaders in the food and culinary industry to create a link between great hospitality, a happy workplace, and excellent food and drink.


Masterful design. Precision performance. State-of-the-art innovation. For more than 150 years, Vulcan has been recognized by chefs and operators throughout the world for top-quality, energy efficient commercial cooking equipment that consistently produces spectacular results. Trust Vulcan to help make your culinary creations turn out just right—each and every time. Vulcan is part of ITW Food Equipment Group. For more information, visit


StarChefs has supported the restaurant industry since 1995 and serves as an essential resource and platform for restaurant professionals, as well as a backstage pass for food-savvy consumers. StarChefs’ original content is driven by in-person tastings and interviews across the world, and its mission is to catalyze culinary professionals’ success and give them tools to overcome specific challenges.

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