AT HESTAN, WE CONTINUALLY PUSH THE BOUNDARIES OF WHAT’S POSSIBLE
“I always put Helen before myself.”
Hestan’s founder, Stanley Cheng, would state with a mischievous twinkle in his eye anytime someone asked him about the meaning behind the Hestan name. Helen before Stanley— Hestan.
And that spirit of selflessness, of putting others before oneself, pulses strong at the heart of Hestan. The mindset behind each carefully crafted product is always with a user-first mentality. We want to solve the problems of the professional and at-home chef, and we know we have the unparalleled ability to forge the best tools possible.
The Story Behind the Name
The Pursuit of Perfection
Here at Hestan, our passion is inventing the best kitchen products imaginable. That’s why we — Hestan’s cadre of chefs, scientists, engineers, and vintners, bustling away in the culinary labs at our Napa Valley vineyard — spend day and night creating revolutionary products that push the limits of what’s possible in the kitchen.
Our core beliefs are shared by every business group at Hestan and act as our north star as we continue to pursue perfection.
Our Core Beliefs
IT STARTS WITH CHEFS
Chefs are our foundation. Chefs give us our first insights: their expertise inspires us to create products that solve culinary problems, and they are a key part of the product development process. Chefs are our first users: if our products exceed the exacting standards of professional chefs, they will blow home chefs away. Chefs are the first to hop on the bandwagon: they are our ultimate cheerleaders. In return, we honor, cultivate, and support chefs whenever we can.
We are never satisfied with the status quo, innovating in ways that constantly push the boundaries of our craft and industry. Yet we never innovate for the sake of innovation— it is always in the name of making cooking a more pleasurable and perfect experience.
POWER & ELEGANCE IN HARMONY
They go hand-in-hand — you can’t have one without the other. To us, power can mean BTUs, durability, or even the power of control over your cooking. Elegance means we are also refined and sophisticated.
We never sacrifice elegance in pursuit of power, and we never sacrifice power in pursuit of elegance. They simply co-exist in a beautiful balance.
CRAFTED TO PERFECTION
Whether through perfect temperature control, or cookware and appliances that look brand new despite heavy use, or wine that connoisseurs cherish, we strive to be the best of the best in the kitchen. We are proud of the passion and craftsmanship that drive us, and we will never stop pursuing perfection.