Vitamix Sponsors 2012 Cleveland Restaurant Week

Event aimed to support local chefs, restaurants and businesses 11.15.2012

CLEVELAND – Vitamix®, the world leader in high-performance blending equipment for home and commercial use, is proud to be a sponsor of Cleveland Restaurant Week, a two-week culinary extravaganza hosted by Cleveland Independents, running November 5 - 19. Nearly 90 locally-owned and operated restaurants and food establishments – spanning from Sandusky to Mentor to Akron – make up the Cleveland Independents group.

A familiar brand to top restaurants and coveted by chefs worldwide, Vitamix commercial blenders are used in many Cleveland Independents group kitchens, including Blue Canyon, Cowell & Hubbard, Greenhouse Tavern, and Parallax Restaurant and Lounge.

“With quality, high-performance equipment being a necessity in any professional kitchen, Vitamix is proud to be a sponsor of Cleveland Restaurant Week,” said Rula Stamatis, marketing manager of the Vitamix Commercial Division. "Our sponsorship with the group aligns well with our overall goal of inspiring creativity in food preparation and creating value. We work very closely with several chefs that are part of the Cleveland Independents group and are thrilled to help support and promote Cleveland restaurants on a local level."

Cleveland Independents exists to promote dining in independently owned restaurants and to serve the interests of the independent restaurateur. Similarly, Vitamix, a local Cleveland-based company aims to provide high performance to restaurants and chefs through the precision engineering of its machines, delivering consistent results, faster speed-of-service and the lowest cost of ownership.

Those interested in learning more about Cleveland Restaurant Week can visit www.clevelandindependents.com to view event information, make restaurant reservations and view additional information about Cleveland Independents. For additional information about Vitamix, visit www.vitamix.com.



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 About Vitamix®

Vita-Mix® Corporation, privately owned and operated by the Barnard family since 1921, manufactures and markets superior blending and mixing products directly to the public and the restaurant/hospitality industry. Vitamix is recognized as a leader in innovation in the direct marketing industry, having created the infomercial genre in the late 1940s and developed the first true commercial blender in the early 1990s. Leading consumer magazines rank Vitamix as the highest quality consumer blender. The company’s commercial customer list reads like a “Who’s Who” of major restaurant chains, and gourmet chefs worldwide say their Vitamix machines are more important to them than their knives. Nestled in the valley of picturesque Olmsted Falls, Ohio, the company employs more than 300 people, has a global presence in more than 80 countries and continues to win awards for product innovation. For more information, visit www.vitamix.com.