Vitamix Arms Next Generation of Culinary Professionals with the World's Best Blenders

Vitamix Culinary School Program stocks top American culinary schools with industry-leading Vitamix commercial machines

CLEVELAND – Over the past four years, Vitamix – a world leader in high-performance blending equipment for commercial and home use – has placed hundreds of high-end blenders in more than 150 premier culinary schools across the United States as part of the Vitamix Culinary School Program. More than 52,000 students and instructors have benefitted from having access to the latest innovations in Vitamix commercial blending technology in their culinary education.

Found in more than 140 countries, Vitamix machines inspire creativity in food and beverage preparation in some of the finest bistros, restaurants and coffee houses around the globe. Top chefs, culinary experts, nutritionists, mixologists and others depend on the durability, reliability and versatility that Vitamix machines bring to their establishments, helping them to achieve their culinary and business goals.

“We are proud and excited to donate this equipment to the nation’s most highly regarded centers of culinary instruction,” said Jodi Berg, Vitamix President and CEO. “We know from our research that more chefs in the U.S. prefer our blenders to any other, so we want to ensure that the culinary professionals of tomorrow have access to the equipment in their training to best prepare them for their careers.”

As part of the Vitamix Culinary School Program, students, faculty and staff have access to one or more of the following Vitamix machines:

  • The Quiet One® is a powerful, premium blender designed to create a more enjoyable customer atmosphere for any front-of-the-house establishment. Its six function settings with 34 optimized programs deliver a consistently superior blended product and significantly improved speed of service – all at sound levels comparable to normal conversation.
  • The Vita-Prep® 3 features a powerful motor, variable speed dial for ultimate control, and an accelerator tool for consistent, superior results when puréeing, grinding, chopping and more. An advanced cooling fan provides optimum reliability during peak hours of operation. Professionals value its exceptional power, versatility and performance.
  • Maximizing serving abilities and expanding menu offerings is easy with 1.5 gallons of real blending capacity, as found in the Vitamix XL®. The unit allows for up to 24 eight-ounce servings in a single batch for both hot and cold ingredients. Reduced prep time and improved staff efficiency result in labor and time savings.

Vitamix partners with each member of the Vitamix Culinary School Program on promotions and marketing of its products, including special discounts on purchasing additional blending equipment.

Vitamix is planning to expand the Culinary School Program beyond the U.S. so that it can offer premier international culinary schools around the world these special benefits.

For more information, on the Vitamix Culinary School Program, contact Tim Scenna (tscenna@vitamix.com, 440-782-9256).

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About Vitamix

The Vitamix family of companies is privately held and family-owned and -operated. Founded in 1921, Vitamix manufactures high-performance blending equipment for home and commercial use. Its commercial customer list reads like a “Who’s Who” of major restaurant chains, and gourmet chefs say their Vitamix machines are as important to them as their knives. The company developed the first true commercial blender in the early 1990s, igniting the smoothie movement, and has been named the Best in Class Overall beverage blender for eight consecutive years by readers of Foodservice Equipment & Supplies magazine. Vitamix continues to win awards for innovation in its products, which are known worldwide for their performance, versatility and ease of use, and are available in approximately 140 countries. The company is headquartered in Olmsted Township, Ohio, near Cleveland. For more information, please visit www.vitamix.com.

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