Alfresco brand company manufactures a variety of top quality cooking appliances and equipment. Their main concentration and claim to fame is their line of cooking grills. The Alfresco team is self-proclaimed to have invented the outdoor kitchen movement. Co-founder, Dale Seiden, aimed to start a restaurant-inspired appliance company and in 1999, launched a luxury residential lineup of appliances with Alfresco’s Open Air Culinary Systems. Alfresco is a Southern California based company that takes pride in providing all American made equipment using the best materials available. Alfresco brand appliances may specialize with grills as their forte but they provide a cooking equipment and accessories for the entire kitchen. Some of their other high-end commercial grade appliances include ovens, refrigerators, steamers, griddles, sinks & faucets, various storages, and of course, grills.
Alfresco is also prevalent within the commercial food industry. Certain clients who use and take advantage of Alfresco’s high-end cooking equipment include chefs Emeril Lagasse, Mario Batali, Jean George and Wolfgang Puck. Popular franchise restaurants who use Alfresco brand appliances include Applebee’s, Cheesecake Factory, California Pizza Kitchen, TGIFridays and Houston’s. The Alfresco team which include Jeff Bernstein (CEO), Jeff Elliott (COO), Edwin Hovsepian (CFO), and Seiden (VP Sales & Marketing have been cooperating and innovating with one another within the food service industry ever since 1980s. One particular note is that Jeff Elliot built the first Viking range prototype with the team’s earlier incarnation, Jade Range.