Our Partners


De Gustibus Cooking School by Miele would like to thank our partners for their continued support.

Miele

Miele is a German manufacturer of high quality domestic appliances and machines for commercial applications. The company was founded more than 108 years ago in 1899 by Carl Miele and Reinhard Zinkann and has always been a family-owned, family-run company.

Miele aims to manufacture the highest-quality domestic appliances and commercial equipment in the world and to be seen by markets worldwide as providing an absolutely top-class household product. In the words of our founding fathers, Carl Miele and Reinhard Zinkann, “Success is only possible in the long term if one is totally and utterly convinced of the quality of one’s products.” Therefore, continuous innovation is the foundation of our business success.

The customer, for whom we provide first-class products and services, is at the center of attention. Thanks to this company philosophy which focuses on the dynamic development of quality and technology, the Miele brand is now identified with unsurpassed product quality.

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Poggenpohl

Poggenpohl is the world’s leading luxury kitchen cabinet brand with 35 kitchen design showrooms across the United States. Poggenpohl presents the latest trends in European kitchen design in contemporary and classic styles, including creative solutions for maximizing space and ergonomically-designed kitchens. Poggenpohl offers over 70 cabinet fronts in a variety of finishes, such as: wood veneers, laminates, lacquers, acrylics, glass, metals and custom RAL colors. Established in 1892, Poggenpohl manufactures custom made cabinetry in its factory in Herford, Germany. The product line is available globally in 70 countries.

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Vias Imports

Vias Imports Ltd., established in 1983, is the leading importer of Italian fine wines in the US market. Throughout the company’s history, Vias has discovered and brought to the US high quality, unknown but distinctive Italian wines that have become staples on wine lists and retail shelves throughout the US, including Produttori del Barbaresco and Damilano. Vias’s Italian portfolio is one of the richest and most complete in the industry, representing the finest wineries from all over Italy. Vias is the leader in discovering and importing fine Italian wines and unknown producers to the US as well as educating America’s wine trade about these great wines with innovative educational programs.

Vias Imports is renowned for its long-standing partnerships with wineries of differing sizes throughout Italy and is proud to craft strong relationships. In addition to Italy, our portfolio includes wines from Argentina, Austria, France, Lebanon, Spain, and the United States.

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Kobrand imports and markets a distinguished portfolio of hand selected brands representing virtually every major wine region of the world and its most iconic specialty spirits. Family owned since its founding in 1944, Kobrand attributes its success to a single guiding principle that describes the people, products and relationships behind it: quality.

The portfolio is a collection of gems of New World and Old, including American wineries such as Cakebread Cellars, Sequoia Grove and St. Francis as well as the wines of European masters such as Champagne Taittinger and Maison Louis Jadot and the Portos of Taylor Fladgate, Fonseca and Croft. The legendary Sassicaia from Italy’s Tenuta San Guido and the wines of Craggy Range in New Zealand are relatively new additions that will stand the test of time. The spirits portfolio includes the original Alizé liqueurs as well as fine Cognacs, Armagnacs and other premium spirits.

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Lenz Winery

In 1977, Peter & Patricia Lenz, having closed their well-known restaurant, A Moveable Feast, were in search of a new adventure.  Inspired by the efforts and successes of their friends, Alex & Louisa Hargrave, they purchased a property on the North Fork and planted gewürztraminer, cabernet sauvignon, merlot and a small amount of pinot noir. The old barn, originally part of the Krupski farm, was converted into a tasting room and The Lenz Winery was formally established in 1978.

Peter & Patricia Lenz chose not to produce wine from their vineyard until 1983. Instead, they followed the French and German tradition of cutting off the fruit just as it was forming in order to ensure the development of a deeper root structure.  Patricia Lenz explained, “The patience it took to wait years to taste the fruits of our labors was not easy, but wait we did. And it was worth it.”

The Lenzes immersed themselves in the developing wine region, working with the Hargraves to establish the Long Island Wine Council. “They held the standard of both quality and innovation high.”

In 1988, the Lenzes passed the reins to Peter & Deborah Carroll who already had a successful vineyard in nearby Cutchogue. The Carrolls initially leased The Lenz Winery, purchasing it outright in 1994.
(Louisa Hargrave, 2013).

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Sitram

Stainless steel is one of the most popular materials for cookware because it is durable, non-reactive, and relatively inexpensive. However, not all stainless steel is the same quality, so you’ll want to keep these tips in mind as you shop. When you know what to look for, you’ll be able to choose the best stainless cookware set for your kitchen. While pure stainless steel cookware is durable and doesn’t corrode, it doesn’t retain heat well and can cook food unevenly. To solve this problem, stainless steel cookware often features aluminum or copper cores in To ensure that the cookware set you’re looking at will last, look at the types of metal used to make it. For example, an 18/10 stainless steel cookware set contains 18 percent chromium and 10 percent nickel and is considered very durable. Chromium protects stainless steel from stains and rust, while nickel makes chromium more effective and gives your pots and pans a glossy shine. The higher the numbers are, the more corrosion-resistant the cookware set is. While the quality of metal in your stainless cookware is important, you’ll also want to buy pots and pans that have sturdy handles and lids. You can often find stainless steel cookware with cool-touch, easy-to-grip handles, but you’ll also want to consider whether you need handles that can go from stovetop to oven for the recipes you like to make. Make sure the set includes lids, as many recipes will require them for food to cook properly.

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Lodge cast iron

Originally named The Blacklock Foundry after Joseph Lodge’s friend and minister, the company gained success until May of 1910 when it burned down. Just three months later and a few blocks south, the company was reborn as Lodge Manufacturing Company.

Joseph Lodge created a legacy of quality that has thrived through two World Wars and the Great Depression and is still carried on by his family today. Both our CEO and Chairman are Joseph Lodge’s great-grandsons who continue to evolve our product line and improve manufacturing methods. While many worthy competitors have fallen by the wayside, Lodge’s dedication to quality, technology, and employees have helped it not only survive but flourish.

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S.Pellegrino

S.Pellegrino’s sources have been monitored through geological and hydrological studies that analyze each phase of the water’s journey. The water flows from the snow and rain of the high Dolomite Mountains (1200-1300 meter ASL) and takes around 30 years to arrive at the foothills of the mountains (350 meters ASL), where it is sourced.

S.Pellegrino goes through a 30-year journey inside the earth that mineralizes the weater through contact with underground rocks. In the process, it becomes natureally enriched with mineral salts, calcium and magnesium. And with our special addition of carbon dioxide, S.Pellegrino water acquires its bubblles and signature “perlage.” The added CO2 provides the acidity and slightly bitter note. All of this gives S.Pellegrino its unmistakable taste, making it famous throughout the world.

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Acqua Panna

Acqua Panna has come a long way in terms of quality of its production facilities. Today the plant is one of the most technologically advanced bottling plant in Europe producing water that has a natural ph balance of 8.0.

The first Acqua Panna was manually bottled in the 1860s from a plant built in one of The Medici’s farm buildings. Sold in demijohns or fiaschi, straw-covered glass flask now used for Chianti wine, the water was delivered by horse and cart to Florence. In 1927, after War World I, the water was bottled in glass on an industrial scale.

Acqua Panna production facility stretches over a surface area of about 20,000 m2, perfectly blending into the natural environment.

At the very heart of Tuscany, a land of timeless and uncontaminated beauty, Acqua Panna flows pure, limpid and fresh from natural spring unveiling all its uniqueness and its fine taste. Since the Renaissance, to be inspired and experience the Tuscan way of life means to perpetuate an ideal of simplicity, elegance and balance in arts and culture, but also at the table.

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Starbucks Reserve

Our Rarest Coffees, Small-Batch Roasted In Seattle

Our constant travels take us around the world in search of rare and distinctive coffees. We love sharing these discoveries with you. Each of our Starbucks Reserve® coffees was brought to life at our Starbucks Reserve® Roastery and Tasting Room in Seattle.

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Aaron Leather Goods Vendimia Estilo

The tagline “Vendimia Estilo” reflects the core category of our product line Vendimia means Vintage & Estilo means Design so designs on Vintage Leather are our primary range of products which do reflects in our product line.We have a full frontal manufacturing setup in Kanpur, India which gives us the satisfaction of creating employment and to be able to offer a living to people working over there… is a good feeling.

www.aaronleathergoods.com

Meredith

A publicly held media and marketing services company founded upon serving its customers and committed to building value. They are the pulse of pop culture, entertainment, food, fashion and lifestyle, news, business and finance, and sports. From that, they have built businesses that serve well-defined audiences, deliver the messages of advertisers, and extend their brand franchises and expertise to related markets. Their products and services distinguish themselves on the basis of quality, customer service, and value that can be trusted.

www.meredith.com

Langdon Florist

Langdon Florist is located in the heart of the Downtown Manhattan area right across the street from City Hall, in walking distance from the World Financial Center and minutes from Tribecca and Soho. Conveniently located near the Financial District, restaurants, South Street Seaport and Fashion District we have been servicing our customers for over 60 years. We create our exclusive arrangements on premises and provide personal delivery within Manhattan and the outer boroughs. Our consultants will be happy to provide you personalized attention, offering ideas and working with your ideas and within your budget.

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Baldor

Baldor Specialty Foods is one of the largest importers and distributors of fresh produce and specialty foods in Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Beginning as Balducci’s fruit stand in Greenwich Village in 1946, Baldor maintains its original promise – curate and deliver the best and freshest foods in the world. Baldor seeks to provide great specialty foods and logistics that give their customers an edge.

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Sam Tell

Sam Tell is THE source of Kitchen Design, Equipment, Front and Back of House supplies. We were born right downtown on the Bowery over 60 years ago. NYC is our home but we have since expanded our coverage all over the United States. We are international as well. Where your needs may be, you can take us with you. Contact us at info@samtell.com

www.samtell.com