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Sheboygan, Wis. – Vollrath Company, a leader in the foodservice equipment industry, and Chefs’ Toys, a TriMark Company, joined forces to sponsor the Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA) Throwdown Culinary Competition held in California on January 24, 2020.

Two student/teacher teams competed head-to-head for the title of Throwdown Chef Champions. The culinary teams used Vollrath’s Mirage induction ranges and induction cookware to prepare their dishes. The teams also had a selection of cooking tools provided by Chefs’ Toys to use during the competition to create their masterpieces.

The entire event was fashioned after the format of famous TV cook-offs, featuring a cast of popular hosts and judges.

“Vollrath has always been passionate about education and we believe in supporting local events with young culinary talents,” says Christina Wegner, Vollrath Marketing Vice President. “OCSA’s entire culinary program and the Chef Throwdown Competition set a great example of how to provide high-quality and fun training for future chefs.”

“Chefs’ Toys values the deep connections that we have forged with our local culinary school community,” says Tara Jaggars, TriMark Director of Ecommerce Operations. “We were fortunate to sponsor the inaugural Throwdown Culinary Competition and show our support for the OCSA culinary program and its young chefs.”

View the action-packed event here: Chef Throwdown Competition


Established in 1987, Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA) is a tuition free, donation-dependent, public charter school for children in 7th – 12th grade, offering a rigorous academic experience and unparalleled arts education in one of five schools of study, including the Mekjian Family Culinary Arts & Hospitality Conservatory.

About The Vollrath Company

Founded in 1874 and headquartered in Sheboygan, Wis., The Vollrath Company, LLC, is a privately held global company and a leader in the commercial foodservice equipment and supplies industry. Proud to be one of the few American companies in the foodservice industry to manufacture primarily in the U.S., Vollrath focuses on quality engineering and manufacturing throughout its business divisions. These include Vollrath and Pujadas global foodservice equipment and supplies, Stoelting Foodservice Equipment, and Custom Specialty Products (Vollrath Manufacturing Services, Stoelting Cleaning Equipment, wholesale, and retail consumer). For more information, visit vollrathcompany.com.

About Vollrath Foodservice

Vollrath Foodservice, a division of The Vollrath Company, LLC, offers an expansive line of high-quality foodservice equipment – including smallwares and countertop equipment, along with serving systems and components. It manufactures industry-leading products at a single level of quality globally, backed by exceptional customer service and education at the Vollrath University training facility. For more details, visit vollrathfoodservice.com.

About Chefs’ Toys

Chefs’ Toys is part of TriMark USA, LLC, the country’s largest provider of design services, equipment, and supplies to the foodservice industry. TriMark offers foodservice operators an unparalleled level of service by combining the hands-on support and local market knowledge of a strong regional supplier with the purchasing strength, industry expertise, delivery, and installation capabilities of a national company. TriMark Divisions include TriMark Adams-Burch in Landover, MD; TriMark Economy Restaurant Fixtures in San Francisco and Sacramento, CA; TriMark Federighi Design in Richmond, CA; TriMark Foodcraft in Winston-Salem, NC; TriMark Gill Group in Crofton, MD, TriMark Gill Marketing in Phoenix, AZ; TriMark Hockenbergs in Omaha, NE; TriMark Marlinn in Chicago, IL; TriMark R.W. Smith in San Diego, CA; TriMark Orange County in Irvine, CA; TriMark SS Kemp in Cleveland, OH, Pittsburgh, PA, Columbus, OH, and Cincinnati, OH; TriMark Strategic in Lewisville, TX with locations in Texas, Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee; TriMark Minnesota in Rogers MN; TriMark United East in South Attleboro, MA; Chefs’ Toys with multiple locations throughout California and BigTray in San Francisco, CA. For more information, please visit: www.trimarkusa.com.

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Anna Taylor, Corporate Director of Marketing & Ecommerce