The Riggs Trade Partnership Circle: A Q&A with Shae Wilder

A designer recently visited the Riggs Distributing Showroom, and was surprised to see one of our dealership partners here with a client of theirs. The designer thought we were in competition with them, and sold to consumers, instead of knowing that as a distributor, the dealers are our close partners. The Showroom, with Northern California’s largest collection of Sub-Zero, Wolf, and ASKO appliances, was a way for that dealer to show their client all of the possibilities, sizes, and possibilities one has when choosing Sub-Zero and Wolf for their kitchen project. It was this observation that helped us realize and want to share all of the benefits, services, and resources that Riggs provides to the design community in the Trade Partnership Circle.

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We spoke with our Trade Manager, Shae Wilder, to answer the questions we receive most from our region’s design community.

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The Wolf Induction Range: Sleek Design with Powerful Performance

The Sub-Zero and Wolf Showroom by Riggs Distributing regularly updates it’s collection of appliances. Among the additions will be a new product released this year: The Wolf Induction Range. This “game changer” combines the sleek design and efficient performance of induction with the precise control and power of the iconic Wolf dual convection range.

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“Homeowners are becoming more interested in induction technology and until now haven’t had the option to combine it with the power and precision of the dual convection range,” said Brian Jones, Director of Marketing for Sub-Zero and Wolf. “We created this product as a direct response to the feedback we’re receiving from designers and homeowners, and this launch further underscores Wolf’s commitment to offering an even wider range of quality cooking equipment in more design options.”

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Take look at some of the features and benefits of the Wolf Induction Range, and you want to see it for yourself!

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Asparagus and Corn Quiche: Delicious Results from the Wolf CSO

Our Popular class Cooking with Convection and Steam – Life Made Easier with Wolf’s Convection Steam Oven, offered frequently at Riggs Distributing, features a complete exploration of the features and benefits of this valuable kitchen appliance as well as delicious seasonal recipes. The Asparagus and Corn Quiche, developed by our Riggs’ chefs, can be assembled quickly and yet achieves a deliciously light flavor thanks to a flaky puff pasty crust and sweet, fresh vegetables.

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Per Your Request: Summer Supper Club Recipes

You asked and we answered. All of us at Riggs Distributing are thrilled that our popular monthly event, Supper Club, has helped many discover the value and high performance capabilities of Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances. Our full sensory demonstration of these products has proven repeatedly that you can experience directly the delicious results of using Sub-Zero and Wolf and help ease the stress in finalizing one’s own kitchen project.

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Per your request, we are happy to share the dishes created during our event so that you can recreate them at home.

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Burgers for Summer BBQs

The 4th of July holiday was a perfect excuse to gather the Riggs Distributing team for a lunchtime BBQ. In addition to gourmet sides, fruit, sausages, fresh strawberry lemonade, and ginger tea, our chefs had the opportunity to make a classic burger as well some tasty and surprising variations.

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Preparing all morning and during the holiday lunch, our chefs grilled non-stop to feed the hard-working Riggs team. The Wolf Outdoor Grill helped predict perfect results as the chefs could assure that the high BTUs of the grill seared and cooked the burgers perfectly while the multiple burners allowed them to keep other foods warm without overcooking. Of course they used some tried and true techniques as well as described in our blog: The Great Burger Debate

Here are the recipes for a great classic burger as well as three variations.

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The Great Burger Debate: the Pros and Cons of Almost Every Technique

You want to make the best burgers for your summer holiday BBQ but there are endless recipes, tricks, tips, and methods, each one claiming to be vital to achieving burger nirvana. While the basic burger is made of only a few ingredients, it can mean either one of the best meals ever or, one of the worst. What are the best ways to make them? How can we all avoid a terrible burger experience?

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Here at the Sub-Zero | Wolf Culinary Events Center by Riggs Distributing, Inc., our chefs recently created a number of delicious burger variations as part of a Riggs team lunch which we share in our post: Burgers for Summer BBQs. I also made a thorough review of the vast burger advice available online and found that there are some clear areas where experts agree, and a few where they don’t. Here is a summary of “The Great Burger Debate” which will help even the most novice chef create the best burger.

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Seeing is Believing: The Power of Demonstration to Show True Value

On a Saturday last May, Julie Evans visited the Sub-Zero and Wolf Showroom in Burlingame, California. The prior weekend she was at her local retailer learning about options for refrigeration and cooking appliances to integrate into her upcoming kitchen remodel, and was drawn to the Wolf cooking demonstration by the aroma of the roasted Mediterranean chicken skewers.

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Julie spent the next hour observing and engaging with the Sub-Zero and Wolf chef who was walking visitors through the various functions of the Wolf convection steam oven. Julie had never heard of this product before, and wondered, “why not?” as it sounded like a genie in a bottle for any cook. Fascinated to learn as much as she did about the flexible functionality of the product, Julie began to wonder how she could fit it into her kitchen designs.

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Kitchen Recycling Brings Financial Benefits, Green Charitable Giving With Renovation Angel

As any homeowner can relate, remodeling a kitchen can be a stressful and frustrating experience with delays, last minute changes, and literally a construction zone in your home. If I could offer, however, a chance to have your old kitchen and appliances removed, cleanly and professionally, potentially receive thousands in tax savings, and help charities, with a FREE service to you, would you try it? Could there be a better win-win to start your kitchen project?

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Renovation Angel, in partnership with Riggs Distributing, Inc. and Sub-Zero and Wolf, provide this service to help luxury kitchen owners recycle their old kitchens completely and provide vital outreach and nationwide recycling in the process. Their video outlines their program and benefits to anyone starting a new kitchen project:

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Summer’s Best Berry Shortcake

Food trends are almost always fun to try in every season, whether it is the most current spice rub or adding ash to a new ice cream flavor (yes, it’s a real thing). In the summer, when family vacations and holidays are as common as friendly weather, the most traditional foods often satisfy the most. For example, our Riggs Distributing chefs created this Orange Zested Berry Shortcakes with Grand Marnier Chantilly Cream for our summer Supper Club menu. While it may sound complicated, it is very simple, assembles easily, and most importantly, provides the satisfaction you want at the end of a summer meal, at the backyard family BBQ, or a picnic in the park.

Orange Zested Summer Berry Shortcake with Grand Marnier Chantilly Cream

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Wolf M Series Oven Wins POP Award at 2016 PCBC

Riggs Distributing, Inc. is proud to participate in the 2016 Pacific Coast Builder Conference (PCBC) in San Francisco, CA at Moscone Center on June 22nd and 23rd. Located at Booth #1801, some of the industry’s best Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances will be featured including the Wolf M series Ovenwhich has been awarded a 2016 Parade of Products (POP) distinction. 

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The PCBC webpage featuring the 2016 POP award winners describes qualifications of the industry’s best:

“Representing the best in innovation and new product solutions, twenty POP @ PCBC award winners were chosen by a panel of industry judges and were rated according to solution base, innovation, practical application and design.”

In addition, the Sub-Zero and Wolf by Riggs Distributing booth will feature the debut of the industry’s first 36-inch Induction Range by Wolf, as well as the first of Sub-Zero’s innovative 24-inch Integrated Column Refrigerators.

For more information, schedule an appointment to visit our Showroom or visit our booth at PCBC #1801.

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