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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Making Design Easier: Revit, SketchUp, and more, CAD Files Available for Drafting Programs

At Riggs Distributing, We want to make certain that our trade partners able to have Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances fit into their drafting programs as seamlessly as they do in actual kitchens. To help with this, Sub-Zero and Wolf now has a complete line of New Generation products available for the following drafting programs:

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3D Studio Max (3DS and MAX), AutoCad (DWG and DXF), ArchiCad (GSM), Wavefront 3D (OBJ), Revit (RFA), and SketchUp (SKP).

Finding them online is fast and easy.

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The Lamb Chop Recipe You Need Right Now

At the Riggs Distributing Sub-Zero | Wolf Culinary Events Center, our chefs often create recipes that follow two important rules. The recipes must have 1) great flavor and 2) be easy to replicate. Their most recent creation, “Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb with Mint Garlic Vinaigrette,” is a perfect example of this. With a flavorful herb crust on the chops before searing, and then a tart but balanced vinaigrette to finish the dish, this recipe is simple to prepare but impressive for any special guest.

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We’re Kicking Off the 2015-16 KDC with a Wolf Gourmet Blender!

To celebrate the contest kick off, we at Riggs Distributing, distributors of Sub-Zero Refrigeration and Wolf Cooking Products are giving away a Wolf Gourmet Blender valued at $799.00. Why? To whip up excitement for another year of dynamic design-driven events capped by inspiring submissions.

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14 Unconventional Uses, Tips, and Recipes for the Microwave

Most kitchens today contain a microwave, but, with multi-use appliances like Wolf Ranges and Convection Steam Ovens, it often remains delegated to rewarming cups of coffee and heating bags of popcorn. It’s time to make the Wolf microwave a “multi-tasker” and get full use of this time-saving and useful appliance.

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I’ve culled a list below of unconventional uses for the microwave followed by some links to great recipes that will get you raves in no time at all!

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Retail Demos Deliver Kitchen Inspiration

When a new visitor enters the Sub-Zero and Wolf Showroom, we take pride in seeing the smiles and excitement on our clients’ faces as we assist them in selecting appliances for their kitchen project. By providing a full concierge service at one of our individualized appointments, our Riggs Distributing Product Specialists, will help take the stress off of your kitchen project from product consultation through the final details to have your new Sub-Zero, Wolf, and ASKO appliances installed in your home.

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As part of our calendar of events and registration page, our Wolf Culinary Demonstration Program extends that resource to our dealerships by delivering a sensory and educational explanation, on the dealer’s floor, of what makes Wolf appliances the best in the industry.

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Sharing Food and Community: A Soup Recipe for Any Time of Year

In the Sub-Zero | Wolf Culinary Events Center, we are fortunate to have two chefs can highlight the full sensory features of Sub-Zero and Wolf Appliances in culinary appetizers, dishes, and desserts to our guests who visit the Showroom for an appointment, event, or Supper Club. Occasionally, the entire Riggs Distributing team gets to benefit from our chefs’ talents and, as we sit down together at an otherwise typical lunch hour, we are reminded of the joy and importance in sharing delicious food together.

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At a recent Riggs Distributing team lunch, this delicious and filling chicken soup showed how quality ingredients create a full-flavored and satisfying meal, without the need for unusual ingredients or special techniques. This recipe will be popular with anyone in your family and all we be returning to the soup pot for seconds.

Our step-by-step pictorial guide and recipe will help you make this soup a welcome addition at any time of year.

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