Induction Cooking Innovator CookTek Congratulates Alinea Restaurant for Michelin Top Rating


CookTek, a Provider of Induction Cooktops for Chicago Restaurant Alinea, Applauds the Restaurant’s Three-Star Michelin Rating

CHICAGO, IL–(Marketwire – December 2, 2010) – CookTek, an induction cooktop manufacturer and supplier, is pleased to congratulate Chicago restaurant Alinea for its top Michelin ratings. Alinea received the Chicago guide’s highest rating of three stars for exceptional cuisine. The restaurant currently uses CookTek’s Heritage Single Countertop Cooktop, an advanced portable induction cooktop that improves the kitchen while allowing for efficient, quality cooking.

“The CookTek team is extremely happy for Alinea’s achievements and success as one of Chicago’s greatest restaurants,” said Bob Wolters, president of CookTek. “We are pleased with the opportunity to work with the Alinea team, with advanced induction cooking technology that contributes to the restaurant’s highly innovative cooking techniques and creative menu.”

The restaurant has been using CookTek’s Heritage Single Countertop Cooktop in its kitchen for five years. Induction cooking technology makes the cooktop safer, faster and more reliable than most traditional gas and electric cooking ranges. The free-standing single burner cooktop applies heat directly to the pan, not the air or the unit itself, which saves energy and keeps the cooktop surface cool to the touch.

Alinea offers a 21-course tasting menu that showcases ingredients ranging from pheasant to bubble gum. The Alinea team considers CookTek as a strategic partner in its culinary vision and mission. The single countertop cooktop’s portability allows for a flexible work environment, so that chefs can manipulate their cooking stations to their needs, and not feel constrained to one cooking technique in each space.

“At CookTek, we are committed to developing quality induction products that change the way people cook and serve food,” said Wolters. “From heated delivery systems that keep pizzas hot, fresh and crispy, to our countertop cooktops that create modern cooking workspaces for inspired cuisine, CookTek has the products that are revolutionizing the food industry.” 

About CookTek®: CookTek® (, the Chicago-based developer and manufacturer of induction powered equipment for the foodservice industry, is changing the way the world cooks, serves, and delivers food.

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