May 18 2011

Hgtv Star Candice Olson To Headline At Atlanta Luxury Living Kitchen Forum

Thermador-sponsored event to feature cooking demonstration by the brand’s executive chef, as well as a panel discussion

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (May 18, 2011) — Together with Candice Olson, star of HGTV shows “Divine Design” and “Candice Tells All,” luxury-appliance brand Thermador ( will host the 2011 Luxury Living Atlanta Kitchen Forum held on May 21 at Phipps Plaza in Atlanta.

Sponsored by Thermador, along with premier Alpharetta-based kitchen and bath supplier Inspirations Kitchen & Bath, the Kitchen Forum is designed as a platform for industry professionals and fine-living connoisseurs to experience some of the finest concepts in luxury kitchen integration. The event will also feature a cooking demonstration by Thermador executive chef Brad Petersen.

“We’re proud to associate the Thermador brand with Candice Olson, and to support regional events such as the Atlanta Luxury Living Kitchen Forum,” said Zach Elkin, director of the Thermador brand. “Like Candice, the Thermador brand values great kitchen designs, and also firmly believes that a captivating kitchen with the right Thermador appliances can change the quality of people’s lives.”

Olson is a famed residential interior designer with more than 15 years of experience. At the event, Olson will discuss kitchen integration and moderate a panel discussion among seven Atlanta-area industry professionals, including:

Bob Eustice, national sales manager at Thermador

Bill Harrison, president of Harrison Design Associates

Mike Smith, president of the Georgia Chapter of the National Association of Home Builders

Mike Bell, vice president of Bell Custom Cabinetry

Lisa Brooks, board member of the Georgia Chapter of the NKBA and owner of Brooks Kitchens & Bath, Inc.

Mark Buelow, past president of the Atlanta Chapter of NARI and president of Distinctive Remodeling Solutions

Mia Kurgan, immediate past president of the Georgia Chapter of the ASID and president of Mia Kurgan Designs

The Atlanta Luxury Living Kitchen Forum is geared toward trade-industry professionals in the architectural, contracting and design fields; upper-medium and high-income home owners; high-end, luxury consumers; and industry trend spotters. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet Olson for photos and book signings following the event.

The Atlanta Luxury Living Kitchen Forum will take place in Phipps Plaza’s Monarch Court. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, including a schedule of events, visit

About Thermador

Thermador has been providing real innovations for real cooks for more than 75 years. The iconic line of cooking, cleaning, refrigeration and ventilation products remains committed to empowering culinary enthusiasts to be their best through continuous innovation breakthroughs – from the world’s first wall ovens and gas cooktops with the patented Star® Burner to a speedcooking oven that reduces cooking time by 50 percent.

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