French Laundry

Calfornia, USA (2016)

The French Laundry is a member of French-based associated Relais & Chateaux, Relais Gourmands and Traditions & Qualité organizations recognized for their dedication to maintaining the highest international standards for hospitality and culinary excellence.

They have chosen Halton Solutions for the ventilation of their Restaurant in California, USA. 

“Halton’s reputation for excellence made it a natural partner for The French Laundry’s kitchen renovation”

Opened in 1994, The French Laundry is Thomas Keller’s world-renowned, three-starred Michelin restaurant, which has been highly regarded as one of the best restaurants in world for the past 20 years. Chef’s daily nine-course tasting menu and a nine-course vegetable tasting menu are artfully crafted using classic French technique and the finest quality ingredients available. The restaurant’s beverage program is also highly regarded, consisting of an expansive wine list made up of selections from the worlds’ best and most distinctive producers. The Spirits program, curated by Chef himself, includes the world’s most fine and rare bottlings.

 “The French Laundry was redesigned to be a backdrop worthy of the restaurant's history,” Thomas Keller said. “With the Louvre Pyramid as my inspiration, we wanted to find a way to juxtapose the historic and the modern while maintaining the high-quality cuisine and service our guests have come to expect from The French Laundry. The new design will be an innovative and functioning space that will allow us to continue to evolve as a restaurant and develop new standards.”

In keeping with Thomas Keller’s aesthetic vision, Halton collaborated with Food Service design consultant, Timothy Harrison of Harrison Koellner, LLC to create a space that provided both the striking visual elements as well as the operational efficiency for the ventilation system. Incorporating a number of Halton technologies, including the unique Ventilated Ceiling System, resulted in a design that captured the combination of creativity and innovation.

“Halton’s reputation for excellence made it a natural partner for The French Laundry’s kitchen renovation. The quiet Halton ventilated ceiling system is a perfect pairing of function and aesthetics, and the low audio profile gives us a calm, focused environment for our preparation and service.” - Thomas Keller, Chef/Proprietor, The French Laundry.

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Products and Technologies

Products Installed

(Capture Jet™ Hood with Side Jets Technology)

(Ventilated Ceiling System)

(M.A.R.V.E.L. Demand Control Ventilation System)

(Kitchen Grease Sensors)

(Condensate Hood)

(Ansul R-102 Fire Protection)

Project Team

Foodservice Consultant
Harrison, Koellner, LLC (Mr. Timonthy Harrison) 

Foodservice Rep
San Francisco Reps, LLC

Design Dealer
Duray J.F. Duncan Industries