The Chef's Press - Bruce Hill




In 2017, Chef Bruce Hill began producing the Chef's Press Professional line in Oakland California. The new version is made from USA forged steel and sourced from Clayton metals in Cincinnati, OH. The steel is stamped into the Chef's Press by Rago & Son in Oakland, using a 100-ton press, just the way Rago has stamped steel since 1945. The custom tooling was designed and built by Precision Metal Tooling, Inc. in Oakland. The presses are then de-burred by DougCo in Oakland. The de-burring removes most of the rough edges caused by the stamping process. Lastly, Chef Hill drives the presses to his workshop in San Francisco, where each press is personally inspected by Chef Hill himself.

Chef Bruce Hill: Founder and Creator

San Francisco-based Chef Bruce Hill’s goals are simple: cook with the best seasonal ingredients, employ and teach great technique, and design dishes that best suit the unique atmosphere of his restaurants. Hill’s first job in San Francisco was at Jeremiah Tower’s Stars in 1984. From there, the self-taught Hill began to implement the tenets that have since earned him a spot on the roster of the Bay Area’s most groundbreaking chefs: use the best local seasonal ingredients.

After opening Aqua in 1990 and bringing Oritalia to fame in 1993, Hill transformed the Waterfront Restaurant in 1997, receiving a Rising Star Chef award by Wine Spectator Magazine. In 2002, Hill revived Bix Restaurant as a partner and executive chef. Under Hill’s direction, Bix garnered its first 3-star review from the San Francisco Chronicle. Chef Hill opened Picco and Pizzeria Picco in 2005, quickly becoming a top Marin County restaurant, with Pizzeria Picco earning multiple honors, including Zagat’s Top 10 US Pizzerias in 2012. 2010 marked the opening of Zero Zero, a "Calipolitan" restaurant featuring artisan pastas, seasonal crudos and organic soft-serve ice cream.

These are made in Oakland California with US 304 stainless steel. Rugged and durable, put these guys through the dishwasher...etc 

Available in three sizes.

Mix and match for that perfect press - satisfying. Utilizing multiple presses for different types of food. Sandwiches, vegetables, meats.... versatility with mix and matching your weight combos. Stacks perfectly.

No more pressing with a dirty cast iron pan, or warping the kitchen's favourite spatula. These presses were made by a chef for chefs. The vented design is brilliant, allowing steam to escape. - Simplicity at its finest. A must have in any kitchen.

Made in the USA.

More info the The Chef's Press' website.

All handles / sizes nestle together for flexibility in weight choice.

Press it!


Material  304 Stainless Steel
Dimensions 8oz  132mm / 105mm / 32mm / 2.8mm
Dimensions 13oz  132mm / 105mm / 32mm / 4.5mm
Dimensions 18oz  164mm / 126mm / 32mm / 4.6mm
Dimensions 17oz Round 191mm round / 31mm / 4.5mm


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