The year was 1848. James Polk was the 11th president of the United States. Gold was discovered in California. And Gardner S. Blodgett built his first oven for a local Vermont tavern owner.
Today, Blodgett is the leading manufacturer of commercial ovens in the world. Restaurants, fast-food chains, hotels, hospitals, institutions, small businesses and large corporations alike rely on the Blodgett name. In fact, Blodgett oven have been in demand overseas since the late 1800s – long before global markets and international trade became the focus of the modern world.
Despite widespread success (or maybe because of it) Blodgett has never strayed from its original goal or its roots. Blodgett is located in Burlington, Vermont – just 1-1/2 miles from where the company founder and namesake forged a cooking revolution in cast iron over 150 years ago. And while the times and foodservice needs have changed since then, their commitment to building the best remains the same.