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Bordona's oepens design showroom
in Oakdale

Bordona’s in Oakdale has premiered a state-of-the-art showroom that was designed in collaboration with award-winning interior designer Wendy Glaister created in partnership with SubZero Wolf.

Bordona’s is a family-owned business that spans three generations and their new designer showroom highlights their mother’s legacy and time-honored cooking classes. Some of the stand-out offerings include SubZero refrigeration including specialty Wine, Beverage, Panel-Ready, Tower, and Built-In refrigeration. The Wolf appliances in Bordona’s include induction and gas cooking, a steam oven, a built-in Wolf Espresso Machine with a warming drawer for coffee cups, and a Wolf vacuum sealer that assists in sous vide cooking for meats, poultry, and fish dishes. 

“We are so excited to debut our new live demo kitchen showroom created in partnership with SubZero Wolf. When we first began the design phase one of our biggest goals was to help better service Central Valley California with cutting-edge, innovative, and luxury kitchen designs,” said Ron Bordona, Bordona’s showroom co-owner.

The remodeled space features a SubZero Wolf Cove live demo kitchen, which is dedicated to Ron’s 86-year-old mother Phyllis Bordona. She was known as the microwave lady and for her hosting microwave cooking demonstrations at the store starting in 1971 and extended for decades. Phyllis’ claim to fame was preparing a Thanksgiving meal in a microwave including moist turkey prepared in less than two hours. 

Bordona’s SubZero Wolf Cove live demo kitchen features two unique designs on display that showcase contemporary traditional kitchen lines offered by the brand. Glaister, founder of Wendy Glaister Interiors, worked with the Bordona’s team to create the two kitchen styles so that the showroom may offer special events, partnering with high-profile chefs’ to demonstrate the new alluring kitchen designs and features. 

“Working with designer Wendy Glaister, and through our partnership with SubZero Wolf we are able to bring a live demo kitchen to our community,” Bordona said. “Wendy made the design process seamless and together we were able to create a stunning and modern showroom that allows our customers to experience the live demos and amazing chefs while we honor the legacy our family-owned business has created.”

Bordona’s new showroom also offers an exclusive introduction to the Zip Water appliance - which offers the HydroTap that dispenses filtered cold, sparkling, and boiling water, all in one convenient faucet.  

“I couldn’t be more thrilled with the way Bordona’s new showroom turned out and to have Zip Water on display in our community,” said Glaister, a brand ambassador for Zip Water. “I am extremely proud of how everyone on the team worked to accomplish this beautiful project. It is beyond even what I imagined. I can’t wait to bring my design clients and shop from the endless options Bordona’s has on display.” 

Community partners and installers that worked with the Bordona’s team on the new showroom include Woodworks by David: cabinets; Main Electric: wiring and lighting installation; Carrie Arnold: lighting design; Jason Parris: tile installation; Purestone: countertop fabrication; Cosentino Dekton: countertop material; Pacific Shores Stone: quartzite material; and Artistic Tile, tile backsplash.