CenterPoint Commercial High Efficiency Foodservice (CHEF) Instant Rebate Program
Your Recipe for Success
The CHEF program provides instant rebates on efficient commercial kitchen equipment for Houston area businesses that engage in the commercial foodservice industry.
We connect eligible businesses with participating distributors who can offer an instant rebate on ENERGY STAR® rated foodservice appliances. The program combines a supply-side participant incentive and a prescriptive equipment incentive for the end-user. These incentives help distributors reduce the incremental cost differences between energy-efficient and conventional equipment.
Program information for Market Partner Network Distributors
This program is for you! Commercial kitchens consume a considerable amount of energy, significantly more than other commercial buildings, where over half of a restaurant's energy consumption is in food preparation, cooking, refrigeration, and sanitation.
Partner with CenterPoint Energy today to bring energy efficiency and cost savings to your customers. Throughout the process, we provide support and work in tandem with you to help engage and educate customers on the value of energy efficiency and cost reduction with energy-efficient equipment.
Eligible Market Partner Network business types can include:
- Wholesale Distributors
- Direct Sale Manufacturers
- Direct Sale Manufacturer Representatives
- Brand Dealers
- Design Consultants
- Buying Groups
- Franchise Groups
- Service and Management Companies
Join Today to become a Market Network Partner.
- Program Flyer
- Program Guide
- Qualified Products List
- List of Participating Dealers
- Is my Kitchen Location Eligible? *
- CEW Energy Savings Calculators**
- CHEF Manual
**Update assumptions for regional applicability
Program information for Commercial Foodservice Buyers
Whether you are considering replacing old equipment, retrofitting your commercial kitchen, or building a new one, the type of equipment you choose can impact your bottom line.
Incentives and Eligible Equipment
Incentives may range anywhere from $150 to $1,900. Equipment must be ENERGY STAR® qualified, and incentives are only eligible for electric-only fuel types in the following categories:
- Commercial Dishwasher
- Commercial Ice Maker
- Commercial Combination Oven
- Commercial Convection Oven
- Commercial Fryer
- Commercial Steam Cooker
- Hot Food Holding Cabinet
- Commercial Solid or Glass (Transparent) Door Reach-in Refrigerator or Freezer
You don't have to look far to find quality, energy efficient kitchen appliances. It is as easy as:
- Finding a distributor from our Market Partner Network
- Picking qualified ENERGY STAR® equipment,
- Placing your order
If you do not see your Distributor on our Market Partner Network, please let us know. We can reach out to them on your behalf.
Customers must be located within the Greater-Houston area of CenterPoint Energy's service territory and receive an electric distribution from CenterPoint Energy. Equipment must be installed on a non-residential meter and have an ESI ID number that starts with 100890. Check here to confirm eligibility
Austin Pooley, Program Manager
|Rebate portal for approved MPN members
How to Apply:
For individual applications per customer
Bulk Upload Application
For multiple sales and multiple customers