Foodservice Equipment Reports

Awards Highlight SEFA’s Annual Partnership Conference

The 26th Annual Partnership Conference held by the Supply & Equipment Foodservice Alliance in Austin, Texas, April 29 to May 3, included networking and an impressive number of plaques and trophies honoring its members. Thirty-five companies and individuals were honored at SEFA’s awards banquet. Top honors went to Instawares, named Member of the Year, and True Food Service Equipment, named Supplier of the Year. SEFA also named Gary Dykstra of Manitowoc Foodservice as its Executive of the Year.

Other honorees included:

  • Trainer of the Year: Larry Lyons, Vulcan FEG
  • Built to Last: Restaurant Depot & Jetro Cash & Carry
  • Leadership: C & T Design & Equipment
  • Above & Beyond: Action Sales
  • President's Club: Breckenridge Kitchen Equipment & Design, Culinary Depot, Oswalt Restaurant Supply
  • High Achiever: H. Weiss, LoneStar Restaurant Supply & General Sales, Manning Brothers Food Equipment, Restaurant Equipment World
  • The Insider: A.D.E.
  • Circle of Excellence: Anchorage Restaurant Supply, Associated Food Equipment & Supplies, Louisiana Food Service Equipment
  • Breakthrough: Franke Worldwide, Myers Restaurant Supply, Thompson & Little, Trident Food Service Equipment
  • Journey: Grady's Restaurant and Bar Supply
  • Great Start: Avanti Restaurant Solutions
  • Honorary SEFAPro: Don Sours, True Food Service Equipment
  • Outstanding Supplier (Enterprising Solutions): The Vollrath Co.
  • Outstanding Supplier (Fabrication): Advance Tabco
  • Outstanding Supplier (Heavy Equipment): Vulcan FEG
  • Outstanding Supplier (Light Equipment): Cambro Mfg.
  • Outstanding Supplier (Refrigeration): Kolpak
  • Outstanding Supplier (Supplies): Carlisle FoodService Products
  • Outstanding Supplier (Tabletop): American Metalcraft
  • Market Leader (Marketing): Hamilton Beach
  • Market Leader (Dealer Support): American Panel
  • Partners In Success: Scotsman Ice Systems & Ice-O-Matic

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