Foodservice Equipment Reports

FER Honors 14 Smallwares And Tabletop Products

It isn’t just large equipment that this magazine focuses on or that makes foodservice kitchens run smoothly and look good. Small things matter too, as was made clear when 14 winners emerged last month at FER’s Smallwares & Tabletop Awards. Six judges pored over and admired the uniqueness, efficiency, utility, durability and design of nearly 100 entries displayed Aug. 4 at host Boelter Cos.’ Milwaukee headquarters. The judges narrowed the submissions down to 57 finalists and reached consensus on the winning products.

Smallwares saw 24 entries, with six winners crowned:

CDN: Bluetooth Dual Probe Thermometer and Timer

Chicago Metallic Bakeware: Stay Flat Sheet Pan

Eneron Inc.: Steam Dome

Franklin Machine Products: Gasket Boss

Nemco Food Equipment: Easy Chopper 3

Service Ideas: GIU1G with TimerOne

Tabletop had 65 entries; eight winners emerged from 37 finalists:

Carlisle FoodService Products: Mingle Dinnerware

Delfin/Steelite Int’l.: Marisol

Elite Global Solutions: FoBwa & Slate Serving Boards

Nachtmann/Libbey Foodservice: Aspen Whiskey

Rene Ozorio/Steelite Int’l.: Wabi Sabi

Revol USA: Arborescence

Steelite Int’l. America: Frame

SCA Americas: Tork Xpressnap Image Napkin Dispenser System

Judges were Scott Hoffland, Director-Restaurant Operations, University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee; Nick Kariotakis, Regional Accounts Manager, The Wasserstrom Co.; Aaron Kissinger, Chef, Pine Hills Country Club, Sheboygan, Wis.; Anne McCabe, V.P.-National Accounts, Boelter Cos.; Shannon Tallon, Category Manager-Dinnerware, Glassware & Flatware, Edward Don; Vern Young, Equipment Manager, Culver Franchising System.

FER will spotlight the winners in our November issue.

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