Foodservice Equipment Reports

FER Honors A Dozen Smallwares And Tabletop Products

Equipment is part of our name, but Foodservice Equipment Reports magazine also pays a lot of attention to the little (but very important) things in this industry, including the smallwares and tabletop items that distinguish foodservice operations.

That was the focus August 18 when 12 winners emerged at FER’s Smallwares & Tabletop Awards. A group of six judges, made up of smallwares and tabletop specialists from three major E&S dealerships, and three foodservice operators, convened at Boelter Cos.' Milwaukee headquarters to pore over and admire the uniqueness, efficiency, utility, durability and design of the entries. They gave top honors to five smallwares entries from a field of 17 finalists, and seven tabletop entries from a field of 31 finalists. A total of 67 items were entered with 48 making it to the final round for judging.

Five smallwares winners:

Carlisle FoodService: Coldmaster 1 qt. Chiller & Whipped Cream Chiller

CDN: Tea Timer

Franklin Machine Products: Griddle Rail

Taylor Precision Products: Chef’n Division Citrus Juicers

The Vollrath Co.: Ice Cream Spade



Seven tabletop winners:

American Metalcraft: Antique Copper Barware

Carlisle FoodService: Decorated Tray Wraps

Creations/Steelite Craft Melamine Platters

Oneida: Studio Pottery-Blue Moss

Pedestal Designs: Pedestal Designs Pro

Peugeot Whiskey Tasting Set

The Vollrath Co.: Cubic Display System



Six industry professional served as judges: Chef James Jens, founder-Dinners With Class, Cedar Grove, Wis.; Anne McCabe, Wood Dale, Ill.-based v.p.-national accounts, The Boelter Cos., Milwaukee; Ryan Neach, formerly Chef/Partner and Head of Kitchen Operations-Maggiano’s Little Italy, Chicago; Kevin Simmons, Sales Administrator/National Foodservice Smallwares Division-The Wasserstrom Company, Columbus, Ohio; Brewer Stouffer, founder/owner-The Roman Candle Pizza Co., Madison, Wis.; and Kim Zohfeld, Category Manager (Kitchen Smallwares, Table Service, Buffet Service, Linens and Fuel)-Edward Don & Co., Woodridge, Ill.

FER will spotlight the winners in our November issue.

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