Kudos for 29 Companies, Individuals at SEFA Partnership Conference

The Supply and Equipment Foodservice Alliance honored its top dealers and suppliers at its annual Partnership Conference last month in La Quinta, Calif.  The weeklong conference brought together SEFA’s 58 dealer members with supplier members.

The Member of the Year award went to Arizona Restaurant Supply for outstanding growth and for creating a culture of change, transformation, and innovation. Accepting the award were Tom Carr, Ryan Carr and Keith Celusak.

Supplier of the Year honors went to Krowne Metal Corp. for demonstrating its customer commitment through investments in capital improvements, new product rollouts and an expanded digital footprint.

The Dream Team award recognizing partnership and teamwork was given to Associated Food Equipment & Supplies, Hatco Corp., and The Wallin Group, for their work on Louisiana Children’s Museum.

Other awards included:

Trainer of the Year                

Ryan Catarozoli-Hatco Corp.

Executive of the Year            

Richard Packer-American Metalcraft


Johnson-Lancaster & Associates

Circle of Excellence              

Dick's Restaurant Supply, Lafayette Restaurant Supply

High Achiever                       

Thompson & Little, W. West Equipment & Furnishings


Caire Hotel & Restaurant Supply

Linked In Partnership            

John Ritzenthaler Co., Turbo Air

New Member                         

Crest Foodservice Equipment, Gold State Products, Harbour Foodservice Equipment

Outstanding Suppliers           

American Panel, Carter-Hoffmann, Cold Zone, Convotherm, Cooper-Atkins, Lakeside, Vulcan FEG

Shining Star                           

Globe Equipment Co., Grady’s Restaurant and Bar Supply, Jean’s Restaurant Supply

Standing Ovation                   

B&G Restaurant Supply

Stellar Performance              

Restaurant Supply

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