Big Banquets are Big Business for the end of year Holiday Celebrations

With all the hustle and bustle the holiday season can bring, some venues feel more pressure and stress than any other time of year.

Banquet halls and staff are often pushed to the limit for a diverse assortment of special events. Hired to host company parties, end-of-year award ceremonies, holiday fund-raisers, New Year’s Eve and increasingly the Christmas Eve and Christmas day banquets themselves. Food Warming Equipment Co. (FWE) has the perfect offer for this time of year.

Your holiday events can range from serving small groups of fifteen, or a grand hall of five hundred banquet guests over the next few weeks. Each requiring the special, personal touch in an effort to deliver a perfect meal service. More than any other time of year, banquet halls and venues require reliable holding cabinets to service everyone. The more you can service, the greater your opportunities and return.

   
Our FWE model P-120 Banquet Cabinet for pre-plated meals 
holds up to 120 meals for up to 11 inch plates.
heated holding cabinet for banquets and food transport
 

The Quick Ship program is available to many of our FWE Banquet Serving solutions and Mobile Bars, for efficient beverage service anywhere the party is located. You can have reliable equipment within two business days of receiving your order.

Act now. Save now. For years to come, FWE can assure you have best stainless foodservice equipment with our standard warranty of 2-years on parts and 1-year labor. FWE’s guarantee that you will have a solid, dependable equipment to accommodate the largest gatherings.

   
FWE model CB-6 Portable Bar is used for conventional beverage service using cans & bottles.  Choose from several laminate color selections.Portable Bars for beverage services anywhere inside outside
 

Call (800) 222-4393 to speak to an FWE Foodservice Professional. 
Or Email sales@fweco.net

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New Culinary Arts Program Offers New Opportunities

In just a few weeks after the ribbon cutting ceremony, the D155 Crystal Lake South High School (CLSHS) Culinary Program is well underway and performing better than ever expected. With the installation of a brand new Culinary Arts kitchen at CLSHS in October, this state of the art facility is an enviable commercial kitchen to behold. Equipped with all the latest features and apparatus.

Handy Line Companion series of Heated Holding Foodservice Equipment
FWE Model HLC-2127 food warmer for School Foodservice

With the help of McHenry County College (MCC), awarding grant money and materials, Community High School District 155 (D155) students can now enroll in a Culinary Arts I & Culinary Arts II program. MCC also provided ServSafe textbooks, available for students to get a head start and by earning Managers Certification. Other donations, like that of Food Warming Equipment, Inc. (FWE)sought fit to donate several brand new Heated Holding Cabinets (Model: HLC-2127-9-9) to the project. Much-needed equipment, to students endeavor, that help them take charge of lucrative business opportunities as entrepreneurs and management in future hospitality and foodservice.

Deron Lichte with donated Heated Holding Cabinet at Crystal Lake South High School
At Center; Deron Lichte, FWE President and Michelle Kidd Industry / Careers Division and lead of the new Culinary Arts program.

Kristin Sedej, (FCSI, Principal & Owner of S2O Consultants) did a spectacular job at taking this small space and creating something amazing. “We are quite impressed with what this facility has to offer and excited about the outcome for the students who will be developing real-world skills,” said FWE President, Deron Lichte while touring the well appointed kitchen of his alma mater’s new program.

“My goal after high school is to pursue a career in culinary arts and hoping to get my bachelors degree it is my dream to one day to have my own restaurant and not cooking for the money but to cook to make other people happy and to do what I love and that is cooking,” said Eduardo Hernandez, said Crystal Lake Central senior.

– “For the 2017-18 school year, 193 In Culinary Arts I Commercial students study the principles of nutrition and food preparation including food service and meal management. Students will earn the Food Handler’s Certification upon completion of this course and passing of the state exam. The Culinary Arts II Commercial course is designed to expand the student’s skills by preparing and presenting a variety of food products. Students can also elect to take the Managers Certification exam.”- D155 News Post October, 12  

 

 

FWE Supporting “Love Helps” Youth Mission

Food Warming Equipment Co. (FWE) stands behind the vision for the Love Helps organization to foster youth as good citizens, allowing them to reach their fullest potential by promoting literacy, student achievement, and positive character. The goal has always been to educate and guide children toward responsible behavior through positive character development using diverse programs networked with the community and administered with love.

Deron Lichte presents Love Helps with a donation of $2,500 at Golf Outing, sponsored by Inman Foodservices Group, Tennessee

Founded in 1995, Love Helps Inc. is a Nashville, Tennessee based nonprofit organization working in Middle Tennessee’s public schools to encourage responsible behavior that can lead to a lifetime of success.

FWE has a long-standing commitment to giving back to communities in need. Under Deron Lichte’s helmsmanship, as President of Food Warming Equipment Co., FWE has been actively  been involved in many charitable initiatives focused on education and mentorship. In this regard, FWE finds supporting youth development projects to be most fulfilling. Mr. Lichte regularly provides financial support, needed equipment, and on-the-job training opportunities for students in the areas of culinary arts, technology, and other educational endeavors.

Deron Lichte presents Executive Director, Dean Baker with gift for Love Helps, Inc

Our mission is to prepare children and young adults with the skills they need to go out and make a difference in the world. To encourage and educate students about the importance of positive character development and personal responsibility. All that may serve as a foundation for future business and community leaders, Good decision-making and socially responsibility are well-learned behaviors in all areas of life.

FWE’s President, Deron Lichte affirms this commitment to education and has been a committed supporter and advocate in charitable giving through many events for over 20 years, with the invaluable, strong support, and sponsorship of Inman Foodservice Group. We look forward to our continued relationship with the Inman Foodservice Group and Love Helps for years to come.  We encourage everyone to volunteer or help with financial support to organizations, such as Love Helps. 


Call (800) 222-4393 to speak to an FWE Foodservice Professional. 
Or Email sales@fweco.net

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Special Offers for October’s National Pizza Month

For National Pizza Month Food Warming Equipment (FWE) is offering *FREE SHIPPING on select pizza holding cabinets and equipment.

SEE OUR COVER ON PIZZA TODAY 
with the annual Hot 100 Independent Pizzerias issue.

Food Warming Equipment Co. (FWE) solutions are perfect for Pizzerias, Fast-Casual Restaurants, School Foodservice, Grab & Go operations, and more.

Our solutions will keep your pies hotter, longer, while keeping that “out of the oven” crispness and savory flavor.  From the largest sports stadium and convention center to an independent fast-casual restaurant, FWE has a solution for your process.

For a limited time, FWE is offering *FREE SHIPPING on select models like our NEW line of Heated Holding Shelves, and our most popular Heated Pizza Holding Cabinets, Proofers, Display Cabinets and more.


Heated Holding Shelves

Now available for *free shipping, FWE offers a brand new line of heated holding solutions with radiant heated shelves.

The new HHS series of heated shelving was designed as a solution for the Grab-and-Go, pick-up process. Perfect for anyone serving pizza pies or pizza by the slice, as well as any variety of hot products that need to be kept warm for carry-out.  A new, optional feature can be added on that gives you the availability of independently controlled shelves. Check out the specs on this brand new line of Heated Holding Solutions for models HHS-513-2039 (5 shelf) and HHS-413-2039 (4 shelf).  


Heated Pizza Holding Cabinets

FWE is also offering *free shipping on some of our most popular Pizza Holding solutions, the TS-1633-36 Humidified Heated Holding Cabinet, holds open or boxed pizzas (up to 18 inches) and can accommodate 36 pizzas total. Heated pizza holding cabinets buy time and give operators tremendous flexibility in food production strategies.

Our smaller, portable TS-1633-14 Humidified Heat System can accommodate open or boxed pizzas (2 per rail) up to 18 inches, for a total of 14 pizza pies.

Click here for more on this Special Offer.


Heated Display Cabinets

Entice your customers with the sight and aroma of hot products ready-to-go. Display cabinets are a great solution, with noticeable impact, which increases sales by putting product out in front, for easy access and impulse purchasing. Heated Display cabinets are placed at end caps, under counters or on counter tops for POS purchasing.

The FWE model HLC-1717-13 heated display cabinet stands only 37 inches high and allows users up to 13 shelves of trays and pans.

This solution allows you to have visible inventory of pizza, and other hot, fresh products. Perfect for convenience stores food courts, stadiums, and other “grab and go” operations.


Click here for more on these special offers and more.
*FREE SHIPPING WITHIN THE CONTIGUOUS US ONLY
**Use Promo Code PPFPZQ42017 for FREE SHIPPING


Call (800) 222-4393 to speak to an FWE Foodservice Professional. 
Or Email sales@fweco.net

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Congratulations to Jimmy Granados our latest ‘Extra Mile Award’ Winner!

CELEBRATING & RECOGNIZING OUTSTANDING FWE EMPLOYEES
Jimmy Granados Earns Award for His Hard Work & Commitment to FWE 

Jimmy Granados, Extra Mile Award Winner

Please join us in congratulating Jimmy Granados, our next winner of the Extra Mile Award!

This is an award that is long overdue. You become so accustomed to certain people going the extra mile, you can unintentionally take it for granted.  Jimmy is one of those people.  He is a key person in the production operations at F.W.E., supervising all three Final Assembly Lines.  Whether it is working over through the week or on Saturdays, Jimmy is always here giving it 110%, looking out for F.W.E.’s best interest.  He is constantly suggesting improvements, training new people and sharing his knowledge.

Keep up the good work, Jimmy!

About Food Warming Equipment
Food Warming Equipment Company, (FWE) was founded in the 1940s in the suburbs of Chicago, pioneering the “HOT-SERVE” line of Food Warming & Conveying Cabinets and Portable Bars for Pepsi-Cola. The Company incorporated in 1953. FWE offers Low Temperature Cooking – Holding Ovens, Full Line of Heated Serving products and cabinets, Utility Cabinets, Mobile Refrigeration / Freezers, Portable Bars and the “PHTT”…the advanced and Intuitive Climate Control™ technology that automatically maintains the set levels of heat and humidity for short or long term holding. For more information, visit www.FWE.com

A Specialist’s View on School Foodservice

Q&A with Gina Fero, K-12 Specialist, The Fischer Group

With its fast heating and consistent performance, the FWE “Clymate IQ ®” Model PHTT-12 Heated Holding Cabinet is a perfect choice for schools.

Q. What challenges you do see currently facing K-12 foodservice?

Gina Fero: I think the biggest problem is that we don’t know what the new administration’s going to do with current [school lunch] programs. There’s a lot of talk about block grants, which could really negatively affect the program because every state would be running their own program. The new meal pattern is also tough. We need to be feeding the kids food that we know they’ll eat and that’s always a challenge. You need good equipment to be able to do that.

(Click here for a Special offers on Free Accessory Upgrades for Essential School Foodservice Solutions now)

Q. How are students’ tastes changing?

GF: Kids have been to the local malls, universities and stadiums. They have a more sophisticated palate and they know what they like.

The RH-B-32 : Full Sized Rethermalization Ovens for Baskets

Q. Are you seeing more schools do their prep and cooking ahead of time and rethermalizing later?

GF: I see more and more districts creating a few “fast-scratch” signature items, and that sometimes involves rethermalizing and holding. There’s no way that you could make something fresh in 20 minutes for anywhere from 300 up to 800 students.

Q. How can FWE products help K-12 foodservice work more efficiently?

GF: Having a good rethermalizer and good holding cabinet are key to every K-12 operation. It’s essential to get the quality food out. FWE can look at a district’s menu and help fit the right piece of equipment to meet the district’s needs. FWE has the right staff to ensure you’re going to get a quality product.

Published in Foodservice Equipment & Supplies – JUN 2017 (page 64)


Call (800) 222-4393 to speak to a School Foodservice Professional.
Or Email sales@fweco.net

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Congratulations to Jason Gregory our latest ‘Extra Mile Award’ Winner!

CELEBRATING & RECOGNIZING OUTSTANDING FWE EMPLOYEES
Jason Gregory Earns Award for His Hard Work & Commitment to FWE 

Jason Gregory, Extra Mile Award WinnerPlease join us in congratulating Jason Gregory – our newest recipient of the Extra Mile Award!

He was nominated by Arturo Perez.  Jason has demonstrated the spirit of the Extra Mile Award by being willing to tackle any challenge put in front of him.  He helped us get an assembly line up and running.  Jason has served several stints in Inventory Control.  In between, he has done Final Assembly, built doors, and done Small Part Assembly in Electrical, just to name a few.  Recently Jason has become a proficient operator of the Artos Wire machine.

Keep up the good work, Jason!

About Food Warming Equipment
Food Warming Equipment Company, (FWE) was founded in the 1940s in the suburbs of Chicago, pioneering the “HOT-SERVE” line of Food Warming & Conveying Cabinets and Portable Bars for Pepsi-Cola. The Company incorporated in 1953. FWE offers Low Temperature Cooking – Holding Ovens, Full Line of Heated Serving products and cabinets, Utility Cabinets, Mobile Refrigeration / Freezers, Portable Bars and the “PHTT”…the advanced and Intuitive Climate Control™ technology that automatically maintains the set levels of heat and humidity for short or long term holding. For more information, visit www.FWE.com

2017 School Foodservice Essentials – Special Offer

FREE Accessory Upgrades are now available

The School Nutrition Association ANC 2017 is here and your solutions for essential foodservice equipment have just arrived.  This is your opportunity to custom configure, from available accessories, to suit  your specific needs at no extra cost to you.   CLICK HERE to view more.


If you are attending the 2017 SNA Annual National Conference (ANC) in Atlanta, Georgia this week, please visit us at BOOTH # 1642 and check out our models, on hand, for Essential for School Foodservice.


FREE Accessory Upgrades are now available, for a limited time, on Universal Heated Holding Cabinets and Humidified Holding Cabinets. Take advantage of our Special Offer before it expires on September 30th, 2017. CLICK HERE to view for more details or contact  FOOD WARMING EQUIPMENT CO. (FWE) directly to speak with a School Foodservice specialist to see what works best for you.

Holds 12″ x 20″ pans and
18″ x 26″ sheet trays
Click here for Specs

Holds 12″ x 20″ pans and
18″ x 26″ sheet trays
Click here for Specs

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Congratulations to Dustin Hames our latest ‘Extra Mile Award’ Winner!

CELEBRATING & RECOGNIZING OUTSTANDING FWE EMPLOYEES
Dustin Hames Earns Award for His Hard Work & Commitment to FWE 

Please join us in congratulating Dustin Hames – our newest recipient of the Extra Mile Award!

The NAFEM show is our biggest platform to display our products to a captive audience.  It takes months of preparation within several different departments to make everything come together and to ensure we are putting our best foot forward.  Dustin played an extremely vital role in the coordination of the show this year.  From spec sheet updates and new product display ideas/signage to equipment staging – Dustin had his hands in all of it.  He understood the magnitude of this tradeshow and spent several late nights and weekends working to ensure all went smoothly and met critical deadlines.  Please join us in thanking Dustin for all of his extra efforts.

Keep up the good work, Dustin!

About Food Warming Equipment
Food Warming Equipment Company, (FWE) was founded in the 1940s in the suburbs of Chicago, pioneering the “HOT-SERVE” line of Food Warming & Conveying Cabinets and Portable Bars for Pepsi-Cola. The Company incorporated in 1953. FWE offers Low Temperature Cooking – Holding Ovens, Full Line of Heated Serving products and cabinets, Utility Cabinets, Mobile Refrigeration / Freezers, Portable Bars and the “PHTT”…the advanced and Intuitive Climate Control™ technology that automatically maintains the set levels of heat and humidity for short or long term holding. For more information, visit www.FWE.com

The NRA Show for 2017 Delivers Information, Innovation, and Education

Join us, FWE / Food Warming Equipment Company, Inc. (FWE) and the National Restaurant Association (NRA) on the 20th – 23rd at Booth #2209 for the 2017 NRA Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.

This year promises to be bigger than we’ve seen in many years. Economic forces are looking up and aligning with “hungry” investors looking to get off the sideline and take action on new opportunities.  The NRA Show for 2017 looks to be a place to make those big opportunities happen. New innovations and improved models by FWE will make the best of those opportunities.

The National Restaurant Association’s (NRA) annual Show featured over 2,500 exhibitors and covers well over a half million square feet of exhibition hall space on 3 levels of Chicago’s McCormick Place,

Know your way around with the NRA Show, mobile app for 2017. With this app you can find us, other exhibitors, map your course, find educational sessions and more. Choose “NRA Show 2017” and tap “GET.