Two weeks ago, Food Warming Equipment Company’s President, Deron Lichte, and his fellow NAFEM executives took time out of their day to travel to Madison, Wisconsin. While there they went to the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry to volunteer with the staff there.
“NAFEM is an association of 550+ foodservice equipment & supplies manufacturers providing products for food preparation, cooking, storage & table service.”
The St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry is an organization that helps disenfranchised families in a certain area with food costs. Here is how the Madison pantry operates:
“We run one of the largest, busiest food pantries in Dane County. Our St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry operates on a customer-choice basis. Using “points” based on your household size, you can shop our pantry like a grocery store for the food you and your family prefer and will eat.”
After getting into some cheesy situations at the food pantry. Deron Lichte along with the other executives met with the Governor of Wisconsin to discuss the importance of the manufacturing industry to the American economy.
FWE is proud to have a President that is not afraid to roll up his sleeves and help his fellow men and women in need.
Keeping your food cool in the summer can be an arduous task, especially if you are busier than ever. You need a product that is versatile like you. That’s where Food Warming Equipment comes in. Don’t let the name fool you. We build some of the world’s best refrigeration equipment. And our wide array of products can suit nearly any need.
Let’s start simple with the Universal Refrigerator Series or the URS and the Universal Freezer Series or UFS. Like most of our refrigeration units, the URS and UFS are made for transport applications and constructed of high-quality stainless steel. They both feature a unique tray slide design that holds the various trays and pans from the bottom for extra support.
What if you don’t have room for both in your kitchen? We have you covered with the Convertible Refrigerator/Freezer Series or URFS for short. Have the ultimate foodservice flexibility, as your needs for food storage change from cooling to freezing simply adjust the settings as needed on the URFS cabinet.
Need something that can both heat and cold? We got that too. This is the Dual Temp; it is a Universal Heated/Refrigeration Series or UHRS. We promise that’s the last acronym. This series can heat or cool your food. With the UHRS, you have the stainless steel body, a bottom mounted compressor that allows for beverage dispensers and top guard rails that can be added.
Next up is the Refrigerated Satellite Cabinet; this unit is specifically designed and fabricated for transport applications like hotels, convention centers, hospitals, and more.
Let’s get to the most innovative design series from FWE’s refrigeration line, the Air Screen. We are going to paint a picture here. You are working at an amusement park in July. It is the biggest weekend of the year and it just so happens to be the hottest day yet. You have a line of customers that wraps around the concession stand wanting something cold. With most commercial refrigerators the longer you leave the door open to get the product the less cool the unit can keep your drinks.
With the Air Screen that is the purpose of the unit. Models like the Air Supremacy can keep the door open through the lunch rush even if that rush lasts three hours. The Air Screen technology is a game changer in terms of commercial refrigeration.
Finally, the last product in this line is the newest addition to the family, the Refrigerated Dough Retarder. This unit fills an important place in FWE’s goal to help our customer’s craft the perfect pizza. Made of the reliable construction FWE is known for, the Refrigerated Dough Retarder is both strong and easy to use.
This is Megan Davis, she has been with Food Warming Equipment for over 5 years. When FWE made the move from Crystal Lake, IL to Portland, TN it was not long before Megan joined our team. Working in the customer service department she quickly grew and adapted to the fast-paced operations at FWE!
We want to congratulate Megan on becoming our brand new Customer Service Lead! In her new role, she will work more closely with the Customer Service Manager and will ensure that any customer orders go through without a hiccup.
Megan is a wonderful employee, co-worker, mother, and friend to recognize this we spoke with Megan about her time with FWE in Portland and what this promotion means for her. Click HERE to watch our first ever Employee Spotlight on YouTube and don’t forget to subscribe for more spotlights to come!
Thank you for all your hard work, Megan and congratulations!
Today Food Warming Equipment proudly presents the Refrigerated Dough Retarder! This new product is fresh off the FWE assembly line and is ready to serve you and your customers. Manufactured to ensure consistency in your dough rise as well as promote complex flavor development that excellent airy structure in pizza crust.
Ideal for use with dough press
Fast cool down time reaches 55°F retarding temperature (13°C) in less than 10 minutes
LED bulb in top of unit illuminates interior cabinet when door is open
Self-closing door stays open at 90 degrees or more for easy loading and unloading
Features a 1/4 HP compressor and dynamic condenser which enhances cooling in warm environments
The newest addition to our very popular refrigerator line the Dough Retarder fills an important place in FWE’s goal to help our customer’s craft the perfect pizza. Made of the reliable construction FWE is known for, the Refrigerated Dough Retarder is both strong and easy to use. Electronic concealed controls located inside the cabinet prevent accidental tampering. The unit is equipped with a self-closing door that stays open at 90 degrees; the Refrigerated Dough Retarder ‘s door will never get in the way of trying to use it.
Food Warming Equipment Company recently returned from the National Restaurant Association Show in Chicago, IL. This year FWE unveiled new products and updates to existing lines. Brand new products like the innovative Clymate IQ® Drawers.
What is the NRA Show? Well, show.restaurant.org has this to say:
“The National Restaurant Association Show is a can’t-miss opportunity to discover the latest innovations in food and beverage and network with over 66,000 foodservice professionals from around the world. Here’s all the information you’ll need to register, book your travel, and get the most out of this incredible four-day experience.”
Every year, the NRA show hosts thousands of professionals from all across the food service industry. FWE is proud to have a large presence at this show, so close to our corporate headquarters and sales office in Crystal Lake, IL.
Thank you to each and every person that stopped by our booth to learn about what’s new at FWE.
This year we were excited to announce the Clymate IQ® Precision Heated & Humidified Holding Drawer! The new series of FWE Drawer Warmers employs the same Precision Holding Temperature Technology (PHTT) found in all of our best-selling Clymate IQ® series of cabinets.
Available soon, with a selection of single, double or multiple drawer versions. Contact us for further details.
FWE has many designs and styles to accommodate the standard 12″ x 20″ shallow pans, and pans up to 6″ deep.
Standard and Side Load designs allow for narrow or shallow openings against walls and counters in the kitchen.
Solid stainless steel and built with the quality
you have come to expect with FWE products.
These warming drawers hold vegetables, potatoes and pasta hot, moist and flavorful. Stage hot beef, pork, poultry, and fish and retain flavorful juices at the precise temperature and humidity that you set.
The Drawer is great for concession stands, convenience stores, quick service restaurants, bistros & cafes, cafeterias, country clubs, nightclubs & bars.
Solutions for Take-Out and Online Food Ordering Services.
Recently introduced, Food Warming Equipment (FWE) now offers more variety in radiant heated holding shelving solutions with new styles and features.
New control features.
New Sizes & New Styles available.
Explore New Colors with powder coating.
The HHS series of radiant heated shelving was designed to address the needs of Grab-and-Go and Take-Out operations. Perfect for fast-food chains, Quick Service and Fast Casual Restaurants.
The HHS promises to be a great solution to address the challenges of restaurants adopting new processes for online meal delivery services like; Uber Eats, Grub Hub, and other custom mobile apps. This can provide an organized, clean, dedicated place to locate finished orders where customers and foodservice operators can access hot meals quickly and efficiently.
Now available in various sizes and styles. We’re sure to find the right fit for almost any application.
This is the best way to keep hot foods such as; panini sandwiches, flat breads, pitas or Italian beef (bottom bagged) warm. Since heat radiates from below, it allows colder (top bagged items) product such as pickles and salads to stay cooler.
Click Here for more detailed information on features and options.
Available soon, a selection of single, double or multiple drawer versions.
Already, FWE has many designs of several styles to accommodate the standard 12″ x 20″ shallow pans, and pans up to 6″ deep.
Standard and Side Load designs allow for narrow or shallow openings against walls and counters in the kitchen.
All stainless and built with the commercial durability you have come to expect and depend on with FWE products.
Warming drawers hold vegetables, potatoes and pasta hot, moist and flavorful. Stage hot beef, pork, poultry, and fish and retain flavorful juices at the precise temperature and humidity. Add product to the grill or pan for a quick sear and finish before plating.
Good for concession stands, convenience stores, quick service restaurants, bistros & cafes, cafeterias, country clubs, nightclubs & bars.
Food Warming Equipment Company has a commitment to quality above all else.
This includes being a good steward of the world around us. Sunday, April 22nd is Earth Day and FWE would like to highlight what we do every day to ensure a better, brighter, and healthier planet.
Here are just a few ways FWE takes good care of Earth!
99% Paperless: FWE is proud to declare that we have taken measures to ensure that our manufacturing facility in Portland, Tennessee is 99% paperless. Utilizing top of the line computer technology we entrust in provides many benefits over paper methods.
Energy Star Ratings: Working hand in hand with the Department of Energy. FWE certifies an ever-increasing number of products to the Energy Star standard. This has two major benefits; first, it draws less energy making it better for the planet. Secondly, because it draws less power from the wall it saves you money!
Running Hot & Cold: FWE converted to a High-Efficiency air system with programmable thermostats to reduce heating and air conditioning cost. In the hotter months, FWE volunteers for brownout periods. Similarly, in the winter, we recycle the heat generated from the day to day manufacturing process within our facility.
Visit our Community & Sustainability web page, HERE for a deep dive into FWE’s sustainability procedures!
Our equipment helps limit waste, lowers energy costs, and reduces food waste. We encourage companies and individuals alike to pledge to do your best to help the planet.
Here at Food Warming Equipment Co., we strive to make as many products as possible to meet new energy sustainability standards, that is why we submit our equipment to be rated by the Energy Star system. Creating energy efficient systems for our cabinets not only protects the planet but also your wallet when the energy bill comes due.
On February 7th, 2018, the National Restaurant Association released the newest edition of the State of Restaurant Sustainability report. The purpose of this report is to show the new trends in green-friendly practices in restaurants and help newcomers to understand what sustainability can do for them. The report covers all types and sizes of restaurants.
Here are a few key takeaways:
Water saving innovations: We all know that restaurants need bathrooms and we all know how much water is used in a typical flush of the toilet. This is why many restaurants are employing the low-flush toilets to help lower water usage in the establishment.
Energy-efficient equipment: The report shows that nearly 80% of all restaurants employ the use of energy efficient lights and more than half utilize programmable heating. Around 40% use Energy Star rated cooling systems. (Refrigerators, Freezers, and Ice makers)
Waste Reduction: Around half of all restaurant operators keep a diligent track of all food wasted in their establishment creates with 20% of total restaurant operators choosing to donate edible leftovers to charities in their local community.
FWE is proud to have energy efficient equipment to help restaurant operators achieve their goal of sustainability.