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.

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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.

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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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COOK | HOLD | TRANSPORT | SERVE | REFRIGERATION | BARS

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.

New Heated Shelving Solutions for Fast Casual and Take-Out

Food Warming Equipment (FWE) offers a brand new line of heated holding solutions by developing radiant heat shelving.

HEATED HOLDING SHELVES (HHS-513-2039)

NEW FEATURE allows each independent control of each shelf.  

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Many food retailers have recently begun to generate additional sales through mobile apps.  Quick Service Restaurants (QSR) and fast-food chains of all variety have only recently begun to exploit this new trend.

Mostly because their product is fast by nature and requires a drive through or walk in visit, so there hadn’t been an advantage to engage in mobile or online ordering.

However, now new apps allow loyal customers to order ahead and pick up without waiting in line expediting service faster. Chains have had a noticeable, early success boosting total sales and revenues and many chains and QSR have begun to follow and explore this trend.

The HHS series of heated shelving was designed as a perfect solution for such a Grab-and-Go, pick-up process.

Though many foodservice chains and QSR have adopted the new process they often have no dedicated place to locate finished orders for customers to access. Wait too long and hot sandwiches become cold on the counter. Wait too long and product can become dry, stale and dehydrated under heat lamps. The HHS has 5 heated shelves that deliver warm radiant air from the base up. This is the best way to keep hot foods such as; panini sandwiches, flatbreads, 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.

This is an excellent way to keep Mexican tortilla chips, in bag or basket, hot to go. But unlike existing heat lamps that radiate heat down, the HHS will, in the case of Nacho’s, keep chips warm and crisp while the toppings of sour cream and guacamole don’t continue cook through.

The HHS allows for expedient carry-out and delivers hotter quality meals for longer with proven higher customer satisfaction.

Call FWE Sales at (800) 222-4393 and speak with our Foodservice Solution Professionals and CFSP trained staff today to see what solutions we can offer you tomorrow.

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COOK | HOLD | TRANSPORT | SERVE | REFRIGERATION | BARS

Commercial Food Warmers You Can Transport Almost Anywhere

The HLC-3 is the smallest and most compact and Mobile Heated Holding Cabinet FWE has to offer.

This is as simple as it gets for heating and holding a wide array of food products. Set temperature with a single dial and simply load the HLC-3 with your pans of cooked, hot food product and this warmer will keep your food hot and ready until serving time.

At less than 17” high and 18” wide, this heated holding cabinet accommodates shallow and deep 12″ x 20″ pans. Made for placement on countertops and highly mobile this product can be fitted with side handles, pedestal legs and other accessories built for your needs.

Radiant heat rises naturally and circulates from bottom to top without blowers. The heating system is built into the cabinet to reduce maintenance and cleaning costs. The electronic controls are up front and easy to operate, featuring a full range thermometer and thermostat with a scale of 90° F to 190° F.

The unique pan slide racks are stainless fixtures for better strength and front edges are relieved for loading. Racks are removable for easy cleaning and maintenance.

Call FWE Sales at (800) 222-4393 and speak with our Foodservice Solution Professionals and CFSP trained staff today to see what solutions we can offer you tomorrow.  

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COOK | HOLD | TRANSPORT | SERVE | REFRIGERATION | BARS

The power and performance of a full size warmer in a compact, under counter holding cabinet

The PHTT-4 is the most compact of our most popular Clymate IQ series. FWE has taken the very best of the full size precision heating and humidity cabinet and condensed it down to the most compact size to date.

The PHTT-4 allows you to hold crisper, more savory and textured product longer with better flavor by keeping set temperatures and humidity levels with the tightest range.

The PHTT-4 can accommodate 4, full size 18” x 26” sheet pans and is perfect for under counter placement with a height of only 32 inches. Built with the standard features of the full size cabinet, this compact design has the same easy-to-read, easy-to-set, color-coded controls and allows the operator to set the unit from 10% to 90% relative humidity and 90°F (32°C) to 200°F (93°C), faster than ever. And faster heat recovery ensures a rebound to set heat and humidity levels when doors are open for access by operators and servers.

Adjustable tray slides and self-closing hinges are standard. The unit is also provided with a large water reservoir eliminating the need for constant re-filling. The water pan is removable and slides are fully adjustable and removable for thorough interior cleaning. The flexibility of this design allows for a wide range of special features and accessories such as casters, doors, handles slides and more.

Call FWE Sales at (800) 222-4393 and speak with our Foodservice Solution Professionals and CFSP trained staff today to see what solutions we can offer you tomorrow.

sales@fwe.com             (800)222-4393            www.FWE.com
FWE / FOOD WARMING EQUIPMENT COMPANY, INC.
COOK | HOLD | TRANSPORT | SERVE | REFRIGERATION | BARS

Congratulations to Adam Randall our latest ‘Extra Mile Award’ Winner!

CELEBRATING & RECOGNIZING OUTSTANDING FWE EMPLOYEES
Adam Randall Earns Award for His Hard Work & Commitment to FWE 

Adam RandallPlease join us in congratulating Adam Randall who is the next recipient of the Extra Mile Award!

Adam has taken on much more of a leadership role in Engineering over the last year.  In addition to designing, reviewing orders, training employees and being the “keeper” of our PDM software, he has made time to start automating our design processes.  He is developing a process that will dramatically reduce the time required for design.  For example, it will enable us to design a standard door by simply entering the door’s dimensions.  His efforts to improve efficiency and reduce cost deserve recognition.

Keep up the good work, Adam!

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

Solution Success – Rogers Place, Edmonton, AL Canada

ROGERS PLACE WOWS FANS AS DOORS OPEN FOR FIRST TIME

Rogers Place
“Rogers Place and the ICE District will have a transformative long-term impact on Edmonton, both in the team’s approach for the design, construction and operations and the project’s ability to help shape the city’s future,” said Jan Steingahs, practice leader for HOK’s Calgary office.

An estimated 60,000 people visited Rogers Place, the new home of the Edmonton Oilers NHL team, as it was opened to fans for the first time.

For the very first time, the city got a first-hand look at the future of Downtown Edmonton and ICE District —Alberta’s capital.

Fans flocked in to soak-up the Rogers Place experience. From seeing the massive, high-definition, LED scoreboard in action, impressive views of the bowl from every level, to overlooking Ford Hall with its stunning architecture.

Rogers Place project solutions include Refrigeration and over 50  Heated Holding, Humidified Transport Cabinets supplied by Food Warming Equipment Co. (FWE).  Models include the UHFS-10 for refrigeration and model TS-1826-18 (HUMI-TEMP).

FWE at Rogers Stadium
The imposing HOK-designed venue seats 18,241 for hockey and 20,734 for concerts. Also offered are 3,100 Club-access seats with two Club Seat mezzanine lounges; full food-service Sportsnet Club and Sky Lounge with connected arena bowl seating; a full-service Loge level restaurant and three team stores.

The Humi-Temp series is one of the best performing heated bulk food cabinets on the market today. Suitable for any kitchen or transport applications.  Simply load the TS-1826-18 with your trays of cooked, hot food and this warmer will keep your food hot and ready until serving time.

The Oilers Entertainment Group (OEG) has also committed to cutting down on food waste, with prepared but unserved food being donated to the local food bank.

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