Deron Lichte Volunteers at St. Vincent’s

The executive committee receives instructions before starting their day of service at St. Vincent de Paul, Madison, Wisc.
The executive committee receives instructions before starting their day of service at St. Vincent de Paul, Madison, Wisc.

Recently, 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:

FWE President, Deron Lichte, stands with the other NAFEM Executives as they prepare to volunteer at the Madison St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry.
FWE President, Deron Lichte, stands with the other NAFEM Executives as they prepare to volunteer at the Madison St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry.

“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.”

Deron and the group getting down and cheesy for their volunteer work!
Deron and the group getting down and cheesy for their volunteer work!
Deron getting cheesy!
Deron getting cheesy!
Deron Lichte (L) presents Governor of Wisconsin, Scott Walker (R) with a NAFEM Chef Coat!
Deron Lichte (L) presents Governor of Wisconsin, Scott Walker (R) with a NAFEM Chef Coat!

After getting into some cheesy situations at the food pantry. Deron Lichte along with the other executives met with the Governor of Wisconsin, Scott Walker, 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.

The NAFEM Executive Committee with Scott Walker, Governor of Wisconsin.
The NAFEM Executive Committee with Scott Walker, Governor of Wisconsin.

FWE Cools Off Summer With Its Refrigeration line!

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.

Congratulations Megan Davis!

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 Davis was recently promoted to our customer service lead.

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!

 

Meet Our All New RD-10 Series Refrigerated Dough Retarder Cabinet!

FWE / Food Warming Equipment Company, Inc. • All New Series, RD-10 Refrigerated Dough Retarder Cabinet
FWE / Food Warming Equipment Company, Inc. • All New Series, RD-10 Refrigerated Dough Retarder Cabinet

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.

  • Available now!
  • Ideal for use with dough press
  • Fast cool down time reaches 55°F retarding temperature (13°C) in less than 10 minutes
  • Electronic, easy-to-use, lockable controls concealed inside cavity
  • 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

FWE / Food Warming Equipment Company, Inc. • All New Series, RD-10 Refrigerated Dough Retarder Cabinet

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.

RD-10 Product PageRD-10 Spec Sheet (PDF Download)

We’re back from #NRAShow2018 – we are #FiredUp to share the details!

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.”

National Sales Manager, Travis Hartley, at NRA!
National Sales Manager, Travis Hartley, at NRA!

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.

  • FWE / Food Warming Equipment Company, Inc • NEW SERIES • Precise Humidity Temperature Technology Drawers • Model Shown PHTT-2DR-6SL
    FWE / Food Warming Equipment Company, Inc • NEW SERIES • Precise Humidity Temperature Technology Drawers • Model Shown PHTT-2DR-6SL

    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
    FWE / Food Warming Equipment Company, Inc. • Also New! • Heated Holding Shelves - New Features & Options like Individual Control Switches, Color Powder Coating & More!
    FWE / Food Warming Equipment Company, Inc. • Also New! • Heated Holding Shelves – New Features & Options like Individual Control Switches, Color Powder Coating & More!

    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.

To see additional new items and features, join us on our What’s New page over at www.fwe.com/whats-new