Legendary Solutions for One World Observatory

Food Warming Equipment Co. (FWE) has begun shipping our latest Heated Holding Carts and Cabinets to the new World Trade Center in New York City.

Scheduled to open in early 2015, the beautiful 120,000 square foot One World Observatory will soon become the premier destination to host special events and banquets in New York City.

Legends

Last year the internationally renowned Legends Hospitality was challenged to create, and endorsed by Governors Cuomo and Christie, to maintain and operate the three story observation deck atop the new World Trade Center.  This project would bring a world-class observation deck to what will be the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere when it reaches its final height of 1776 feet.

Legends is among the most recognized and established companies in entertainment and sport.  Renowned for delivering a multitude of services to world recognized venues which include; Yankee Stadium, Cowboys Stadium and the most recent Levi’s Stadium, home of the San Francisco 49’rs.  All venues that bring the experience of sport to a new level of accommodation and style and all venues where FWE / Food Warming Equipment Co. solutions can be found.

Beginning at Level 100, the 3 Story observation deck will feature dining options, special events spaces for banquets and catering.  The facility promises to deliver an experience that will educate and entertain with the latest in digital technology and breathtakingly amazing views that will look out over the Hudson River, Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty and eternal views of the skyline of New York.

Soon, the One World Observatory will feature contemporary and sophisticated dining options on Level 101 with  breathtaking views of the skyline.  Internationally inspired cuisine will be featured on a menu of gourmet offerings as well as casual meals.  The space will provide for great flexibility, allowing multiple events, simultaneously, while  guests enjoying the observation deck continue sightseeing undisturbed.

From Heated Holding Carts and Banquet Cabinets to Air Screen Refrigeration and Custom Mobile Bars, FWE provides the kind of solutions that help organizations like Legends meet the challenges of delivering on a grand experience that take sport and entertainment to a new level of expectation and dependability.  FWE delivers it’s own successful experience in manufacturing to the kind solutions needed for the most sophisticated VIP Skybox to servicing tens of thousands of fans simultaneously.

FWE has been providing equipment and solutions for stadiums, convention centers, expos and theme parks for decades and is proud to be a part in Legends‘ latest success of the One World Trade Center Observation Deck project and looks forward to many more like it.

One World Observatory

 

 

 

New* KEY PRODUCT GUIDE from FWE is here

The Paradox of Choice is not an issue in this issue…
of the Food Warming Equipment Co. (FWE) key products guide. Download the latest version here.
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The Paradox of Choice is a recent theory popularized by American behavioral psychologist, Barry Schwartz.  Simply put, too many choices can be confusing, even detrimental to making a selection you feel satisfied with.  Combine that uncertainty with an underlying fear of making the wrong choice (another economic theory known as loss aversion) and these two factors can turn a simple purchase into some stressful decision making.

While economists and psychologists debate over the merits of these theories, one thing is for sure…  With over 60 years of product development, models, modifications and custom solutions, Food Warming Equipment Co sure has much to choose from.

To address this, we present the latest key product guide to break it down simply and liberate you from what some might consider an avalanche of choices.

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The New* key product guide from Food Warming Equipment Co. is a simplified version of FWE‘s full line of foodservice equipment solutions.  Products featured in the new  key product guide have been carefully selected by popularity and functionality, and broken down into easy-to-follow sections in a concise, simple format that has been color coded for easy quick reference.

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With a beautifully minimalist design, informative illustrations, side-by-side comparisons, easy to follow tips, and large detailed photos we convey in a few pages what could take hundreds of words and dozens of pages.  We have eliminated most of the technical jargon to focus on key features and address what FWE foodservice equipment can do for you by weeding down hundreds of pages from our old catalog into less than 60.   It is now even easier to drill down to our most popular Heated Holding Cabinets, Transport Carts, Cook and Hold Ovens, Mobile Refrigeration, Mobile Bars and more…

Unlike many of our competitors, Food Warming Equipment Co. offers so much more than what can be represented in a catalog alone.  FWE is still committed to offering modifications and custom solutions for almost any type heated transport & holding cabinet, mobile bar, low temp ovens and other foodservice equipment you desire by maintaining a breadth of offerings.  Solutions offered by Food Warming Equipment Co. can accommodate the particular needs required by designers, architects, consultants and end users.  It is with the help and collaboration of others that FWE keeps pushing forward with new designs and solutions for every kind of application.

PHTT_HeatedHolding_KFC_ChickenFood Warming Equipment Co. is still known throughout the industry as the go-to source that handles special situations like correctional foodservice, hospitals, stadiums and schools.  Or, custom specs for chain restaurants such as Cinnabon, Chipotle, KFC, and Walt Disney theme parks both domestic and international (among many others).  FWE will always provide specially designed cabinets and carts, throughout the world, for Hotels, Resorts and Casinos, like The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

All this and more is still available to anyone who checks out the products on our website for even more solutions.  Email us by clicking here.

Allow us to help you make the right decision and speak with our professional foodservice specialists at 800-222-4393.

At FWE it’s all about you, it always has been.

 

 

FWE – School Equipment Specials for SNA ANC 2014

Making history at SNA...
Making history at SNA…

Join Food Warming Equipment Co. (FWE) and the School Nutrition Association (SNA) from July 13th –16th, 2014 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, for SNA’s 68th Annual National Conference in the Cradle of Liberty, where more than 6,000 attendees, including school nutrition professionals, industry members and allied organizations, are expected to gather to experience a conference that will surely go down in history as one of the most informative, engaging and exciting that SNA has ever offered.

School_Specials_2014(banner)In honor of this event, FWE is resurrecting the successful School Foodservice Equipment Special again this year, ahead of the SNA Annual National Conference (ANC). School Orders must accompany an FWE quote with project name and PO.’s must be submitted by December 31, 2014 for immediate delivery. Click here for a PDF of this promo.

As always, FWE will be there at the Boston Convention Center at Booth #351, offering more solutions for the specific needs of School Foodservice directors, consultants and all the people who facilitate in feeding the millions of children across the US.

There is still a bit of time to register for the School Nutrition Association ANC that will showcase the latest products in foodservice trends, innovations and legislation for the demanding requirements of the School Foodservice industry. Check out this year’s Agenda and register ASAP

Operation Brooke: Teaming up with the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.

Relay for Life

Brooke was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in 2013 at the age of 10.  Her strength and courage is an inspiration to us all.”  –  Paula Herrington

Be it a co-worker, a family member or dear friend,  there are few who can say they have not been impacted in some way by this terrible disease.  The devastating impact on the families and victims of this disease are undeniable and he fight against cancer is a daily struggle for many.  That is why we, here at Food Warming Equipment, are teaming up with the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) Relay for Life.   

FWE’s very own Annette Kirby takes the lead in putting together our Relay for Life, a team event that celebrates cancer survivors, and raises funds for the American Cancer Society research, education, prevention, advocacy and patient services.  The ACS’s Relay for Life is a fun, outdoor and overnight fundraising event where teams take turns walking or running around a track.  Food Warming Equipment will have a team participating to raise money for such a worthy cause.

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Operation Brooke: A Fight to Survive

Paula Herrington, contributor and lead coordinator, informs us all that, “Food Warming Equipment’s team name is Operation Brooke.  We are walking in support of Brooke Coddington.  Brooke is the 10 year old daughter of an FWE employee.  The Relay starts off with a Survivor’s Walk,  where cancer survivors walk the initial lap, symbolizing the courage that survivors and their families display and sustain in their lives.”

Paula goes on to say, “On the opening night, there is a beautiful and touching Luminaria Ceremony that pays tribute to cancer survivors and to loved ones who still live on in our hearts. During the Luminaria Ceremony, the luminaria bags, which are personalized for the person being honored, have candles placed in them. The votive burns throughout the night, serving as a reminder of the purpose of Relay for Life.” 

FWE’s team will be one of many at the Portland Relay of Life on June 20th 2014.  To date 24 teams and 249 participants have raised over $22,000.  Millions of people of take part in Relay for Life events around the country and it raises over 40% of the funding for the American Cancer Society.

How can you help?  

You may purchase a luminaria to honor someone fighting cancer or in remembrance of someone who has lost their battle with cancer.  These luminarias can be purchased by anyone.  As part of the fundraising activities, the person that sells the most will be awarded with Personal Time Off.  The Form is attached.  You may purchase a Team T-shirt.  Half the proceeds for the shirt will be donated to the American Cancer Society.  These T-shirts are not just for team members; they can be purchased by anyone.

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Make the Boys Sing

Another fund raising activity, is a game that FWE employees Geoff, Souk and Rory have all agreed to participate in!  Each guy has a jug.  The object of the game is that the person with the MOST money in his jug is the loser. The loser will have to Karaoke in front of everyone! Everyone is encouraged to put money in the jug of the guy they want to “hear” sing!

Lastly, if you want to join the FWE team officially you can go to the website: American Cancer Society Relay Events | Relay For Life.  Any amount or participation will help.  
Or email Annette Kirby for further information on how you can help at Annette email

Big thanks go to Annette and Paula for supporting the fight against cancer and taking the lead in this initiative to help bring awareness to the American Cancer Society and help in the cause to fight cancer.

FWE, a Catalyst of Positive Change to Legislation for Businesses Relocating to Tennessee

Tennessee State Rep. William Lamberth
Tennessee State Rep. William Lamberth

Tennessee State Rep. William Lamberth  carefully listens to the concerns of FWE owner Deron Lichte, among other constituents.  Rep Lamberth takes swift, positive action to correct an oversight in the cost of doing business in Tennessee.  Rep. Lamberth’s recent action in support of HB1386 will help future businesses and organizations relocating to Tennessee.

Scott Harrison, Staff Reporter for the Nashville Business Journal, writes of FWE’s contribution as a catalyst for change, to the gain of other businesses new to TN, in this recent Nashville Business Journal article.  Mr. Harrison leads, “This change in the way unemployment insurance rates are assessed for new companies moving to the state of Tennessee may provide a nice boost to the state’s corporate recruitment.”

Transmitted to Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam for his action, House Bill 1386 enacts and establishes an “experience rating” applicable to new employers moving to Tennessee.  This would apply to relocating businesses with a well established track record, having been in operation for at least three years prior to becoming a employer in Tennessee.  The cost benefit would correlate to millions of dollars saved, by future employers.  Money that will go toward employing local workers through direct employment, as well as goods and services within the local economy.  This, to the benefit of the entire Middle Tennessee economy.

Food Warming Equipment Co. applauds  Tennessee State Rep. William Lamberth for his swift and resolute action that will go to for toward boosting corporate recruitment.  More importantly, Rep. Lamberth has proven himself to be an acute listener of his constituency to the benefit of all.  It is obvious he understands how real business is conducted and responds accordingly.  Perhaps it is due to actions like this that Forbes ranks Nashville, TN as one of the biggest Boom Towns in America.

FWE supports Tennessee, it’s leaders, and residents and hopes for a very long and prosperous future for everyone.  As this recent legislative action is not retroactive, FWE will not benefit from this recent change.  However we are still very pleased to see decisive action taken in what may have been seen by many as an arbitrary and punitive hidden tax, ex post facto.  We hope that all businesses relocating to Tennessee will benefit from this and reinvest this corrective savings back into the greater Tennessee economy.

Wrigley Field Goes Deep Dish This Season… With Giordano’s Pizza

Built in 1914, Wrigley Field turns 100 this year.  Host to the so many concerts, events and major league legends, any Chicago Cubs fan will tell you there’s nothing like enjoying a game at the Wrigley.

Beyond the game play there are the company of friends, the beverages, and the presence of just being in such a legendary landmark.  Now, as part of a $500 million commitment to renovations and addition of new restaurants, 2014 marks the introduction of delicious Giordano’s Pizza.

Giordano’s opened in 1974 with its innovative new twist on the traditional Chicago Deep Dish Pizza, and added a layer of crust to the top.  Thus creating the “stuffed” pizza.

Today Giordano’s finds itself the official pizza peddler of the Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field.  Also, 2014 will be a year that fans of U2, Prince, Eric Clapton and Bowie will be able to enjoy the amazing flavor of hot Giordano’s Pizza.  Many, for the first time ever.

Keeping all that pizza hot and fresh for over 42,000 fans is a host of Food Warming Equipment Heated Holding Cabinets (model: TS-1633-36P).  FWE has many of decades of experience in keep the quality of flavor and freshness to the standards that people have come to expect from world class Pizzerias and Stadiums around the world.

Chicago Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts said in a statement.  “This partnership is going to further enhance the fan experience and deliver signature Chicago deep-dish pizza to Cubs fans all season long.”  We, here at FWE, hope to continue being a part of this enhanced experience for the next 100 years.  

Giordano’s, is yet another example of how FWE does pizza right.

Giordano's Deep Dish Pizza

Giordano’s Deep Dish Pizza

FWE Events for 2014

Updated list of Trade Shows and Events for 2014 and beyond…

Come visit FWE at any one of many Trade Shows and Expos worldwide this year
Upcoming Trade Shows, Expos and Events for 2014

New dates for Trade Shows, Expos and Events have now posted at http://www.fwe.com/events

Next up, Greenfield World Trade and FWE kick it off together in Dubai at the Gulfood Show on February 23rd.  FWE has many shows coming up this spring and throughout the year, both domestic and international.

Dubai, London, Singapore, Mexico….  Come and see if we will be in your part of the world soon.

 

2014

  February 23-27, 2014     Dubai, UAE  

 

  Gulfood Show 
  March 24-28, 2014      Las Vegas, NV  

 

  Pizza Expo 
  April 8-12, 2014      Singapore  

 

  FHA 
  April 28-1, 2014      London, England  

 

  Hotelympia 2014 
  May 17-20, 2014      Chicago, IL  

 

  NRA Show 2014 
  July 13-16, 2014      Boston, MA  

 

 SNA ANC 
  July 26-29, 2014      Portland, OR  

 

  IAVM 
  August 10-14, 2014      St. Louis, MO  

 

  ACFSA 
  September 1-4, 2014    Mexico City, MEX  

  Abastur 

2015

  February 19-21, 2015     Anaheim, CA  

 

  NAFEM Show

Greenfield World Trade opens Mexico City Office

 

 

Greenfield opens Mexico City Office
Greenfield opens Mexico City Office

Just in time for the upcoming Abastur 2013 Show in Mexico City, August 26th through the 29th.

It is with great excitement that we at FWE / Food Warming Equipment Co. share the news that our international representation, Greenfield WORLDTRADE, has expanded it’s holdings to include the opening of its Mexico City office on August 1, 2013.  Located at:

Calle Joselillo No. 9
Colonia El Parque
53390 Naucalpan de Juárez
Estado de México, México
Tel. +52 55 5395-2327

Greenfield, which acquired J. Cobo and Associates in 2002, has been doing business in Mexico for over 20 years.

According to Bill Eltringham, V.P. of Latin America sales, “the new office will give us a great platform to take our business in Mexico to the next level. The office will incorporate sales, customer service, technical support and warehousing capability.”

     • Martin Durante, Director of Sales for Mexico and Central America, will be in charge of the new operation.
     • Lucia Ayala, Customer Service Manager, will head up the support team.

Both Martin and Lucia have many years of industry experience and are very familiar with Greenfield’s customer base.  This would include the full complement of FWE lines such as heated holding cabinets, refrigeration, cook and hold ovens, transport carts and cabinets, mobile bars and a whole host of products for specialized market needs.

For over a decade, Greenfield WORLDTRADE and it’s people have proven to be more than competent, experienced professionals and have been instrumental in helping to make FWE / Food Warming Equipment products available internationally.  Mexico, Central America and South America are all extremely important and growing markets for us and Food Warming Equipment wishes Greenfield continued success.  We are confident that we will both achieve greater opportunities with this new presence.

Rental Equipment Promotion

Receive Special Pricing on FWE Rental Equipment  !!

Built tough and meant to move… From Heated Cabinets to Refrigerators and Bars, FWE has a large assortment of products that Rental Companies are seeking. Contact sales@fweco.net TODAY to find out about these specially priced units.

School Retherm Oven Promotion

In support of schools, FWE is now offering special pricing on Retherm Ovens !

From trays and pans to baskets and roll in racks, FWE has the oven to do the job of high volume cooking while saving valuable operator time. Select from over 10 models available based on the customers needs with controls that switch from the cook cyle to hold automatically, freeing up time and saving money with one unit to do the job of two. Set it & forget it with an FWE Retherm Oven today !