Small investment for Big rewards at NAFEM Show 2019

For only $75 you can attend the North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers (NAFEM). The largest International commercial foodservice Industry show on Wednesday, February 6th through February 9th at the Orlando Convention Center.  

See us at the NAFEM Show 2019 in Orlando at FWE Booth #1035.

There’s something for everyone – from the operators to the dealers, distributors, and consultants who support them. While the recipe for success is anything but simple, NAFEM has everything you need to set the wheels in motion. Connect with over 600 equipment and supplies manufacturers. Including; food prep, primary cooking equipment Heated and refrigerated storage, transport and serving.

New top-notch networking lets you mix, mingle, make new connections, and connect with old friends. Host with world-class entertainment, and dining. This Year’s entertainment? Can’t say, but she is “Leaving Las Vegas”, and “If It Makes You Happy”, “The First Cut is the Deepest”.



Come See Us at SNA’s #ANC18

This year we are excited to return to SNA’s ANC! Food Warming Equipment will be in Las Vegas, NV, from July 9th through the 12th. Find us at Booth #1060 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Click here to see a layout!

Read below about all the equipment we will be bringing and we hope to see you there!

What is SNA’s ANC?

The full name of the event is the School Nutrition Association’s Annual National Conference. Their mission is:

The School Nutrition Association is a national, nonprofit professional organization representing more than 58,000 members who provide high-quality, low-cost meals to students across the country.

As for the conference itself now running for 71 years, hosts nearly 7,000 people for four days to share the latest innovations, ideas, and practices for the K12 food service industry.

FWE is proud to have a presence here, this year we are showcasing lots of different solutions and here are just a few:

Serving Wells:

The heated serving well keeps hot food warm and refills close at hand.
  • With a soft, radiant, uniform heat that gently surrounds food to provide a better appearance, taste, and longer holding time.
  • Each well and the heated compartment is controlled separately for added versatility.
  • Equipped with a magnetic workflow door handle – operations eliminate the need for latch hardware and provide a cleaner look. Save time and money on replacement parts and maintenance fees; with no moving parts to bind or wear out.

Humi-Temp Series:

FWE food warmers are used to keep your hot food hot and ready until serving time.
  • Several models from this series will be present like the UHS, PS, and TS units.
  • FWE’s patented Humi-Temp heat and humidity system eliminate hot and cold spots by gently circulating hot, moist air throughout the interior of the cabinet.
  • Models like UHS-12 are energy star approved to help you save money while protecting the environment.

Clymate IQ:

Clymate IQ® cabinet shows off FWE’s intuitive climate control.
  • Consistency throughout – All Clymate IQ®cabinets features a unique push/pull air distribution system to provide uniform temperature and humidity on every level, throughout the unit.
  • Fast Recovery – Clymate IQ® gets back to temperature fast – you don’t have to worry about losing heat and humidity if you open and close the door repeatedly during peak service times.
  • Heats up fast – the Clymate IQ® cabinets’ intuitive climate control technology reaches the set humidity faster than the competition.

To see new items and features not at the show, join us on our What’s New page over at!

In addition to that, your model might be in need of some casters. Our new Caster Page will get you rolling.

We will see you at #ANC18!

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, 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

Join FWE for an event with a fresh perspective at the NRA Show 2016 & International Foodservice Marketplace

Join us, FWE / Food Warming Equipment Company, Inc. (FWE) at the National Restaurant Association (NRA) 4 day event being held from 21st May to the 24th May 2016 at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago at Booth #2209 for the 2016 NRA Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show®.



Get up close and personal with our custom product specialists who are preparedto provide solutions and resources to help your organization succeed.

Highly mobile, extremely durable and built for your needs in mind.  FWE prides itself on specialty and custom solutions that others won’t touch and recognizes the value of the special opportunities and custom requests which separates us from the rest.

With over 60 years of experience, crafting foodservice solutions across a broad base of applications, customers and markets, FWE has established itself as a leader in Heated Mobile Banquet Carts and Cabinets. Continuously awarded Best in Class by Consultants, FWE continues to innovate and branch out into related territories including retherm ovens, cook & hold ovens, beverage carts, mobile bars and air screen mobile refrigeration.

“Get outside of your comfort zone and learn about a new facet of foodservice from experts from across the industry. Immerse yourself in discussions about hot trends and topics. Leave the Show with a fresh perspective.” – National Restaurant Association (NRA) 2016



Pizza Days Are Here Again!

For the Hottest, Freshest Pizza Pies. Everytime! Everywhere!  Check out our Special Offers Here.


We are only two more weeks away from the 2016 International Pizza Expo in beautiful Las Vegas, Nevada!

March 8 – 10, 2016 is when Food Warming Equipment (FWE) will be showcasing the very best pizza holding solutions in the business, at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Booth #1851.


Every year pizza purveying titans from all over the world gather at the Pizza Expo to network and review the best products and services the industry has to offer and special events like  the Pizza Expo Block Party.  To keep track of all the events and workshops click here to Download the Mobile App.

The Pizza Expo is the place for independent and chain pizzeria owners and managers to one-stop shop for nearly anything needed.  Attendees can expand their knowledge on topics relevant to business success during Expo’s more than 90 seminars, workshops and baking demonstrations.

You are invited to come see the latest and best assortment of Pizza Holding Solutions in the industry.You are invited to come see the latest and best assortment of Pizza Holding Solutions in the industry.

FWE is at School Nutrition Association’s 69th Annual National Conference

SNA ANC 2015

Once again, FWE is at the School Nutrition Association’s (SNA) Annual National Conference (ANC) from July 12th –15th, 2014.

Explore  |  Discover  |  Inspire

That’s the name of the game at the 69th Annual National Conference (ANC) where more than 6,000 attendees, including school nutrition professionals, industry members and allied organizations gather to experience a conference that will surely be one of the most informative, engaging and exciting that SNA has ever offered.

Save up to 17% with FWE Foodservice Solutions

This year FWE has put together a special selection of our most popular models for academies and schools, k-12 and beyond.  Our School Foodservice Equipment Special is, for a limited time, offering a discount of 12% – 17% on select equipment essential for any school kitchen or line.  Our heated holding cabinets come in a variety of sizes, keeping food hot, safe and nutritious.  With so many features and options available FWE has the right solution for you and accommodate the particular needs of school foodservice professionals everywhere.  Click here to check it out and save now.

With FWE’s quick ship program, you can have necessary essential equipment to your schools in 48 hours or less. Click here for a PDF of our latest promotion.

School Foodservice Essentials

School orders must accompany an FWE quote with your school name.  All PO’s from dealers and distributes must be submitted, with the school’s name by October 31, 2015 for immediate delivery. Explore, learn more and click here for out latest offerings.

Improve Workflow with FWE’s R-AS-10 Mobile Refrigerated Air Screen

R-AS-10 Sliding DoorSpace-Saving Retractable Door
Now available on all FWE Air Screen Refrigeration Models

Now foodservice personnel can experience improved workflow even in confined spaces with FWE’s R-AS-10 Mobile Refrigerated Air Screen that features an optional sliding space-saver door. Kitchen workers can fully open the door without requiring a 270º swing radius that overlaps nesting equipment units.  Just open the door to 90º and simply tuck it into the side of the Air Screen where it virtually disappears. It’s perfect for foodservice kitchens that use a tray line configuration or pod-style assembly.

FWE’s R-AS-10 Mobile Refrigerated Air Screen is designed for hospitals, nursing homes, schools, in-flight and other tray line operations. Its multi-fan system provides fast cool-down times and maintains cabinet temperatures with the door open for up to 90 minutes. Easy-to-use intuitive controls and highly accurate, oversized, high-demand components assure rapid pull-down times and recoveries. Uniquely designed tray slides hold trays and pans by the bottom for greater support and are removable for thorough cleaning. The Air Screen unit can also be used as a standard reach-in refrigerator when the tray line is closed.

For solutions like this and many others, come see us at the National Restaurant Association (NRA) Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show® on May 21st – 24th,  Booth #2209, at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.

Refrigeration at NAFEM

Check our video and see it in action.  For more information or for your copy of their Mobile Air Screen Refrigerator brochure, contact FWE at (800)222-4393


Deron Lichte newest NAFEM Board Member

Portland,Tenn. (March 2, 2015) – The North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers (NAFEM) has elected Deron Lichte to the board of Directors. The board members are elected by existing members. Newly elected members serve three-year terms. Deron is a seasoned NAFEM volunteer, having worked on various committees and task forces throughout his service to the organization. NAFEM is a trade association of more than 600 foodservice equipment and supplies manufacturers providing products for food preparation, cooking, storage and table service. For more information, visit

Deron Lichte, President of FWE / Food Warming Equipment Company, Inc.
Deron Lichte, President of FWE / Food Warming Equipment Company, Inc.

“I welcome the opportunity to grow and guard the NAFEM brand at the board level. With nearly 30 years of experience in the commercial foodservice equipment industry and a history of undertaking NAFEM agenda’s and professional committee opportunities, I am passionate about the challenges and opportunities available to our industry, both domestically as well as internationally. As an owner of an independent manufacturing company, I have brought a depth of fresh, relevant, and responsive experience and entrepreneurial spirit from the mid-size member’s perspective on how to keep NAFEM relevant for all our businesses long-term. It would be an honor to represent you on the board.”

Deron Lichte joined Food Warming Equipment Co., Inc (FWE) in the ‘80s in general administration, working through the ranks to President until purchasing the company in 1994. His first official board meeting will be in June. He was nominated to run for a seat on the board because of his years of engagement in NAFEM, volunteering/serving on committees and attending NAFEM-hosted events.

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

Deron Lichte (third from left, back row) at the 2015 NAFEM Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Deron Lichte (third from left, back row) at the 2015 NAFEM Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

FWE Exhibit Features Everything Pizzerias Need

 Cook | Hold | Transport | Serve | Refrigeration | Bars

Visit Booth #1157 at the Pizza Expo to see every solution your pizzeria needs to serve fresh, hot pizzas. Food Warming Equipment (FWE) will feature a number of Heated Holding Cabinets at this year’s Pizza Expo in Las Vegas. Among them are the company’s patented Humi-Temp Pizza Cabinets that eliminate hot & cold spots by circulating hot, moist air throughout the cabinet. Pizza operators control the moisture in order to achieve the perfect results they want – whether it’s crispy thin crust or a thick deep dish that melts in your mouth. From display units to under counter units to full size units, FWE has a cabinet for everyone.

FWE can even provide custom graphic solutions that wrap around their cabinets and include everything from logos to photos and text.  Perfect for advertising and promotions.


On the cooler side of things, FWE will feature their Commercial Refrigerators that stand up to the most demanding and punishing environments. Using a forced air “Cold-Temp” system that maintains balanced temperatures, FWE Refrigerators also have exclusive “Food Sentry” controls that offer the ultimate performance and accurate cabinet temperatures. Stop by and see it all at the Pizza Expo – Booth #1157.

For more information, contact FWE (800)222-4393

Or email for more information with our foodservice professionals.




Information Contact: Curt Benson