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

FWE brings more solutions for Take-Out and Online Food Ordering Services

More variety in our latest radiant Heated Holding Shelf (HHS).
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.

Model: HHS-413-2039
 Model: HHS-413-2039

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.

For more information on new products please
Click Here: fwe.com/products/whats-new

 

Call (800) 222-4393 to speak to an FWE Foodservice Professional. 
Or Email sales@fweco.net

sales@fwe.com             (800)222-4393            www.FWE.com

FWE / FOOD WARMING EQUIPMENT COMPANY, INC.
COOK | HOLD | TRANSPORT | SERVE | REFRIGERATION | BARS
 

Drawer Warmers, among the many new products from FWE

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, 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.
 
Check out the latest new and improved products and designs fwe has to offer at www.fwe.com/products/whats-new.
 

Call (800) 222-4393 to speak to an FWE Foodservice Professional. 
Or Email sales@fweco.net

sales@fwe.com             (800)222-4393            www.FWE.com

FWE / FOOD WARMING EQUIPMENT COMPANY, INC.
COOK | HOLD | TRANSPORT | SERVE | REFRIGERATION | BARS
 

FWE Showcases New Products at the 2018 National Restaurant Association (NRA) Show

You are invited to join FWE at Booth #3813 for the 2018 National Restaurant Association (NRA) Show beginning Saturday, May 19th through Tuesday, May 22nd at the McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.

FWE will showcase several New Products and have updates on new features and options for existing lines of Cook & Hold, Hot Holding, Banqueting, Refrigeration, Mobile Bars and much more. 

Food Warming Equipment Co. continues to build on an ever-increasing selection of features and options for the needs of our customers with exceptional quality products and service.

Model: HHS-513-2039
Updated for 2108
 Model: PHTT-2DR-6SL-2

Brand New Product

FWE will be located in the South Hall Click to view the 2018 Floorplan.

Click Here download and install the Mobile App for the NRA Show. Apps available for Apple and Android users.

Celebrating Earth Day, Every Day!

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.

The State of Restaurant Sustainability Report

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.

You can read the full report here.

FWE Says “Thank You, Javier!”

Deron Lichte (FWE President, left) shown with Javier (Right) on Retirement Celebration Day
Deron Lichte (FWE President, left) shown with Javier (Right) on Retirement Celebration Day

This is Javier Espinosa; he started working at FWE in 1987 at our factory in Crystal Lake, IL. In his time with Food Warming Equipment Company, Javier wore a few hats. From General Assembly to Electrical Javier was essential in making sure that FWE is synonymous with quality. When a new custom order came through Javier was the one entrusted with building it.

Joining us less than a year of FWE’s manufacturing facility burned down in 1987, Javier has stuck by FWE through thick and thin. Even moving 500 miles south with the company when we relocated from Crystal Lake, IL to Portland, TN in 2012. That level of commitment did not go unnoticed.

But all good things must come to an end and on February 27, 2018, Javier retired from FWE and will return to Crystal Lake, IL. His commitment was rewarded as a thank you for 30 great years of service, President and CEO of FWE, Deron Licthe honored Javier with an all-expense paid trip to anywhere in the world.

Javier has chosen the sunny beaches of San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico to relax with family.

From everyone here at FWE, we would like to say, “Thank you, Javier!”

NAFEM Helps Make Energy Star Audits More Efficient

To make products better, faster, and customer affordable Food Warming Equipment Co. needs to make units at a high level of efficiency. Part of this efficiency is the Energy Star rating that FWE is proud to have adorned on their products. Energy Star is a program that manufacturers volunteer to enter that helps both companies and individuals save money through efficient energy. The benefit is two-fold, first is the cost savings on your energy bill and second is environmental protection from the same energy efficiency. 

NAFEM has been discussing with the Environmental Protection Agency to aid the U.S. Government in making the Energy Star audits even more efficient by conducting audits through a third-party. This process was first only approved on steam cookers. In 2018, the Department of Energy is beginning to look into expanding the program to other food service equipment. Government funding prevents the DOE to implement this change. Fortunately, NAFEM is working to expand the program.  Read about it on NAFEM’s website: https://www.nafem.org/resources/making-energy-star-audits-more-efficient/

FWE boasts a large array of products with the Energy Star rating. Visit our webpage at http://www.fwe.com/energy-star. Here, you can view our most popular models with the Energy Star rating. Discover the Energy Star rebate and see if you qualify! On our page, we invite you to look at our FAQ and learn about the Energy Star rating.

What do these changes to the process mean for the FWE consumer? It means that the consumer gets the product better, faster, and affordable.

Call (800) 222-4393 to speak with an FWE Foodservice Professional.

Or Email sales@fwe.com

Free Shipping Now on School Foodservice Equipment

FREE SHIPPING* Available on Six Popular School Foodservice Models!
Must use Promo-code. Click here for details.

It is essential to support students with quality food. Food Warming Equipment Co. (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.

UNIVERSAL HEATED HOLDING TRANSPORT CABINET (PASSIVE HUMIDITY) UHS-12

• Holds 12″x 20″ pans, 18″x 26″ sheet trays, or GN containers
• Passive Humidity Maintains Moisture for a Varitiety of Products
• All Welded Tube Frame & Perimeter Bumper Standard for Years of Use!

 

HEATED HOLDING TRANSPORT CABINET (PASSIVE HUMIDITY) TS-1826-18 

• Holds 12″x 20″ pans, 18″x 26″ sheet trays, or GN containers
• Passive Humidity Maintains Moisture for a Variety of Products
• All Welded Tube Frame & Perimeter Bumper Standard for Years of Use!

 

FWE has the expertise in K-12 School Foodservice, Colleges, and Universities to support your School Breakfast Program (SBP) and National School Lunch Program (NSLP).

HUMIDIFIED UNIVERSAL HEATED HOLDING CABINET MTU-12

• Holds 12″x 20″ pans, 18″x 26″ sheet trays, or GN containers
• Flexibility to Use for Bread Proofing or Bulk Veggie Holding!
• Un-Matched Ease of Cleaning – Removable Standard 12×20 Hotel Pan Water Reservoir

 

PRECISION TOP MOUNT HUMIDIFIED HEATED HOLDING CABINET UHST-13

• Holds 12″x 20″ pans, 18″x 26″ sheet trays, or GN containers
• Exact Temperature & Humidity Control for Sensitive Products like Lean Proteins
• Extra Fast Recovery of Both 

 

Select FWE models (above) have earned the ENERGY STAR and may qualify you for government or private industry rebates,  savings and more to optimize your purchase.

PRECISION TOP MOUNT HUMIDIFIED HEATED HOLDING CABINET PHTT-12

• Holds 12″x 20″ pans, 18″x 26″ sheet trays, or GN containers
• Exact Temperature & Humidity Control for Sensitive Products like Lean Proteins
• Extra Fast Recovery of Both

 

TRAY LINE HEATED HOLDING CABINET HLC-4W6-7H-28-DRN

• Cut Cross Traffic by Having Back-Up Right Under Serving Wells!
• Individually Controlled Wells & Heated Compartments for Versatility!
• Available with Tray Slide Shelves, Sneeze Guards & End Mounted Shelf Optional Accessories to Fit Your Service Layout

 

Call (800) 222-4393 to speak to an FWE Foodservice Professional. 
Or Email sales@fweco.net

sales@fwe.com             (800)222-4393            www.FWE.com

FWE / FOOD WARMING EQUIPMENT COMPANY, INC.
COOK | HOLD | TRANSPORT | SERVE | REFRIGERATION | BARS

Congratulations to Micah Beard our latest ‘Extra Mile Award’ Winner!

CELEBRATING & RECOGNIZING OUTSTANDING FWE EMPLOYEES
Micah Beard Earns Award for His Hard Work & Commitment to FWE 

Please join us in congratulating Micah Beard, our next winner of the Extra Mile Award!

Congratulations to Micah Beard our latest 'Extra Mile Award' Winner!
Congratulations to Micah Beard our latest ‘Extra Mile Award’ Winner!

It is not the length of an employee’s tenure that speaks to their quality of work. It is the effort put into the work. Since joining FWE in May of 2017, Micah has put in 200% into everything he has done for us. He has adapted quickly to policy, procedure and tasks given. He continues to think outside of the box to make procedures better for every task we present to him, without asking.

Micah’s commitment to his work has persevered through many long days and sometimes, long nights. A complete overhaul of our company history wall shows us all on a daily basis how planning, research and passion can build a beautiful story. We thank Micah for his dedication to telling our story the right way. As FWE’s Graphic Designer, Micah has elevated the artwork and photography of the company to the next level. He is always ready, willing, and able to provide design insight that keeps FWE in front of the curve and competition.

Keep up the good work, Micah!

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