In just a few weeks after the ribbon cutting ceremony, the D155 Crystal Lake South High School (CLSHS) Culinary Program is well underway and performing better than ever expected. With the installation of a brand new Culinary Arts kitchen at CLSHS in October, this state of the art facility is an enviable commercial kitchen to behold. Equipped with all the latest features and apparatus.
With the help of McHenry County College (MCC), awarding grant money and materials, Community High School District 155 (D155) students can now enroll in a Culinary Arts I & Culinary Arts II program. MCC also provided ServSafe textbooks, available for students to get a head start and by earning Managers Certification. Other donations, like that of Food Warming Equipment, Inc. (FWE), sought fit to donate several brand new Heated Holding Cabinets (Model: HLC-2127-9-9) to the project. Much-needed equipment, to students endeavor, that help them take charge of lucrative business opportunities as entrepreneurs and management in future hospitality and foodservice.
Kristin Sedej, (FCSI, Principal & Owner of S2O Consultants) did a spectacular job at taking this small space and creating something amazing. “We are quite impressed with what this facility has to offer and excited about the outcome for the students who will be developing real-world skills,” said FWE President, Deron Lichte while touring the well appointed kitchen of his alma mater’s new program.
“My goal after high school is to pursue a career in culinary arts and hoping to get my bachelors degree it is my dream to one day to have my own restaurant and not cooking for the money but to cook to make other people happy and to do what I love and that is cooking,” said Eduardo Hernandez, said Crystal Lake Central senior.
– “For the 2017-18 school year, 193 In Culinary Arts I Commercial students study the principles of nutrition and food preparation including food service and meal management. Students will earn the Food Handler’s Certification upon completion of this course and passing of the state exam. The Culinary Arts II Commercial course is designed to expand the student’s skills by preparing and presenting a variety of food products. Students can also elect to take the Managers Certification exam.”- D155 News Post October, 12
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 HEREto 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.
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“.
As with all Food Warming Equipment (FWE) solutions, this counter-top unit is built sturdy and made to last with frequent handling and use. Highly mobile and transportable, this cabinet is perfect for on-site or off-premise events as well counter-top accesss and and holds 12” x 20” pans, 18” x 13” trays and Gastronorm containers and pans.
FWE’s HLC-PSGN-5 Countertop Heated Holding Cabinet is designed for high volume chains and convenience stores that require pre-load and constant replenishment of food throughout the day.
Uniform, radiant heat, with light airflow throughout, gently surrounds food, keeping it hot and ready-to-serve for hours. Your choice of options for the HLC-PSGN-5 includes handles, pedestal legs or casters that make the cabinet highly transportable.
Like all FWE cabinet and oven solutions, heavy-duty all stainless steel construction stands up to the most demanding environments.
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contact FWE 800-333-4393
NASCAR and Formula 1 fans know the importance of achieving pole position in any race. Along with that right, to be at the head of the pack, for all to see, and a leader that sets the pace for others to follow.
NAFEMis the leading trade association for the foodservice equipment and supply industry. They are the industry leaders, trendsetters and professionals. They are the creators of the Certified Foodservice Professional (CFSP) certification program and, of course, the NAFEM Show itself. The NAFEM Show brings together the most influential and widest range of foodservice equipment and supply professionals on the planet where the latest in foodservice technology and solutions is featured for the ever-changing demands of the foodservice industry.
FWE has earned this premium position with over 60 years of experience in the industry, crafting solutions, successfully across a broad base of customers and markets. FWE has established itself as a leader in Heated Mobile Banquet Carts and Cabinets and continues to innovate and branch out into related territories including mobile bars and beverage carts, air screen mobile refrigeration, retherm ovens, cook & hold ovens, and a whole host of specialty solutions that others won’t touch. FWE recognizes the value of the special opportunities and custom requests which separates us from the rest.
The specifications of a new remodel at The Storyteller Café called for new equipment and custom solutions for heated holding equipment that would take advantage of every square inch of this facility’s kitchen. And like so many restaurants, chain operations, and high traffic facilities, this is a familiar tale of space and time. The Storyteller Cafe’s kitchen needed to make the most use of every square inch possible, quickly.
FWE’s food warming / foodservice professionals reviewed the needs of the kitchen staff and layout and discovered that the café had a small space available under the counters in the kitchen that was not being utilized. To maximize efficiency in a large volume kitchen such as this, FWE was able to offer the support and know-how to get the perfect heated food holding equipment into the tightest of spots. FWE knows how to adapt and improvise an all-inclusive food handling solution. FWE’s professional team of heated holding and foodservice technicians, with over 60 years in the industry, provide the problem solving ability needed to understand and deliver on the complete scope of a customer’s needs.
Lightweight, highly mobile and versatile.
Under the counter heated holding cabinets of the Handy Line Server Carts (HLC) were adapted and manufactured specifically for the Storyteller’s Café specific needs. These custom HLC carts can fit in some of the tightest spaces and perform with energy saving excellence.
Further modifications were made to alter the carts to incorporate recessed handles. With the handles now flush and nothing to catch on the workers clothing during service, this simple modification contributes to the safety of the staff. With the Heated Holding Cabinets at knee level, the cooks can quickly and efficiently grab hot food and plate it without having to move around the cramped kitchen.
FWE’s holistic and utilitarian approach makes it possible to hold food hot consistently from this once wasted space. Holding products fresher and longer allows for the efficient and safest servicing of thousands upon thousands of customers that pass through its doors. Staff members, such as the Operations Asset Manager, attested to the precision engineering of FWE equipment, “Thanks for the perfectly fitting warming boxes. FWE comes through for the customer one more time! Please pass along our thanks to everyone on your team for a great product.”
As seen in the School Nutrition Association’s ANC Conference Guide – FWE has Got What it Takes for school foodservice operations to run more efficiently and effectively.
Stop by the FWE Booth #317 at ANC this year to enter to win a full size Clymate IQ Heated & Humidified Holding Cabinet as well as view Live Cooking Demo’s featuring OSP from the “Healthy Recipes Made Easy” webinar series.
FWE Retherm Ovensprepare large volumes of product and serve has a holding cabinet once the food has reached the set cook time or temp by use of an automatic hold feature. Operators load product and are free to walk away until they are ready to serve. FWE Retherm ovens are available in a variety of sizes for use with trays, pans, baskets and roll in rack applications.
The FWE Clymate IQ® Heated and Humidified Holding Cabinet keeps food at optimum serving temperatures through peak serving periods. Portable and easy to use, it is perfect for short-term staging and extended holding times, eliminating hot and cold spots with minimal operator involvement.
As seen in the July/August edition of Hotel F&B magazine, FWE Has Got What it Takes to run a hotel foodservice operation more efficiently, effectively & profitably. From bulk holding to banquet cabinets & mobile bars, the FWE product line has a variety of products to assist any hotel foodservice operation.
With many options available in bulk food holding, FWE offers a variety of sizes of holding cabinets based on the operators needs. FWE heat system selections allow for dry and moist holding environments for trays, pans, gastro norms, and shelves. From electric to sterno heat, portability in holding is always an option. Built to move, these heavy duty durable cabinets withstand the changing surroundings of a caterers kitchen and serving venue.
Whether feeding 40 or 4000, FWE‘s Mobile Heated Banquet Carts are at the heart of every banquet operation. FWE offers the greatest number of choices and the largest selection of capacities in the industry. Heavy duty stainless steel construction is standard. Choose from covered plates or open plates – 10 ½” to large 12 ½” diameters. Electric and canned heat models provide the ultimate in mobility and versatility.
FWE manufacturers tough, durable Portable Bars in a variety of decorative styles. These NSF Portable Bars allow for any type of beverage service needed; Conventional bottles and cans, Post-Mix, Pre-Mix and Bag-n-Box dispensing. With a variety of sizes, styles, and matching ice carts and back bars We’ve Got What it Takes for making beverage service an attractive breeze.
As seen in the Products section of the June issue of Foodservice Equipment & Supplies Magazine, FWE‘s Mobile Heated Banquet Carts are at the heart of every banquet operation. FWE offers the greatest number of choices and the largest selection of capacities in the industry. Heavy duty stainless steel construction is standard. Choose from covered plates or open plates – 10 ½” to large 12 ½” diameters. Electric and canned heat models provide the ultimate in mobility and versatility.
As seen via Catersource’s “What’s on the Market Now” June E-blast, FWE’sUniversal Humi-Temp Servers (UHS) keep bulk foods fresh and flavorful for Caterers.
Perfect for outdoor and off-premise catering, the UHS Series cabinets fit many different sized trays, pans & shelves. Patented technology eliminates hot & cold spots. Sterno drawers are also available when electricity is not accessible.