Literature Press Release Product Highlight

Heated Holding Cubby Performance Feature Sheet – All New!

Introducing a new solution for a growing demand in the mobile order / to-go / pick-up / order stagging application, the Heated Holding Cubby.

This performance feature sheet showcases information about the product as well as specification details.

If you’d like a quantity of printed copies please contact Erin and she will coordinate having them shipped to an address of your choice.

Please download the PDF file by clicking here.

Press Release

New Chicago Area rep partner: Culinary Equipment Group

We have appointed Culinary Equipment Group as our representative in Northern Illinois and Northwest Indiana.

From CEG: FWE manufacturers equipment for food holding, transporting, rethermalzing and serving and is known for their design creativity and for maximizing the customer experience. “We specialize in high-end, engineered equipment solutions so FWE’s products fit perfectly,” said James Carr, president of Culinary Equipment Group. “We look forward to the opportunity!”

Culinary Equipment Group represents premier foodservice equipment manufacturers, serving equipment dealers and facility designers in Northern Illinois and Northeast Indiana. Culinary Equipment Group is an established top- performing sales and marketing team focused on restaurants, hospitality, institutions, retail outlets and other segments since forming in 2011.

Foodservice Consultants Industry News Press Release

The Lights Never Went Out at FWE

In an unprecedented year, where new challenges were thrown at manufacturers and operators at every turn, FWE has been able to stay fully staffed and ready to deliver all year.

Thanks to our dedicated workforce that is always ready and willing to adapt and persist, our lights never went out. We’ve had 15 straight months of on-time shipments and have been able to meet or beat our standard 3-4 week lead time all year. Whenever possible we have also met expedited ship dates, knowing our customers are essential businesses needing solutions now. Consistency is what you get when you order from FWE, with 99.1% on-time shipments over the past five years.

As customer demand has changed this year, we have adapted by customizing and modifying our products. When operators began to heavily rely on mobile ordering and pick-up solutions to sustain their businesses, we immediately invested in increased stock on products to fill those needs. We have also increased stock on many items in our Quick Ship program, so we can get units in the hands of operators when they need them most.

If our standard catalogue options have not fit a specific request, our engineering team has been on call to design custom solutions. From customizing serving well units for schools with full service sneeze guards and tray cut-outs to streamline classroom and hallway feeding to enhancing our line of hand sinks to provide easy access, our team has taken then new normal operations to the next level.

Now more than ever we have been able to lean on our moto: if you can dream it, we can build it.

We’ve always prided ourselves here at FWE on our eagerness to learn, teach and grow into the future. Our team has worked closely with industry professionals to develop continuing education opportunities that fit the times. By tailoring our message to individualized training sessions, we’ve been able to host on demand FCSI webinars for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) both virtually and with in-person small groups.

Our current virtual sessions include Cook & Hold and Re-Therm Oven Technology vs. Combi Ovens as well as Mobile Order & Take-Out Staging for ‘The New Low-Touch Normal”. Click on the links to get more information, or email our VP of Sales and Product Development, Travis Harley at

As an essential TN based, family owned business, we have had a busy and memorable year, but have worked hard to be a reliable and stable partner ready to serve your needs and deliver as promised. Visit our quote builder so we can start building your solutions today.

Press Release Product Highlight

Economy Mobile Hand Sink Media Kit

We’ve put together a downloadable .ZIP media kit for the new FWE Economy Mobile Hand Sink, HS-24E. This is a brand new model that accompanies our existing Mobile Hand Sink, the HS-24.

About the HS-24E

Economy portable hand sink is self-contained to allow safe hand washing and sanitizing in remote locations. The faucet is hands free and engaged by an easy-to-use knee-height push button. Duration of water flow is controlled by an adjustable timer. Our mobile hand sinks are made for transport – fully constructed of stainless steel and equipped with heavy-duty maintenance-free casters. The HS-24E comes with 5 gallon fresh water and 7 gallon waste water tanks, all concealed behind a lockable door. You won’t be limited to placement with two cord exit configurations – providing a safer station, anywhere!

This media kit includes content needed to make any website updates, email marketing, flyer or social media campaigns to bring this product to market.

Media Kit Download Includes:

(8) Social Media / Website Graphics
(3) Hi-Res PNG Product Images
(4) JPG Website Product Images
(1) Spec Sheet PDF
(1) Link to Spec Sheet PDF File
(1) Product Video /
(1) Homepage Link
(1) HS-24E Product Page Link

Press Release

FWE welcomes new National Sales Manager, Michael Rabakon.

Please join us in welcoming Michael Rabakon to the FWE Family!  He is going us as National Sales Manager working remotely from the central US region out of his home office.  Michael is starting today and is training with Kevin Colyer, Tom Orgo and Travis Hartley this week in the Portland manufacturing plant.

Michael and his family have lived in Austin, TX the past 16 years.   His wife Laura, is a hairdresser/owner of a salon and their son Russell (24yo), lives nearby and is a certified Nursing assistant at a Long-Term Care facility.   Previously Michael worked for Cambro Manufacturing in several different capacities over a period of 16 years; the most recent being Director of Sales over the Southwest Region.   In Michael’s many roles, he has covered the entire United States and Mexico excluding the Northeast.  He has specialized in the Healthcare market and National Accounts with a focus on strategic partnership and growth.   In his free time, Michael and his family love to travel, watch movies, play with their dog Jessie, work in their garden and play golf. 

Welcome to the team, Michael!

Community Press Release

In Loving Memory of Mr. Curt Benson

We have lost a dear friend and valued colleague. You will be grieved to learn that our business associate, Mr. Curt Benson passed away over the Holiday, on Friday, November 29th.

Curt joined FWE in October 1991 and ascended to VP / Sales & Marketing Manager for FWE and was a valued colleague and a greatly appreciated friend. He past suddenly at home with family while enjoying Thanksgiving, surrounded by loved ones. Curt had not suffered any known illness and passed suddenly. 

We are saddened and join Mr. Benson’s family in this great loss, he will be deeply missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Linda, sons Max and Sam, daughter Courtney, as well as the rest of his family.

Please keep the family in your thoughts as they go through this difficult time, with services to be held Saturday, December 7th at 4-7 PM, followed with a ceremony at 7:30pm, at:

Davenport Family Funeral Home
419 E Terra Cotta Ave
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Applications and Niche Markets Press Release Product Highlight

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)

Employee Appreciation Press Release

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

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

Press Release

New Culinary Arts Program Offers New Opportunities

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.

Handy Line Companion series of Heated Holding Foodservice Equipment
FWE Model HLC-2127 food warmer for School Foodservice

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.

Deron Lichte with donated Heated Holding Cabinet at Crystal Lake South High School
At Center; Deron Lichte, FWE President and Michelle Kidd Industry / Careers Division and lead of the new Culinary Arts program.

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  



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FWE Supporting “Love Helps” Youth Mission

Food Warming Equipment Co. (FWE) stands behind the vision for the Love Helps organization to foster youth as good citizens, allowing them to reach their fullest potential by promoting literacy, student achievement, and positive character. The goal has always been to educate and guide children toward responsible behavior through positive character development using diverse programs networked with the community and administered with love.

Deron Lichte presents Love Helps with a donation of $2,500 at Golf Outing, sponsored by Inman Foodservices Group, Tennessee

Founded in 1995, Love Helps Inc. is a Nashville, Tennessee based nonprofit organization working in Middle Tennessee’s public schools to encourage responsible behavior that can lead to a lifetime of success.

FWE has a long-standing commitment to giving back to communities in need. Under Deron Lichte’s helmsmanship, as President of Food Warming Equipment Co., FWE has been actively  been involved in many charitable initiatives focused on education and mentorship. In this regard, FWE finds supporting youth development projects to be most fulfilling. Mr. Lichte regularly provides financial support, needed equipment, and on-the-job training opportunities for students in the areas of culinary arts, technology, and other educational endeavors.

Deron Lichte presents Executive Director, Dean Baker with gift for Love Helps, Inc

Our mission is to prepare children and young adults with the skills they need to go out and make a difference in the world. To encourage and educate students about the importance of positive character development and personal responsibility. All that may serve as a foundation for future business and community leaders, Good decision-making and socially responsibility are well-learned behaviors in all areas of life.

FWE’s President, Deron Lichte affirms this commitment to education and has been a committed supporter and advocate in charitable giving through many events for over 20 years, with the invaluable, strong support, and sponsorship of Inman Foodservice Group. We look forward to our continued relationship with the Inman Foodservice Group and Love Helps for years to come.  We encourage everyone to volunteer or help with financial support to organizations, such as Love Helps. 

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