Foodservice News & Trends

Breaking news for the full foodservice equipment and supplies distribution channel. Includes information on dealers, distributors, design consultants and multi-unit operators spanning leadership changes, mergers and acquisitions, trends, data and much more.

Grindmaster-Cecilware Adds Two Directors

Grindmaster-Cecilware, a Louisville, Ky.-based foodservice equipment manufacturer, hired David Williams to serve as national account director and Gregory Meyer to serve as director of engineering.

MAFSI Presents Biennial Awards

The Manufacturers’ Agents Association for the Foodservice Industry (MAFSI) honored the accomplishments of 12 foodservice professionals with its biennial awards.

Moffat USA Names a New General Manager

Foodservice equipment industry veteran Kuh joins the Ali Group company.

Rosetto Services Expands its Rep Network

Rosetto Services has added W3 to its network of independent manufacturers’ reps. W3 will represent Rosetto in Texas and Oklahoma.

Nor-Lake Taps Stevens to Manage Western Region

Nor-Lake Inc. hired Bob Stevens to serve as the company’s Western regional sales manager.

Irinox To Move Its U.S. Headquarters

Italian-owned foodservice equipment manufacturer to move its U.S. headquarters to Florida.

Chefs’ Toys Acquires Michael Blackman & Associates

Southern California foodservice equipment and supplies dealer enhances its restaurant consulting and commercial kitchen professional services.

Nommsen Returns to Champion Industries

Champion Industries named Erik Nommsen president of the Champion Group, which includes the Champion, Moyer Diebel and Bi-Line brands.

Palleschi to become President of TGI Fridays

TGI Fridays appointed Robert Palleschi to serve as president and chief executive officer, effective Feb. 8, 2016. Palleschi replaces Nick Shepherd, who stepped down from the company in October 2015.

Unified Brands Adds Trapp in Product Specialist Role

Walter Trapp joined Unified Brands as a product line specialist for the multiline manufacturer’s cooking category of commercial foodservice equipment.

Twin Peaks Realigns Leadership Structure

Two new hires as well as two leadership reassignments.