February 19, 2014
National Restaurant Association Announces 2014 Kitchen Innovation Award Recipients
The National Restaurant Association today announced the 24 recipients of its 2014 Kitchen Innovations Awards, which honor equipment and technology that specifically improves the back-of-the-house operations. This year’s winners address such areas as waste reduction, energy conservation and enhanced sanitation, as well as increased efficiency with equipment that employs hybrid cooking techniques and reduced cooking times.
DeSutter to become FOCUS Brands President and CEO
Steve DeSutter will join FOCUS Brands as president and chief executive officer, effective March 17, 2014. Prior to joining FOCUS, DeSutter was the president and CEO of Stripes, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Susser Holdings that operates roughly 620 convenience stores.
NAFEM Announces Board Election Results
The North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers (NAFEM) announced the results from its Board of Directors Elections and updated its officers.
Rational Gets New Chairman
Rational AG, a manufacturer of combi ovens, introduced Dr. Peter Stadelmann as its new chairman.
This Week in Foodservice: The Up and Down World of Restaurant Sales in Winter
This week we look at retail sales numbers, examine the role of bad weather on the industry’s performance, look at a growing problem for small pizza operators and much more.
FE&S’ 2014 Performance in
FE&S proudly presents its 2014 Performance in Tabletop Awards. The awards recognize excellence in the strategic and functional application of tabletop design in five categories.