Dealer of the Year

The Dealer of the Year award recognizes the foodservice community’s best companies with this prestigious annual commendation.


Avanti Named 2022 Dealer of the Year

Foodservice Equipment & Supplies named Avanti Restaurant Solutions the 2022 winner of the magazine’s celebrated Dealer of the Year Award.

“Under the leadership of Mark Rossi, Avanti Restaurant Solutions has emerged as a disruptive force in the foodservice industry,” said Maureen Slocum, FE&S publisher. “The company’s forward-thinking leadership has led to a tremendous culture that empowers the company’s roster of A-list players to support their customers and supply chain partners equally well. In addition, Avanti continues to invest in various forms of technology to help add value to all of their relationships.”

Representatives from the foodservice equipment and supplies dealership will accept this honor during FE&S’ 2022 Dealer of the Year & All-Industry Awards Gala, which will take place Sat., May 21 at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago.

This is the first time Avanti Restaurant Solutions has earned FE&S Dealer of the Year honors, although Rossi received the magazine’s Top Achiever — Dealer award in 2012. In 2020, Avanti Restaurant Solutions reported annual revenues of $30.63 million, making it the 47th largest foodservice equipment and supplies dealer in the country, per FE&S 2021 Distribution Giants Study.

“This is a testament to the resilience and determination of our tribe who lives and breathes our core values, DNA, and culture,” said Mark Rossi, founder and CEO of Avanti Restaurant Solutions. “We are so appreciative of our loyal partners and clients who have been with us throughout this journey over nearly two decades. I am deeply touched by what I consider to be the greatest honor of my professional career.”

FE&S is able to present its 2022 Dealer of the Year & All-Industry Awards Gala thanks to the support of its platinum sponsors: Ali GroupAlto-Shaam and Middleby.

FE&S Dealer of the Year & All-Industry Awards Gala recognizes the foodservice community’s brightest stars by presenting them with some of the industry’s most time-honored awards, including the FE&S Hall of Fame Award, Top Achievers, Facility Design Project of the Year and DSR of the Year.

Anyone interested in learning more about the 2022 Dealer of the Year & All-Industry Awards Gala should contact Maureen Slocum at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..