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.

LTI Links to new VP of Chain Accounts

Peter Kiriakos was named vice president of chain accounts for LTI, a Georgia-based foodservice equipment manufacturer whose product line includes custom fabrication and counterwork as well as serving-related products.

Right-Sizing the Kitchen

With the movement toward ever-decreasing kitchen sizes, when does small become too small? Is efficiency sometimes sacrificed as a result of reducing the kitchen footprint? Or can equipment completely compensate for the reduction in space? When designing a smaller kitchen, finding the sweet spot requires a combination of efficiency and space saving.

Vermillion to Retire from The Wasserstrom Company

UrsellaUrsula Vermillion Ursula Vermillion will retire from her post as executive vice president of national smallwares for The Wasserstrom Company effective June 28. The Columbus, Ohio-based foodservice equipment and supplies dealer hired Cathy King to fill Vermillion’s role.

IFMA Presents 2019 Silver Plate Award to Washington

Regynald G. Washington, president of Paradies Lagardère Dining Division, was the winner of the 2019 Gold Plate Award presented by the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association. Paradies Lagardère Dining Division is an Atlanta-based restaurant and travel retail company operating 174 restaurants in 43 airports in the United States and Canada. The operator has revenues in excess of $350 million.

FE&S Dealer of the Year and All-Industry Awards Gala

FE&S Publisher Maureen Slocum and Editorial Director Joe Carbonara hosted the 2019 FE&S Dealer of the Year and All-Industry Awards Gala May 18 at the Four Seasons Chicago. (Click on images for full story)

The Boelter Companies’ Nick Pope Receives FE&S’ 2019 DSR of the Year Award

lownick hugNick Pope, The Boelter Companies, hugs FE&S Publisher Maureen Slocum as he accepts the DSR of the Year award.Foodservice Equipment & Supplies named Nick Pope, project manager for The Boelter Companies in Chicago, its 2019 DSR of the Year. Pope accepted his award during FE&S’ 2019 Dealer of the Year and Industry Awards Gala, which took place May 18 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago.