SEFA honored a variety of foodservice equipment and supplies dealers and manufacturers with its annual awards.
SEFA members earning recognition include:
- Member of the Year: Arizona Restaurant Supply
- Blockbuster Award: Johnson-Lancaster and Associates Inc.
- Circle of Excellence: Dick’s Restaurant Supply and Lafayette Restaurant Supply Inc.
- High Achiever: Thompson & Little Inc. and W. West Equipment & Furnishings Co.
- Insider: Caire Hotel & Restaurant Supply
- New Member 2019: Crest Foodservice Equipment, Gold Star Products and Harbour Food Service Equipment
- Shining Star: Globe Equipment Co., Grady’s Restaurant and Bar Supply and Jean’s Restaurant Supply
- Standing Ovation: B&G Restaurant Supply Inc.
- Stellar Performance: Restaurant Supply LLC
Manufacturers earning recognition include:
- Supplier of the Year: Krowne Metal Corporation
- Trainer of the Year: Ryan Catarozoli, Hatco Corporation
- Executive of the Year: Richard Packer, American Metalcraft
- Linked In Partnership: John Ritzenthaler Company and Turbo Air
- Outstanding Supplier – Cooking: Convotherm
- Outstanding Supplier - Dealer Support: Cold Zone
- Outstanding Supplier - Heavy Equipment: Vulcan FEG
- Outstanding Supplier – Refrigeration: American Panel
- Outstanding Supplier - Specialty Products: Carter-Hoffmann
- Outstanding Supplier - Storage & Transport: Lakeside
- Outstanding Supplier – Supplies: Cooper-Atkins
In addition, SEFA presented its Dream Team Award, which recognizes the strong relationships between dealers and suppliers and independent manufacturers’ reps. This year the award went to Associated Food Equipment & Supplies, Hatco Corporation and The Wallin Group.