Foodservice Equipment & Supplies will present Harry Schildkraut, FCSI, principal and owner of S2O Consultants, with the magazine’s 2020 Hall of Fame Award.
Schildkraut will accept his award during FE&S’ 2020 Dealer of the Year and Industry Awards Gala, which will take place Saturday, May 16 at the Chicago Four Seasons.
Schildkraut began his foodservice industry career in 1969 as a consultant for Cini-Little International. In 2003 he broke away to form Schildkraut, Schroeder, Sedej & Associates along with current partner, Kristin Sedej. After the firm dissolved in 2008, Schildkraut and Sedej, herself a past recipient of FE&S’ Top Achiever Award, formed their current company, S2O Consultants. Throughout the course of his career, Schildkraut has received numerous accolades from such organizations as the Foodservice Consultants Society International, the National Sanitation Foundation and, in 1988 FE&S presented him with its Young Lion Award, now known as Top Achiever.
Schildkraut has served on the board of directors for the Foodservice Consultants Society International twice. He followed an initial four-year term in the early 1980s by serving from 2013 to 2017. During Schildkraut’s second stint on the FCSI board he also served as treasurer.
“Harry’s built a hall of fame career through a full-service approach to all of his customers and their projects,” said Joe Carbonara, FE&S’ editorial director. “He’s constantly on the lookout for new solutions to solve their challenges and won’t stop working a challenge until he finds a solution. Harry always has the best interests of his customers in mind, which not only earns their respect and trust but that of his peers and supply chain partners, too.”
“When I started in this business more than 50 years ago, John Cini told me: “Do the best you can for the client.” That maxim has guided me through-out my professional life,” Schildkraut said. “I am here to serve the clients’ needs in the best manner I can and give back to an industry that has been so good to me all these years.”
FE&S’ Dealer of the Year and All Industry Awards Gala recognizes the foodservice community’s brightest stars by presenting them with some of the industry’s most time-honored awards. Held each year on the Saturday of the National Restaurant Association’s trade show in Chicago, this event brings together the best of the best to celebrate the ongoing success of the foodservice industry. Other awards to be presented the evening of May 16 include: FE&S Dealer of the Year Award, FE&S’ Top Achievers, Facility Design Project of the Year and DSR of the Year.