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.

Remembering Virginia Antunes

Virginia Antunes, chairman of the board for Carol Stream, Ill.-based foodservice equipment manufacturer Antunes passed away on Nov. 10. She was 92 years old.

Advantages of Chef-Designer Collaborations

Foodservice designers who don’t include chefs in their designs, particularly when it comes to the corporate dining arena, miss out on a range of opportunities to keep the process flowing smoothly. Collaborating with the chef early on, and certainly before specifying equipment, avoids a multitude of issues. It is far better to gain buy-in from the chef on equipment and kitchen layout beforehand vs. watching them struggle with the kitchen setup after all the decisions are made.