May 25, 2016
FE&S Names Breckenridge’s Claus 2016 DSR of the Year
Mark Claus, a project manager/sales engineer for Breckenridge Kitchen Equipment & Design, in Huron, Ohio, was named the 2016 DSR of the Year by Foodservice Equipment & Supplies magazine. Claus accepted his award in front of a packed house of foodservice equipment and supplies dealers, consultants, service agents, reps and manufacturers during FE&S’ 2016 Dealer of the Year and Industry Awards Gala, which took place May 21 at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago.
ProStart Educators of the Year Named
Thirty-two ProStart educators were presented with a 2016 ProStart Educator of Excellence Award by the National Restaurant Association’s Educational Foundation. In addition, Cheryl Meyer-Thompson of Milton Senior High in Nebraska and Pam Sloan of Manchester High School in Virginia received the James H. Maynard Excellence in Education Award.
New Labor Rules Effect on Foodservice, Operators Optimistic for the Future and
A new labor department rule on overtime pay may have a major impact on foodservice. An American Express survey finds operators are optimistic about the future. The NPD Group says independent operators are spending more with broadline distributors. These stories and a whole lot more This Week In Foodservice.
Yale’s Taherian Wins IFMA Gold Plate
Rafi Taherian, associate vice president, Yale Hospitality at Yale University, was named the 2016 Gold Plate Award winner by the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association.
CFESA Members Elect President and Board Members
Pine Tree Food Equipment’s Gary Potvin becomes president of the service agents’ association.
Middleby Purchases Follett
The Middleby Corporation has acquired Follett Corporation, a manufacturer of ice machines, ice and water dispensing equipment, ice storage and transport products and medical-grade refrigeration products for the foodservice and healthcare industries. Headquartered in Easton, Pa., Follett has approximately $140 million in annual revenues, according to a Middleby release announcing the deal.