The Specifier: Holding Spec in Today's Foodservice Industry

The Specifier from Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

May 31, 2012

Holding Spec in Today’s Foodservice Industry

Writing a spec that meets a foodservice operator’s needs in terms of form, function and finance requires a collaborative effort from start to finish. And holding spec remains in the best interests of all parties involved, including design consultants, dealers and reps. Here we explore some best practices for writing and holding foodservice equipment specifications.

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FCSI members can now watch FE&S webcasts and take a quiz to gain CEU

Foodservice Equipment & Supplies (FE&S) magazine has joined with the Foodservice Consultants Society International (FCSI) to offer continuing education units to FCSI members who register for and watch hour-long webcasts on topics important to foodservice professionals.

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Run a Profitable Kitchen with Alto-Shaam


Is there a thief in your kitchen? There is if you still cook meats with traditional equipment. Learn how the Alto-Shaam Cook & Hold avoids product shrinkage and puts 20% more Alto-Shaam profit back in your pocket.

What Matters to Millennials

Members of the Millennial generation, people between the ages of 19 and 34 years old, have a distinct perspective on dining occasions, placing more value on attributes like social responsibility, sustainability, local, organic, grass-fed, and hormone-free offerings, according to Technomic, a Chicago-based foodservice market research firm. Millennials foster emotional connections to brands and their loyalty stems beyond experience.

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Facility Design Project of the Month: Hospitality Center at the College of DuPage

The addition of two instructional kitchens serving restaurants that are open to the public, as well as three other instructional kitchens, an amphitheater and a six-room hotel increased student enrollment, partnerships with local businesses and industry, and services for community members.

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Extend the Lifespan of Refrigeration Equipment while Saving Energy

Berner International

Berner International’s Walk-In Cooler Efficiency Kit, featuring the NSF-approved K-Zone air curtain, makes installing air curtains over cooler doors quick and easy. Berner’s K-Zone air curtain keeps refrigerated air from escaping through Berner International open cooler doors, saving energy and allowing refrigeration equipment to run less.

A Look Back at the 2012 NRA Show

Well, another NRA Show has come and gone. In some respects, this show was a little more interesting than recent versions due in part to the fact that it took place several weeks earlier than normal so Chicago could host the NATO Summit.

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Vollrath Purchases Polarware Company

The Vollrath Company, a Sheboygan, Wis.-based foodservice equipment manufacturer, has acquired Polar Ware Company including its Stoelting operation.

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