Foodservice operators, dealers and consultants cast their votes for the best of the best
among foodservice equipment and supplies manufacturers
Every foodservice equipment and supplies manufacturer contributes to the industry's success in their own way. Only a few, however, have earned the right to claim that they are truly Best in Class by consistently providing value in the ways their customers deem most important. With that in mind, Foodservice Equipment and Supplies presents the data from its 2014 Best in Class Study.
During the past few months FE&S polled its subscribing foodservice operators, dealers and consultants, asking them to evaluate equipment and supplies manufacturers on seven critical characteristics that impact their purchasing decisions. These seven performance factors are:
Those participating in the survey prioritized these factors in order of importance and then rated the individual factories they work with in a given product category on these attributes. The individual results were combined with those from other participants from the category to create a composite score and identify those manufacturers that the readers of FE&S feel are the Best in Class for each of these product categories.
The following pages highlight those factories that establish the benchmark for understanding and meeting the needs of the entire distribution channel.
Here we proudly present the winners from our 2014 study.
|HEAVY EQUIPMENT||Category Winner|
|Braising Pans/Tilting Skillets||Cleveland|
|Chef Counters - Prefabricated||Delfield|
|Cook and Hold Ovens||Alto-Shaam|
|Custom Stainless Steel Fabrication||Advance Tabco|
|Floor Mixers||Globe Food Equipment Co.|
|Free Standing Floor Fryers||Frymaster|
|Ice Makers||Manitowoc Ice|
|Mobile Hot Food Holding Equipment||Hatco|
|Ranges, Gas or Electric||Vulcan|
|Refrigerated Prep Tables||True Manufacturing|
|Steam Jacketed Kettles||Cleveland|
|Upright Reach-In Refrigeration||True Manufacturing|
|Countertop Batch Ovens||Bakers Pride|
|Electric Food Processors||Robot Coupe|
|High Speed Ovens||TurboChef|
|Manual Food Choppers||Vollrath|
|Parts and Accessories||Franklin Machine Products (FMP)|
|Sinks, Prefabricated||Advance Tabco|
|Underbar Refrigeration||True Manufacturing|
|Worktables, Prefabricated||Advance Tabco|
|Food Storage Containers||Cambro|
|Tabletop and Buffet Serving Accessories||Vollrath|