Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

NAFEM Show 2019

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The renovation project sounds like a great opportunity to bring equipment and education together. It is, and there's one element that I'm particularly excited about. I'm calling it the Technology Kitchen and it includes a 20-foot, two-sided utilities wall beneath the hood that hasn't been speci•ed for any particular equipment. The idea is that we'll invite NAFEM member companies to place their latest, greatest piece of equipment there for six months to a year. They'll be invited to come once or twice to demo the equipment and educate the students on its use and capabilities and then the students will be able to use it for a few months before it's replaced by something else. I see it as a great way for students to get their hands on equipment innovations that they will likely see out in the •eld at some point. One of my big fears is that we train all these students on traditional gas burners and they get out there, bump into a high-tech combi oven and have no idea how to program it or use it to its best advantage. In in your role as a chef and NAFEM professor, do you get to contribute to menu planning for functions during the show? Yes! When I attended the last show with Chef Barnes, I got a great preview of how the meals that are provided at the opening reception and the big party come together. The menus are organized by the NAFEM professor in conjunction with the host's food and beverage provider, which in this case is Centerplate. We come up with themes and ideas and plan menus. It's a lot of fun. I can't give anything away, but I'm con•dent everyone's going to have a great experience. 800.647.1284 | The full-line of equipment from Master-Bilt ® is designed at the highest standards to prepare you for the most extreme situations. From Reach-ins to Rack Systems and everything in between, the refrigeration experts at Master-Bilt ® will find the solution to your cold storage needs. NAFEM BOOTH 2823

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