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💰 Change In The Air 🌀

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Can you feel it?  There’s change in the air.

And not just the latest MS Windows update that “retires” Windows Paint, or the new cast in the West Wing.

Reinventing is what Foodservice folks have been doing for millennia.  And now that Millennials are assuming leadership roles, change is inevitable.

From announced unit closings to equipment innovations to mergers & acquisitions, 2017 will be remembered as a year that redefined what the industry looks like.

Will you be embracing disruption, or left in its wake?




☀🌞 Al Fresco 🍹🍗

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You thought that Al wasn’t going to return didn’t you!  Well he’s back.  Al Fresco (dining) is alive and well and coming to a patio near you.

Now that the weather’s finally broken (it IS June, after all) you can anticipate long nights outdoors under the stars dining and entertaining.

From casual table settings, to outdoor cooking, to portability, together we’ll craft the solutions for memorable experiences.

We look forward to seeing you enjoying the great outdoors.

 


Our 2017 garden is in at the P-F Culinary Center


The New gas test kitchen is open for business too!


MagiCater Season is upon us.


 

The MagiKitch’n Outdoor Oven

Much more than just a pizza oven, the MagiKitch’n oven has countless recipes and is beoming one of the most coveted products in the MagiKitch’n outdoor line.



 

 

 

⏳ Time Flies ✈

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Happy 2017,

As hard as it is to believe, we’ve made it through another year (& what a year!)

The big show – NAFEM – is imminent and our factories are pulling out all the stops.

Whether you’re joining us in person in Orlando on February 9th – 11th or following us virtually, you’ll want to keep up with all that’s new in foodservice equipment and supplies.

 


 


You’ll need to ask us for Hatco party invites this year – they are only available virtually.

 


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NOTES:

 

  • HydroLife water filters are now in AutoQuotes.
  • Hatco has suspended production of the NLL product line due to supply chain disruptions.

The new Irinox Icy’s are here!  Three sizes, all accommodating full-size sheet pans, all in AutoQuotes, all in-stock.


 NAFEM booths and locator map:

1 Irinox USA 215
2 HIMI 229
3 International Tableware, Inc. 428
4 Clabo USA, Inc. 492
5 Server Products, Inc. 612
6 Diversified Metal Products, Inc. – Dispense-Rite 620
7 Univex Corporation 1218
8 Multiteria LLC 1408
9 Advance Tabco 1443
10 Alluserv 1605
11 Lakeside Manufacturing, Inc. 1605
12 Hatco Corporation 1612
13 Insinger Machine Company 1651
14 Anets 1668
15 Blodgett 1668
16 Carter Hoffmann, LLC 1668
17 MagiKitch’n 1668
18 Market Forge Industries, Inc. 1668
19 Middleby Corporation 1668
20 Perfect Fry Company LLC 1668
21 Pitco Frialator, Inc. 1668
22 Blendtec 2268
23 Lowe Refrigeration Inc. 2663
24 Weiss Instruments, Inc. 2687
25 Hydro Life 3002
26 Continental Refrigerator 3222
27 Bally Refrigerated Boxes Inc. 3242
28 Lancer Corporation 3435

Click on map for a large indexed version


**Updated: PENDING NEW PRICE LISTS**
  • Advance Tabco: January 1st, 2017
  • Alluserv: December 1st, 2016
  • Blodgett: January 1st, 2017
  • Carter-Hoffmann: January 1st, 2017
  • Continental Refrigerator: January 1st, 2017
  • Geneva: December 1st, 2016
  • Hospitality Glass Brands: February 1st 2017
  • Irinox: January 1st, 2017
  • ITI: December 1st, 2016 (NO INCREASE!)
  • Lakeside: December 1st, 2016
  • Market Forge: January 1st, 2017
  • Natura Water: October 7th, 2016
  • Server Products: March 1st, 2017
  • Univex: January 1st, 2017
  • Villeroy & Boch: February 1st, 2017

 

⛄ Party Season is Here! 🎉

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Well here they are, the photo’s from our open house/holiday party:  https://flic.kr/s/aHskJUJzdD

We’ve already started planning next year’s bash(es?).

The team outdid itself this year & we can’t wait to see what’s in store for 2017.



We are counting down to the New Year with some of our bestselling new items from 2016!

10% off on your first stocking order, good through January 31st!


 


**Updated: PENDING NEW PRICE LISTS**

  • Advance Tabco: January 1st, 2017

  • Alluserv: December 1st, 2016

  • Blodgett: January 1st, 2017

  • Carter-Hoffmann: January 1st, 2017

  • Continental Refrigerator: January 1st, 2017

  • Geneva: December 1st, 2016

  • Hospitality Glass Brands: February 1st 2017

  • Irinox: January 1st, 2017

  • ITI: December 1st, 2016 (NO INCREASE!)

  • Lakeside: December 1st, 2016

  • Market Forge: January 1st, 2017

  • Natura Water: October 7th, 2016

  • Server Products: March 1st, 2017

  • Univex: January 1st, 2017

  • Villeroy & Boch: February 1st, 2017

CLICK HERE: Printable Line Card With Price List Changes Annotated


🍎 Food 4 Thought 💭

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Please join us in expressing our condolences to the family of Milton Schwartz of Advance Tabco, who passed away on July 9th at the age of 85.


We are proud to announce our new affiliation with Beaufurn!

Distinctive furniture that is versatile, environmentally friendly & beautiful!

Distinctive furniture that is versatile, environmentally friendly & beautiful!

 

 


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Everyone loves chocolate but not everyone knows how to properly display it.

Take a look at Clabo USA’s  latest blog post, and discover three important considerations for setting up a chocolate display case in order to maximize exposure and increase sales.
Sure, everyone loves chocolate, but how can you urge people to love it even more?

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👙👓 Summer News 👣🌞

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At a time of year where it’s usually slow, there happens to be a lot going on!

We have a new employee starting, lines that we’re adding, our construction project under way, and our factories gearing up for NAFEM already (yup that’s 1/2 year away).

All this, and several announcements that we’ll be making over the next few weeks.

Stay tuned…


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Please join us in welcoming Steve Ward, formerly of upstate New York’s Link2 Hospitality to the Pecinka Ferri team.
Steve@pecinkaferri.com.
Steve will officially start next Monday 7/18/16.


  • Blodgett/Market Forge has had several seats open up for their August sales training.  Please RSVP to sales@pecinkaferri.com to secure your spot.

 

  • Insinger Machine has released their third quarter specials.  Contact your account executive for details.

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😜 Showing Off 🎬

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Happy Memorial Day,

The unofficial start to summer is upon us!  Even with a rainy Monday, the three-day weekend is a welcome respite from the busy industry calendar.

Last week, the annual NRA Show in Chicago was abuzz with talk of

  • minimum wage hikes,
  • robotics,
  • craft beverages,
  • no-tipping policies,
  • Millennial-focused concepts,
  • & social media strategies

The local NJ AHF chapter (GNJSHFSA) held their “Tapas with Attitude” contest on Wednesday at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick.  We enjoyed eating our way through this practice run and prelude to the upcoming AHF national conference where three of the five cooking competition finalists hail from the Garden State.


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Tapas With Attitude winners & judges at the GNJSHFSA event.


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Sunday was the busiest day at the NRA Show in Chicago


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🏈 SUPER BOWL SUNDAY is actually 🍟SUPER BOWL FRYDAY

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                    As the National Football League gets ready for the 50th Super Bowl, more and more foodservice venues are preparing to feed the masses who will be catering parties or just feeding their families all of the fried foods that are becoming the staple of this soon to be holiday weekend.

                    Restaurants and Supermarkets are advertising their specials on Buffalo Wings and Mozzarella Sticks while Specialty Markets and Delis, along with the Food Network are finding ways to “satisfy the masses”, coming up with as many unique ways to fry comfort foods and veggies as their imaginations can handle.

                    The NFL has slowly been moving their schedule around to position the Big Game to coincide with the Presidents Day holiday and make for a true American Holiday Weekend.

                    So as we head into this big weekend, let’s keep in mind how important that deep fat fryer is and will continue to be.

                    Break out the new oil, slack off those frozen products, prepare your batter and breadcrumbs, kiss your Pitco/ Anets Fryer, and get ready for the kickoff of our new American holiday……SUPER BOWL FRYDAY!!

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🍜 Souper Powers 💪

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🍜 Souper Powers 💪

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Monday, January 24, 2016

Souper Powers

Soup Heroes With Soup Powers

Burning his way through poorly equipped foodservice kitchens, a new nemesis is on the prowl; a force so evil that ordinary morsels shake at his very name: Culinary Brown. He shows no mercy.  As the cold front blows the last gasps of warmth into the sea, the Foodie Quipper draws little comfort in the weather’s change.

It all started with “value engineering”.  Cash strapped operators, misled by the lure of cheap equipment and supplies, built their kitchens like so many houses of cards.  The siren song of poorly specified (or substituted) products had begun to incrementally degrade their operations.

Early victims were maintenance costs, “up” times, and efficiencies.  Now the very quality of their food was being threatened by that villain, Culinary Brown.

What hope was there for the operator and his profits?

A call went out to the Foodie Quipper.  Our grape crusader offered steam kettles, blast chillers, blenders, warmers and merchandisers, all designed to maximize food quality and profits.
Kettles gently cook soups stews, stocks and much more like a giant double boiler.  Blast chillers quickly move products out of danger zones, while preserving taste and nutrients.  High volume blenders emulsify even the most stubborn of ingredients.  Warmers safely hold backup.  Merchandisers show the world operators’ creations in their best light.

Keep your food safe and delicious.  Call your soup hero, the Foodie Quipper today!

Hand Stretching Noodles in Guilin China

 

🏂 It’s All Downhill From Here! 🎿

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Monday, January 11, 2016

Our Open House

I’ve started my seedlings. The decorations have all been stowed.  There’s not a holiday in sight. The days are getting longer!

Many folks use this time of year to reflect, plan and resolve.  Some would say that we’re all too busy for those luxuries in January of 2016.

The daily grind has ground us to powder, and not the kind that’s nowhere to be found on the slopes this year.

And there’s no let-up in sight.

The technologically enabled 24 x 7 x 365 work schedule demands that we continue shoveling against an endless tide of electronic communications.

Clean out your in box, check your social media accounts, answer your texts, rinse lather and repeat.

The disconnected time away is no longer a viable option.

As we embark on this election year, find the time to take a breath, and keep our priorities in order.

The elusive croissant dog:

 

TFS