Monthly Archives: May 2018

✈ Trips and Trophies 🏆

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Memorial Day: remembering those who have sacrificed to make our way of life possible.

We hope that you are enjoying this weekend; here’s a few highlights of our past week at Pecinka Ferri.

After getting back from a busy NRA show (where we began our representation of Kitchen Brains), our culinary team went to work winning gold at the AHF competition!

Team PF

AHF-NJ Annual Culinary Competition was a huge success!


Congratulations to the winners….


JFK – Best Table Award


Pecinka Ferri – Business Partner Culinary Winner


St Peter’s – 1st Place Culinary

JFK – 2nd Place Culinary

St Clare’s – 3rd Place Culinary

MAFSI Barometer

The MAFSI Business Barometer for the first quarter of 2018 recorded modest growth of only +1.5% overall. The marked the seventh straight quarter of slower growth and the weakest quarterly gain since Q3/10. Nevertheless, this somewhat slim advance kept the MAFSI Business Barometer in positive territory.

Kitchen Brains





Kitchen Brains Globally helping restaurants deliver hot, fresh, available food with our leading-edge timing and control devices for nearly 50 years. #KitchenBrains





👯 Show Time! 🎥

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The NRA Show will be in Chicago this coming weekend.

Our factories will be well-represented there.

If you’re going or not, you’ll want to see what they’re showing.


Stop in the booth in the South Hall #4254 to see what is new at Server and what we’re working on to help operators serve better food better.

Cereal Served Sleek
Server cerealDisplay and serve cereal favorites with the newest addition to our dry dispensing line – the CerealServ™. Lever-style dispense reduces mess, making it perfect for school or university dining, buffet lines and more!




Addition to the SlimLine™ family
For operations looking to refresh ingredients more frequently, the SlimLine™ now comes in 1.4 L capacity! Also ideal Server Toppingfor those with limited vertical space.






Best Trade Show Booth. Ever.

🐻🐻🐻 The Three Bears 🐻🐻🐻

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The Three Bears
by Joe Ferri

Once upon a time in a foodservice kingdom not so far away, there lived a chef who owned Goldie’s Lox, a kosher-style restaurant.

Goldie needed to expand her culinary empire, and that involved going into the deep dark forest of the internet to forage for equipment in order to introduce her new line of organic, gluten free, sustainable porridge.

After many encounters with wolves trying to sell her cheap knock-off imports, she stumbled upon a cottage in Fairfield, NJ: the Pecinka Ferri Culinary Center.

There, a kindly old wizard let her test and chose between good better and best brands that fit her needs and budget.  She tried one mixer that was too much for baking. Then she tried one that was too small for her volume.  Then she tried one that was just right!

She did the same with ovens, fryers, tableware, griddles, and all of the E&S, until finding each that was just right!

Goldie slept well that night, secure in the knowledge that she had been led down the proper path and not bought into the fairy tale of cheaper is better.

Moral of the story (according to Goldie Bair):  It is vital to lay bare all of the features so that you won’t bear the burden of the wrong equipment specified.

Hey, I didn’t know you had that:

  •  Star JetStar™ Popcorn Machine

Star Popcorn

  • Toastmaster Convection Oven


  • Server Products Inseason™ Salt/Seasoning DispenserIn Season

The Globe 3600N Slicer will be retired on June 1.

Due to the current two week lead time, we will not accept any orders for the 3600N beyond May 18!

Globe Logo


11. An average ear of Corn has an even number of rows, usually 16.

12. Betty White is actually older than sliced Bread.BettyWhite


13. Humans share 50% of their DNA with Bananas.

14. Honey never spoils. You can eat 32,000-year-old Honey.

15. Peanuts are not Nuts. They grow in the ground like this, so they are legumes.Peanuts

16. Vending machines are twice as likely to kill you than a shark is.

17. Coconuts kill more people than Sharks every year. So do Cows.

18. Pound cake got its name from its original recipe, which called for a pound each of Butter, Eggs, Sugar, and Flour.

19. The probability of you drinking a glass of Water that contains a molecule of Water that also passed through a Dinosaur is almost 100%.

20. Honey is made from nectar and Bee vomit.