Monthly Archives: February 2021

Counter Intelligence

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Almost all of your choices in food service equipment are now available in both floor model and counter models.

Choosing the countertop versions can provide some unique operator benefits, by de-coupling the functions of the upper and lower portions of a workstation.  Addressing each vertical component individually, in either preparation or cooking areas, results in a hybrid design approach. This, in turn, can have enormous bottom-line implications.

Providing that their volume is consistent with your needs, tabletop units can offer the flexibility and modularity that is essential in these rapidly changing times.  Baking in the ability to pivot into your layout has gained the greatest importance in today’s environment.

  • Equipment can be much more easily reconfigured to suit changing menus and/or evolving staffing.
  • Swapping out of individual pieces can be so much less disruptive to operations.
  • When the top and bottom half of the station are separate, long-term cost of ownership drops dramatically.


  • Provides the ability to easily mix and match side by side components.
  • Choose between a variety of bases including refrigerated, blast chilling and freezing, open and enclosed storage, proofing, heating, oven and even steam assisted ovens!
  • Ventless options in counter-top cooking equipment abound, opening up underutilized real estate.

The demand for countertop appliances has been growing rapidly. It is easy to understand why.
Smart operators have learned the advantages of counter intelligence.

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        2021_SNA NSBW Week 1 Winner Image.png   And the winner is… Congrats to Becky Fowler with Stonington Public Schools in Connecticut for winning the Week 1 10,000 Cool School Points!
Missed this week’s email? Chef Cyndie, from Culinary Solutions, provided a downloadable breakfast recipe, for an “egglette”, for National School Breakfast Week prep. 
Click here to get the download
We’ll be back next week with another yummy downloadable breakfast recipe. You’ll also have another chance to enter for next week’s giveaway, plus be entered for the Grand Prize.
Have a great weekend, 
The Lakeside and Multiteria teams (and Chef Cyndie)  P.S. Find additional student participation resources in the guide put together by SNA HERE.            

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Change Is In The Air

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Change is in the air.

It is coming quickly.  Are you prepared?

Let us help you to address the coming adjustments.

We have the tools to assist. 

It’s time for us to get together on a plan make the most of this new and evolving environment.

Middleby Corporation has announced the following personnel changes:

Dave Brewer will be retiring at the end of 2021.

James K. Pool III has been named to chief technology and operations officer.

Steve Spittle has been appointed to chief commercial officer.

Korey Kohl has been appointed to lead the Middleby beverage group.

Najib Maalouf will lead the Middleby residential kitchen equipment group.

Group presidents John Perruccio and Jeremy Dobrowolski, in addition to their brand management responsibilities, will lead strategic selling and service initiatives in the commercial foodservice segment.

George Koether has been promoted to group president leading the Middleby business operations in Asia.

Martin Lindsay has been appointed to chief risk and administration officer, having served as the company treasurer since 1999.

Finance deal



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tea set

“T” is for Touchless.

“T” is for… Tea!

This time, the topics told tally to two:

  • Tea’s timeless tale
  • Touchless technology

Take time to take-in the totality.

The Team 

Tea Talkin’ with K-Dubes

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Ice & Water Dispensing 
with no hand contact

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This is a Pick-Up…

Tea For Two?