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⏳ 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!

 

 


Golf


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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…


Golf


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

 

 

 

📇 Food Equipper News  ✏

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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

FoodieQuipper

Sorry about the bad link to our linecard last week; this one should work…


When is a Chef’s Knife Not a Screwdriver?

Of all the issues that one can single out for criticism in aprofessional kitchen, the topic that irks me the most is the misuse of equipment.  I’m not talking about the occasional sheet pan drafted into use as a deep fryer cover; it’s the wholesale misapplication and underutilization of the tools of the trade that gets to me.

Rolling-pin-tenderizer-users aside, who’s responsible for (not) training people this way?
I won’t mention the patently dangerous, like frialators next to open flames. (Well, OK I did mention it.)  No, I’m talking more about the mundane dangers such as bartenders who fill glasses by dipping them into ice instead of using a scoop, or wait-staff who put their fingers into glassware to carry multiples.

It seems that a chef’s knife is viewed by kitchen staff as though it is a substitute for its Swiss Army cousin doubling as saw, screw driver, bottle and can opener, hammer, and yes even fingernail cleaner.  YUCK! I suppose this creates job security for grinding services.
China caps become impromptu fryer oil filters.   Bamboo skewers are mini torches to light pilots.  Fry pans double as pot lids, meat tenderizers, and sizzle platters.  Tongs are everything else that the chef’s knife can’t be.

Char broilers being used as stock pot ranges will eventually warp under the concentrated heat.  Refrigerated merchandisers, intended (by the bottling companies that supplied them for free) to be used in the FOH for sealed products, can’t keep up with the rigorous demands of the BOH environment.   Walk-ins designed as storage boxes, when used as extemporaneous blast chillers, put the stored product at risk by raising the box temperature and keeping everything in the danger zone longer.

Knives shoved in the filthy cracks between appliances, dupe racks hung by string, equipment on extension cords, vegetables prepped in pot sinks, soiled bus-tubs used to transport clean wares, oven doors and refrigerated drawers used as step ladders create hazardous, dangerous and unsanitary conditions.

Ice bins hijacked as personal refrigerated storage by staff, products from home stored in the cooler, out-of-service heated or refrigerated drawers used for stashing personal items all detract from the professionalism of the establishment and are code violations.

I’ve seen wire rack shelving used as bunk beds in the dry storage room. Bourdain speaks of flour sacks used as mattresses (but not for sleeping).  I charitably spare you the details of the stock pot as rodent exterminator story.

A site survey can serve as a stark reminder of the human propensity to violate the spirit and the intent of the design of the equipment and/or the facility.  Foodservice equipment and supplies professionals should always consider the Murphy’s Law of commercial kitchens: anything that can be used wrong, will be.

 

Let’s make some fireworks in 2016!

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😈 Naughty or Nice 😇

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Monday, December 14, 2015

Naughty Or Nice


QUESTIONS OF THE DAY.

Why isn’t the number 11 pronounced onety-one?

Why do croutons come in airtight packages?
Aren’t they just stale bread to begin with?

If people from Poland are called Poles, then why aren’t people from Holland called Holes?

If a pig loses its voice, is it disgruntled?

Why is a person who plays the piano called a pianist, but a person who drives a racecar is not called a racist?

If it’s true that we are here to help others, then what exactly are the others here for?

If lawyers are disbarred and clergymen defrocked, then doesn’t it follow that electricians can be delighted, musicians denoted, cowboys deranged, models deposed, tree surgeons debarked, and dry cleaners depressed?

If Fed Ex and UPS were to merge, would they call it Fed UP?

Do Lipton Tea employees take ‘coffee breaks?’

What hair color do they put on the driver’s licenses of bald men?

Why do they put pictures of criminals up in the Post Office? What are we supposed to do, write to them?

Why don’t they just put their pictures on the postage stamps so the mailmen can look for them while they deliver the mail?

Is it true that you never really learn to swear until you learn to drive?

Why, Why, Why do we press harder on the remote control when we know the batteries are getting weak?

Why do banks charge a fee due to insufficient funds when they already know you’re broke?

Why is it that when someone tells you that there are one billion stars in the universe you believe them, but if they tell you there is wet paint you have to touch it to check?

Why do they use sterilized needles for lethal injections?

Why did Kamikaze pilots wear helmets?

Whose cruel idea was it to put an “s” in the word “lisp”?

If people evolved from apes, why are there still apes?

Why is it that, no matter what color bubble bath you use, the bubbles are always white?

Is there ever a day that mattresses are not on sale?

Why do people constantly return to the refrigerator with hopes that something new to eat will have materialized?

Why do people run over a string a dozen times with their vacuum cleaner, then reach down, pick it up, examine it and then put it down to give the vacuum one more chance?

Why is it that no plastic bag will ever open from the first end you try?

How do those dead bugs get into the enclosed light fixtures?

Why is it that whenever you attempt to catch something that’s falling off the table you always manage to knock something else over?

Why, in winter, do we try to keep the house as warm as it was in summer when we complained about the heat?

How come you never hear father-in-law jokes?

Do you ever wonder why you gave me your e-mail address
in the first place?

And A FAVORITE: The statistics on sanity say that one out of every four persons is suffering from some sort of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they’re OK, then it’s you!)
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REMEMBER, A day without a smile is like a day without sunshine!
And a day without sunshine is, like……….night!!!!

We are saddened this week at the untimely passing of industry icon Craig Lewis of Balter Sales.

  • Carter-Hoffmann has announced a January 1st 2016 price list publication date.  Click Here for a spreadsheet version. 

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