Welcome to the May 2019 issue of FE&S magazine. We hope that you will enjoy the fresh look and feel of the latest redesign.

Art Director Anne LoCascio has been chomping at the bit to share the improvements that she has been working on behind the scenes for months. The goal was to make the magazine even more accessible and reader-friendly. Take a moment to let Anne know how you think she did on social media or with a quick email to her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Of course, Editorial Director Joe Carbonara will tell you that no matter how pretty the package, it’s what’s inside that is most important. With that in mind, don’t miss this month’s feature article on FE&S2019 Dealer of the Year, TriMark USA. Award-winning Contributing Editor Dana Tanyeri has done exactly what we’ve come to expect from her in taking a complicated story and telling it in a relatable way that offers lessons and insight to everyone who touches the foodservice equipment and supplies industry.

I couldn’t be prouder of this Zoomba Group team, which was awarded 13 Azbee awards from the American Society of Business Publication Editors last month during a special event in Chicago!

May, of course, is a big month with the National Restaurant Association’s annual trade show in Chicago. FE&S will host its Dealer of the Year and All-Industry Awards Gala on Sat. May 18 at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago. As in years past, this will be the place to be as a who’s who of foodservice industry leaders gather to celebrate the exceptional.

On Sunday and Monday afternoons, May 19 and 20, Editorial Director Joe Carbonara and rd+d Editor in Chief Rebecca Kilbreath will appear on consecutive days at the Kitchen Innovations Showroom at the NRA Show to host a series of fireside chats with industry leaders.

Finally, congratulations to the Foodservice Equipment Distributors Association on its successful launch of a new meeting format this April in Phoenix. FE&S was proud to support FEDA as its exclusive media partner and we look forward to doing the same next year in San Diego for FEDA 2020.