FE&S presents the results from the 2011 Best in Class study, where we asked foodservice professionals to rate individual factories on the following attributes:

  • Product quality
  • Product value
  • Product design and aesthetics
  • Service and support
  • Sales representation
  • Product inventory and availability
  • Product information availability

The data collected was used to create a composite score and determine the winners of FE&S' 2011 Best in Class Awards.

Best in Class: Consultants

Heavy Equipment Category Winner
Blast Chillers American Panel
Braising Pans/Tilting Skillets Cleveland
Chef Counters - Prefabricated Delfield
Convection Ovens Montague
Cook and Hold Ovens Alto-Shaam
Cooking Suites Southbend
Custom Stainless Steel Fabrication Eagle Group
Deck Ovens Garland
Dishwasher/Warewasher Champion
Floor Mixers Hobart
Free Standing Floor Fryers Frymaster
Ice Makers Follett
Refrigerated Prep Tables True
Steam Jacketed Kettles Cleveland
Steamers Cleveland
Upright/Reach-In Refrigeration Tie: Traulsen and True Food Service Equipment
Ventilation Systems Captive-Aire
Walk-In Refrigeration Thermalrite


Light Equipment Category Winner
Beverage Blenders Blendtec
Coffee Brewers Bunn-O-Matic
Conveyor Toasters Hatco
Countertop Batch Ovens Star
Disposers InSinkErator
Dual Technology Ovens Amana
Electric Food Processors Robot Coupe
Electric Slicers Hobart
Heat Lamps Hatco
Heat Lamps Hatco
Induction Cooktops CookTek
Microwave Ovens Tie: Amana
Shelving Eagle Group
Sinks, Prefabricated Advance-Tabco
Underbar Fabrication Glastender
Underbar Refrigeration Glastender
Underbar Fabrication Eagle Group
Worktables - Prefabricated Advance Tabco