SEFA Honors Members and Suppliers That Impacted The Foodservice Equipment Industry In 2017

Twenty-five companies and individuals were honored at the 32nd Annual Supply and Equipment Foodservice Alliance (SEFA) Awards Banquet last month. The event was held May 8 in San Antonio.

B&G Restaurant Supply was chosen as Member of the Year for its continuous growth and commitment to SEFA suppliers partners. Operations Manager Tricia Dambrauskas accepted the award on behalf of the Massachusetts-based company.

Champion Industries was named the Supplier of the Year for its dedication to training SEFA salespeople, marketing to foodservice operators, and outstanding rep support. Steve Fabretti, director of training and technical sales at Southbend, was selected as the Trainer of the Year.

New this year was the Dream Team award, which honored strong relationships in the dealer/supplier/rep channel. Receiving the inaugural award were Elizabeth Kratz of EVI, Danny Lane of Lane Marketing, and Jeff Michael of Delfield.

Other winners were as follows:

Ingenuity Award: Supplies on the Fly

Market Maker: Johnson-Lancaster & Assoc.

Journey: Restaurant Supply

Pace Setter: Oswalt Restaurant Supply

High Achievers: Arizona Restaurant Supply, PJP, and Thompson & Little Inc.

Breakthrough: Gerharz Equipment, Jean’s Restaurant Supply, and Lafayette Restaurant Supply

Circle of Excellence: Culinex and Kesco-Florida

Insider: Session Fixture Co.

Outstanding Supplier – Cooking: Cleveland

Outstanding Supplier – Dealer Support: Continental Refrigerator

Outstanding Supplier – Specialty Products: John Boos

Outstanding Supplier – Refrigeration: Manitowoc Ice

Outstanding Supplier – Light Equipment: Robot Coupe

Outstanding Supplier – Smallwares: Victorinox Swiss Army

Outstanding Supplier – Supplies: Winco