PRODUCTS: February 2018


When Executive Chef Sheldon Gracias’ old metal shelves rusted, he turned to Fermod Inc., Deerfield, Ill., for a fresh start. He opted for the manufacturer’s Modular Shelving Systems for his walk-in coolers, beer cooler and freezer at Atlanta’s Doubletree by Hilton. (Gracias has since switched roles to Atlanta’s Marriott Perimeter.) “I chose Fermod because of its specs and look compared with other major brands that offered similar products,” he says. “I also liked that you can adjust the configuration easily, it’s light yet strong, and you can remove and wash the shelves.” The system, constructed of anodized aluminum with dishmachine-safe polymer shelf inserts, comes with a lifetime warranty against rust and corrosion. Easily assemble the system and adjust shelves; no tools required. Have Fermod design your shelving system, or do it yourself using the company’s layout software. Max weight between 2 uprights is 2,000 lb., 1,300 lb. between 2 uprights with an angle configuration, and up to 800 lb. per level for evenly distributed loads. Choose from 3 depths (14-in., 18-in., and 22-in.), 4 heights (57-in., 66-in., 71-in., and 83-in.) and 10 lengths. Mobile units, keg storage racks, and dunnage racks also are available.
Fermod Inc. 

Vertex has added 3 colors, black Onyx, gray Stone and white Chalk, to its Elements collection of pottery-inspired dinnerware. The additions come in a sleek matte finish, are available in coupe shapes, and have a subtle embossing from the center to the rim. Choose from plates, bowls and rectangle platters in select sizes.
Vertex China

Alto-Shaam has expanded its Vector Series Multi-Cook Oven line with the F Series full-size electric models. Building on the H Series half-size models, the F Series accommodates full-size sheet pans (3 or 4 depending on model) and hotel pans and gives you the option of combining oven chambers to accommodate taller food items (such as turkeys). These new features still enable you to control temperature, fan speed and time in multiple, independent chambers. Vector ovens sport Structured Air Technology, which delivers high-velocity, focused heat for faster, more-even cooking than traditional ovens.

The Traulsen G-Series “Dealer’s Choice” reach-in refrigerators and freezers offer a selection of door options, including number (1, 2 or 3), height (full or half) and hinge placement (left or right). Highlights of standard features are microprocessor control with LED temp readout; top-mounted, balanced, self-contained refrigeration system; stainless doors and anodized aluminum sides and interiors; and thermostatic expansion valve metering device for quick refrigeration recovery times.
Traulsen/ITW FEG

Hand protection often gets overlooked in busy kitchens. Multi-use Glovax is made of an innovative yarn material that provides resistance to abrasion, blade cuts, tears, and punctures. The slim, lightweight, breathable, flexible material also is water and oil proof and insulated against temperatures. A micropattern surface provides additional grip.

Paris Site Furnishings designs and manufactures custom site furnishings using a variety of materials (steel, wood, concrete, composite, etc.). The company can build to customer-supplied drawings or create designs collaboratively; prototypes can be developed to prove out concepts, material, functionality and comfort. All products are manufactured with a combination of modern technology and personal craftsmanship.
Paris Site Furnishings

Capable of mixing, heating and cooling all in the same cylinder, the READY batch freezer completes the full frozen dessert production process in a single machine. Three programs are available for liquid mixtures (soft and creamy milk-based gelato, cool water-based fruit sorbets and fruit slushes or Italian ice) as well as programs for paste- or powder-based products with a dry filling with hydration inside the machine. The operator-friendly unit has easy-to-use programs and a simple pushbutton interface.
Carpigiani/Ali Group

From shredded mozzarella and parmesan to sliced peppers and onions, the Robot Coupe CL50 Ultra Pizza Package includes the CL50 Ultra Veg Prep Machine with a 4-mm slicing disc, 2-mm slicing disc, 7-mm grating disc and 10-mm dicing disc as well as disc holders and a disc cleaning kit. With this exclusive disc package, pizza establishments can save time and labor on all daily vegetable and cheese prep procedures.
Robot Coupe

Based on the B-1100 series faucet, the B-5100 line of pre-rinse units includes 18 models that reflect the workboard faucet’s updated design, offering a clean and sturdy look. The new look includes redesigned indexes, bonnets and handles. The new pre-rinse unit, with heavy-duty forged brass body, is available with T&S Eterna compression or Cerama cartridges with incorporated cross flow prevention, reducing maintenance needs by eliminating spindle threads and wearable seats. Available EasyInstall “Pop-and-Lock” risers reduce installation time. Wall- and deck-mount models are available, along with standard and low-profile designs.
T&S Brass

Create many different displays with the Natura Tray & Stand System, constructed of high-quality bamboo. Use the system as a 2-tiered tray stand or as a single layer tabletop stand. Add a riser to lift trays off the table for easy serving, or clear acrylic inserts to add an ice tray for chilled items. Stands up to high-volume use; integrates with other Rosseto products.

Revol’s Prestige Collection highlights elegant Sphere plates with 3 new motifs. Vibrato comes in 2 different styles, both dusted with gold; Tempo includes handmade lines with real slivers of gold; and Crescendo features bronze or silver. Use these porcelain plates, made in France, throughout the meal for asparagus, risotto, ravioli, sorbets, ice cream and more.

Perlick introduces Heavy-Duty Column Wine Refrigeration. The 7-ft.-tall unit has a 24-in. x 24-in. footprint and combines attractive exteriors (stainless or wood overlay) with tight control of the storage environment. Store up to 99 bottles and adjust shelves to angle up or lay bottles flat. Triple-pane door and bronze-tinted glass blocks UV light. Control temperature in dual or single zones with auto alarm for correct storage of reds and whites from 40°F-68°F; unit has automatic humidity control. Variable-speed compressor makes for slower, quieter operation and reduces energy consumption.


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