Chef Works is not your normal, routine uniform manufacturer. With beginnings that date back to the 1960’s, we’ve been an industry leader in the design, development and management of uniform and culinary apparel programs across the globe.
Our mission is to provide all our clients with new, innovative, high-quality products at competitive prices along with the tools needed to manage any uniform program; no matter the size. Chef Works is dedicated to delivering a solution that will fit your business and your uniform program. We conform to what you need, not the other way around.
Chef Works is committed to consistently delivering quality, service, value, and style to our all customers and partners. We know how important uniform compliancy plays into customer brand perception. Customers keep us all in business.
In 1994, Van G. Miller helped two aspiring businessmen and friends, D.Jay Ellis and Kent Dierks, launch a business that was then called VGM Golf. The company focused on providing pro shops discounted purchasing opportunities by executing collective bargaining agreements with golf related companies. For a nominal annual fee, a club could become a member of VGM. During these early years, participation from clubs around the country grew and D.Jay and Kent realized there were other areas the company could help country clubs and golf courses.
VGM Golf became VGM Club in 2001 to reflect the addition of agronomy, clubhouse and food & beverage programs for its membership. The expanded program offering has helped grow the total number of participating clubs to well over 3,500 nationwide. The core objective of VGM Club is to be the most trusted service provider in the club industry. To accomplish this goal, the VGM Team has grown and the company has invested heavily in industry-leading technologies. VGM Club has taken the relationship with members one step further. Providing data and technology to the members we have served gives those members an upper hand when looking for purchasing solutions.
VGM Club has also made several strategic moves throughout the years that have benefited participating clubs. In 2007, VGM Club started VGM Resorts & Gaming. In 2010, VGM Club acquired a company with a focus on the restaurant industry and named it VGM Client Rewards. Each of these moves has increased the volume of purchases, thus allowing VGM Club to negotiate stronger programs with national and regional manufacturer companies.
Family-owned Crescent Metal Products (Cres Cor) is enjoying its 80th year of success. Founded in 1936, this privately held northeastern Ohio company manufactures both stainless-steel and aluminum, high-quality mobile kitchen equipment for the foodservice industry, for both the domestic U.S. and international markets.
Specifically, Cres Cor manufactures a wide array of energy-efficient heated cabinets, ovens, refrigerated cabinets, transport cabinets, mobile racks, carving stations and more! Our durable equipment can be found in kitchens across many market segments, including: k-12 schools, colleges/universities, country clubs, resorts, hotels, banquet halls, chain and independent restaurants, healthcare facilities, college and pro team stadiums, and government and military facilities. Anywhere food is served to a large number of people…Cres Cor equipment is there!
Cres Cor currently has a team of approximately 200 employees and is headquartered in Mentor, Ohio.
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Innovation will always be the driving force at Electrolux. The company’s founder, Axel Wenner-Gren, was a visionary who developed products for the future. He underlined Passion for Innovation, Customer Obsession and Drive for Results, and these comprise the core values of Electrolux operations. AB Lux was founded in 1901.
Electrolux is the only appliances manufacturer that offers foodservice equipment and professional laundry equipment for both professional users and consumers. Electrolux has a strong position with the most resource-efficient products and a global service network.
In the global professional market, about two-thirds of Electrolux Professional’s sales are generated in foodservice equipment, and one-third in laundry equipment.
Electrolux has a strong position in North America, China, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and in Southeast Asia, in particular in the institutional (hospital, staff canteens, schools) and hospitality segments. Electrolux is recognized as the leading player for complete installations in various growth regions.
Kopplin Kuebler & Wallace
KOPPLIN KUEBLER & WALLACE founder Dick Kopplin and Search Executive Lisa Carroll are participating at the Chef to Chef Conference this week to talk with you about creating a culture of engagement in the kitchen, sharing insights regarding what is happening in the industry, and providing another perspective on what clubs are expecting from their executive chefs today.
As “the most trusted name in private club executive placement,” KOPPLIN KUEBLER & WALLACE has built its reputation on the success of its executive searches, including the fast-growing executive chef search segment.
The KOPPLIN KUEBLER & WALLACE team represents over 150 years of combined experience in Platinum-recognized clubs, including country, golf, yacht, and city clubs. Our search executives have worked with over 600 clubs across the country and the world.
Plan to attend the KOPPLIN KUEBLER & WALLACE sponsor session at 3:00 PM or 4:00 PM on Sunday and visit with Lisa and Dick at the KOPPLIN KUEBLER & WALLACE booth and during networking events, to talk about the state of F&B operations that we see in private clubs across the U.S.
Every element on the tabletop has a dramatic impact on creating memorable customer moments that build business.
Libbey® Foodservice, a division of Libbey Inc., sets the standard for professional tabletop experience, inspiration, solutions and success. Building on over 200 years of heritage as America’s Glassmaker™, today’s Libbey inspires complete tabletop solutions encompassing the full spectrum, from fine dining to casual. As the largest manufacturer of glass tableware in the Western Hemisphere and one of the largest in the world, we are firmly established as masters in providing stemware, beer, spirits and barware glasses that optimize the user experience and enhance service life.
Libbey manufactures and distributes the complete tabletop, including Libbey Glassware and Master’s Reserve®, an innovative collection of premium Libbey brand glassware as stunning, enduring and inspired as the drinks imagined by beer, wine and spirit masters; and Syracuse® China and World® Tableware dinnerware and flatware. In addition, Libbey Foodservice distributes the Artistry Collection™, which includes SCHÖNWALD dinnerware, Spiegelau and Nachtmann glassware and Reed & Barton flatware, in select markets.
The Montague Company
It began in 1857 in San Francisco, during the Gold Rush Era. Founder Wilfred Weed (W.W.) Montague started his business in a small way, selling pots, pans and general hardware items. He was known as an inventor and had a reputation for uncompromising quality.
Gradually, he began manufacturing “French” ranges, a combination of brick with steel ovens and tops, which evolved into the present line of ranges. In 1902, the original “Locke and Montague” was succeeded by a corporation and by 1910, the company known as W.W. Montague Company, Inc., was acknowledged as “The Leading Stovehouse on the Pacific Coast,” as noted in Hammonds Handy Atlas of the World. In 1918, W.W. Montague Company was succeeded by Montague Range and Furnace Company, Ltd.
Early in the 1920s, Joseph M. Whalen was employed, starting out as a sheet-metal mechanic; he was later made foreman. He acquired the company name and equipment in 1932, after the concern encountered financial difficulties in the Depression era. In 1936, the company operations were split, with partner Roy Shae taking on the furnace side of the business. Joseph Whalen retained the range business and moved to Mission Street in San Francisco, where he began operating under the company’s current name of The Montague Company.
Today, as a family-owned, family-operated business, The Montague Company continues the proud tradition of using skilled techniques and fine craftsmanship, acquired by over 140 years of specialized manufacturing experience, to bring you the highest-quality commercial cooking equipment.
Mountain Waffle Co.
Mountain Waffle Co. makes the highest quality Liege Belgian waffles in the greatest variety of sizes, flavors and packaging types in the industry. Our waffles are made with all-natural ingredients, non-GMO flour, rBST free milk and butter, whole Belgian pearl sugar, pure maple syrup and Belgian dark chocolate. Produced in BRC and Halal (Kosher optional) certified facilities, Mountain Waffle provides its customers with more of what today’s consumers are looking for in their baked goods and breakfast items: unique, wholesome, higher quality and greater variety. Whether you’re looking for the best breakfast, natural/organic, bakery, grab ‘n go, frozen foods, food service, retail, vending and/or private label Belgian waffle offerings, look no further than Mountain Waffle Co.
Since the 1950s, Pierce Chicken has been driven by its passion to offer absolutely the best-tasting, highest-quality chicken available in foodservice. Customers—then and now—know Pierce Chicken for its superior flavor and product consistency. But the Company isn’t resting on its laurels; innovation is in its blood. Pierce Chicken is always working to be first to market with the next great taste in chicken. Pierce Chicken wants to earn your business with great chicken, great value and a great fit for your menu. If you’re ready for a roll-up-the-sleeves partner that’s as essential to your business as chicken is to your menu, Pierce Chicken welcomes your call.
In the world of foodservice and home-entertaining, few brands have the kind of universal name recognition that Sterno does. For more than four generations, this iconic American company has pioneered the development and production of portable food-warming products for nearly every moment of the American experience—from Girl Scout cookouts to battlefield foxholes to casual holiday parties to disaster relief to high-end catered events. And while ‘canned heat’ is the heart of our business, we continue to expand into product lines—table lighting, butane stoves, catering products, insulated food carriers, flameless SpeedHeat—that provide our customers with everything they need to get the job done.
Sysco® is the global foodservice leader in selling, marketing, and distributing food and non-food products to country clubs, golf courses, and other customers around the world. From local broadline OpCos to specialty companies such as European Imports and Guest Supply, it is Sysco’s vision to become a customer’s most valued and trusted business partner. Visit www.sysco.com to learn more about Sysco in your marketplace.
Triar Seafood Company
For over 20 years, Triar Seafood Company has been the discerning chefs’ source for the highest quality, responsibly harvested seafood, delivered fresh overnight with consistency and peace of mind. We are passionate about great seafood and guarantee every purchase. Our network of talented day-boat captains fish for only one or two days before returning with their catch, so you know the seafood is fresh. Our knowledgeable staff then hand-select each fish to ensure its quality.
The seafood is filleted within a few hours of being approved dockside and shipped overnight to your kitchen. Triar was among the first in the industry to provide shore to door overnight service. Because of our obsession for freshness, we guarantee 5-7 day shelf life for most species.
Triar offers an unsurpassed variety from the pristine waters of Florida’s coasts, as well as seafood from the waters of Cape Cod, Canada, Europe, Alaska and Australia. All of Triar’s seafood is responsibly harvested, and we actively seek out alternative species for sustainability.
Triar’s owner, Peter Jarvis, is Chairman of the Board at the Southeastern Fisheries Association. The organization’s mission is to defend, protect and enhance the commercial fishing industry in the Southeastern U.S. while maintaining healthy and sustainable stocks of fish.
The James Beard Foundation has recognized Triar Seafood as a house purveyor for the past 15 years. Triar has also supplied seafood to the US Winter Olympics, Taste of the NFL, as well as to discerning chefs at the finest restaurants, private clubs, and hotels throughout the U.S. and the Caribbean.
Villeroy & Boch
Villeroy & Boch is the world’s largest branded ceramics manufacturer. Headquartered in Mettlach, Germany, Villeroy has been family-run, creating high-quality, design-forward products for the hospitality industry, for over 265 years!
The products and services Villeroy & Boch provides are the gold standard for the industry. In fact, our dinnerware is covered by a lifetime warranty against edge chipping.
Show your guests and your employees you care—invest in the best. With Villeroy & Boch, you will enjoy the lowest cost of ownership of any dinnerware manufacturer in the foodservice industry.