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Cres Cor

Cres Cor

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.

Foodservice equipment is sold mainly under the Electrolux brand, but regional brands are also used, such as Zanussi. Customers of Electrolux laundry equipment comprise hospital and hotel laundries, as well as apartment-building laundries and launderettes, mainly in North America.

Electrolux continues to launch intelligently designed and high-performing products. Electrolux Grand Cuisine, the first and only professional cooking system designed for homes in the ultra-luxury segment, continues to serve as an example of how competence from the professional operation is transferred to consumer appliances.

Electrolux Professional is known for brands such as air-o-steam, air-o-convect, air-o-chill Cook&Chill systems, Green&Clean dishwashers, BPA-Free food processors, design-award-winning Thermaline heavy-duty restaurant ranges, and Molteni custom-made suites.

Customers are supported and mentored globally at our Centers of Excellence and by our chefs from within our certified Chef Academy.

Kopplin Kuebler & Wallace

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.


Libbey Foodservice

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. We offer the LEGEND series of heavy-duty ranges, counter equipment, fryers, broilers, gourmet pizza ovens, Chinese ranges and EXCALIBUR custom island suites; the TECHNOSTAR line of high-quality restaurant-series ranges and accompanying equipment, and the VECTAIRE high-volume convection ovens. Being an independent family business allows us to take a more personal approach to providing customized solutions for your cooking requirements. A more recent emphasis on expanding the portfolio of refrigeration products, such as refrigerated/frozen chef bases, pizza and sandwich prep tables, drop-in pan chillers, and a widening variety of integrated hot/cold cooking stations, further expands the overall product types offered by The Montague Company into the future.

Pierce Chicken

Pierce Chicken

Boneless Wings Take Flight

Spicy chicken wings have taken off as an iconic American food since their debut at the Anchor Bar Restaurant in Buffalo, N.Y., in 1964. They reached a new milestone during Super Bowl 51 weekend in February, when more than 1.3 billion wings were consumed, according to the National Chicken Council.

The emergence of boneless wings—breaded, boneless chunks of chicken breast with zesty flavors like Pierce Chicken® Boneless Wing Dings® or Wing Zings®—has made a good thing even better. In fact, research shows that boneless wings complement traditional bone-in wings, boosting the entire wing category. Actually, more than half of consumers in a recent online survey by Pierce Chicken said they prefer boneless chicken wings over bone-in wings.

The other great benefit to Pierce Boneless Wing Dings is their convenience. They come fully cooked, can be fried or baked, are great for grab-and-go, and deliver the famous Wing Ding flavor profile that’s been around for over 50 years. Plus with boneless wings, you can give customers a variety of options for sauces that can be bold and new, traditional or regional, and that can be used for added flavor.

About Pierce Chicken

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.



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.

VGM Club

VGM Club

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.

Villeroy & Boch

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.