Singer congratulates Philadelphia Country Club’s culinary team on receiving the American Culinary Federation’s Achievement in Excellence Award for 2014. They join an elite list of past winners of this prestigious award. Kudos for your outstanding work.
The ACF website, with past winners, can be found at
The winner of the women’s world pastry competition earns the illustrious title of Pastry Queen. The 2014 competition was held in Rimini, Italy from January 18th to 20th. Representing the United States was Executive Chef Cher Harris from The Hotel Hershey. A self-taught pastry expert, Harris worked her way up from Wilton cake decorating classes and has been executive pastry chef at the hotel for four years. She was one of 12 contestants from five continents who created pastry for the contest theme of ‘evolution of cinema.’ In the final day of competition, Chef Cher pulled out the win. Congratulations!
Philadelphia Success Story
Ricardo Scutt immigrated to Philadelphia from Haiti in 2000. He spoke very little English but got a job as a dishwasher at Saladworks. Within three years, he became general manager and recently won his own store as a result of a hidden-camera reality show competition on the Food Network. Click the link below to read his inspiring story.http://www.philly.com/philly/hp/news_update/240392171.html
New York Restaurant Show
Singer recently exhibited in the International Restaurant and Foodservice Show of New York through our New York division, M. Tucker. The event was held at the Javits Convention Center from March 3rd to 5th. Our first year in this show, we had a significant presence with a 20’ x 40’ booth showcasing the newest products from our manufacturer partners. Traffic was very high all three days and our display generated much interest. Thanks to all of our customers who visited us there. If you’d like to attend next year’s event, mark your calendar for March 2-4, 2014.
FE&S names Singer Equipment Company 2013 Dealer of the Year
Foodservice Equipment & Supplies magazine proudly names Singer Equipment Company its 2013 Dealer of the Year. FE&S will present Singer with this award during its annual Dealer of the Year and Industry Awards Gala, which will take place on Sat., May 18 at the Chicago Four Seasons.
“Singer Equipment Company is one of the most respected foodservice equipment and supplies dealerships in the industry not only for what the company does but how the company does it,” said Maureen Slocum, publisher of F. TheE&S . “Under the forward-thinking leadership of company president Fred Singer, the Elverson, Pa.-based dealership partners equally well with its customers and members of the supply chain — adding value to all of its business relationships. As a result, Singer Equipment Company continues to evolve in a steady and well-thought-out manner. We are proud to recognize them with the highest honor in foodservice equipment and supplies distribution.”
Restaurants Get a Break!
There’s a bit of good news relating to the tax changes for 2013. Anyone who leases a building and spends lots of money on renovations to create a restaurant would normally be able to deduct those costs over the next 39.5 years. A provision allowing restaurants to reclaim the costs over 15 years — giving them larger deductions — expired in 2011, but now will become retroactive for 2012 and extend through 2013. For anyone who opened a restaurant last year, that’s an unexpected and positive financial surprise.
Singer Equipment Company Employees Provide Hurricane Sandy Relief
Employees Come Together to Donate and Deliver 2,736 Cases of Bottled Water to Those Affected by Hurricane Sandy
ELVERSON, PA – November 26, 2012 – Singer Equipment Company, its New York division
M. Tucker, and its employees pooled their resources to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy. During the one-week campaign, employees donated 2,736 cases of 16.9-ounce spring water. That’s a whopping 65,664 bottles! The idea came from one of Singer’s employees, Kevin Rudnitsky, who initiated the challenge and offered to match the first 300 cases with an equal donation of his own. The company offered the water at a reduced cost and contributed the difference on all cases donated.
Singer drivers delivered the water via two tractor trailers on Monday, November 26th to the Salvation Army Franklin Women’s Shelter in Bronx, New York. The drivers then assisted in the unloading of the water at the relief site.
While Singer and Tucker employees were marginally affected by the storm, many of their customers and associates suffered significant damage. More than 70% of employees offered donations, creating the overwhelming response.
Singer Equipment Company is currently the fourth largest foodservice equipment and supplies distributor in the United States, servicing PA, NJ, NY, CT, DE and MD. Its nine contract offices provide kitchen design and installation services nationwide. Stores in Wyomissing and Philadelphia are open to the public.