We Missed You At NAFEM

by Ed Pecinka

As I write this, we would have all been returning from another successful NAFEM Show. For those of us who have experienced more of these bi – annual events than we would like to admit, our expectations of the large exhibits of virtually everything in every manufacturer’s catalog was the previous norm. For those visiting for the first time, the opportunity of seeing the industry on display and meeting people you had only spoken with or zoomed with will need to wait for now.

We missed you!! The past 18 months have changed our world and our industry forever, so what has always been, has certainly changed. We are seeing it every day with delayed lead times and regular price escalations. It’s up to all of us to adapt to the change and keep moving forward.

What did you miss at NAFEM? Besides the people and the relationships that are so valuable and dear to all of us, NAFEM was going to be a more focused exhibit of what it has always been, the NEW solutions to needs in the industry. The pandemic has definitely sparked more need for ventless equipment, smaller cooking and holding platforms, and environmental air purifying solutions to name a few.

Ghost Kitchens have sprung up everywhere, whether you see them or not.

The thing that has not changed is how every segment of the industry needs to keep up with these changes and take advantage of the opportunities to learn about them.

Major manufacturers and corporations are investing in large training centers that will be a daily trade show booth, just for you and your colleagues to visit in smaller, safer groups.

Pecinka Ferri hosted our first post COVID event for the healthcare foodservice community. We are hosting customers daily to provide solutions for new menu opportunities in our culinary center.

On November 16th, we will be hosting our First Annual Northeast Ghost & Ventless Kitchen Forum, which will feature new technology, expert speakers and more.

We Missed You at NAFEM!!! Come see us to learn “what’s new”

Save the date: Tuesday, 11/16/21 for:

The First Annual Northeast
 at the Pecinka Ferri Culinary Center. 

  • Breakout sessions
  • Experts
  • Live Cooking
  • Technology
  • & So much more…

Tuesday, November 16, 2021, from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM at the Culinary Center of Pecinka Ferri Associates, 3 Spielman Rd., Fairfield, NJ 07004-3413.

Mock-up ghost kitchens, live demonstrations on ventless appliances, and key seminars will be presented.

Admission is free and open to operators, consultants and designers, real-estate developers, dealers, and distributors. All are encouraged to pre-register.

Topics include:

  • Tax advantages
  • Real Estate considerations
  • Equipment Flexibility
  • Fundraising
  • Tech Stack
  • Menu development

If it’s new, it’s at Pecinka Ferri:

Carter-Hoffman PUC Pick-up Cabinet
TurboChef Plexor Oven
Pizza Bot
L2F Pizza Bot

cracked corn