NRA Showcase

NRA SHOW 2016 The 97th annual National Restaurant Association Show drew more than 67,000 people to Chicago in May of 2016. Suppliers, chefs and restauranteurs gathered at McCormick Place to network, attend information sessions and browse the exhibit floor that covered...
2016 Blue Flame Product of the Year

2016 Blue Flame Product of the Year

GFEN BLUE FLAME AWARD WINNER 2016 Product of the Year – FilterQuick™ Frymaster Fryer Model FQG30U The Energy Solutions Center (ESC) is pleased to announce that its Gas Foodservice Equipment Network Consortium (GFEN), dedicated to bringing new gas solutions to the...

Gas Utility Industry Announces Blue Flame Award Winner: Manitowoc

For Immediate Release (Washington, DC) –The Energy Solutions Center (ESC) is pleased to announce that its Gas Foodservice Equipment Network Consortium (GFEN), dedicated to bringing new gas solutions to the restaurant and foodservice industry, has selected the...
National Chain’s Griddle Challenge II

National Chain’s Griddle Challenge II

Well, it’s equipment testing time again! And this month, we will begin a three part series that reviews the recent results of evaluating three of the most popular pieces of equipment found in today’s foodservice operations: griddles, fryers and convection ovens. Our...

The Next Generation of Gas-Fired Foodservice Burners

The main goal of any commercial foodservice equipment project is to improve some aspect of the unit while ensuring that the food is cooked to the desired taste. A new cooking appliance could be twice as fast and use half the energy, but if the final food product is not as the chef desires, the appliance will not be used.

2015 Product of the Year

2015 Product of the Year

2015 Product of the Year Pearl City Manufacturing P-30 Gas Convection Fryer The Alto-Shaam CTP7-20 Combi Oven has been named the “2015 Product of the Year” by the Gas Foodservice Equipment Network (GFEN). The prestigious “Blue Flame Award” will be presented to the...

2015 NRA Expo Kitchen Innovations Pavilion Highlights

At the 2015 National Restaurant Association (NRA) show, held May 16 – 19 in Chicago, the Technology Pavilion featured a number of cutting-edge kitchen appliances for today’s foodservice establishment. At the KI Pavilion new and improved technologies...

2015 Blue Flame Product of the Year Award

Since 1999, GFEN has been awarding the “Blue Flame” Product of the Year Award to one appliance manufacturer that typifies the best in new or improved gas technology. The Product of the Year Award recognizes outstanding technology & innovation in the...

2014 GFEN Newsletter

The GFEN Newsletter, Cooking Up Greener Solutions, is a little green space designer to provide you with the sources and solutions – at a glance – that will help you save your food service operation energy, time, labor and money. The articles featured are...