Foodservice Equipment & Supplies Magazine Launches Kitchen Storage Makeover Contest Sponsored by Metro

Foodservice Equipment & Supplies Magazine Launches Kitchen Storage Makeover Contest Sponsored by Metro

Commercial kitchen operators can submit their back-of-house storage needs through January 31

Elmhurst, Ill., September 27, 2017: Commercial kitchen operators understand space issues can have a negative impact not only on their kitchen staff’s efficiency, but on cleanliness and food quality as well. With the launch of Foodservice Equipment & Supplies magazine’s Kitchen Storage Makeover Contest, one operation will receive a storage makeover courtesy of contest sponsor Metro.

Now through January 31, foodservice operators and their supply chain partners can submit their back-of-house storage areas at Submissions can include dry storage, refrigerated storage, sink and prep areas and other related storage spaces. Eligible entries come from all commercial foodservice operations, including: independent restaurants, chain restaurants and non-commercial operators such as schools, colleges and universities, business and industry dining, healthcare, correctional and others.

“We are looking for the most deserving operation to put some well-deserved organization into the back-of-the-house,” says Maureen Slocum, publisher of FE&S magazine. “Imagine Extreme Makeover meets the commercial kitchen. We were delighted that Metro came to us to pitch the idea of creating a unique contest to better serve the foodservice industry.”

“We see many well run and successful commercial kitchens that struggle with optimizing storage and workflow, says Gerry Kenlon, global director of strategic accounts at Metro. “Kitchens are often required to support twice the volume for which they were originally designed, sometimes even more. Making that space more productive is what we do best, and we take great pride in providing this service to the deserving winner.”

Each nomination should include up to ten images of the storage area in need of overhaul along with a description of why this storage area needs a makeover.

A panel of judges chosen by FE&S will select the winner in February. FE&S will announce the winner in March, which is when Metro representatives will make a storage and productivity assessment followed by a makeover of the winning operation’s storage facility. The makeover may include shelving, workstations, wall-shelving, worktables, custom configurations, track systems and more – courtesy of Metro. The winner will also appear in a story in an upcoming issue of FE&S.

For more information on the contest, please visit, or contact Kevin Poch, marketing manager of FE&S. You may reach him via email at

About Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

For the past 70 years, FE&S has stuck to its editorial mission of delivering the most authentic and original foodservice E&S insight. Each issue brings readers in-depth knowledge of the latest trends, innovations, best practices and solutions to develop and maintain cutting-edge and successful foodservice operations. FE&S supplements its monthly magazine with digital content including websites, eNewsletters, webcasts, and mobile and tablet apps, along with industry events such as the Dealer of the Year and Industry Awards Gala and the FED Thought Leadership Summit. For more information, visit

About Metro

For more than 86 years, Metro has been the world’s leading manufacturer of storage, transport and technology solutions for the foodservice, healthcare and commercial products markets.

Committed to understanding the needs of customers and channel partners, Metro provides innovative solutions that optimize space, improve workflow and user efficiency. Metro has been a business unit of the Ali Group since 2015, and with the completion of the Metro Healthcare Technology products transaction, is focused on further building its leadership position in its core businesses and markets. For more information, visit


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