The NAFEM Show February 7-9, 2013 in Orlando, FL. The North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers offers an exciting showcase for industry leaders to exhibit their newest products. In a recent interview with us, NAFEM President Tom Campion explained all the opportunities the show has to offer, "From product training to one-on-one meetings with company presidents, engineers and product specialists - it's all on the NAFEM floor."
With ServSafe classes, LEED workshops for greening businesses, and displays from top manufacturers such as Steelite, Vollrath, Libbey, Cambro and more, there is no end to the knowledge and foodservice insights gained at The NAFEM Show.
Our people are committed to bringing excellence and ingenuity to the table every day. While at The NAFEM Show, we will be looking to find the most innovative products and services to better serve our customers.
FE&S Honors April Snow with DSR of the Month, June 2012
July 17, 2012
By: RW Smith
R.W. Smith & Co.'s Sr. Business Development Manager, April Snow, was named Dealer Sales Rep of the Month by FE&S Magazine for June 2012
For more than five years, April has pursued her passion for bringing chefs' menus to life. A former customer service representative for R.W. Smith & Co., she now provides her clients with a competitive edge by applying her support training to opportunities in the field. In her interview, she reveals how, regardless of operation, food trends influence tabletop designs. Inspired by the top chefs she works with, April welcomes the challenge of creating unique customer experiences for high-end restaurants and casinos.
R.W. Smith & Co. will be attending the National Restaurant Association Show 2012. The event takes place from May 5-8 in Chicago at the famed McCormick Place.
For R.W. Smith & Co. to remain an industry leader, we participate in this popular conference to learn about new trends, hear from business leaders, meet up and coming vendors, and discover innovative concepts that we can share with our customers.
The annual National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show is the largest single gathering of restaurant, foodservice and lodging professionals. The event attracts 58,000-plus attendees and visitors from all 50 states and 100-plus countries, and showcases the latest products, services, pioneering ideas, up-to-the-minute information about trends and issues and other growth opportunities.
Special keynote presentation by President Bill Clinton on Sunday, May 6
Free education sessions, panel sessions, and cooking demonstrations
SAN DIEGO, CA (March 2012) - R.W. Smith & Co., a leading provider of foodservice supplies and equipment, has launched its new business-to-business, custom designed website. The company's website, www.rwsmithco.com, has become a robust ecommerce platform designed to offer customers an easy and secure method of purchasing top-quality product from an expansive online catalog. Customers will have 24/7 access to their R.W. Smith account to manage orders, invoices and more. R.W. Smith & Co. has developed its new online store with enhanced features to bring convenience and expediency to the shopping experience.
"Through leading ecommerce technology, we have developed an online, interactive method of helping our customers to advance their business," says Allan Keck, CEO. "The addition of ecommerce affords us the opportunity to highlight our extensive product range and provide our customers with resources for making informed and smart purchases. RWSmithCo.com allows us to strengthen our core services from tabletop solutions to kitchen efficiencies."
RWSmithCo.com now provides several contemporary and user-friendly merchandising features to facilitate buying activities and inquiries. Visitors to the website are able to:
Shop our online catalog of approximately 20,000 products
Use faceted navigation to refine product searches
Save shopping lists and carts for future purchases
Manage their account online
Access industry resources and decision tools
Chat "live" with friendly and knowledgeable Customer Service representatives
The website showcases hundreds of top-brand product lines, including R.W. Smith's proprietary tableware collection, Tria.
R.W. Smith & Co. began supplying the foodservice industry in 1935. In 2010, the company celebrated 75 years of service, and in 2011 we were honored to be named "Dealer of the Year" by one of the industry's most recognized publications, FE&S Magazine.
From now through November 15th, R.W. Smith & Co. is holding a Tria Trade-In Event. In exchange for donating their reusable china to a local aid organization, businesses can receive huge savings on our stunning new collection of Tria dinnerware.
Just in time for the holidays, the Tria Trade-In Event extends an immediate discounted price on purchases of 50 dozen Tria Bone China or Porcelain dinnerware products. Select products include plates, cups, saucers and more.
Give back to local communities by donating reusable tabletop supplies. Homeless shelters, women's shelters, and similar non-profit local aid organizations prepare hundreds of meals per day. Donations will provide valuable support and help them better serve their patrons. In support of their over 60 years of serving the greater San Diego community, R.W. Smith & Co. has proudly partnered with Father Joe's Villages by providing donated kitchen supplies and equipment. For this trade-in event, we welcome donations of reusable china to Father Joe's Village or to any local aid organization supporting those in need.
Please contact R.W. Smith & Co. Customer Service for more information about this event.
R.W. Smith & Co. Celebrates
June 1, 2011
By: RW Smith
In 2010, R.W. Smith & Co. celebrated 75 years of service in the foodservice industry.
Established in 1935 by Rube Smith, we have grown vastly throughout the years, from a local bar supplier to a leading U.S. dealer of restaurant supplies and equipment. In 1975, our Commercial Kitchen Design & Build division was launched. Today, the division provides project and field management, contract administration, preventative maintenance, estimating, and CAD operation services by a team of trained design professionals with combined experience of over 150 years.
In 1984, the Controlled Environmental Rooms division was developed to meet the needs of bio-tech and other industries. Since its inception, the division has installed hundreds of customized rooms for a multitude of organizations, including universities, pharmaceutical companies, drug manufacturing facilities, and research and development companies.
Over the years, we have celebrated many accomplishments. In 2002, R.W. Smith & Co. became 100% employee owned and operated, and each employee-owner shares the responsibility for our growth and prosperity. In 1989, and again in 2011, we were recognized as "Dealer of the Year" from Foodservice Equipment & Supplies, the leading publication in the foodservice industry. We also received FE&S' Top Achiever award in 2006.
Our success comes from exceptional customer relationships and a commitment to the highest standards in our products and services. We hope the next 75 years will continue to demonstrate our unwavering dedication to serving the foodservice industry with distinction.
R.W. Smith wins 2011 Dealer of the Year
May 1, 2011
By: RW Smith
In May 2011, Foodservice Equipment & Supplies Magazine honored R.W. Smith & Co. with their most prestigious award. The company was recognized as the FE&S 2011 Dealer of the Year as a result of its open corporate culture, ongoing training and employee-driven success.
According to FE&S, the publication "is the one media source that connects equipment and supplies manufacturers and service providers with the full distribution channel including foodservice operators, E&S dealers, and facility design consultants."
Each year, FE&S recognizes the best of the foodservice industry at their annual industry awards gala. This is the second Dealer of the Year Award for R.W. Smith & Co, who first received the honor in 1989. The company was also recognized by FE&S as Top Achiever in 2006.