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2022 Press Releases

Winston Foodservice is Proud to Celebrate Vendor of the Year Recognition

Winston Foodservice is excited to celebrate recognition as Vendor of the Year from AKFCF.

Louisville, KY- Winston Foodservice is excited to be recognized as a Vendor of the Year 2022 by the Association of Kentucky Fried Chicken Franchisees (AKFCF). The award was presented to Donald Schaper, Winston’s Director of Sales at the AKFCF Southwest Regional Convention at TradeWinds Resort in Tampa/St. Pete Florida.

The Vendor of the Year distinction is a rare honor. One such award is given at each AKFCF regional convention. The purpose of this award is to recognize vendors who have made significant contributions to the success of AKFCF through their dedication, service, and commitment. KFC and Winston have a long partnership together, spanning over five decades.

AKFCF is a non-profit organization that serves as a forum for sharing ideas, best practices, and information among members of the KFC Franchise system. Their purpose is to support, promote, and enhance the franchisee-owned system by providing educational programs and services to all types of franchisees, their employees, suppliers, and customers.

About Winston Foodservice:

Winston Foodservice is a division of Winston Industries, an international manufacturer and distributor of commercial foodservice equipment. Winston’s family of brands includes Collectramatic® fryers and CVap® holding, cooking, and retherming equipment. Winston Industries is comprised of three divisions: Foodservice, Win2uit Electronics, and Manufacturing.

Winston Foodservice is Thrilled to Announce its Return to the School Nutrition Association Annual National Conference

On July 10-12th, Winston Foodservice is delighted to showcase their foodservice equipment expertise to over 6,000 school nutrition professionals.

 Louisville, KY: The School Nutrition Association Annual National Conference (ANC) is a professional conference for school nutrition professionals who are passionate about accessible foodservice and education. Winston Foodservice is proud to participate in this event as it enables them to support their customers and share their expertise with other industry professionals. The event features 120+ education sessions, 800+ exhibit booths, and a host of networking events. This three-day event is attended by 6,000+ school nutrition professionals from across the country.

The School Nutrition Association (SNA), formerly known as the American School Food Service Association, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote healthy eating among America’s children. They do so by advancing policies that support school meals and school nutrition professionals. The SNA represents school cafeteria workers across the country. The organization is dedicated to supporting school foodservice professionals by providing them with resources, education, and support. It was formed in 1946 and has since grown into a powerful force with 49 state affiliates, hundreds of local chapters, and thousands of school nutrition members and industry partners. The organization works to provide high-quality, low-cost meals to students.

The conference is open to all members of the SNAC (School Nutrition Association Council), including school nutrition directors and managers, food service directors and managers, education faculty members, and other foodservice professionals working in public schools across the country. Winston Foodservice is excited to attend this event and offer its support to all those working hard to provide the nation’s children with the best possible nutrition.

As an industry leader in foodservice equipment, Winston Foodservice has been helping foodservice professionals nationwide provide meals since 1969. They’re proud to be part of this event that brings together hundreds of thousands of school nutrition professionals from around the country every year. Winston Foodservice will be showcasing its new line of foodservice equipment at the conference, which they hope will help you serve your students better than ever before!


About the Company: 

Winston Industries is an American manufacturer of professional foodservice equipment. The company was established in 1969 and was founded due to the special relationship that the founder Winston Shelton had with leading food service enterprises. They produce a wide range of products, including cook and hold ovens, retherm ovens, holding cabinets, warming drawers, and fryers. The company strives to continue its founder’s mission to provide the best products and services to its customers through every step of its product’s journey. Contact them today to learn more about their services and equipment. 


Winston Industries Hosts Hiring Event Open to All Qualified Candidates

Louisville manufacturer Winston Industries is excited to meet potential candidates and fill new job openings at their event on August 16.

Louisville, KY: Winston Industries will be hosting a hiring event on August 16 from 10 am to 12 pm and 2 pm to 4 pm. This event will be in the lobby area of Winston Industries at 2345 Carton Drive, Louisville, KY 40299. The company is searching for Assemblers, Welders, Soldering Technicians, Quality Specialists, Material/Inventory Handlers, Administrative Services, as well as several management positions in the Marketing and IT departments.

Winston Industries seeks prospective candidates with qualified backgrounds and skills to fill current openings and future roles. Candidates will have the opportunity to meet with Winston’s Recruiting team during the event, as well as hiring managers from Winston’s Manufacturing, Electronics, and Foodservice divisions. Candidates will also have the chance to have on-site job interviews, a building tour, and the possibility of a job offering on the day of the hiring event along with meet and greet opportunities.

Winston is hiring both part-time and full-time positions. Candidates who are hired will be eligible for benefits if scheduled to work a minimum of 30 hours per week. Health insurance will also be offered for as low as $18 per week to benefit eligible employees. The minimum starting pay for most positions is $16.50 or higher. Winston Industries is offering a sign-on bonus of $250 (paid after 90 days) for candidates that are hired as well as flexible scheduling and other opportunities to earn overtime. Winston Industries encourages and invites all eligible candidates to join them at the hiring event on August 16, 2022, to meet the team and explore potential new job opportunities.

About Winston Industries:

With over five decades of experience, Winston Industries is an expert in the commercial kitchen equipment industry. Winston Shelton launched Winston Industries in the late 1960s with a strong, entrepreneurial spirit and drive to create. With this passion, he developed a whole new class of cooking and holding equipment. Fast forward to the present day, and Winston Industries produces a wide variety of products, including cook and hold ovens, retherm ovens, holding cabinets, warming drawers, and fryers. Winston builds upon its founder’s legacy because they believe in developing meaningful customer partnerships and strive to serve its customers with the best commercial kitchen equipment.

Petersburg City Schools Nutrition Department Receives

School Nutrition Foundation Grant for New Kitchen Equipment


(ARLINGTON, VA – May XX, 2022) – The School Nutrition Foundation (SNF), the charitable arm of the non-profit School Nutrition Association (SNA), has named Sandra Stokes, School Nutrition Director, Petersburg City Public Schools in Petersburg, Virginia, the recipient of the Winston Equipment Grant for school meal program equipment. Facing persistent supply chain disruptions and continued staffing challenges, school nutrition professionals around the country applied for SNF Equipment Grants in the fall of 2021. The grant, worth up to $100,000 in Winston Foodservice equipment, will replace 10 pieces of equipment to benefit the district’s school meal program.


Stokes oversees a nutrition program which feeds just over 4,200 students in eight schools. When she arrived in the district in the middle of the pandemic, one of the first things she noticed was the aging equipment in the nutrition department – most of the equipment is over twenty years old.


“Getting these new warmers for our schools will be a giant step towards giving these kids more hot, nutritious meals they are entitled to. It will be nice to have equipment which is reliable,” said Sandra Stokes, School Nutrition Director, Petersburg City Schools.


Staffing shortages in Petersburg City Schools has forced nutrition staff to cook all of the food for lunches at once instead of batch cooking. At Vernon John Middle School, the plan is to replace two hot holding stations, each about 25 years old. At Westview Early Childhood Education Center, Cool Springs Elementary School and Walnut Hill Elementary some of Winston Equipment Grant will be used to replace portable heated cabinets.


“We are thankful for our industry partners who recognize there is a great need to help our schools upgrade kitchens. Not only have school nutrition programs been persevering through staffing shortages and supply chain challenges, many have also faced budget restrictions while still ensuring students have access to healthy meals each school day,” said SNF Director, JoAnne Robinett, MSA, SNS.


“We know that it is rough out there these days,” said Shaun Tanner, Winston CEO. “Supply chain disruptions, inflation, and labor shortages make it quite the challenge to run a school food service program. We are proud of our partnership with the SNF and appreciate the opportunity to participate in this program. I genuinely hope that our equipment helps make life a little easier for the team over at Petersburg City, while ensuring the kids get a nice hot meal.”


Petersburg City Schools will now work with Winston Foodservice representatives to get the needed equipment ordered and delivered for the next school year.


About School Nutrition Foundation:

The School Nutrition Foundation (SNF) is an s501(c)3, sister organization of the School Nutrition Association, awards grants and scholarships to the men and women who feed the nation’s school children. The 2022 SNF Equipment Grants are made possible by the generous contributions of ITW Food Equipment Group (Hobart Foodservice Equipment and Vulcan Restaurant Equipment), Winston Foodservice, Innoseal Systems, Cambro Manufacturing, Sterno Delivery, Sterling Manufacturing and TekVisions, Inc.


About School Nutrition Association:
The School Nutrition Association (SNA) is a national, non-profit professional organization representing 50,000 school nutrition professionals across the country. Founded in 1946, SNA and its members are dedicated to making healthy school meals and nutrition education available to all students. For more information on school meals, visit

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