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Prioritize Quality & Nutrition with Winston's Cafeteria Equipment

Your workday is focused on lunchtime, and you need an oven that cooks large quantities fast. The CVap Retherm Oven is that oven. Our retherm ovens are set-and-forget. They’ll cook fast, then transition to an automatic hold. Pair them with a CVap Holding Cabinet, and you have a duo that offers unparalleled production.

CVap began as a holding technology. That original design has evolved into a perfect high-tech cabinet for schools. Prepare food ahead of the rush – your CVap cabinet will keep it at the precise temperature you choose, without drying out or getting soggy. Serve the same quality, from the first meal to the last.

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CVap Series 7 is the flagship of our equipment line. Powered by CVap technology, Series 7 offers unparalleled precision for all you control freaks. Eight programmable channels, HACCP data download, food probe-ready, On/Off Convection Fan, USB/audio port, and easily programmed with a desktop app or CVap Wireless Programming.

CVap Series 5 delivers serious performance and good looks. There are eight programmable channels, HACCP data download, and a USB/audio port to upload programming or download HACCP data.

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CVap Series 3 is CVap, simplified. Series 3 features simple controls, is easy to use, and comes at a manageable price.

Key Advantages of Winston's School Kitchen Equipment


CVap documents HACCP compliance and can store up to two years of data. Downloading data is as easy as inserting a thumb drive. It’s HACCP without hassle!

CVap Programming

CVap equipment is smart. You can program up to eight settings via our wireless CVap Programming app (Series 7), or the desktop app (Series 7 and 5). Load with signature dishes for repeatedly consistent results. The possibilities are limitless!

One-on-One Training

We’ll take care of you after the sale. CVap equipment operates differently than conventional equipment. That’s why we’ll work one-on-one with you to get your staff trained and comfortable with their new CVaps. And of course, we’re always available for any questions that might arise later.

CVap equipment comes with the best extended warranty in the business. Our school warranty covers two years of labor and five years of parts. We can offer this because we know our equipment is rugged and reliable. Our customers rave about the exceptional customer service they receive and the quick and reliable service provided. Purchase with confidence. We’ve got your back.

We want to save schools money. The Winston Trade-up and Save program enables schools to ditch any brand of an out-of-date, broken, or useless oven or holding equipment and save up to $1,000 each on NEW CVap equipment (of the same application). If trading in an old CVap unit, we’ll provide an additional $250 towards a new CVap piece. That’s up to $1,250 when you trade one Winston product for another!

Cafeteria Equipment Offerings

Your day revolves around this brief period. You need equipment that helps maximize productivity. CVap® ovens cook food fast and automatically hold it after the cook cycle is complete. CVap Holding Cabinets keep food fresh, hot, and safe until you’re ready to serve. With CVap in your kitchen, you’ll serve food at the peak of quality, from the first lunch period to the last.

Only CVap (Controlled Vapor Technology) directly controls food temperature! Precisely controlling vapor temperature in the cabinet means precisely controlling the food temperature. CVap also uses dry heat as the secondary heat source to control food’s exterior texture for crispness and browning. This method of cooking and holding food is much more precise and radically different from our competitors.

CVap ovens automatically switch to hold mode after the cook cycle. Save space by cooking and holding in the same footprint. And save labor – no more babysitting your oven. CVap keeps food hot and fresh.

Get flexibility at a lower price. Spend less of your budget on labor, food, energy, and maintenance.

Is floor space too limited for an oven AND a holding cabinet? You can do both in a CVap oven. Make that footprint double-duty—just another example of the versatility of CVap ovens.

CVap Retherm Ovens are great for commodity food, frozen foods, and chubs, but they can do more. Crispy chicken nuggets, steamed veggies, pizza, tater tots, packaged items, raw proteins, and baked goods are no problem and come out perfectly.

CVap Technology is amazingly effective at maintaining food’s flavor, appeal, and nutrition. Food looks good, tastes good, and is better for growing bodies.

 Free your staff from manually filling the evaporator with this convenient auto-fill feature. It maintains the appropriate water level and minimizes vapor temperature shifts. Automatic Water Fill is standard on CVap ovens and an ideal optional accessory for CVap holding cabinets.

CVap ovens don’t require vent hoods*. Put them wherever you need them. *Local codes may vary. Check with your local authority.

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Winston School Equipment Grant

Winston’s CVap® technology has been helping schools improve student nutrition since the 1980s, improving food quality and safety. 

Winston Foodservice is proud to partner with the School Nutrition Foundation to donate up to $100,000 in CVap equipment to a deserving school system.

Although Winston underwrites the grant, we aren’t part of the selection process. Our SNF partners choose from the applicants. It’s an open and unbiased process.

For more details, visit the SNF website

2014 – Red Lake School District – Minnesota

2015 – Henry County School District – Virginia

2016 – Hernando County School District – Florida

2017 – White Bear Lake Area Schools – Minnesota

2018 – Grand haven Area Public Schools – Michigan

2019 – Franklin Special School District – Tennessee

2020 – Beaumont Independent School District – Texas

2021 – Methuen Public Schools – Massachusetts

2022 – Petersburg City Public Schools – Virginia

2023 – East Baton Rouge Parish School System – Louisiana

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