October 13, 2017

SoCalGas’ Foodservice Equipment Expo to Offer Hands-On Testing of Newest Energy-Efficient and Money-Saving Commercial Kitchen Equipment


Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) will host its 7th annual Foodservice Equipment Expo, one of the industry’s largest showcases of innovative commercial kitchen equipment for foodservice professionals, in Downey on October 24th and 25th. Equipment manufacturers will demonstrate their newest products and show how these technologies can help businesses save energy, reduce operating costs and improve their brands. The expo is free for chefs, caterers, restaurateurs, dealers, consultants and other foodservice industry professionals.

“The Foodservice Equipment Expo provides foodservice professionals with a unique opportunity to try out the most innovative and energy-efficient natural gas fired commercial equipment available,” said Dan Rendler, director of customer programs and assistance at SoCalGas. “In addition to being able to test the equipment hands-on, the expo will provide attendees the necessary information and resources to make informed decisions when considering kitchen upgrades.”

“The yearly Foodservice Equipment Expo is the perfect opportunity for chefs, restaurant owners and potential business owners to come in and check out equipment before it goes in their kitchen,” said Tarit Tanjasiri, owner of The Crema Café and Crema Artisan Bakers in Orange County. “It’s a great environment, and unlike other foodservice trade shows, there’s a focus on natural gas fired equipment, which is pertinent to our kitchen.”

The expo will include interactive booths displaying equipment for the entire kitchen, from ovens to fryers to ice machines and more. Live cooking demonstrations and tastings will be prepared by culinary students. There will also be discussions on equipment maintenance, current health codes and food waste, as well as networking opportunities with foodservice professionals and representatives from over 75 equipment manufacturers.

The expo will be held on October 24th and 25th from 10:00 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the SoCalGas Energy Resource Center (ERC), 9240 Firestone Blvd, Downey, CA 90241. To register for the event, click here.

SoCalGas’ Foodservice Equipment Center offers a variety of services for commercial food service operators, including equipment demonstrations, educational seminars and rebates, year-round. The Center is located within the company’s ERC, which was the first building in California to receive Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) "green building" recognition and one of only two buildings in the state to be awarded Platinum Level LEED by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Contact Info

SoCalGas, Irene Nguyen, 213-244-2442