K-12 Foodservice Equipment Solutions – Series Part I

November 3, 2021

Imagine how hectic it can be to cook at home for yourself and your family. Preparation doesn’t begin until the school day ends; everyone wants to eat something different, and clean-up can last well past bedtime. Now, imagine preparing and serving food for an entire lunchroom of hungry students. We at Ignite Foodservice Solutions want to make the K-12 foodservice experience as convenient and efficient as possible.


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Alto-Shaam has created solutions for growing minds to fuel a full day of learning with tasty, nutritious food. Whether you’re looking to deliver food to classrooms, serve in a traditional lunchroom setting, replace old self-service options or implement a grab-and-go program, we’ve got you covered with options ranging from Alto-Shaam Combitherm® Combi Ovens to QuickChiller™ Blast Chillers.

Combitherm® Combi Ovens

  • Programmable recipes, one-touch cooking
  • Automatic self-cleaning, reduces labor
  • Easily stack to reduce equipment footprint
  • Use 80% less water with boilerless design

Vector® Multi-Cook Ovens

  • Up to four ovens in one—unmatched food volume and variety
  • Exclusive Structured Air Technology®
  • Network capability to seamlessly push and pull recipes, oven setting and more
  • Stack with a Combitherm® oven for high-volume cooking

Cook & Hold/Smoker Ovens

  • Exclusive Halo Heat® technology
  • Cook and hold food at precise temperatures
  • Labor-free overnight cooking and holding
  • Place anywhere with ventless, waterless operation

Our complete line of efficient, labor-saving equipment solutions doesn’t end there. Round out your foodservice equipment collection with the items listed below.

Combi Oven-CTP 20-20
Vector® H Series Multi-Cook Oven
Alto-Shaam Merchandising Displays

Alto-Shaam’s Heated Shelf Merchandisers are the foundation of any successful grab-n-go program and require minimal staff to implement! Whether it be items for school breakfast or lunch, the Heated Shelf Merchandiser and Heated Holding Cabinets offer exclusive Halo Heat® technology, maximizing quality and minimizing food waste. Both the Shelf Merchandisers and Holding Cabinets offer ease of mobility and convenient sizes to be placed anywhere. Minimizing food waste can also be tackled with Alto-Shaam’s QuickChiller™ Blast Chillers. QuickChiller™ Blast Chillers cool prepared food for cold take-home meals and summer feeding programs.

Additionally, Alto-Shaam cooking equipment offers a variety of pre-programmed K-12 specific recipes to expand lunchtime options to meet the needs of your school food service program.

Imperial Brown

Integrity, service, and excellence inspire Imperial Brown’s refrigeration foodservice equipment. With nearly 30 school installations under its belt, Imperial Brown products are designed to withstand the heavy use and constant load demands of a functioning and busy school kitchen.

Completely customizable and built with environmentally friendly materials, your Imperial Brown manufactured refrigeration equipment is built to your specifications.

Imperial Brown

Univex Quality. Univex Prices.

Univex works with many school districts across the country, providing them with top equipment for kitchens to run optimally day in and day out. Choosing the right foodservice equipment for your cafeteria is essential, whether replacing an older model or building a new facility.


Let’s start with the Univex Planetary Mixer—the only one of its kind, made in the USA.

Univex may have started helping school foodservice thrive in 1948, but its continued innovation in food prep equipment addresses 2021 demands.

Bowl Cutters →
Food Processors →
Hand Mixers →
Panini Presses →
Slicers →

With all of these exciting new products on the market, let the Ignite Sales Team walk you through your many options onsite or over the phone.

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