Zink University: Made in the U.S.A.

By: Brandon Willis, Zink Foodservice Sales Intern

On June 29th & 30th  the Zink Central Ohio team hosted Zink University: Made in the U.S.A.! The two-day event was a learning experience featuring American made products that Zink Foodservice represents. What a perfect time with the Fourth of July right around the corner! The turnout of the event was wonderful as we had guests consisting of dealers, restaurants, schools and universities.  The weather was excellent and the food was even better. Chef David Ash, Tim Zink and Melissa Greenwald demonstrated equipment and smallwares with a BBQ themed twist.

What I Did on Summer Vacation

By: Melissa Greenwald, Regional VP for Zink Foodservice

Ok - well to start out, it was not an actual vacation.  But, in June, I did have the great pleasure of taking a business trip to Middlefield, Connecticut, home of Cooper Atkins Corporation.  Cooper Atkins is a premier manufacturer of temperature, humidity, and time monitoring solutions.  They got their start by the invention of the oven bimetal thermometer in 1885.  Over the years, Cooper Atkins has seen many different acquisitions and is now solely owned by Carol Wallace, who was our gracious host over the course of a few days.  

Ongoing Challenges Facing Healthcare Today

By: Pat O'Hare, Zink Foodservice Regional Account Manager


Hospitals and Long Term Care Facilities are continually challenged to improve their guest’s satisfaction; which begins with the traytop. As we all know, people eat with their eyes! To enhance the dining experience Foodservice Directors have opted for a more stylized insulated pattern offered in a contemporary color. The dominate color Cranberry of the 90’s and 2000’s has given way to Sage and Latte. Each year the bar has risen to improve patient satisfaction. The trendiest color today is Graphite giving the traytop an upscale look.

NRA 2016

The 2016 National Restaurant Association Show was a success as it recently came to an end. The four day show was packed with people from all over the U.S. representing the restaurant and foodservice industry. More than 2,000 companies were exhibiting their products, including 25 manufacturers Zink Foodservice represents. Attending the show is a unique opportunity for us in the rep business world. Having many of our customers and factories under one roof is a perfect occasion to arrange meetings, network, and explore all the newly introduced products.

Why filter with SuperSorb® CarbonPads?

By: Kevin Flowers, Filtercorp Specialist at Zink Foodservice

SuperSorb®is a unique combination of activated carbon, filter aids and cellulose fibers. Filtering with SuperSorb® CarbonPads is a win- win for restaurant operators. Superior filtering of fry oil provides better tasting fried foods and extends the life of the oil. Extended shelf life of the oil means less change outs and reduced cost. Who wouldn’t want cleaner oil, longer lasting, less usage, improved food quality at a reduced cost?

Pouring Purple

Purple is a color of royalty, mystery, and power. To some, purple is their favorite color and to others, purple can be a lifesaver. Foodservice kitchens take food safety very seriously; which is why many foodservice kitchens are using the color purple to help distinguish those with allergies. 15 million Americans have food allergies and 1 in 13 children are affected with them. From purple trash cans to purple measuring cups, kitchens can choose how to implement purple products to best run their kitchen.

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Zink Team

2016 is shaping up to be great year at Zink Foodservice. Our company theme this year is “Own It!” At our sales meeting this past December, we discussed how important it is to go-above-and-beyond for our manufacturers and customers. In order to do that, we need to take full advantage of our talents and skills, learn and better our processes, as well as celebrate our successes together.