SoCalGas to host its 7th annual Foodservice Equipment Expo on 24-25 October

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 24-25 October. 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.”

Perfect opportunity

“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 24-25 October from 10:00 am until 3 pm 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.

About SoCalGas:

Headquartered in Los Angeles, SoCalGas® is the largest natural gas distribution utility in the United States, providing clean, safe, affordable and reliable natural gas service to 21.7 million customers in Central and Southern California. Its service territory spans 22,000 square miles from Fresno to the Mexican border, reaching more than 550 communities through 5.9 million meters and 101,000 miles of pipeline. More than 90 percent of Southern California single-family home residents use natural gas for home heat and hot water. In addition, natural gas plays a key role in providing electricity to Californians—about 60 percent of electric power generated in the state comes from gas-fired power plants.

SoCalGas has served communities in California for 150 years and is committed to being a leader in the region’s clean energy future. The company has committed to spending $6 billion over the next five years to modernize and upgrade its gas infrastructure, while also reducing methane emissions. SoCalGas is working to accelerate the use of renewable natural gas, a carbon-neutral or carbon-negative fuel created by capturing and conditioning greenhouse gas emissions from farms, landfills and wastewater treatment plants. The company is a subsidiary of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE), a Fortune 500 energy services holding company based in San Diego. For more information visit or connect with SoCalGas on Twitter (@SoCalGas), Instagram (@SoCalGas) and Facebook.


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