Winners announced for Traulsen and Hobart’s 2019 Save Your Kitchen equipment giveaway

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Traulsen & Hobart Wrap 2019 Save Your Kitchen Contest with Early Holiday Delivery to Louisiana High School

Christmas came early to the Central Community School System (CCSS) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the final winner of Traulsen and Hobart’s 2019 Save Your Kitchen equipment giveaway.

Traulsen, the leader in commercial refrigeration, and Hobart, manufacturer of premium commercial and institutional foodservice equipment, got the chance to play Santa Claus on Dec. 13 when CCSS took delivery of its kitchen equipment prize package.

The school district won the last of four drawings in this year’s Save Your Kitchen sweepstakes, a contest open to K-12 child nutrition professionals in the 50 states and Washington, D.C., offering the chance to win commercial refrigeration, dishwashing and food preparation equipment from the Traulsen and Hobart brands.

As the winning entrant of the Oct. 18 drawing, held in honor of National School Lunch Week, the district’s Central High School unwrapped a Traulsen One-Section Reach-In Freezer and a limited edition (red) Hobart Legacy 20-quart HL 200 Mixer.

A tremendous success

Four school districts in the Midwest and South won this year’s giveaway. The first drawing, held in March in honor of National School Breakfast Week, saw the Harlem School District in Machesney Park, Illinois, win.

The second drawing, held in May on School Lunch Hero Day, was won by the Taylor County School District in Butler, Georgia. In July, Foley Public Schools in Foley, Minnesota, won the third and largest drawing of the year, which included a Hobart dishmachine. The July drawing was held in celebration of the School Nutrition Association Annual National Conference in St. Louis.

“The 2019 Save Your Kitchen contest was a tremendous success, and we’re so happy we could wrap it up during the holiday season,” said Hailey Elting, Sales Development Manager and K-12 Specialist at Traulsen.

“Thanks to the contest, four winning schools were able to incorporate new, best-in-class equipment into their kitchens that will help them prepare nutritious food for thousands of students every day.”

This year’s contest offered the chance to win a variety of professional kitchen equipment. From the Traulsen brand, schools could choose from a One-Section Reach-In Refrigerator (RHT132WUT), a One-Section Pass-Thru Refrigerator (RHT132WPUT), a One-Section Reach-In Freezer (RLT132WUT) or an eight-crate Milk Cooler (RMC34S4). From the Hobart brand, each school had the opportunity to choose from an HCC34 Food Processor, an EDGE 13A-11 Slicer or a limited edition (red) 20-quart Legacy HL 200 Mixer. A third prize choice from Hobart’s warewashing equipment was also included for the July drawing.

Facing high demand for school nutrition services since an August 2016 flood damaged 85 percent of the region’s homes and businesses, administrators from CCSS were ecstatic to have won the year’s final drawing.

At the high school, the child nutrition staff serves around 350 students for breakfast and more than 1,000 for lunch. That demand caused a freezer storage issue for the school, which is why they chose Traulsen’s R-Series Reach-In Freezer. The one-section R-Series features 36 cubic feet of storage space and advanced technology like Traulsen’s StayClear™ Condenser coil and advanced Smart Control.

The Central High School kitchen staff also unboxed an HL 200 Mixer. A countertop workhorse, the HL 200 features a heavy duty ½ horsepower motor, three fixed speeds plus a stir speed, Shift-on-theFly™ controls, and a large, ergonomic swing-out bowl. Prior to winning, the school did not have a countertop mixer. It plans to use it for making salad dressings, blending spices and preparing small batches of items for special diets.

“I am overwhelmed with the win and excited to see how it will help my school,” said Janan Noland, a child nutrition specialist at Central High School who entered the district in the contest. “Truthfully, when they called I thought that they were playing a joke on me.”

Further details:

While the 2019 contest is complete, those interested in learning about past winners or signing up for next year’s contest should bookmark Entries are free and winners are chosen randomly. For more detailed information about Traulsen and Hobart equipment, visit and

About Traulsen:

Traulsen, an ITW Food Equipment Group brand, has been providing the most trusted refrigeration equipment for foodservice and food retail operations since 1938. Traulsen offers a broad refrigeration product offering that includes reach-ins, roll-ins, undercounters, blast chillers, prep tables, merchandisers and milk coolers. Traulsen is part of ITW Food Equipment Group LLC (a subsidiary of Illinois Tool Works) and is proud to be an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year since 2008. To learn more about Traulsen, visit or connect with us on Facebook at

About Hobart:

At Hobart, an ITW Food Equipment Group brand, people and food are our passion. We believe great food brings people together, and the relationships we share feed our inspiration to be the best we can be for one another. As a food equipment manufacturer and service provider, we’ve been dedicated for more than a century to supporting those who are not only passionate about creating great food but are inspired by the people they serve and come to know on a daily basis. Likewise, it is our mission to provide premium food equipment that foodservice and food retail professionals can trust to work hard and deliver quality, consistent results day in and day out, empowering them to focus on what they love most—creating great food for great people.

Backed by our nationwide network of 1,500 factory-trained service technicians, we’re always nearby to install, maintain and service your equipment.

Hobart is part of ITW Food Equipment Group LLC (a subsidiary of Illinois Tool Works) and is proud to be an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year since 2008. Explore Hobart by visiting, connecting with us on Facebook at or by contacting your local Hobart representative at 888-4HOBART.