2014 Russell Planning & Design Seminar

Posted on: August 27th, 2014 by Randy Speck No Comments

Earlier this year, all our contract sales people met in Winnipeg for an intensive 3 day training session to improve their product knowledge of the industries leading brands while sharpening their planning and design skills using  the latest CAD technology. They also visited our two factories where  Quest custom and standard food service equipment is manufactured.

The Russell National Planning and Design team- We are ready for your next food service project!










Russell digital catalogue is now available!

Posted on: July 30th, 2014 by Randy Speck No Comments

A big thanks to Kevin Rintoul of RFE Vancouver for his incredible talent and perseverance at creating our latest catalogue. It has been quite a journey but the results have been worth it!

Kevin is a man of many talents; IT/Marketing/Social Media/Purchasing/Invoicing and the “Go To Guy”  to find my order when no one else can!  He is a modest fellow who on occasion has even modeled our product!  Kevin also has just completed his 20th year with RFE!  Congratulations!




Chuck Currie

Posted on: July 11th, 2014 by Randy Speck No Comments


Well known and very talented  West Coast Chef- Mr. Chuck Currie passed along a few kind words about our Vancouver Sales Team.

“Stacey has been fantastic.  I threw her some last minute questions about testing some table top slicer/dicers/shredders instead of the front attachment kit for the Glove and she acted instantly and comprehensively, all via emails as she was serving other customers.   This is the first time I’ve worked directly with her and she has been first rate.
 ….and you know I’m a fussy guy, so that is high praise.  Could you please thank her for me personally?
 By the way, the front desk trio of Cat, Martin and Jasmine continues to define the state of the art of your business.
 Best always,
 Chuck Currie”


Thanks Chuck!

Check out his web site www.qfst.com for more information about his consulting service.



Fatburger moves East!

Posted on: July 11th, 2014 by Randy Speck No Comments


Frank Di Benedetto, Fatburger franchisor for Canada

Frank Di Benedetto, Fatburger franchisor for Canada

Fatburger Canada continues to move east, making its first stop in Ontario in late May with the opening of a 40-seat, 1,600-square-foot Thornhill, ON, location.

Russell Food Equipment  has been the proud supplier to Fatburger since day one!

Our 14 branch national coverage ensures consistent service Coast to Coast!

Congratulations to Fatburger on their continued growth.

Another 30 year Service Award

Posted on: July 10th, 2014 by Randy Speck No Comments

Halifax Branch Manager, Mike MacNamara presents Peter Phillips (L) with his 30 year award.  Congratulations to Peter!  We are proud to have you on our team!



Boston Pizza – Happy 50th Anniversary

Posted on: July 10th, 2014 by Randy Speck No Comments

RFE BP Anniversary

Boston Pizza



Halifax Open House Draw Winner

Posted on: July 10th, 2014 by Randy Speck No Comments



Halifax 2014 Open House

Congratulations to Jan Wicha of Cafe Chiante. As the Grand Prize Winner at our recent Open House Event he is now the proud owner of a top of the line Crown Verity Commercial BBQ.

When is the Party Jan?

Planning a new restaurant?

Posted on: June 23rd, 2014 by Randy Speck No Comments

P&D Eng

Start HERE!



Employee Service Awards

Posted on: May 23rd, 2014 by Randy Speck No Comments

We are so fortunate to have so many  long term employees all across Canada! Over 55% of our staff have 5+ years of service.

Their knowledge, skill and dedication to exceptional customer service is an invaluable asset to our company.

Here are a few recent awards from Vancouver.


Vancouver- Andre Trevino 20 years


Vancouver-Ralph Behringer 10 years


Vancouver- Ann MacDonald 20 years


Vancouver – Stacey Lucente 10 years


Vancouver- JoAnn Anderson 10 years


Vancouver – Norm Quinn – 10 years

 Congratulations everyone!

Culinary Team Canada in Halifax

Posted on: May 23rd, 2014 by Randy Speck No Comments


Culinary Team Canada

The members of the Culinary Team Canada are in Halifax this week for a fund raiser and after appearing live on Breakfast Television, stopped by the Halifax Russell Branch to pick up some supplies.

RFE is a Proud Sponsor of Team Canada and we were thrilled to host the team for a little early morning shopping.