Hiawatha Chef Supply of Escanaba and Appleton was among the more than 125 member dealers represented at Excell's 2016 Annual Buying Conference May 16-19 in Palm Desert, California. Owner Tracy Thompson and his wife Debbie, showroom manager at the Escanaba store, attended the event held at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa. The conference also included representatives of Excell's 150 member vendors.
Thompson competed in The Excell Foundation's Cooking Up Better Lives charity golf tournament held at Desert Springs Golf Club during the conference, as well.
A two-time Excellerator Award winner, Hiawatha Chef Supply last year ranked 67 among all dealers in Excell. Rankings are based on purchase volume. Excell Marketing is the premier nationwide buying group of foodservice equipment and supplies members. It was founded in 1995 and is based in Denver, Colorado.
Hiawatha Chef Supply, Inc. started in Escanaba, Michigan, 40 years earlier, in 1955. The foodservice and janitorial equipment and supplies distributor now has stores in both Escanaba and Appleton, Wisconsin. Hiawatha Chef Supply can also be found on the Internet at www.hiawathachef.com. The company is a nearly 55-year member of the Foodservice Equipment Distributors Association and a member of Excell Marketing, ISSA: The Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association, and the Wisconsin Restaurant Association.