Defining Our Space: IRFSNY 2018

Everything you’ve heard is true – we’re a bit older than we look!

Singer Equipment Company’s 100th birthday2018 is a tremendous year for us, marking the Singer Equipment Company’s 100th birthday and #ACenturyOfService. At the International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York, we are officially kicking off our yearlong celebration of this milestone.

Tradeshows can be overwhelming, so we decided to do things differently. We’ve broken the mold of the average booth. Rather than designing our 20,000 square foot space to look like a trade show, we’ve defined a flowing footprint that reflects the current needs and future possibilities of creating and running a foodservice operation. Let us take you on a tour.

Welcome to the M. Tucker booth. At the front of the house, the LMT team has set the tables in anticipation of your arrival.

You’ll see an impressive communal dining table that was built by hand, by Kieran Fahey, Owner and Proprietor of Culinary Wood Designs. Ask us about our custom wood capabilities… and our custom leather goods from Forty Knots No Smoke… all designed for commercial foodservice applications.

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Last year, we introduced Figgjo to the US market and we’re thrilled to host the award-winning Norwegian porcelain factory in our booth again, with new and exciting collections available for next-day delivery.

Morgan Tucker
Morgan Tucker

Haand Hospitality makes its tradeshow debut with a variety of matte glazed dinnerware. This North Carolinian, fully vitrified porcelain defines the new American tabletop. Or perhaps you’re still celebrating the flying Philadelphia Eagles? If so, come meet the team from Felt+Fat.

From green to pink, Anfora can do it all. If you know us, you know we have a soft spot for this Steelite factory, and this color. #PinkIsStillTheNewBlack and we can’t wait to finally launch Chena Pink, an exclusive collection of matte coupes.

Our customers want handmade, artisanal dinnerware, but they also want sleek, elevated décor with a custom feel. Enter Carrara – a pattern that evokes the luxury of Italian marble. It’s the sister line of our immensely popular Concrete collection. Both come from Tafelstern—a porcelain source that is full of heart and heritage.

LiLY, another exclusive, and LMT’s first pattern with Villeroy & Boch partner Ariane Porcelain, is also making its grand debut at IRFSNY. LiLY is a bouquet – that is, banquet line that will add textural and visual interest to your table, while also matching V&B’s other whiteware collections.

This will be the first US tradeshow for Amefa flatware. The Netherlands-based factory, churning out affordable PVD flatware, has become a preferred partner of LMT. Black, Copper, and Gold cutlery and service items are HERE.

Our FOH wouldn’t be complete without a bar. The Hospitality Glass Bee ‘Hive’ will exclusively feature the newest and hottest crystal. The Hive’s namesake is a stunning, handcrafted honeycomb back bar unit provided by Eastern Tabletop. We’ll be slinging mocktails at the bar, courtesy of Mogogo, with copper and gold mixology gear from Barfly by Mercer.

When it comes to hospitality, New York City is the epicenter, and we are the largest dealer here. It’s our market and it’s also our home. Likewise, this show is not just “a show” – it’s our show. Beyond the bar and dining area, we’re hosting a wealth of kitchen supplies, disposables and equipment presented to you by this industry’s utmost experts. It’s no wonder that our preferred manufacturers, from Arcobaleno and PolyScience, to Alto-Shaam and Southbend, choose to exhibit with us at booth 2200-2325. Join us as we celebrate not just #ACenturyOfService with the Singer Equipment Companies, but another century to come.

Article collaboration by Sarah Bulmer, Andrew Beres, and Morgan Tucker

Morgan Tucker
Morgan Tucker is the Director of Business Development at Singer M. Tucker and founder of LMT. Ms. Tucker advises a wide diversity of acclaimed restaurateurs, celebrated chefs, and industry leaders across the U.S. LMT is a thoughtfully curated brand of hospitality provisions that can be sourced through the Singer family of companies. To consult with our team, please email