Start a Foodservice Equipment Technician Career

What Does a Foodservice Technician Do?

A foodservice equipment technician installs, repairs, and performs maintenance on commercial kitchen’s cooking and warewashing equipment. Equipment such as fryers, ovens, grills, and dish machines are the backbone for many businesses and commercial kitchens. Therefore, break downs or a unit not working efficiently can cause many problems. Businesses rely on knowledgeable techs to install their equipment properly, keep it running smoothly and repair it when needed.

High Demand for Skilled Foodservice Equipment Technicians

Like many other trade careers, there is a shortage of skilled workers entering the foodservice equipment industry. With a large portion of the trade’s workforce reaching retirement age, there is a need for more young people in the foodservice equipment industry. Additionally, the constant need for foodservice equipment in day-to-day operations for all commercial kitchens leads to a high demand for skilled techs to keep the equipment up and running. This is especially so in the rapidly expanding and developing areas in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

Perks a Foodservice Equipment Technician Career:

  • Plenty of room for advancement.
  • Paid training and certification opportunities
  • Median salary is $50,590 per year but top earning techs exceed $100,000 per year.
  • Little to no student loan debt. Scholarship opportunities are available through organizations such as CFESA.
  • Great career for an adaptable person who likes to work hands-on to solve problems for people.

About CES:

Cooking Equipment Specialist (CES) is a family-owned and operated business servicing North and East Texas. As a CFESA certified company, we lead our market in the installation, service, and maintenance of foodservice equipment. While serving 30,000 service calls each year, we offer quality service 24 hours a day.

We pride ourselves in being a family-oriented business with many multi-generation families working within our company. We also have many employees who have been with us for over 20 years. At CES, we can offer job stability, as well as an enjoyable working environment with coworkers who care for each other.

Our benefits:

We are proud to invest in the success of our employees, both professionally and personally. Therefore, we offer eligible full-time employees many competitive benefits including:

  • Health, dental and vision insurance
  • 401-K
  • Paid holidays and vacation
  • Company vehicle, phone, and tablet
  • Performance bonus program
  • Technician referral bonuses
  • Tuition reimbursement

Whether you are an experienced tech or just getting started in the industry, CES is hiring!  If you are ready to apply or want more info, then please email Additionally, you can fill out an application here at

Foodservice Equipment Technician Career