Our Foodservice Technology Center (FTC) is a one-of-a-kind demonstration kitchen that showcases the latest energy-efficient commercial foodservice equipment and technologies for your restaurant or foodservice facility. We encourage you to come by the FTC, take a tour and ‘Try Before You Buy’ by “test-driving” leading manufacturers’ equipment before you make your purchase decision. Find ways to speed up your cookline, improve product quality and enhance your bottom line by saving energy and money.
The FTC offers SCE customers a variety of free services, including:
- Consulting and equipment reviews for your existing locations, new sites, or remodel
- Energy audits for your location(s) with unbiased professional advice and recommendations
- A showcase of the latest energy-efficient commercial foodservice equipment on the market
- Cooking demos and side-by-side comparison testing of various cooking technologies
- Meeting facilities with full AV for your next sales and marketing training
- Free foodservice education and training for professionals and students
- Rebates and incentives for new and upgraded equipment
With advancements in induction cooking technology, induction cooktops, stoves, woks, holding bins and hotpots are now able to heat, cook and hold faster and safer than ever before. Offering more control and easier cleanup, induction cooktops make a great addition to residential and commercial kitchens alike, while also fighting climate change and providing better indoor air quality.
Borrowing an induction unit is as easy as 1, 2, 3. Create an account, view our inventory, and reserve your items, and you'll be on your way to cleaner, safer, and faster climate-friendly cooking.
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View our short video on induction cooking and learn how you can experience even, efficient and cooler cooking in your kitchen.
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California Utilities Partnering for Energy Efficiency Operating a restaurant is a tough business. With costs rising all around you, it’s more important than ever to find ways to save money and reduce your operating costs.
The FTC is a part of the California Investor-Owned Utilities (Southern California Edison, SoCal Gas, Pacific Gas and Electric Company and San Diego Gas and Electric), providing services at no cost to the commercial foodservice customer.
We offer free, educational foodservice-specific seminars, expert energy advice, equipment demos and more.
Have you always wondered how your latest dish will turn out with a new combi, deck, convection, conveyer, cook and hold or retherm oven? How about a new fryer, griddle or steamer? Try Before You Buy in our kitchen and see which units provide the best product for your menu. It's free
Our energy education and foodservice training for professionals can give you the knowledge and skills to put you above the competition. Students and individuals new to the industry can also gain valuable, practical insights to enhance their culinary education. Visit the California Energy Wise website for a full list of all of the classes offered by SCE and the California Statewide Utilities.
Request an energy survey of your existing location, new site or remodel and get unbiased, professional reviews and recommendations to help make a difference in your business’s bottom line. Make an appointment, and let’s get started!
Hold your next sales and marketing training or account rep meeting at the FTC. We offer a spacious meeting setting with audio-visual services and free parking.