Eaton Marketing - Nov 15, 2019

Rep Prep: Spend a Few Minutes with Jerry Farnum


Rep Prep from Eaton Marketing is an informative series that gives you access to one of our foodservice equipment experts. In this edition, spend a few minutes with a member of our national chain support team, Jerry Farnum.

Give us a little background on yourself.

I was raised in upstate New York, and I've been a resident of Florida since 1977. I currently live in Largo. I've been married for 35 years and have two sons, aged 26 and 27.

How many years have you been in the industry?

47. I graduated with a degree in hotel and restaurant management in 1972. My first job was as the assistant manager at the Post House Cafeteria in the Greyhound Bus terminal in Albany, NY. My first job that involved the foodservice equipment industry was traveling through Vermont and Massachusetts selling smallwares and equipment for H. Horton and Co in Albany back in 1974.

Where is your favorite place to go out to dinner?

Longhorn Steakhouse

Does it contain foodservice equipment represented by Eaton?

Yes. Perlick and ThermoKool.

What do you usually order?


When you go out, what's your go-to drink?

Jamison, neat.

What are the favorite places you've visited?

Germany and Austria

Where do you see yourself in five years?

Germany or Austria

Eaton Marketing's team of experts helps Florida foodservice operations become more efficient and experience greater profits. Schedule a free foodservice equipment assessment with one of our team members to learn more.

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