Alto-Shaam, a Wisconsin-based cooking equipment business, received the 2017 Education Provider of the Year award from the Foodservice Consultants Society International (FCSI), the company announced on Tuesday. 

The annual award recognizes programs that provide high-quality, relevant education to foodservice consultant members. 

"We empower customers and employees through knowledge," says Steve Maahs, Alto-Shaam's president and COO. "Whether through technical training, culinary resources, seminars or educational materials, we provide them with learning opportunities to enhance their businesses or professional growth."

Alto-Shaam's corporate headquarters, worldwide manufacturing facility, culinary institute and technical institute are based in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin.