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Traulsen and Hobart Announce First Winner of Save Your Kitchen 2023

Homedale School District in Idaho Receives Much Needed New Equipment from Traulsen and Hobart

FORT WORTH, Texas (April 18, 2023) – ITW Food Equipment Group is proud to announce the first winner of the Save Your Kitchen 2023 campaign sweepstakes held in honor of National School Breakfast Week. Homedale School District in Homedale, Idaho, won by random selection in the first of four drawings for 2023.  

This ninth iteration of the popular K-12 kitchen equipment makeover initiative kicked off this February. Save Your Kitchen provides free Traulsen and Hobart kitchen equipment to four winning sweepstake entrants each year.  The Homedale School District is the first recipient of the new kitchen equipment prize package.

The Homedale School District is a comprehensive community public school district serving students in kindergarten through twelfth grade from Homedale, Idaho along the state’s southwestern region. The district is made up of three schools with an enrollment of 1,220 students. 

Homedale School District selected a One-Section Traulsen Reach-In Refrigerator which features more than 24 cubic feet of storage and advanced technology like Traulsen’s StayClear™ Condenser coil and Smart Control. As a part of the Traulsen Spec Line offering, this unit provides top industry performance, durability, and ease of use. 

Their Hobart prize selection is the Centerline™ Standard Heavy-Duty 20-Quart Mixer (HMM20). This product features an all-gear transmission, digital timer, and sleek contemporary look. It’s designed for kitchens needing a reliable and better-performing machine. 

Both products will be used at Homedale High School. 

“This new equipment for our high school will have a significant impact on the quality of food and the overall efficiency of the kitchen,” said Teresa Bettleyon, Child Nutrition Director at Homedale School District. “It will allow for the preparation of a wider range of meals and promote food safety. This can also lead to increased participation in our meal program and improve student health and well-being.”

“The increased efficiency of the kitchen can help reduce costs and support the sustainability of our department,” Bettleyon continued.

“We are excited to have won new equipment for our school, it will help us be more efficient in our large-scale food preparation efforts,” said Shirley Martinat, Food Service Clerk at Homedale School District. “Having updated equipment helps our staff work more efficiently and that has a helpful impact on our school nutrition program.”

“We are excited to continue the Save Your Kitchen campaign into 2023,” said Hailey Elting, Business Development Manager and K-12 Specialist at Traulsen. “Knowing that we are helping programs deliver healthy meals to students and making a difference in the schools drives us to be the best partner we can be.”

The entry deadline for the second drawing is May 5, 2023, at 11:59 p.m.  Sweepstake details, entry form, products and other information can be found at   

The sweepstakes is open to K-12 nutrition professionals in the 50 states and Washington, D.C. Among the products offered in this year’s sweepstakes are Traulsen refrigerators, a freezer or a milk cooler plus a Centerline™ by Hobart slicer or mixer, or a Hobart food processor for all four sweepstakes, and a Hobart AM16 base dish machine for the July sweepstakes only. Different products may be available for specific sweepstakes. 

Traulsen, an ITW Food Equipment Group brand, has been providing the most trusted refrigeration equipment for foodservice and food retail operations since 1938. Traulsen offers a broad refrigeration product offering that includes reach-ins, roll-ins, undercounters, blast chillers, prep tables, merchandisers and milk coolers. Traulsen is part of ITW Food Equipment Group LLC (a subsidiary of Illinois Tool Works) and is proud to be an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year since 2008. To learn more about Traulsen, visit or connect with us on Facebook at

At Hobart, an ITW Food Equipment Group brand, people and food are our passion. We believe great food brings people together, and the relationships we share feed our inspiration to be the best we can be for one another. As a food equipment manufacturer and service provider, we’ve been dedicated for more than a century to supporting those who are not only passionate about creating great food but are inspired by the people they serve and come to know on a daily basis. Likewise, it is our mission to provide premium food equipment that foodservice and food retail professionals can trust to work hard and deliver quality, consistent results day in and day out, empowering them to focus on what they love most—creating great food for great people. Backed by our nationwide network of 1,500 factory-trained service technicians, we’re always nearby to install, maintain and service your equipment. Hobart is part of ITW Food Equipment Group LLC (a subsidiary of Illinois Tool Works) and is proud to be an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year since 2008. Explore Hobart by visiting, connecting with us on Facebook at or by contacting your local Hobart representative at 888-4HOBART.

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