For the past 30 years, Horizon has outfitted leading food pros with the gear they need to create incredible food. Wherever hot, sweaty, back-breaking, amazing cooking is happening, that’s where we want to be, providing the equipment to get the job done right.
We’ll work with your architect, interior designer, or a scratch piece of paper to bring your vision to life.
Over the past 40 years, we’ve expanded to serve foodservice professionals of all kinds. Restaurants, cafes, delis, coffee shops, bars, country clubs, hotels, casinos, hospitals, schools, universities—wherever food professionals want a partner who respects the equipment every bit as much as they respect the food. It wasn’t always this way.
IN THE BEGINNING, OUR PANTS SMELLED LIKE BREAD.
When we came home from work, neighborhood dogs stopped over for a sniff.
Way back in 1981 Horizon got its start selling and servicing equipment to bakeries across the wide-open prairie goodness of the Great Midwest. Ovens. Proof boxes. Donut-making machines. That kind of stuff.
We quickly learned 24/7/365 on-call service was the only way we could reliably take care of our customers. Which led us to a great business practice. Treat your customers like they were your friends—which is what many of them still are, some 40 years later.
Into the Grocery Business
When some of our original baker-artisan customers migrated to supermarket operations, they took along our wrinkled, flour-crusted business card. Pretty soon we were up to our elbows in the grocery business, providing bakery equipment, meat-processing gear, deli equipment, scales, freezers, walk-in coolers and display cases.
Grocers, who get up only slightly later than bakers, liked that we knew foodservice equipment inside and out. We were specialists, which mattered to them because failed equipment in the grocery business can spell disaster. Soon, we were selling, installing and servicing equipment to grocers around the country.
Expanding into the Restaurant World
Our chef customers soon discovered that just as they respect each ingredient in every dish they make, Horizon respects the ingredients that go into superior restaurant equipment. We call ourselves equipment outfitters, because, much like an outdoor equipment outfitter, our customers rely on our gear in the field—usually under great stress.
Having observed how top equipment performs in the field for decades, we make recommendations not based on trends or flashy features, but on real-world experience. We know which equipment delivers day after day, service after service, not because we read it on a website somewhere, but because we have lived it. That's our story—and our advantage—for our customers.
So, whether you need buying advice on a single fry pan, or you're looking for a turnkey design and outfitting solution for your entire cooking suite, Horizon is here for you. From mom-and-pop cafes to massive commercial production facilities, Horizon is the food professional's choice.
We want to be the outfitter for your cooking adventure—wherever it takes you.