WHAT DRIVES US
The Choquette CKS Difference
What makes us different?
Choquette CKS is a Commercial Kitchen Service company which has been in business since 1913. As leaders in the service industry we offer fast, responsive service with integrity for all of your industrial kitchen needs. You can expect a licensed, factory trained technician at your service 24/7 every day of the year; backed by our 90 day warranty program and fully stocked with only OEM parts. Our territory covers Eastern Canada with a huge fleet of trucks at your service. Our service team is staffed with industry trained and specialized service associates. Choquette CKS stocks a massive inventory for all makes and brands of commercial kitchen equipment. Our customer friendly walk in parts sales counters are staffed by knowledgeable industry trained and specialized parts associates. As a company we are passionate about service. Trust us to get the job done right.
The Choquette CKS
Choquette CKS industry leadership flows from three key service pillars:
We are committed to providing the best in industry response times to ensure we are there when you need us and you do not experience extended downtime of your equipment.
Our customers’ uptime defines us.
Our focus is to get your equipment up and running so that you can make money.
Integrity is at the core of everything we do.
The Choquette CKS
Team – Proud, Experienced and Dedicated
We are a company dedicated to keeping our foodservice customers up and running and proudly doing so. Our team members stay with us, developing expertise and sharing it with the customers we serve.
Topnotch Service Technicians
Choquette CKS technicians are the best in the business – savvy, certified, professional, and reliable. With more than 100 customer and technical service associates on the phones and in the field every day, we keep our customers covered.
Customer Care That Cares
Our service team is staffed with industry trained and specialized service associates. You will speak to people who know your equipment and understand your needs. Reduce frustration by dealing with professionals.
Our experienced technicians ensure that our customers are served with the highest quality work.
Our goal, as dedicated service partners for our customers, is to eliminate downtime and lost revenue with proactive solutions that help you run a more profitable business.
Some of the advantages to doing business with Choquette CKS are:
Digital records of service and purchases to help you
Years of experience in every department
Wide coverage area - large inventory
Factory-Authorized warranty service for most manufacturers
Factory trained and certified technicians
24 hour service available
CFESA Certified Company
Our vision is to be the most reliable source of service management solutions for the foodservice industry.
For more than 100 years we have serviced your commercial kitchen needs with speed, accuracy and integrity. Trust us to get the job done right.
The history of the company Choquette began in 1913 when it was originally founded by J. Eugene Choquette as a small electrical company. By 1944 the company had expanded to include the sale and repair of small electrical appliances.
In 1957 fire destroyed the building where Choquette & Company was located. While rebuilding, the focus was mainly on the sale of small appliances and more specifically in the area of repairs of small appliances. It is during this time that Choquette & Company became the Authorized Service Agent for various major manufacturers providing on road and in-shop services. Choquette & Company became a well-respected company and found itself gradually heading towards commercial kitchen repairsin restaurants and institutions.
In the 1980's Choquette & Company Ltd. made two major acquisitions: “JCW Food Equipment Services” in 1982, and more importantly “Commercial Kitchen Services” (CKS) in 1984. The purchase of the company Commercial Kitchen Services (C.K.S.) in 1984 brought the connection to major manufactures of commercial cooking equipment and vast technical knowledge. Commercial Kitchen Services was the largest commercial kitchen equipment repair agency in the Montreal, Quebec City and Ottawa area.
With this acquisition; Choquette-CKS Inc. became well connected to major manufacturers of commercial cooking equipment and with experienced technical knowledge, was able to broaden its services to a vast variety of customers, ranging from snack-bars to the largest industrial and commercial institutions.
In the early 1990's, a decision was made to sell the Quebec City and Ottawa branches. Choquette-CKS Inc. in Quebec City became owned and operated by Gestion PSL Inc.
In 1992, Linton Services purchased the Ottawa branch of Choquette-CKS Inc. Continuing to use the name Choquette CKS, both Ottawa (and Kingston) are owned and operated by Linton Services (1992) Inc
After servicing and remotely developing Kingston and area since 1997; Choquette-CKS officially expanded its territory to include the city of Kingston and surrounding areas with the opening of its Kingston office June 16, 2004.
On December 15, 2007, the Ottawa office was completely destroyed by a major fire. With the effort of employees and the owner, the grand reopening of the restored office was celebrated in june of the following year.
In 2011, after acknowledging that they had no succession to their business, Gestion PSL offered its shares to Choquette-CKS Montreal.
2013 was a major land mark for Choquette CKS Inc. as it celebrated its 100th anniversary.
Choquette-CKS has concentrated its efforts on preserving and expanding manufacturer relationships. During these years of growth, the company focused on maintaining and gaining the trust of major manufacturers while winning authorization for service contracts.
Rigorous factory and in-house training has enabled Choquette-CKS to be a leader in the technological evolution of the Commercial Kitchen Service industry.