Food Service Equipment Center

Find out how the Food Service Equipment Center can help your business save energy, be more efficient and improve your operation.

The SoCalGas® Food Service Equipment Center, located at the Energy Resource Center in Downey, is a state-of-the-art kitchen and a great resource for any commercial food service customer. You can attend monthly seminars, learn about energy-efficient equipment and see how to qualify for equipment rebates.

Come experience everything we have to offer.

Equipment Demonstration and Testing

How can you be sure the food service equipment you are considering is right for your facility? Come to the Food Service Equipment Center and try it before you buy.

We offer "test drives" of new commercial food service equipment in a neutral facility at no cost or obligation. Schedule an appointment, bring your own ingredients and compare new, energy-efficient food service equipment for quality, production, overall performance and ease of maintenance. Test new design features and control panels for more consistency and control in your menu items. We offer:

  • More than 125 pieces of equipment from more than 60 different manufacturers
  • A one-of-a-kind Ventilation and Baking Lab that allows you to simultaneously test up to five different combinations of ventilation hoods
While we do not sell food service equipment, we can help you understand the difference between brands and how to choose the right equipment for your needs. To schedule an appointment, contact or call 1-562-803-7323.

Educational Seminars

Learn and sharpen your skills by attending our exciting educational seminars. Seminar topics change monthly and include food safety, kitchen ventilation, sustainability for food service, equipment maintenance, an annual Food Service Equipment Expo and more.

Food Service Equipment Resources

Find information on additional food service rebates, as well as useful catalogs, flyers, customer testimonials and much more.

Food Service Equipment Rebates

We offer rebates on new natural gas-fired food service equipment for the purpose of replacing inefficient equipment with more efficient models. Our rebates for commercial food service equipment can help offset the purchase price of newer, high-efficiency models. Plus, you will enjoy continued savings through lower operating costs year after year.Food Service Equipment Rebates

For a list of qualifying models - click here 

Comprehensive Energy Efficiency Foodservice Rebate Program for Electric Equipment

Available to commercial customers in the shared service areas of SoCalGas and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP).

How to Apply for Rebates

LADWP rebates are offered only for new or replacement energy-efficient equipment.

In order to receive rebates follow these steps:

  1. Download the  FOODSERVICE REBATE PROGRAM FOR MUNICIPALITIES AND BUSINESSES  catalog to view all available Electric Foodservice Rebates.
  2. Visit for a complete list of all qualifying foodservice equipment.
  3. Purchase and install new, efficient, electric equipment.
  4. To apply online, click here.
  6. Mail, fax, or email the application package to:
    • Mail:
      Attn: Comprehensive Food Service Program
      P.O. Box 512670 Los Angeles, CA 90051-0670
    • Fax:
      818-701-3919 (Attn: Electric Food Service Rebates)
    • Email:

Food Service Energy Survey

Take our Food Service "Do-it-Yourself Energy Survey" that looks at areas where energy is intensive: kitchen and serving, dining room, dish room, rooftop, parking lot and the exterior of your business.

Food Service Technology Center (FSTC)

As part of a statewide effort, A great resource to evaluate food service equipment, water saving equipment and life cycle cost calculator is the FSTC . Learn More* »

Join SoCalGas’ Online Trade Professional Directory

If you sell, service or install energy-efficient natural gas equipment for commercial, industrial or agricultural customers, consider joining our Trade Professional (Trade Pro) Directory . Trade Pro, offered at no cost, makes it easier for customers to find trade professionals and allows trade professionals to receive energy-efficiency rebates from SoCalGas on behalf of their customers.