ASM Culinary Equipment represents a select roster of commercial food service equipment manufacturers in the DMV.
We combine exceptional product knowledge, a half century of experience and a tailored approach for every client. Our goal is to achieve the best application for performance, durability and efficiency with an eye on our client’s budget.
We choose our partners carefully. As privately held companies, our manufacturers take great pride in their products as well as their companies and we share their passion for their products and our customers.
Meet Our Team
With four decades of experience ranging from dealer to consultant to manufacturer’s rep, Jim founded ASM in 2002 with a focus on product knowledge and engineering. He uses this knowledge to educate specifiers and to achieve the best solution for the end-user’s application and budget.
Although he has lived in Maryland with his wife Karen for more than 40 years, he still clings to his Texas roots. A graduate of the University of Texas, Jim enjoys swimming, cooking, music, and traveling.
With more than 20 years of experience in the business including front and back end, management, and concept development, Graham has spent the last 14 years as a manufacturer’s rep. Graham’s culinary and technical knowledge has allowed him to work closely with numerous chefs in the territory implementing specialized equipment on many high-profile projects in the DMV.
Graham surprised his Dad in 2006 by joining ASM following graduation from St. Mary’s College of MD. It didn’t take long for the equipment bug to take hold and he still has the fever to this day.
Graham and Arianna live in southern Maryland with their three kids, chickens, and tortoise, Fiona. He enjoys being a family man, grilling on his Kamado with an IPA in hand, camping, fishing or just hanging out near the water.
Jamie Gwynne Lackey
Associate – Virginia
Jamie brings considerable experience from both the dealer and manufacturer’s rep side over the past ten years in addition to another decade in front of house operations and management. Many people compare her favorably to that irresistible object we have all heard about and she is always on the move seeking the next opportunity.
Jamie lives in Columbia and enjoys cooking, fishing, gardening, sports, and spending time with family.
Customer Service Coordinator
Amie joins ASM with more than a decade of culinary experience – starting with an apprentice program focused on baking, she also spent time working the line, catering, and in kitchen management as well. Her true niche is in baking and pastries and she continues that interest as an avocation. Following her time in food service, Amie spent eight years with a major retailer in management and HR and developed a true understanding of customer service. During that time, she had a major role in three major store renovations allowing significant experience in the planning and execution of construction processes. Amie’s combined food service and retail history provides an ideal skill set for the coordination of food service equipment procurement for our customers.
Amie lives in southern MD with her daughter, granddaughter, two dogs and a cat. She enjoys cooking, baking and DIY home projects.
ASM is a valuable partner for Next Step Design. Their team is knowledgeable about the equipment they represent and is extremely responsive. They are passionate about the foodservice industry and have a true understanding of the needs of the clients that they serve.
ASM is a great group to work with - Jim and Graham are very knowledgeable about their equipment and always provide a high-level of service to us and our clients.
Our team at Alto-Hartley appreciates the knowledge, support, and follow through at ASM helping us achieve success for our customers.