The Blue Flame Alliance is a consortium of utilities, foodservice equipment manufacturers, gas industry leaders, national accounts, cooking professionals, and trade allies all organized to be a resource of gas solutions for the commercial segment. We provide all of our members with natural gas knowledge to better their commercial strategies.

Welcome our new member, Venancio USA, to Blue Flame Alliance!


Venancio USA was founded in Brazil, which is the world’s second-largest exporter of iron ore and minerals. Established on February 6th, 1991, Venancio began with the production of wood-fired ranges. These cast-iron wood-fired ranges gained popularity quickly. Since its inception, Venancio has been constantly expanding and improving the factory, which allowed Venancio to have unparalleled manufacturing capacity. As a family-owned business, Venancio USA has become a leading supplier to the foodservice industry. Each year we process tons of raw material to manufacture proprietary products of superior quality and reliability. Our manufacturing facility encompasses a vast 700,000 sq. ft footprint, with over 1000 employees. This internal vertically integrated manufacturing model results in unparalleled efficiencies, faster turnarounds, reduced cost, and increased flexibility for all our customers. At our factory, we have a cast iron foundry, vitreous enamel (porcelain enamel) production, and we process our stainless steel from coils. Our state-of-the-art production facility even includes laser cutting, punching machines, stamping machines, precision water cutting, fully automated stainless-steel bending and cutting machines, robotic welding and much more. Venancio has launched the Genesis Series Range Line that is an Award Winning exclusive high efficiency range line.

2021 State of the Restaurant Industry Mid-Year Update.

Gas vs. Electric

Cost of Commercial Equipment Maintenance

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This paper will discuss gas versus electric maintenance costs of commercial kitchen equipment. It will address the common misperception that gas equipment costs more than electric equipment to maintain.


As the only facility of its kind on the East Coast, this commercial kitchen and outdoor living solution facility is an exclusive collaboration of resource-efficient design, materials, equipment, learning and technologies.



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Follow Piedmont Natural Gas as they construct a new state-of-the-art natural gas technology center in Charlotte, NC.  Piedmont recently broke ground on this project with an anticipated completion date of June 2020. To quote Piedmont, this new technology center will…

2022 BFA Blue Flame Product of the Year Award.

Winner Announced!!!