A master of identifying challenges and bridging the gap between ideas and reality, we act as a concept liaison and solution provider.

Industry Leading Designs and Manufacturing

Since 2006, Meister Cook, LLC has served as a designer and manufacturer of custom foodservice equipment for large restaurant chains, identifying existing challenges, then inventing and designing solutions. Meister Cook serves domestic and international markets and manufactures all products in the United States.

Rapid Growth and Accolades

Meister Cook developed the restaurant industry’s first hot air re-circulating fried food holder. This patented technology extends the crisp and hot hold times for French fries and other fried foods. They followed that innovation with the world’s

fastest bagel toaster and the first patented food holding systems designed for dry and moist foods. Other Meister Cook creations include: a mechanical donut filler, waterfall glazing machines, powerless food thermometers, high speed panini grills, industry revolutionary food packaging systems and inventive teabags with steep timers.

America's Fastest Growing Private Companies

In 2014, Meister Cook was ranked 87 on the Inc. 500 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies. In 2015, Meister Cook built on that growth by improving their ranking to 41 in the country and became the third fastest-growing company in Indiana.

In 2016, Meister Cook was invited to continue building on their success and enter the Northeast Indiana Innovation Center (NIIC) in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The NIIC is a private-public partnership named a Best-Under-the-Radar Business Incubator by Entrepreneur magazine.


Dr. Erik Magner is a revolutionary inventor of unique, high-performance equipment and creator of new product segments in the foodservice industry.

A Tradition of Service and Education

Born in the rural countryside of Northern Germany, Erik Magner served as a highly decorated officer cadet specializing in military intelligence.


After completing his service, Magner received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and M.S. in Aerospace/Aircraft Engineering and Material Science from the prestigious Braunschweig University. After graduation, he immigrated to the United States and began designing power and air-conditioning systems for a military supplier and manufacturer, eventually receiving his MBA at the University of California at Berkeley. In 2012, Magner acquired his Ph.D. in Global Leadership and Organizational Management from the Indiana Institute of Technology.

Growth Through Hard Work and Initiative

In 1997, Erik Magner entered the foodservice equipment industry. He helped design gas combustion systems, automatic hamburger feeders, and split belt broiling systems for Nieco. During his time at Nieco, Magner also assisted in setting up the company’s global distribution and service support network. Later, Magner was named president of Vent Master for Enodis, one of the industry’s largest equipment conglomerates.

Founding Meister Cook

In 2006, Magner founded Meister Cook, LLC in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Meister Cook has continued Magner’s innovative work, producing many cutting-edge technologies and earning numerous patents. Magner’s leadership has helped Meister Cook become one of the United State’s fastest-growing private companies.


Meister Cook's abilities to design and create are endless. We take your needs, conceptualize the most efficient ideas and make them reality.

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