The Chill Zone

    The Chill Zone: Michael Nixon

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    Our Chill Zone series is here to introduce you to the team at Thermo-Kool. We're enjoying showcasing those who are bringing quality products to our customers. 

    This month we spoke with one of our Team Leaders, Michael Nixon. With us for over 20 years, he ended up at Thermo-Kool by chance. And we're glad he did! Here's a little more about Michael and what he enjoys doing most on a nice afternoon. 

    How Did You End Up In The Foodservice Industry?

    It was a 50-50 shot. At the time, I’d interviewed at two separate places. Thermo-Kool called me first, and this is where I ended up. 23 years later, I’m still here.

    Where Do You See The Industry Headed?

    From where I’m standing, the industry is looking great. Plenty of work.

    What’s Your Favorite Food Or Beverage?

    Beer . . . I mean, Diet Dr. Pepper and red beans and rice.

    Do You Have A Favorite Restaurant?

    In the next town over, there’s a restaurant called Crab Queens. Their boudin balls and crab legs are the best in town.

    What's Your Go-To Order?

    Double Cheeseburger.

    What Show Are You Binging Right Now?

    No shows, but action movies are my go-to. The last action movie I watched was “In the Light of the Moon.”

    Do You Cook At Home? If So, What’s Your Favorite Tool Or Appliance?

    Oh, I always cook at home. I love to grill, especially chicken steak. But only if it’s a charcoal grill, not gas.

    Where's The Coolest Place On Earth You've Ever Been?

    Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The beaches are beautiful.

    In Your Opinion, What's The Best, Obscure Use For A Blast Chiller?

    Making freeze cups. It’s no secret that Mississippi is hot, sometimes even in the Winter. So, being able to freeze some Gatorade in a blast chiller, shake it up, and make a slushie is pretty important when you’re working out in the factory.

    What's On Your Bucket List?

    I want to buy another motorcycle and a new truck, and I want to take that motorcycle and ride from one state to another.

    If You Could Describe Thermo-Kool In One Word, What Would It Be?


    What's your favorite cold weather sport?

    Football. There's not enough cold here for anything else.

    Anything else we should know about you? (kids, pets, favorite place to vacation and anything else you want people to know about you)

    I'm a Master Mason, I love making money, and there's nothing better than an afternoon riding my motorcycle.


    Thermo-Kool Employee Spotlight Photo Montage Michael NixonWe hope you enjoyed getting to know Michael. If you think your foodservice business is ready to become more efficient, click below to find out how to get started! 

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