Quest Metal Works a division of Russell Food Equipment Limited
Kitchen Equipment (Food Service) - KManufacturing (sale to others) - MFG
6:30am - 2:30pm Monday-Friday excluding Holidays
At the corner of Venables and Clark in the historic Russell Building
Quest Metal Works was founded some time before 1938 by Bill Quest who designed and built high-quality heavy duty brick-and-casting ranges for the food service and logging industry. Quest set out to build a high quality, durable piece of equipment because crews in remote locations would not tolerate equipment failure. In 1938, Ken Russell purchased the company from Bill Quest and continued to refine the design, converting brick and casting to metal,
That’s why today Quest is a leading supplier of high-quality, heavy-duty, 100% Canadian made stainless cooking equipment and fixtures. With over 83 years of experience in fabrication, design, and engineering we deliver the highest standards of design and quality in our fabricated products.
Along the way, Ken Russell moved the shop to a larger space and expanded into other food equipment production. Then in 1944, he incorporated Russell Food Equipment to distribute Quest products to a wider audience of customers who would appreciate the quality and durability of our products. By the mid-1950s, Quest had opened a factory in Winnipeg to be closer to customers in central and eastern Canada. In 1970, a second manufacturing facility was opened in Winnipeg to handle the increasing demand separating custom fixtures and gas appliance manufacturing. In 1985, Quest and Russell Food Equipment opened their current head office, showroom and factory at Venables and Clark in Vancouver.