The National Restaurant Association announced the recipients of the 2018 Kitchen Innovations (KI) Awards, honouring progressive equipment that increases efficiencies and productivity for back-of-the-house operations and benefits restaurant operators. Recipients and their product will be showcased in the interactive Kitchen Innovations Showroom at the 2018 National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show®, to be held May 19-22 in Chicago at McCormick Place.
“The KI Award recipients are innovators in back-of-house operations and work tirelessly to improve the challenges faced by restaurant operators,” says Dickie Brennan, Convention Chair for NRA Show 2018 and owner/managing partner of Dickie Brennan & Company, whose restaurant group includes Tableau, Palace Café, Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse, and Bourbon House. “For fourteen years, the industry has admired KI Award recipients and their contribution to making our food service industry even better.”
The 2018 KI Award recipients reflect the trends and topics most important to food service operators today. The 22 selected innovations address operator concerns from labor, energy and water efficiency to food safety, sanitation, cross-functionality and space saving. New software and new materials continue to make new solutions possible. The 2018 Kitchen Innovations Award recipients are:GSP H & HD Illuminated Safety Slicers, Manual, Semi-Automatic and Fully-Automatic Operation.
Bizerba North America
GSP H & HD Illuminated Safety Slicers, Manual, Semi-Automatic and Fully-Automatic Operation. This slicer line, introduced to foodservice a little over a year ago, caught the judges’ eyes with its big emphasis on safety. These illuminated slicers use color-coded lights to indicate the machine’s status—solid green is safe mode, with blade closed for safe cleaning. Flashing red is exposed blade and not spinning and solid red indicates blade is spinning and ready to slice.
The patented illuminated safety slicers have received the KI 2018 Award, North America’s most prestigious, recognized and independently judged by a panel of respected third-party experts from across food service representing some of the industry’s best-known brands and organizations is organized by the National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show.
You can find the Bizerba illuminated slicers at the upcoming NRA Show 2018, May 19th - 22nd in Chicago in the KI booth 2440.