The Great Hospitality Show has unveiled its shortlist for the Great Product Awards, whittling down scores of entries to just 12 – the most innovative new products in the industry today.
The top 12 were selected from the sectors of Food & Drink, Catering Equipment, Technology and Interiors & Tableware and will be on display in a dedicated area throughout the show (NEC Birmingham 23 – 25 January) for visitors to experience for themselves.
A panel of industry experts will decide on an overall winner who will be announced on the Business Briefing Stage at 4pm on Monday 23 January. Show Ambassador and Godfather of modern Midlands cooking, Andreas Antona, will be announcing the winner and handing out the spoils.
Electronic Temperature Instruments – SuperFast Thermapen 4
Easy-to-read in any position thanks to its rotating display, the Thermapen 4 accurately measures the temperature of a product in just three seconds, saving precious time in busy kitchens.
ScanomatUK – TopBrewer Pro II
The TopBrewer Pro II gives customers complete control over their drink choice, allowing them to select, customise and pay in one seamless transaction via an app on smartphones and tablets.
Adventys – Induc Stone
This induction unit can be fitted under an existing work surface to transform hot buffet counters and keep food warm without the need for expensive and unsightly chafing fuel tins.
NAH Foods – Konjac Spaghetti
Allergen-free and with a shelf-life of 24 months, Konjac Spaghetti only needs to be heated through rather than cooked, making it a quick and easy product for chefs. It is EFSA-approved and is suitable for a range of special diets.
Krupps – iKloud and Uniko
Customers can programme their dishwasher to switch on and off remotely, saving users both time and money, and the dishwasher can also self-diagnose upon breakdown via an app.
Rieber – Thermoport Midi-K
The Thermoport Midi-K is ideal for transporting hot food to satellite kitchens from a central hub or as a fixed hot holding unit. It can maintain a temperature of up to 85°C, ensuring food stays hot during deliveries while eliminating waste.
Ice Cool Services – Triton Mk4 IW
This energy efficient countertop dispenser uses hydrocarbon refrigerant, which reduces energy consumption by 20% like-for-like.
Essential Cuisine – Miso Broth Base
Part of a new range of highly versatile, easy-to-use concentrated bases, Miso Broth Base allows chefs to create quality Asian dishes in a matter of minutes with no compromise on taste.
Contra Vision – TEAPY
A combined mug lid and tea bag tidy, TEAPY is a tableware piece designed so individuals can create their ideal cup of tea.
Washroom Wizard – ECOBreeze
Designed to enhance the atmosphere in all work place areas, ECOBreeze is a triple-action system that filters dust from the air before pushing it through a carbon filter and over a fragranced wick.
iQi Charge – GIZGO pod
With an integrated iPhone and android cable plus two USB ports, GIZGO pod is a portable charger that allows customers to charge their phones at the table, helping businesses increase footfall, dwell time and revenue.
Roband – ST500A Sycloid Toaster Generation 2
The Sycloid Toaster’s energy efficient design includes an automatic power-save mode to help conserve energy during quiet period and features a cool-to-the-touch external temperature.
Toby Wand, managing director of Fresh Montgomery, said, “Thank you to every exhibitor who took the time to enter the Great Product Awards and many congratulations to all of our finalists. Our final shortlist represents the 12 hottest products in hospitality today; innovations set to transform the industry in 2017. We look forward to welcoming visitors to Birmingham in January where our finalists will be on show for all to see.”