The Casual Dining trade show has released its exhibitor highlights for 2018. At the Business Design Centre in London on 21-22 February, over 200 suppliers will be showcasing their wares.
Among the catering equipment innovations are distributor Airedale Group’s new Lighthouse asset management tool, which is designed to offers end users full visibility on their reactive, statutory and planned maintenance plus real business intelligence on their commercial catering equipment (stand M423).
On the supplier side, Gamble Foodservice Solutions is previewing Hatco’s Rapide Cuisine high powered induction units, which utilise a magnetic power system. It has user programmable pre-sets, and a food temperature probe for more accurate cooking. Other features include: four surface temperature monitors, a 6mm patterned glass ceramic top, a removable grease filter, and conformal coated boards (stand G17).
Coca-Cola Freestyle beverage machine is now available in a smaller counter top freestyle model which can dispense over 50 soft drink brands. Using patented micro dosing technology, its networked connectivity and supporting app should allow consumers to create their own bespoke soft drinks, and then share them via social media. This marketing asset allows direct communication with consumers and offers ever changing content at the point of purchase (stand U116B).
Elsewhere, Nitro Cold Brew Coffee Co is promoting its Nitro Cold Brew Coffee machine, a new nitrogen-infused coffee experience served straight from the tap and not over ice. The nitrogen is said to give the coffee a sweet smooth taste without the need for sugar, which can also be made into a liquor (stand U201).
Adande Refrigeration is showcasing its newly launched Adande Combi Oven Stand, which is available for both rear and side engine drawers. The stand allows the user to load chilled/frozen products from the Adande drawer directly on to 1/1 GN cooking pans and place into a six-grid combi oven. The manufacturer will also be showcasing Adande Fryer Stations on stand M433.
Furthermore, Ascentia Foodservice Equipment is launching Robatayaki Grills from Mibrasa. Available in a range of sizes and adjustable levels, the Robata Grills are handmade. This multi-tier open charcoal grill is equipped with accessories to perform a range of cooking techniques using grills, Teppanyaki hot plates or skewers (stand M536).
Over 5,000 casual dining sector attendees are expected at the show next month.