Commercial Kitchen 2017 has released its first preview of some of the new products on show at the NEC Birmingham next month, on 6-7 June.
The UK’s only dedicated trade event for the commercial kitchen industry will feature 100 companies exhibiting a complete range of equipment, devices and services required to run, refurbish or build a commercial kitchen; including cooking equipment, refrigeration, storage, warewashing, fit out and design.
Recently confirmed suppliers include Middleby UK, Meiko UK, Jestic Foodservice Equipment, QCR Recycling Equipment, The Professionals Choice, Sous Vide Tools, My-kaboodle, Commercial BBQ Smokers, and Sterling Foodservice Design.
Middleby UK sales director Kenny Smith said: “Commercial Kitchen was a great success and we were very pleased that the quality of visitor matched the quality of exhibitor. We’re looking forward to creating even more exciting opportunities with key buyers and decision makers this year. There are other marketing avenues available but nothing beats the face to face opportunities that a good trade show can offer.”
Paul Anderson MD of Meiko UK commented: “The decision to exhibit at Commercial Kitchen was an easy one. Having attended the first event, I was pleased with the quality of visitors, and the decision to showcase the support that we, at Meiko, can offer our industry was swiftly sanctioned. I’m delighted to present our latest models, ware washing technology and our passion for energy efficiency.”
The following are just some of the new innovations on show for 2017:
Aqua Cure is previewing the new Conserv 75S, a reverse osmosis system from Pentair, specifically designed to protect combi ovens and small steamers.
Panasonic UK is launching its new Speed Convection Oven SCV-2 at the show. It is designed to offer an affordable and cost-effective alternative to accelerated cooking options already available.
Interflow UK is launching ecoAzur from GIF. It monitors heat and vapours from cooking (using optical and thermal sensors linked to the BMS) to adapt airflow and ensure optimal air quality and ergonomics.
Middleby UK’s Hounö brand is presenting its Let’s Cook cloud ecosystem, which should enable operators to access and monitor their ovens anytime, anywhere, on any device. The firm is also showcasing Perfect Fry’s PFA7201 fully automated frying system.
Degafloor is highlighting its latest range of fast curing and seamless resin flooring systems. Each option is designed to provide slip resistance and is available in a range of bespoke colours and surface textures that can be tailored by area of use.
Goodflo is exhibiting its recently launched 100 litre gt underground grease trap. Manufactured, supplied and maintained by Goodflo, it offers an in-kitchen FOG management solution for commercial kitchen operators. It is also showcasing its G-bag Grease Trap system.
Catering Equipment is showcasing the latest range of Dometic powered, and non-powered, food transport boxes, which feature some major improvements for 2017.
Sterling Foodservice Design is demonstrating its new software, which can produce 3D elevations and full colour renderings of their designs to illustrate realistic representations of finished installations.
Glen Dimplex Professional Appliances is showcasing Burco’s new Titan Induction Range Cooker. Features include a 2/1 GN oven, heavy-duty 6mm glass hob with five induction cooking zones, single or multiphase connectivity, and an easy to clean filter system.
Electrolux Professional is showcasing SpeeDelight, a new accelerated cooking solution. The unit’s contact plates combine with infrared and microwave technology, whilst the upper plate is designed to settle on food with just the right amount of pressure – opening automatically when ready.
Jestic Foodservice Equipment is showcasing the Winston CVap CAC503. Offering the latest in slow cooking technology, it is designed to provide control over the temperature, moisture and texture of the food.
Rexmartins is showcasing its recently launched RMB range. The series of cooking equipment ranges from single zone induction units, fryers, and pasta boilers up to full working commercial kitchens.
Cuisinequip is showcasing Bottene’s fresh pasta makers (as used by Jamie’s Italian) and heritage slicers from Omas Food Machinery.
Induced Energy is showcasing the QuadroChef – its latest product development, which incorporates a four zone induction hob that should deliver controllability and energy efficiency when compared to traditional gas burners.
RH Hall Foodservice Solutions is launching the first models from a new range of Smeg ovens, featuring new user friendly controls and enhanced specification.
Target Catering Equipment’s new British-made commercial induction ranges include the T8-2 Zone induction wok range, and the Target Restaurant Range, with induction plancha, combined with four zones of 3.5kW heavy duty induction and E31D4 Blue Seal convection oven.
MD David Pedrette said: “We are thrilled to have chosen Commercial Kitchen as our exclusive national exhibition of choice. To have an industry show dedicated to commercial catering equipment gives us, a small British manufacturer, a central platform to showcase our products to the ‘who’s who’ of the equipment buying world from across the UK.”
That ‘who’s who’ includes leading equipment buyers, specifiers, distributors, and consultants from across the foodservice and hospitality sector.
Commercial Kitchen returns to the NEC Birmingham on 6-7 June. Show features include a free 2-day seminar programme, including the ‘Connecting Our Industry – The CEDA Panel’ and ‘The Foodservice Kitchen Design Panel’ both chaired by Catering Insight editor, Clare Nicholls; the Innovation Challenge Awards; and CEDA Awards Gallery.