Shortlist of top hospitality products announced

The Hospitality Show’s Star Product Awards has revealed the 10 best new products in the British hospitality industry.

Shortlisted from a high number of entries from exhibitors in the Food & Drink, Catering Equipment, Technology and Design sectors, the 10 products will be on show in a dedicated area at the three-day exhibition taking place at the Birmingham NEC.

Visitors to the show can vote via Twitter for the People’s Choice award which will be announced at 4pm on the Business Briefing Stage on 19th January, the first day of the show.

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The shortlisted winners include:

KREBS hotCHOC LM3 by Walsh Direct
A food safe heated and insulated chocolate spray gun for professional chocolatiers that is both time and cost effective. Developed in conjunction with Barry Callebaut, the gun’s material output is adjustable allowing users to achieve thin applications, cutting down on costly extraction and cleaning bills.

Vanilla Macaroon Shells by Coup de Pates
Two large vanilla flavoured macaroons ready to fill and decorate. Lovingly created by the master chefs at Coup de Pates (formerly Delice de France), the semi-prepared thaw and serve shells offer a sumptuous base to let creativity run wild.

Sirmione Double Rocks Glass by Cosi Tabellini UK
The hand-crafted, high quality Rocks Glass, also known as a ‘Lowball’ or ‘Old Fashioned’, has a wide brim which releases the flavours of the drink while sitting perfectly in the palm of your hand.

Orderella by Orderella
An innovative mobile ordering and payment service that turns a smartphone into a mobile waiter, Orderella’s app provides the consumer with real time feedback about the status of an order. Hospitality operators can then manage incoming orders on a cloud-based solution eliminating the need for card or cash payments, allowing them to focus on delivering great customer service.

Horse Radish Shoots by Westlands
A unique and innovative creamy white shoot with a subtle horseradish flavour, Horse Radish Shoots are versatile enough to be used in salads, as a garnish or as a great complement to a main dish.

Zumex Soul by Jestic Foodservice Equipment
Capable of producing a fresh 25cl juice every 15 seconds, the compact and versatile Zumex Soul combines quality design with a simple push button operation providing the customer with delicious, fresh, natural juice in seconds.

getWaiter! By Geniusin Ltd
Available for IOS & Android smartphones, with no other equipment needed, getWaiter! is a waiter calling and customer feedback app for bars, hotels and restaurants. The innovative tool allows customers to call the waiter, request drinks and ask for the bill using their phone. The app allows for feedback on food and service and measures customer wait times.

VENTA modular buffet system by Signature FSE Ltd
Offering many options of functionality, the Venta modular buffet system saves space and energy. It includes stylish induction tables which are ideal for hotels and restaurants in need of practical buffet display equipment.

CultBay by Cultuzz UK & Ireland Ltd
Working on behalf of hospitality venues, CultBay uses bespoke software that integrates with eBay to sell packages and offers via eBay vouchers. Offers can be created to suit the hotels’ or travel partners’ business needs, allowing them to offer deals subject to availability and voucher redemption as and when the business requires.

The SUPERIORPLUS 72 is a refrigeration cabinet with a revolutionary design and ground breaking technology with marked reductions in energy consumption.

In addition, two products didn’t make the final 10 but were singled out for special recognition: Hobart UK’s FTPi flight-type warewasher and Essential Cuisine’s Pork Glace and Studio William’s Texture Spoons.

Managing director of show organiser Fresh Montgomery, Toby Wand, said: “Congratulations to our winners and special mentions and thank you to every exhibitor who took the time to enter. We now have our final ten – the hottest new products that will be setting the British hospitality agenda in 2015.”




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