Even though the National Restaurant Show couldn’t take place at Chicago’s McCormick Place due to COVIC-19 restrictions, award judging and other activities have taken place remotely including the 2020 KI awards.
The judges came up with eight awardees for their products’ different approaches to back-of-the-house challenges based on flexibility, space-saving and versatility.
Click on each awardee for the National Restaurant Show link to the product.
Antunes is an Infinistream Seven-Drawer Steamer.
AyrKing is a MixStir.
Beverage-Air has a cross-temp refrig to freeze storage container.
Blodgett/Middleby has a ventless convection oven
Electro-Freeze Fuzionate is a nine flavor dispenser
Vario-Cooking-Center can automatically adjust to boil, fry, steam and other processes.
MultiServ is a dispensing system for up to five products from NATIONAL.
Star Manufacturing has a ventless induction downdraft.
Feature photo: The National Restaurant Show celebrated at McCormick Place last year but couldn’t open in 2020 due to COVID-19. (J Jacobs photo)
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