2022 Kitchen Innovations Awards Announced

Recipients’ products focus on automation, efficiency, sustainability and more.

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The wait is over: The recipients of the foodservice industry’s prestigious 2022 Kitchen Innovations Awards have been announced.

The KI Awards program, which is affiliated with the National Restaurant Association Show, recognizes the year’s most forward-thinking and cutting-edge innovations that meaningfully improve foodservice operations.

This year’s recipients reflect the trends and topics most important to foodservice operators today, while generating industry growth through a focus on automation, efficiency, safety improvements, sustainability and more. This year, 11 recipients were selected, and they will exhibit at the National Restaurant Association Show on May 21-24 in Chicago. Also exhibiting will be awardees from 2020 and 2021, as the previous shows were canceled due to COVID, making it the largest showcase of foodservice innovations in the event’s history.

“Congratulations to the recipients of the 2022 Kitchen Innovations Awards,” says Tom Cindric, president of Winsight Exhibitions, in a press release. “Each year, I’m eager to visit the KI Showroom to see how equipment advancements like these are contributing to improving operations by increasing efficiency and productivity and ultimately supporting business growth.”

This year’s awardees are:

  • Alto-Shaam— Converge Multi-Cook Ovens
  • Botrista Technology—Botrista DrinkBot
  • Duke Manufacturing Co.—Duke Waterless Well
  • Frontline Int’l.—Kitchen Controller
  • Frymaster/Welbilt brand—Frymaster FilterQuick Intuition
  • Garland/Welbilt brand—Active Compression for Clamshell Griddle
  • Hoshizaki America—Refrigerated Pizza Prep Table
  • ITW – Food Equipment Group—The IBEX Oven
  • Kuvings—Kuvings Commercial Auto Blender Chef CB1000
  • T&S Brass and Bronze Works—T&S EasyInstall Hose Reel Cabinet
  • WMF Americas—WMF 5000S+ Fully-Automatic Coffee Machine

The KI Awards recipients were selected by an independent panel of judges comprised of industry leaders and internationally recognized food facility consultants, multiunit executives and design experts.

Full descriptions of the 2022 Kitchen Innovations Awards recipients can be found here.

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