Foodservice Equipment Reports

IHMRS Pioneering Concept Winners On Display In NYC

Attending the International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show next month in New York? Don’t forget to check out the winning design in the IHMRS 2014 Foodservice Pioneering Concept competition.

The winning concept, “BOWLS—Food That’s Good For You!,” has been built to a scaled working model on the exhibit floor at the IHMRS, Nov. 9-11 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, and will host demonstrations throughout the show. The Nyman Group, based in Scottsdale, Ariz., and Las Vegas, and Robert Rippe & Associates, Minnetonka, Minn., are the winning foodservice consultants. 

BOWLS is a 500-sq.-ft. quick-serve concept offering bowl bases, such as gluten-free noodles, brown rice, quinoa or warm lavosh, to which proteins, seasonal vegetables and other ingredients are added. The concept includes plant-based disposable serviceware, flatware and beverage cups. If designed for actual operation, the concept also would include a full recycling program encompassing waste water, trash and food waste for composting. BOWLS includes a living wall of fresh herbs hydroponically grown with recycled water and accessible to chefs during food preparation.

Graphic illustrations for the second- and third-place winners, Al Dente by Houston-based A’La Carte Foodservice Consulting Group, and CafeBellas (formerly Healthy Foods Coffee & Tea Co.) by Steven Cote, Winnetka, Ill., also are on display.

Foodservice Equipment Reports magazine is the official media partner of the IHMRS 2014 Foodservice Pioneering Concept competition and will publish photos and drawings of the winning concepts.