Foodservice Equipment Reports

Nine Products Are “Best In Show” At N.Y. Hotel Show

An Italian manufacturer’s unique heated food processor won the top award at the 95th annual International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show on Nov. 14 at New York City's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Judges reviewed nearly 100 submissions of new, cutting-edge products within the categories of E&S, design, guest amenities, linens and technology, as well as an eco-friendly equivalent to each of these categories.

The top E&S award and the Kenneth F. Hine "Best of Show" award went to Hotmixpro-Cooking Pleasure of Modena, Italy, for HotmixPRO, which operates simultaneously as both a mixer for blending liquids and a cutter for chopping solid ingredients, and is complemented by a heating system for cooking and warming. The award for “green” equipment and supplies was given to Systemfiltration Inc. of Milford, N.J., for the VITO Oil Filter System. The Germany-based company says its system saves as much as 50% of oil cost.

A complete list of winners, including Cintas Corp.’s washable tuxedo made of recycled plastic bottles, is at the IHMRS web site.

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