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Kitchen Innovations

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The deadline to apply is Wednesday, December 16, 2020.

Showcase your forward-thinking and cutting-edge foodservice equipment innovations by applying to the Kitchen Innovations (KI) Awards. You will gain the industry-wide exposure you deserve and need now more than ever through quality time with operators, dealers, consultants, and media professionals interested in your products. Products must be new to the market from within 24 months of the 2021 Show to qualify.

 

What’s Included?

Benefits of Being a KI Award Recipient

  • Turnkey exhibit space in the highly trafficked KI Showroom
  • KI Award logo and custom signage for use in marketing efforts for the life of the product
  • High-profile exposure both on and off the Show floor
  • Increased media coverage and visibility with influential dealers and operators
  • Exposure through Show attendee marketing, including listings on the Restaurant Show website
  • Manufacturer’s recognition as an industry leader

 

 

Application Questions

  • Describe the innovation. (60 words or fewer) Explain the innovation’s design, technology, and functionality.
  • What makes this innovation unique? How is it superior to competing products?
  • Describe the benefit(s) to the foodservice operator resulting from this innovation.
  • Can you quantify measured or estimated benefits versus competition or prior designs/technologies?
  • When was this innovation introduced broadly to the U.S. foodservice market?
  • Have patents been issued or pending? If yes, please list patent number(s).
  • Provide contact information for two foodservice operators who can verify this innovation and its benefits (include name, title, and phone number).
  • Upload a demonstration video of the product. This will be used internally for deliberations by the expert panel of judges only and does not need to be a formal presentation.

The application also requires several uploads, including a product specification sheet, product brochure, company logo, and product photo.

 

Costs

All applications require a $1,500 deposit in order to be reviewed by the expert panel of judges. If your application is selected to receive a KI Award, the deposit becomes non-refundable and is applied to the total participation fee of $13,350. The $1,500 deposit will be refunded if your submission is not selected. Click here to review the KI Rules & Regulations and to learn more about what is included with the participation fee

 

 

Contact your sales rep or email nraexhibitinfo@winsightmedia.com with any questions.

 

View the 2020 KI Award Recipients ›

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KI Awards Judges

The KI Awards program is judged by a panel of respected third-party experts from across foodservice representing some of the industry’s best-known brands and organizations.

Dan
Bendall

Principal
FoodStrategy, Inc.

David
Chislett, FCSI

Executive Principal
Ricca Design Studios

Richard
Eisenbarth, FCSI

President, Emeritus
Cini-Little International

Foster
F. Frable Jr., FCSI Associate AIA

Founding Partner
Clevenger Frable LaVallee

Randy
Homer

Program Manager – Food & Beverage Experience Development
Disneyland Resort

Frank
Inoa

Senior Director, Design & Engineering
Arby’s / Inspire Brands

Jim
Krueger, Jr., CMCE, NRAMF

Chief, Air Force Food & Beverage Policy, Procedures, Business Development & Strategic Initiatives
Air Force Services Center (AFSVC)

Steve
Otto

Director, Capital Equipment Purchasing
Darden

Jim
Thorpe

Senior Food Service Designer
Aramark
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