Kitchen Innovations

The KI Awards program has earned a reputation for defining the gold standard of foodservice equipment innovations. Forward-thinking and cutting-edge, this is the equipment that generates industry growth through a focus on automation, efficiency, safety improvements, sustainability, waste solutions, and more.


What’s Included?

Benefits of Being a KI Award Recipient



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).

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



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 $13,225. The $1,500 deposit will be refunded if your submission is not selected.



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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.



FoodStrategy, Inc.

Chislett, FCSI

Executive Principal

Ricca Design Studios

Eisenbarth, FCSI

President / CEO

Cini-Little International

F. Frable Jr., FCSI Associate AIA

Founding Partner

Clevenger Frable LaVallee


Program Manager – Food & Beverage Experience Development

Disneyland Resort


Senior Director, Design & Engineering

Arby’s / Inspire Brands

Krueger, Jr., CMCE, NRAMF

Chief, Air Force Food & Beverage Policy, Procedures, Business Development & Strategic Initiatives

Air Force Services Activity (AFSVA)


Director, Capital Equipment Purchasing



Senior Food Service Designer


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