Sink Tech by Chicago Bar Shop has been named as one of The National Restaurant Association’s top 25 Kitchen Innovations for 2019.
Winning recipients will have addressed operator concerns covering labor, inventory management, cleanliness, energy and water efficiency, food safety, sanitation, cross-functionality and space-saving measures.
Chicago Bar Shop, a full-service restaurant design, bar builder and hospitality solutions provider, has designed Sink Tech to automate the three-compartment sink system that is mandated in food and beverage establishments.
Sink Tech will replace the problematic staff-monitoring requirement to ensure the sinks are being kept at correct temperature and sanitation levels.
Candace Zynda, vice president of operations at Chicago Bar Shop, said: “Everyone in the food and beverage industry knows how stressful the three-compartment sink setup can be. If water isn’t kept at the correct temperature or if contaminants enter the water, dirty glassware can be distributed to clients, causing illnesses.
“We’ve integrated proprietary technology into the three-compartment sink, automating the entire system while removing the possibility of human error.”
Backed up to the cloud, the Sink Tech device keeps track of water usage, soap and sanitizer use, administering notifications when there is low stock of soap and sanitation products.
After the notification is sent, the device can automatically reorder the products without requiring human intervention.
After running tests, Chicago Bar Shop confirmed the new Sink Tech product saves more water than traditional methods, like adishwashers.
The only part of the sink requires emptying when temperatures become too cool or dirty, with the device regulating temperatures by draining and adding in hot water without refilling the entire sink.
Declan Morgan, Sink Tech inventor, said: “We look forward to unveiling and demonstrating the world’s first automated three-compartment sink (at NRA), and networking with industry personnel looking for cost- and resource-saving hospitality solutions.”