National Restaurant Association Show eyes equipment innovations to light up 2023

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The National Restaurant Association Show has kicked off its nomination process for the 2023 Kitchen Innovations (KI) Awards.

Each year, the KI Awards program recognizes the year’s most forward-thinking and cutting-edge kitchen equipment and product innovations that meaningfully improve foodservice operations.

KI Awardees are given the exclusive opportunity to feature their award-winning equipment and products in high-profile, dedicated showroom, providing additional exposure within the industry.

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 The KI Award recipients will be selected by an independent panel of judges comprised of industry leaders and internationally recognized food facility consultants, multi-unit executives, and design experts.

The 2023 KI judges are:

– Dan Bendall (Principal, FoodStrategy, Inc.)

– Lenny Condenzio (CEO, Ricca Design Studios)

– Richard Eisenbarth, FCSI (President, Emeritus, Cini-Little International)

– Foster F. Frable, Jr., FCSI, Associate AIA (Founding Partner, Clevenger Frable LaVallee)

– Cha Nye Farley (Vice President of Construction and Facilities, Smashburger)

– Randy Homer (Program Manager – Food & Beverage Experience Development, Disneyland Resort)

– Frank Inoa (Vice President, Design & Engineering Innovation, Inspire Brands)

– Jim Krueger, Jr., CMCE, NRAMF (Chief, Air Force & US Space Force Food & Beverage, Air Force Services Center (AFSVC)

– Jim Thorpe (Senior Food Service Designer, Aramark)

The deadline to apply is December 7, 2022.

To qualify, all equipment innovations must have been introduced within 24 months prior to the 2023 National Restaurant Association Show.

Application information for the 2023 KI Awards is available online.

The National Restaurant Association Show will be held May 20-23, 2023, at McCormick Place in Chicago.

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