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(Drinks Media Wire). Award recipients to be recognized in exclusive pavilion at NRA Show 2010
The National Restaurant Association today announced it is accepting applications for the prestigious Kitchen Innovations™ Awards for 2010. The awards program recognizes the most innovative equipment from around the world at the restaurant and hospitality industry's premier trade show – the National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show®. To be held at Chicago’s McCormick Place May 22-25, 2010, the NRA Show brings together more restaurant and hospitality buyers and equipment manufacturers than any other industry event. Previous award recipients have received national and international attention for their revolutionary products.
“Whether helping restaurant and foodservice operators reduce operating costs, save space and staff time, or enhance environmental sustainability, Kitchen Innovations Award recipients have one thing in common – they are THE most advanced and revolutionary equipment in the global marketplace,” said David Gilbert,chief operating officer, National Restaurant Association. “Our panel of expert judges includes some of the most progressive companies in the hospitality business that recognize true innovation, and we look forward to their selections for the 2010 KI Awards.”
Award recipients will have the exclusive benefit of exhibiting in the popular Kitchen Innovations Pavilion on the exhibit floor. Throughout the four-day event, there are countless opportunities to interact with U.S. and international dealers, distributors and chain, multi-unit and independent operators, corporate decision-makers and news media during one-on-one, interactive demonstrations.
All applications are judged by an independent, expert panel of industry leaders consisting of Dan Bendall (principal, FoodStrategy, Inc.), Martin Cowley (senior manager design & standards, Walt Disney Parks & Resorts), William Eaton (chairman of the board, Cini-Little International), Robert Forrester (principal, Restaurant Industry Solutions), Foster F. Frable Jr. FCSI (founding partner, Clevenger Frable LaValee), Aaron LaMotte (director, Sodexo Performance Interiors), Robert Marshall (V.P., U.S. operations, McDonald's Corp.), George McNeill (vice president, culinary and corporate chef, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company LLC), and Kathleen H. Seelye, FFCSI, LEED (managing partner, Ricca Newmark Design).
The National Restaurant Association will accept applications for the 2010 Kitchen Innovations Awards through January 8, 2010. Companies interested in more information or applying can do so by calling Eric Rude at 312-853-2525 or online at www.restaurant.org/show.
The annual National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show is the largest single gathering of restaurant, foodservice and lodging professionals. NRA Show 2010 will be held May 22-25, at McCormick Place in Chicago. The event attracts attendees and visitors from all 50 states and 100+ countries, and showcases more products, services, innovative ideas and other growth opportunities than any other industry event. For more information, visit the Show Web site at www.restaurant.org/show.
Founded in 1919, the National Restaurant Association is the leading business association for the restaurant industry, which is comprised of 945,000 restaurant and foodservice outlets and a workforce of 13 million employees. Together with the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, the Association works to lead America’s restaurant industry into a new era of prosperity, prominence, and participation, enhancing the quality of life for all we serve. For more information, visit our Web site at www.restaurant.org.
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