Each year The Restaurant Show plays host to a special competition, recognising the most innovative ideas and ingenious inventions in the hospitality industry. The Great New Idea competition is open to exhibitors at The Restaurant Show, Conscious Hospitality Show, the newly launched Bar & Pub Show and Catering Equipmddent Expo. Right now, entries are pouring in from exhibitors with a whole range of fantastic ideas, each vying for the Best New Idea 2016 title. The winners are decided by votes from show attendees and an expert panel, with the best concepts being announced on the final day of The Restaurant Show (5th October 2016).
Votes are cast online before the show. The entries so far are incredibly diverse, ranging from newly launched food and drink products to clever kitchen equipment.
Conscious Hospitality Show’s Great New Idea competition is set to see some brilliant new concepts centred on the themes of sustainability, nutrition, efficiency and the environment. One contender for the title comes from Winterhalter Ltd with their range of Undercounter Dishwashers, which can be adjusted to meet precise on-site conditions and offer the best chance of providing optimal wash results.
Another great conscious hospitality concept comes from Natufia Labs PLC, who are bringing the garden into the kitchen with their Kitchen Garden appliance, allowing restaurants to grow their own sustainable, organic leafy greens, herbs and microgreens.
Brilliant bar and pub ideas
For ideas that will boost bar sales and keep customers interested, look no further than the entries for The Bar & Pub Show’s Great New Idea. Twisted Halo Drinks Ltd are shaking up the alcoholic beverages sector with their entry; a gently sparkling blend of coconut water twisted with ginger and muddled with premium vodka. With natural ingredients and only 90 calories per bottle, it’s a strong contender for the title.
If your establishment serves cocktails and long drinks you won’t want to miss out on the Great New Idea entry from Pentland Wholesale Ltd, the Simag SMI80 Crushed Ice Machine. This newly designed ice machine produces crushed ice that’s ideal for cocktails and long drinks thanks to its innovative freezer and extruder. This delivers very hard and dry ice with only 8% of residual water content which can last longer in alcoholic drinks.
Clever catering equipment
Over at Catering Equipment Expo, there are several ideas for back and front of house use. There’s a world first from R H Hall, with their entry, the New Covent Garden Soup Server, which offers fresh tasting soup anywhere, anytime.
To see all of these great ideas and more in action visit The Restaurant Show on 3-5 October 2016 at Olympia, London. When you register for the show you’ll automatically have access to The Bar & Pub Show, Conscious Hospitality Show and Catering Equipment Expo, which all run alongside The Restaurant Show. Find out more and register at www.therestaurantshow.co.uk