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In its 14th year, the KI Awards program recognizes products that meaningfully improve back-of-house operations. Recipients benefit from industry-wide exposure and a powerful endorsement tool that will open doors with foodservice operators, specifiers and dealers for years to come.
Submit your application by December 3, 2017 to be considered for a Kitchen Innovations Award.
Recipients are selected by a panel of independent industry experts. To be considered, all equipment and technology innovations must be introduced within 24 months prior to NRA Show 2018.
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The 2017 KI Awards recipients offered up incredible innovations, including smart tech, improved food safety and enhanced water and energy efficiency.
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Home to all KI Award recipients, this prominent showroom lets key buyers experience the award-worthy equipment first hand.
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.
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"Bringing true innovation to market is incredibly expensive—a lot of ‘first impressions’ must be made during the process of explaining new ideas to the market. We’ve found the Kitchen Innovations Awards program to be a great advantage in compressing the time required to break through the clutter, accelerating the product launch process and speeding ROI."
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