Tuesday, 27th February, 2018

Hotelympia Reveals its ‘Hot 20’

With the revitalised Hotelympia just a week away, the UK’s largest and most prestigious show is unveiling its ‘Hot 20’ – the twenty biggest new product launches across four shows.

The Professional Kitchen Show
The UK’s largest collection of catering equipment suppliers under one roof. A one stop shop to find, test and purchase the latest products and innovations that will drive efficiency and profitability in the modern commercial kitchen.

Control Multiple Machines from a Phone or Tablet
WashSmart App by Hobart Warewash (Stand 1350)
Hobart’s WashSmart app lets operators control the integral functionality of multiple machines at the touch of a button. That means levels of detergent and water can be monitored in real time to determine overall operating costs; while ordering new parts and consumables can also be taken care of in seconds via a connected device.

The Touchscreen Kitchen of the Future
Mareno iChef from Grande Cuisine (Stand 1440)
The iChef is the first fully touch screen kitchen offering simple, intuitive controls, modular add-ons and energy savings of up to 40% with Power Guardian technology – an electric power surge control system that regulates electricity usage. 

Ice Cream for Everyone!

Carpigiani 161 (Stand 1910)
Ideal for cafés, coffee shops, restaurants and kiosks lacking in space but keen on maximising profits from ice cream, the unique design of the 161 results in a footprint of just 300mm x 630mm x 850 mm. The new 161 series will feature a 161 G and 161 G SP, a self-pasteurising model, the latter of which is capable of achieving an incredible 42-day cleaning cycle.

Staying Cool and Making More Space to Create
Hoshizaki Snowflake Gen II Drawer Unit (Stand 1630)
Hoshizaki UK’s new, highly versatile, undercounter refrigeration units come in a host of different sizes and configurations to meet operator demand. Capable of operating in ambient temperatures of up to +40°c, the range features up to 60mm thick highly efficient insulation and uses the very latest CFC and HCFC-free refrigerant. The heavy duty, single piece moulded surface provides additional workspace, further aiding efficiency and flow in a busy kitchen environment.

The World’s First Universal Plug & Play Food Printer
Procusini’s 3D Food Printing System 3.0 (Stand 2018)
Create stand-out personalised 3D products using any number of ingredients, from cheese and chocolate to pasta.

The Foodservice Show
UK’s only event dedicated to the foodservice industry. Visitors can keep up-to-date with the latest food and beverage innovations and discover the suppliers that will wow their customers.

The Sauce of Serious Profits
The Sauce Collection by Essential Cuisine (Stand 3840)
The British manufacturer of stocks and sauces is launching two classic sauce flavours - Wild Mushroom and Peppercorn - that can be mixed with water and fresh double cream before serving.  Doing so will, says Essential, give sites an upsell opportunity worth over £55 per jar. 

The World’s Best Bloody Mary
Pagan Potions (Stand 3601)
Made from 100% Italian tomatoes, high quality Polish vodka and a subtle blend of fresh lemon juice, water, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce, sherry, red wine, balsamic vinegar of Modena & ground white pepper, these vat matured potions really do live up to their billing. Ready to serve straight from the fridge and supplied in two flavours – the perfect accompaniment to a profitable breakfast or brunch service.

The Natural Solution to a Good Night’s Sleep
Sleep Well (Stand 3455)
Sleep is a multi-million pound business for the hotel market, and this innovative milk-based drink uses organic herb valerian to help drinkers relax and achieve a better night’s rest. The 200ml “sip & sleep” cartons are perfect for out-of-hours hotel vending machines, mini bars and also premium in-flight services.  One litre options are also available for bulk serve requirements.

Get the Kettles On
Kettle Bites Sweet Chilli Quinoa Curls (Stand 3360)
It’s the on-trend food that no one can pronounce but everybody loves and Kettle Foods have harnessed it into an on-the-go format. With traditional crisps taking a hit in the snacking stakes and consumers looking for healthier options, this innovative new line should help strike the right balance. 

The Perfect Pairing
Chief Chocolate Officer (Stand 4010)
The Wine Bar is an innovative new chocolate bar that can be enjoyed on-the-go or matched with wine. Supplied in six flavours including Pear and Elderflower (match with Sauvignon Blanc) or the fancifully titled Fig, Smoke and Pink Peppercorn (Malbec), they are supplied in 50g or 100g formats. 

Hospitality Tech Show
Step into the future and explore new ways to maximise business potential through technology.

Access the Smart Way
QuantumTM Pixel from Dormakaba (Stand 3211)
Dormakaba’s latest Bluetooth + RFID electronic lock allows guests to use their mobile device to gain access to their room. Developed to work alongside the company’s SaflokTM and IIcoTM electronic locks, the system combines the hospitality sector’s requirement for elegant and minimalist aesthetics, along with secure performance.

The Sommelier in Your Pocket
Corkscrew, part of Ordamo (Stand 3328)
A mobile app for iOS and Android, Corkscrew aims to revolutionise how customers order wine in shops and restaurants by suggesting the perfect wine based on price range and other contributory factors. The app uses the live wine lists from major national supermarket and retail chains as well as hundreds of restaurants in the UK.

Food Waste be Gone!
Waste Master by Ecowastemaster (Stand 3040a)
The WasteMaster uses unique proprietary technology to accelerate the decomposition of food waste, without any additives and without odour, into a much reduced and more manageable residual material.  This compost-like material can be used in environmentally beneficial ways such as the production of green energy through anaerobic digestion.

Elegant Phone Charging for Greater Customer Generation
EazyCharge (Stand 3144)
With some 9 out of 10 people reportedly suffering from ‘low power anxiety’ EazyCharge provides affordable and tailored commercial wireless charging solutions to hospitality venues including coffee shops, hotels and restaurants. Not only does this provide benefits to mobile users, but also to the business premises where EazyCharge has been installed, such as increased dwell time and spend.

Market Directly to Restaurant Bill Payers
Mintfinity (Stand 3040g)
Mintfinity prints bespoke bank-note-like vouchers for hospitality outlets to give away with the bill that diners can then ‘bank’ at a later date via web upload. The end result is not only a keepsake of a great experience but once banked it opens up a new marketing stream to operators who can deliver tempting offers and exclusives.

Interiors & Tableware Show
Focusing on the business of good design, visitors can find inspiration from the latest trends and innovations to help create unforgettable guest experiences.

Bringing Affordable Luxe to the Table
Copper Coated Cutlery from Amefa (2304)
Combining durability and style, this highly on-trend cutlery will set tables apart and tongues wagging without breaking the bank. 

Cocktail Culture Comes to the Show Floor
The Mixology Collection by Luigi Bormioli /Artis (2420) 
Distributed by Artis, this new collection of vintage-style crystal glassware from Luigi Bormioli has been carefully crafted to optimise mixed drink preparation and presentation. The collection comprises several different styles, with a patented SON.hyx process that gives the glassware a high level of transparency and brilliance, even after some 4,000 commercial dishwasher cycles.

Customisable Lightweight Leather Aprons
Stalwart Crafts Deluxe Leather Apron (Stand 2857)
Made from an ultra-soft full grain leather and finished with a coating layer which makes them easy to clean time after time – even oil will simply drip off without leaving a stain – the aprons are available in seven colours. Order ten and Stalwart will customise with bespoke branding.

Shave on-the-Go
BODYVERDE Speed Shave by Mahi Naturals (Stand 2234)
Speed Shave is an innovative all in one travel razor with a rinse free shave lotion in the handle. Requiring no water, simply apply, shave and go. Unisex for face and body. 
Sharp Thinking Forged in Ice
Equilibrium Kitchen Knife by Grunwerg (Stand 2930)
These perfectly balanced chefs’ knives are made from ice-hardened German steel and curved POM handles to create a knife that has lasting sharpness and encourages a professional ‘rocking’ cutting motion.

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