Alto-Shaam has gained a Kitchen Innovations Award from the National Restaurant Association. The award, to be presented at the upcoming NRA show later this year, is for the innovative technology in the new CT PROformance Combitherm oven launched online this month.
The KI Award honors the most promising and cutting-edge advancements in kitchen equipment for the foodservice industry. An independent, expert panel of judges comprised of internationally recognized food facilities consultants, multi-unit executives and design experts carefully selected award recipients to be showcased in the interactive Kitchen Innovations Pavilion at the 2014 National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show to be held May 17-20 at Chicago’s McCormick Place.
The new CT PROformance Combitherm oven from Alto-Shaam, making its debut at the show, features a zero clearance design. Allowing equipment to be placed anywhere on the line, even next to open flame. Also, the PROpower setting allows for accelerated preheat and recovery times resulting in 20% faster cooking times than competitive models.
Alto-Shaam was chosen in part because of its ability to address today’s leading commercial kitchen equipment challenges with advancements in speed, energy efficiency, and versatility to conform to diverse restaurant layouts and numerous applications, say officials.