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  • 21-25 FEBRUARY, 2021

GulfHost Innovation Awards

GulfHost Innovation Awards

Celebrating innovation and excellence in the development, marketing and launch of a new item of equipment.

Over the last three years, GulfHost Innovation Awards has been able to establish itself as one of the most anticipated happenings in the sector’s calendar and this year, we are partnering up with BNC Publishing to present a very eventful ceremony.

In its third edition, GulfHost Innovation Awards returns to accredit and celebrate the standout progressive technologies that are shaping the future of hospitality equipment solutions in the MENA region.

From smartest innovation to best fit out, we pay tribute to those who make the region’s hospitality world so unique.

GulfHost exhibitors are exclusively welcome to enter their nominations through the E-zone where they can provide the following:

  • A description of your equipment solution
  • A summary of the impact it has had on the marketplace
  • Some evidence of client satisfaction
  • An overview of related marketing and PR communications

GulfHost Innovation Awards 2020 Categories:

Smartest Innovation

Refers to any equipment/supplies that are automated, adding high-tech convenience to the commercial kitchen space. Entries may possess one or more of a range of assets such as assisting waste reduction/waste sorting, allowing users to measure and monitor the cooking process, offering self-cleaning technology, enabling healthier/tailored cooking results, enabling automatic shut-off to prevent risk of fire. Essentially saving energy, water and/or other resources.

May include but not restricted to: smart dishwashers, smart refrigerators, smart ovens, thermometers and smart scales, smart cookware and cooktops, and others such as smart coffee makers and kettles.

Additional criteria:

  • Integration of Technology   
  • Internet of Things – from coffee makers to ovens
  • Programmable equipment for more automated cooking processes
  • Conserve energy or water

Best Quick Serve Innovation

Refers to any front or back of house appliance that facilitates fast casual/café quick-serve food output. The emphasis is on time-saving quick turnaround solutions, therefore entrants should aim to highlight any labour and/or time-saving features that can facilitate increasingly popular quick service F&B formats.

May include but not restricted to: vegetable slicers, Cutters, Varimixers, Hand mixers, Vacuum packing machines, Washing and peeling machines, Slicing machines, Kettles, Rice cooker, Pressure cookers, Ovens, Holding cabinets and drawers, Ranges, Drop-in induction appliances, Bratt pans, VarioCooking Center, Pasta cookers, Restaurant equipment, Griddles, Grills, Sausage steamers, Fryers tabletop, Fryers free standing, Fry holding station, Merchandising warmer, Pizza glass displays, Sushi equipment, Salamanders and toasters, Circulators

Best Display Innovation

Refers to front of house serving equipment including portable products, tableware, cutlery ancillary equipment, tabletop equipment, Porcelain / Earthenware/ Chinaware, Glassware / Crystal ware, trolleys, serveware or serving tools.

Additional criteria:

  • Elevated tableware and serving ware that up the aesthetic for a trendier customer base
  • Innovative Design
  • Ergonomic, lightweight or cleverly designed equipment
  • Demonstration of innovation and creativity of the product

Best Coffee Innovation

Refers to any coffee machinery or accessories such as Coffee Beans, Coffee Roasters, Coffee Machines, Roasters, Brewing, Espresso and Roasting Equipment.

Additional criteria:

  • Better Technology
  • Coffee dispensers and barware that enable specialty beverage trends
  • Internet of Things
  • Equipment and supplies that greatly reduce time spent on cleaning and maintenance
  • Ergonomics

Best Food Handling Innovation

Refers to any supplier that facilitates the best processes in the creation, preparation, storage, sale and delivery of food.  Product categories may include but is not restricted to Food Warmers, Ovens, Steamers, Hot Cases, Shelving, Storage Racks, Commercial Casseroles, Pizza Accessories, Packaging, Food Containers, Plastics, Gloves, Apparel and Uniforms.

  • Additional Criteria:
  • Hygienic Application
  • Innovative Design
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Space saving and ergonomics
  • Health and Safety

Best Eco Friendly Innovation

Refers to any supplier with a eco-friendly edge and their active contribution to green living or practices that help conserve resources like raw materials, water and energy. Product categories may include but is not restricted to- Tableware, Fryers, Ovens, Filters, Grey Water Filtration, Ventilation, Waste Disposal, Laundry, Packaging and Storage.

  • Additional Criteria:
  • Bio-degradable
  • Re- purposing raw material
  • Energy Saving
  • Better Technology
  • Labeling

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