National Restaurant Assn. calls for Kitchen Innovation Award nominees

National Restaurant Assn. calls for Kitchen Innovation Award nominees

CHICAGO National Restaurant Association [2] is accepting applications for its Kitchen Innovations Awards for 2010. —The

The annual awards program recognizes innovative equipment from around the globe during the NRA’s trade show in Chicago in May—the National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show. The show will be held at McCormick Place here from May 22-25, 2010. —The

Recipients of the Kitchen Innovation award will have the opportunity to exhibit their winning product in the Kitchen Innovations Pavilion on the show floor, affording the winner the opportunity to interact with domestic and international dealers and distributors as well as chain, multiunit and independent operators during one-on-one interactive demonstrations. —The

“Whether helping restaurant and foodservice operators reduce operating costs, save space and staff time, or enhance environmental sustainability, Kitchen Innovations Award recipients have one thing in common: They are the most advanced and revolutionary equipment in the global marketplace,” said NRA’s chief operating officer, David Gilbert. —The

Applications will be judged by an independent panel including Dan Bedall, FoodStrategy Inc.; Martin Cowley, Walt Disney Parks & Resorts; William Eaton, Cini-Little International; Robert Forrester, Restaurant Industry Solutions; Foster Frable Jr., Clevenger Frable LaValee; Aaron LaMotte, Sodexo Performance Interiors; Robert Marshall, McDonalds’s Corp.; George McNeill, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co. LLC; and Kathleen Seelye, Ricca Newmark Design. —The

The NRA is accepting applications through Jan. 8, 2010. Contact Eric Rude at [email protected] [3] or (312) 853-2525 or visit the website, . —The