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Your complete guide to all the finalists for the 2018 FEJ Awards on 5 June

Foodservice Equipment Journal has officially announced the shortlisted companies and individuals that will be contesting the 2018 FEJ Awards. There are 12 categories in total, with seven paying tribute to the skill, hard work and judgement that operators need to demonstrate to create successful kitchen and foodservice environments, and five honouring the investment, innovation and expertise illustrated

FEJ AWARDS 2018 SHORTLIST: Supplier of the Year for New Product Development

The Supplier of the Year for New Product Development recognises that the challenge for any kitchen equipment supplier is how to evolve successful products and come up with new ones. This accolade gives credit to the manufacturer or brand that has enriched the market by introducing new equipment that delivers tangible benefits to foodservice operators,

FEJ AWARDS 2018 SHORTLIST: Operator of the Year for Equipment Innovation, sponsored by Jestic

The Operator of the Year for Equipment Innovation, sponsored by Jestic, acknowledges that the introduction of new equipment to a kitchen — be it in the form of cooking, refrigeration, warewashing, beverage or any other category — can have a profound effect on a foodservice business’ operations. This award recognises the time, investment and sheer

Mitchells & Butlers regulates kitchen extract systems to curtail energy usage

Pub giant Mitchells & Butlers has adopted technology that regulates extract systems in many of its kitchens as part of its mission to bring down energy costs. Catering areas across its estate, which spans 1,700 sites, are increasingly using equipment that controls its extract and air supply fans to ensure they always run at the

Commercial Kitchen backs launch of FEJ Awards with Supporting Partner status

Foodservice Equipment Journal is delighted to officially announce that Commercial Kitchen is the Supporting Partner of the inaugural 2018 FEJ Awards. Now in its third year, Commercial Kitchen has quickly established itself as the must-attend trade event for buyers and specifiers of professional kitchen equipment in the foodservice sector. Around 2,000 high-level buyers from restaurant

Subway hires industry guru to drive global transformation through food innovation

Subway has appointed a new global chief whose primary role will be to drive the ongoing transformation of the chain’s worldwide business through food innovation. Len Van Popering has joined the company as vice president of global brand management and innovation. His remit will include overseeing the development of core menu items, snacks and beverages,

Domino’s and Ford begin testing self-driving delivery vehicles with special heated pizza compartments

Domino’s Pizza and Ford Motor Co. have launched an industry-first collaboration to understand the role that self-driving vehicles can play in pizza delivery, it has been revealed. As part of the testing, researchers from both companies will investigate customer reactions to interacting with a self-driving vehicle as a part of their delivery experience.  Trials will

Care group chefs given a taste of kitchen innovation

Care home operator HealthCare Management Solutions (HCMS) is aiming to give its residents Michelin star meals by sending its chefs for a training session with culinary expert Brakes Bros.  HCMS kitchen staff attended a Chef Innovation Day at the Brakes kitchen in Covent Garden. Tony Stein, Chief Executive of HCMS, said: “The comfort and care

EXCLUSIVE: Software system tells BaxterStorey when to replace catering equipment

A BaxterStorey site in Bristol is set to realise thousands of pounds of savings in capital equipment and energy usage after deploying a system that automatically projects power consumption, carbon footprint and lifecycle costs of catering equipment. FEJ looks at why it could change decisions on kitchen specification forever. BaxterStorey’s heritage is built on the

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