If you want to know what’s new and fresh in the equipment game for 2015 then the Birmingham NEC is the place to be this month. We take a look at what some of the key catering equipment suppliers are planning.
Event: The Hospitality Show
Date: 19-21 January 2015
Location: NEC, Birmingham
Catering equipment is just one of a number of sectors of the hospitality market represented at the event, but show organisers Fresh Montgomery insists it is absolutely key.
Managing director, Toby Wand, says buyers can look forward to a unique overview of industry trends, technical developments and product innovation.
“Catering equipment is very much at the heart of the show as it’s important that operators keep up-to-date with the ever-evolving world of catering equipment because it is such a key element of their business,” he says.
“The Hospitality Show is a fantastic opportunity to see what equipment will be arriving in the year ahead, view everything under one roof, talk with suppliers about their ranges and see what the future holds in terms of equipment updates and new technology.”
On Tuesday 20 January, the Catering Equipment Networking Dinner will represent an opportunity for visitors to relax and socialise away from the NEC and will be staged at the Birmingham Hilton Metropole. The menu will be overseen by Adam Bennett, who is again Team UK’s representative at the 2015 Bocuse d’Or.
Adande rolls out shallow depth drawers
Proving that ‘less is more’, Adande’s new shallow depth drawers have been launched in response to customer demand for refrigeration that will fit into tight spaces under the counter. At just 1100mm wide and 700 deep, the storage capacity is an impressive 4 x 1/1 GN, configured 2 x 100 mm & 2 x 50 mm deep, making these drawers suitable for meat or seafood, mise en place, garnishing, salads, pasta, deli and pizza in particular. The shallow depth drawers, with lockable rollers, come as single units or in stacks — two and even three drawers high — to suit the application. The new drawers can also be combined with Adande’s standard range to create two and three stack units, giving designers a far wider range of finished height options. All units can be fitted with solid worktops for use as a prep station, or with cover tops when required under-counter.