More than 500 equipment and supply manufacturers will come together in Orlando, Fla. in February to talk trends in the food prep, cooking, storage and table-service segments. The annual NAFEM Show, held Feb. 9 to 11 at the Orange County Convention Center, will offer inspiration for foodservice operators looking for innovative tools to help them stay a step ahead of the competition. Here is just a sampling of the innovative new products being launched at this year’s NAFEM show:
The 2017 NAFEM Show
T&S Brass has released a freshly designed sensor faucet offering a sleek, compact style that’s ideal for hand-washing sinks or other areas where hygiene and water conservation are important.
The new EC-3142 faucet features above-deck electronics and comes with a host of features that provide easy-to-use reliability, including a 2.2 gpm vandal-resistant aerator, customizable auto time-out and shut-off delay settings, plug-in AC transformer or battery power options, low-battery LED indicator light, polished and chrome-plated brass body for durability. T&S ChekPoint sensor faucets decrease the spread of germs through contact with contaminated surfaces and save water and energy by reducing water use by up to one gallon per handwashing.
The aesthetically pleasing merchandiser line features individually controlled heated shelves that keep food warm for hours at the highest level of quality. LED lights and customizable banners draw customers’ attention to the food. Featuring exclusive Halo Heat fanless technology for precise, even temperature, these merchandisers keep food at the optimum temperature longer. The merchandiser line includes countertop or floor-standing models and will debut at NAFEM 2017.
American Metalcraft will unveil its new product catalogue at this year’s NAFEM Show. The 330-page catalogue is full of creative presentation ideas for buffet and tabletop, bar supplies, kitchen supplies, pizza pans and supplies. Product highlights include hammered stainless-steel griddles and stands, faux-slate melamine serving peels, Vidacasa crates, carbonized bamboo flight boards, olive wood/marble serving peels, glass zipper bags and ceramic crushed paint cans.
Hatco Corporation is introducing its sleek, modern, low-profile Rapide Cuisine Induction Range at the 2017 NAFEM show next month. Designed and built for the durability and performance of commercial foodservice use, the Rapide Cuisine is constructed of black ceramic glass to handle the rigors of back-of-the-house cooking and prep areas, but is portable and adaptable for buffet lines and front-of-the-house applications.
Create a memorable, picture-perfect tablescape with Tomlinson pre-seasoned cast iron. With a range of products, including miniature pieces, fajita platters, jumbo servers and more, Tomlinson’s line of cast-iron products brings versatile, eye-catching utility to any foodservice operation. Serving platters and underliners allow food to go directly from kitchen to table for a dynamic, sizzling presentation. Tomlinson’s miniature cast-iron pieces are available in an array of sizes and shapes to provide high impact at a small footprint. Perfect for the small plate or for communal dining, these pieces make sharing easier than ever and encourage customers to sample multiple menu items.
Cambro is launching its X-Pan, the second-generation of High Heat Food Pan technology, at the NAFEM Show in February. While the general application remains the same, new material improvements, aesthetics and functionality will further facilitate ease of use for foodservice operators looking to safely and effectively, cook, hot/hold, steam and bake food products using one single food pan throughout various applications. The new and improved material will perform exceptionally well in various heated applications up to 375°F and is safe for use in microwave ovens