The NAFEM Show 2017

More than 500 equipment and supplies 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.


With an exclusive focus on equipment and supplies, the NAFEM Show offers valuable networking opportunities while bringing together everything the restaurant industry needs to cook, prep, store and serve all in one place. The What’s Hot! What’s Cool! product gallery, centrally located on the exhibit floor, will be a hub of activity, showcasing the newest improvements in foodservice equipment, technology, labour-saving solutions and consumer-first innovations. Here is just a sampling of the innovative new products being launched at this year’s NAFEM show:


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.

Booth #2200


American Metalcraft

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.

Booth #1418


Hatco will introduce the Glo-Ray Curved Infrared Strip Heater with LED Lights to its award-winning line of Strip Heaters at this year’s NAFEM Show. With a patented housing design that is low-profile, elliptical-shaped and stylish, the Glo-Ray Curved Infrared Strip Heater is the ideal solution for front-of-the-house applications. The GR5AL features energy-efficient dual LED lights and a pre-focused heat pattern to blanket food holding areas, safely holding products at optimum serving temperatures. The unit can operate with just the dual LED lights on or simultaneously with the infrared emitter to provide the perfect balance of light and heat.

Booth #1612

Kitchen Aid

The all-new KitchenAid Commercial KSBC1B0 Series Countertop Blender features a powerful 3.5 peak HP motor, which, combined with the 3mm-thick patented asymmetric Talon blade blends a margarita in just 22 seconds. The 60-oz (1,774mL) BPA-free jar is engineered to optimize performance, with beveled corners that allow for clean pouring from three sides. The die-cast metal motor base stands up to rough kitchen and bar conditions and comes with a three-year hassle-free commercial replacement warranty. The jar assembly is covered by a one-year hassle-free commercial replacement warranty.

Booth #2285

Robot Coupe

The CL50Ultra Tex Mex is the ultimate return-on-investment package. With the exclusive six-disc package, save on time and labour for all daily prep — from vegetables for fajitas to the most consistent salsa’s and Pico De Gallo. 

Booth #3000


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.

Booth #1700


The inventor of the original scouring pad in 1958, 3M is introducing the new Scotch-Brite Dual Purpose Scour Pad 96HEX at this year’s NAFEM Show. This double-duty scouring pad features a yellow side with the latest in scouring technology, the “power dots”, designed to aggressively scour away tough messes with less effort and a gray side to polish away fine particles and grease. Its unique hexagon shape provides additional corners to clean hard-to-reach areas. It’s a medium-duty hand pad designed for cleaning pots and pans, cooking appliances and utensils, kitchen and maintenance equipment.

Booth #3417


Master-Bilt’s new Endless BEM/BEL-30 Series glass door merchandisers are designed with an exclusively larger cubic foot pack-out area for additional facings. Shelving is 23″D (the deepest available) so merchandisers hold more products and save re-stocking time and 100 per cent of pack-out space falls within the visible merchandising area to boost profits. With the combination of largest glass door height and tallest interior case, BEM/BEL models provide 200+ square-inches of additional product visibility per door when compared to similar models. For maximum energy efficiency, BEM/BEL-30 models have optimized front air curtains preventing warm, moist air from entering the case during door openings.

Booth #2812