Inside the Biggest KI Showroom Ever

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2022 Kitchen Innovations Award recipients are joined by recipients from 2021 and 2020. Courtesy of Alyx Arnett.

The National Restaurant Association Show’s Kitchen Innovations Showroom has never been filled with more of foodservice’s most forward-thinking and cutting-edge innovations than it has this year.

Since the show was canceled the last two years, the expansive exhibition features awardees not only from 2022 but from 2021 and 2020 as well. Trends among recipients include a focus on automation, efficiency, safety improvements, sustainability and more.

“Each year, I’m eager to visit the KI Showroom to see how equipment advancements like these are contributing to improving operations by increasing efficiency and productivity and ultimately supporting business growth,” says Tom Cindric, president of Winsight Exhibitions.

Attendees have several opportunities to learn more about the 31 KI recipients, including an Innovation Theater session and KI Showroom tours. Here’s how to participate:

Kitchen Innovations to Transform Your Business

Sunday, May 22; 12:30 to 1:15 p.m.

Innovation Theater, North Hall, 5572

Hear directly from members of the expert panel of KI judges in the Innovation Theater at this session about how cutting-edge equipment can improve your operation, generate growth and contribute to the industry’s overall progress.

KI Showroom Tours

To make the most of your time in the showroom, you can sign up for an expert-guided tour. Tours can be scheduled here for Sunday, May 22, from 2:30 to 3:15 p.m. and Monday, May 23, from 11:30 to 12:15 p.m.


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