Frontline International received a bronze award in the Kitchen Innovation Challenge at the Commercial Kitchen 2016 show, held June 7 to 8 in Birmingham, England. Frontline International designs, manufactures, and distributes equipment to manage fresh and waste oil in restaurants and other foodservice establishments. Specifically, it was the company’s hands-free waste oil management system that was recognized by the judges.
At the show, the “Innovation Challenge Gallery” showcased the most innovative product and technology launches in the foodservice industry over the previous year. The companies’ products that received the most votes at the end of day one were invited to pitch a panel of judges who would then determine the award winners. Frontline International’s waste oil management systems, distributed by Bensons Products in the U.K., were invited to the challenge and won the bronze based on the increased safety and productivity they afford restaurant employees.
Frontline International’s waste oil management systems are designed to dramatically minimize employee contact with oil. An optional electronic monitoring system measures oil usage, monitors filtration, and tracks rebates for a single store or across all stores in a chain.
“We were thrilled to participate in both Commercial Kitchen 2016 and the Kitchen Innovation Challenge,” says Giovanni Brienza, vice president of Frontline International. “We are a product design and engineering company at heart, so being recognized for how our system can improve the well-being of workers as well as the operations of the store means a lot to us.”