Innovation Awards



The 2016 Innovation Awards were a huge success. Stirling Johnstone, Editor of GS magazine and Cyrus Todiwala, esteemed chef presented the awards to an impressive audience. Carpigiani won the Equipment Innovation Award for their product 'Multiple Choice'. The Technology Innovation Award was won by Wi-Q and their product 'Wi-Q'. Finally, Vegware won the Design Innovation Award with their Eco-friendly product - Black Compostible Cutlery. Thank you to all of our judges, entrants and to The Caterer for their on going support. As Cyrus Todiwala said on stage, "Innovation is the key to success".







Read what our judges had to say about the 2016 entries and finalists... 

"We have had a great range of entries this year in Hospitality Technology Innovation and also with a varied set of categories. The final six certainly provide excellent examples of innovative and new Technology products across the categories in Hospitality today – and the final decision at Hotelympia will - I am sure – be a difficult one!" Carl Weldon, Chief Executive, HOSPA

"Without question, the best batch of entries to date. Some truly great ideas which have been well thought through to provide the industry with new and improved products. Finding a winner from these will not be an easy task". Stirling Johnstone (Chair of Judges), Editor, GS Magazine

“We judged the equipment entries based on the innovation to the market as a whole, and the subsequent impact. We were really impressed by the range and quality of the entries. I very much look forward to the judging the finalists on the 29th FebruaryJack Sharkey, CEDA Chairman

2016 Innovation Awards Finalists...


  • Alfresco – Fire N Table
  • Burgess   -  Inicio
  • Hotel Contracts – Engineered Vinyl Tile
  • Signature FSE – Induct Warm Tables
  • Vegware  - Compostable Black Cutlery
  • Divine Atmos - Palm Leaf Slippers 


  • Carpigiani UK – Multiple Choice
  • De Manincor UK – Total Control system
  • Gamble Foodservice Solutions – Ovention Matchbox 360-12
  • Manitowoc Foodservice – Frymaster Filter Quick 2FQE3OU
  • MKN GmbH & Co. K – SpaceCombi Magic Pilot
  • Pneu-Therm (Hoeller Buffet Solutions) Comfort Combi Plate
  • Winterhalter – PT Climate Plus


  • The Chef Tree – The Chef Tree App
  • Hawk Safety - HEAT
  • Kaba Ltd – Kaba Mobile Key Access
  • Ordamo – The Ordamo System
  • Smartspace Strategy Ltd – Smart Space
  • WiQ Ltd - WiQ