The following is just a taste of some of the new innovations on show this year:
Equipment & Design
Glen Dimplex Professional Appliances is offering lunch! visitors an exclusive first look at its new Burco Convection Oven (available in three sizes) and new, heavy duty LEC Commercial Platinum range; which includes nine separate product lines (stand M331).
Foster Refrigerator & Gamko are exhibiting at lunch! for the first time. Gamko is launching a new flexible Coffee Barista Station at lunch!. With 4 temperature zones (refrigerated, cup warmer, waste and ambient for services) all in one appliance, operators can store all their coffee equipment and ingredients in one location (stand A101).
Roller Grill UK is launching a new display cabinet specially designed for snack bars, pubs, bakeries, tearooms. This fully panoramic and illuminated display showcase presents beautifully and keeps products at a constant temperature. Available with 2 grids (670x433mm) and 4 levels or 3 grids (670×433 mm) and 5 levels (stand M332).
WMF United Kingdom’s new 5000S is making its first public appearance at lunch!. Part of its third generation bean to cup coffee machines, it packs the performance capacity of a large, fully-automated coffee machine into a slim, sleek appliance (stand M108).
The Alan Nuttall Partnership is showcasing its new Foodservice Innovation Centre featuring the latest technology to aid new food product development. This is complemented by a specialist in house culinary team delivering services around food processes, food cooking and preparation, packaging and display (stand G11).
The IMC Group is launching a new affordable solution to 24/7 temperature monitoring: the Notion Lite system. Ideal for smaller monitoring requirements, it takes only 5 simple steps to set up the self-install innovative cloud-based temperature monitoring system, which provides users with immediate real-time temperature data (stand G13).
Chunk of Devon is launching their ‘Ultimate Bake Off’ at this year’s lunch! – a branded pie and pasty warmer aimed at delis and farm shops who have existing bake off facilities. Ovens are supplied with full frozen, unbaked products in manageable cases of 20. They will also be revealing their Christmas menu (stand A211).
Bradshaw, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of accelerated cooking equipment, is showing a selection of high performance units by Menumaster and the new range of Esi-Clene interiors for both microwaves and high speed ovens (stand F320).
The High Speed Oven Company is demonstrating two new ovens to the market this year. The FryMac cook up to 80 portions of fries per hour, with no oil required (16” wide, it is ideal for counters short on space), and The TurboChef Fire – TurboChef’s first specialist fresh dough pizza oven, which cooks a 14” pizza in under 3 minutes (stand F305).
Nelson Catering Equipment is promoting the latest Nelson energy saving Advantage dishwashers and glasswashers, alongside a range of catering equipment from the popular Blue Seal range (stand M342).
rexmartins supplies all sectors of the catering and food service industry, from commercial hard working kitchens, clubs, bars and restaurants, be single unit installations or multi-franchise opportunities, rexmartins provide the security of their knowledge – with highly competitive pricing (stand G1).
ABDA Creative Design And Build is showcasing some of their recently completed projects, including high street cafes, restaurants and commercial kitchens (stand G18).
Packaging & Tableware
Little Cherry is showcasing the world’s first compostable cutlery range made entirely from recycled PLA. The cutlery is available in black (coloured with food-safe carbon black pigment) and white, and is certified compostable so it can be disposed of in the food waste bin (stand M435).
Jenpak is introducing new collapsible meal boxes made of reclaimed balsa wood with a rice paper finish. These innovative and sustainable boxes enhance the presentation and perceived value of each meal served, while saving space as they pack, ship and store flat (stand U401).
Innovative and eco-friendly packaging for ‘street food’ will take centre-stage for Tri-Star Packaging at lunch!. New concepts include Eco Street compostable containers for hot and cold food; the Taste range of kraft brown packaging that keeps takeaway food hotter for longer; the Portabottle carrier for beer, wine and juices; and the award-winning Tri-Pot (stand M101).
ELLER foodPackaging GmbH is launching its PanoramaFlatBag in September. The packaging provides maximum visibility, keeps the food fresh, and enhances the shelf-space to boost sales. Additional features including tear-off perforation and self-seal ability provide consumers with added convenience on-the-go (stand F112).
Planglow is unveiling a new 11-piece compostable packaging and labelling range exclusively at lunch!. It showcases a lighter, brighter look that is inspired by casual dining and developed to emphasise product quality (stand G9).
Packnwood UK is presenting Street Eats. An extensive range of innovative and fashionable packaging for any street food concept; including wraps, burgers, sandwiches, pasta, salads, bagel, ice-cream, hot dogs, fries and more (stand M212).
Coveris is launching a selection of food-to-go and convenience packaging innovations at lunch!. Combining specialist materials and construction, the new designs have been developed to optimise food quality, freshness, convenience and safety for the food service sector (stand M410).
Sabert Europe has extended its BePulp Hot2Go Range with three new round bowls – for soups, noodles, porridge or any other hot to go meal. Sabert’s BePulp Hot2Go range is ideal for food preparations that are kept in hot cabinets or need to be reheated in the microwave (stand M444).
The Printed Cup Company is introducing biodegradable cups, with a new PLA coated board. This new board gives the same great printed product but the bio-polymer coating makes them fully compostable. Ideal for any eco-conscious business (stand A316).
Ecoffee cup was created to reduce the number of single-use cups that go to landfilll each year. This light, bright reusable cup, made from naturally organic, biodegradable bamboo fibre, is available in over 30 different prints and contemporary colours in both 12 and 14oz sizes (stand A215).
Rapid Action Packaging is showcasing a range of specialist foodservice packaging solutions at this year’s show, including the pioneering MultiRap™. The multi-functional and ergonomic packaging system is ideal for a wide variety of hot and chilled food items such as burgers, toasties, bagels, breakfast rolls, pizza, fries, doughnuts and other sweets (stand M318).
Launching at lunch! 2015, the mmmLUNCH app has been built exclusively for the lunch industry allowing sandwich rounds and lunch shops to accept pre-orders from their customers with ease. mmmLUNCH is designed to help vendors increase profits by reducing demand uncertainty from each day, whilst providing a direct channel of communication with customers (stand IZ-01).
AdGen is showcasing its new software features, including a plug-n-play package, at lunch!. It gives operators the tools they need to create bespoke adverts for their venue – without any design experience. Powered by Google Chromecast, it’s priced competitively for independents (stand F319).
CyBake is showcasing its new suite of systems, including Infood – a state-of-the-art food information system, and Cybake Core specialist bakery software. For food retailers, they have a new solution designed to cut waste and boost margins, with exclusive early access to lunch! visitors (stand A204).
Launched this summer in the UK and Ireland, ShopKeep provides an iPad EPOS system that’s affordable, simple, and feature-rich. Founded by a retailer, the system is made up of a intuitive register app and a full suite of cloud-based tools, including inventory management, time-clock, sales reports, and CRM (stand F124).
Happiour is London’s new daily food and drink app, which connects vendors and customers, based on time and location. Users discover or search for things they want, and then share with friends. Vendors can maximise daily efficiencies and attract new and relevant customers (stand IZ-18).
Bizimply is exhibiting its workforce management software for the first time at lunch!. Monitor employee attendance and manage scheduling using a smartphone or tablet. Ideal for single and multi-unit businesses, there is no software to install, no upfront costs or contracts (stand U210).
pointOne POS’s award winning EPoS products are developed to meet the everyday challenges of the QSR and takeaway industry. pointOne Is designed to minimise transation speed to reduce queues and maximises business during peak times. Applications include online ordering, App ordering, API links to Fourth, Xero, Paypal, and multi-site head office management (stand M311).
Often the biggest problem operators have with training staff is spending a lot of money getting experienced trainers to get staff up to speed. Video is an easy and low cosy way to show staff training methods – with Wedderburn EPOS Systems’ Orbis Software, operators can just direct them to the touchscreen (stand U206).
lunch! returns to the Business Design Centre in Islington, London, on Thursday and Friday, 24-25 September.
For further information and to book a free trade pass in advance, please visit www.lunchshow.co.uk and quote priority code PR1 (direct link:www.eventdata.co.uk/Visitor/Lunch.aspx?TrackingCode=PR1)