Hamilton, OH - February 9, 2012 - The National Restaurant Association has just announced the recipients of their 2012 Kitchen Innovations Award™ presented by the National Restaurant Association's Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show set for its new dates, May 5-8 at Chicago's McCormick Place.
This honor is awarded in recognition of cutting-edge equipment designed for the foodservice market.
An independent, expert panel of judges comprised of internationally recognized food facilities consultants, multiunit executives, and design experts was charged with choosing this year's KI Award recipients.
The judges looked for innovative equipment that improves quality, productivity, service, and sustainability in the restaurant industry.
Among the Kitchen Innovation Award recipients this year is Kaivac, Inc., who received the honor in recognition of their OmniFlex™ Dispense-and-Vac System.
The OmniFlex system dispenses fresh cleaning solution to floors. A brush head is used as needed to loosen and remove soils and contaminants, which are then thoroughly removed using the system's wet/dry vacuum.
According to the judges, floors are left completely dry after being cleaned using this new technology, making them available for immediate use by employees and customers.
"This is quite an honor," says Matt Morrison, Communications Manager for Kaivac. "The OmniFlex system has not been available for all that long, but it is already winning some strong endorsements. We are honored to receive the KI award."