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Apr 10, 2014

TurboChef Named 2014 Kitchen Innovation Award Recipients

TurboChef is proud to announce that the TurboChef Fire pizza oven has been selected as a recipient of the 2014 Kitchen Innovation Award, which is presented by the National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel and Motel Show.

The prestigious KI Award recognizes the most promising and cutting-edge advancements in the kitchen and foodservice industry. The winners are featured in Interactive Kitchen Innovations Pavilion at National Restaurant Association Show.

“We are excited to have three outstanding cooking innovations representing The Middleby Corporation as recipients of this prestigious award” said Selim Bassoul, Middleby Chairman and CEO.

“Industry leading innovation and new technology are the driving forces of our business, and we are looking forward to the opportunity to demonstrate our new products in this highly visible arena.”

An independent, expert panel of judges comprised of internationally recognized food facilities consultants, multi-unit executives and design experts carefully selected the award recipients. KI Award winners have been recognized based on their ability to solve operator challenges and improve back-of-house effectiveness.

The TurboChef Fire countertop convection oven features integral flow cylinders that channel airflow to rapidly increase heat transfer, reaching evenly dispersed temperatures up to 800F to cook 14-inch, fresh dough pizzas in as little as 90 seconds.

The TurboChef Fire will be showcased in the interactive Kitchen Innovations Pavilion at the 2014 National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show to be held May 17-20 at McCormick Place in Chicago.