Some of the most innovative new products and equipment in the food world went on show at the Sirha trade show in Lyon yesterday, as the winners of the Sirha Innovation Awards 2017 were honoured in a special ceremony at what is one of the globe's largest catering and hospitality events.
Vite Fait Bienfait, a smartphone app focused on catering in oncology departments received the Special Award of the Jury – a judging panel of chefs, catering professionals, nutritionists, designers and journalists.
Among the winners in the 'Products – Beverages – Ingredients' category was a smart pasta from Alpina Savoie that rehydrates in cold water, while the 'Appliances – Equipment – Concepts' category included a temperature control device from Promeco that promises to keep food at an ideal temperature for hours, and a high speed oven from Enodis France that cooks food 20 times faster than a conventional oven.
The awards, 13 overall, were originally announced back in December. Entries were judged on several criteria: "innovation, ease and cost of implementation, design, taste and nutritional value, quality, energy saving and waste reduction."
See the full list of winners below and click here for more information on each. The winning products will be on display for the duration of Sirha, until the 25 January.
Sirha also plays host to the Bocuse d'Or Finale 2017 sponsored by S.Pellegrino, the world final of the globe's most prestigious culinary competition where 24 of the best chefs in the world will be battling it out for gold. Follow all the action from the Bocuse d'Or 2017 on Fine Dining Lovers and across social media with #SanPellegrinoatBocuse.
All images: C Pouget
Sirha Innovation Awards 2017: the Winners
SPECIAL AWARD OF THE JURY 2017
Vite Fait Bienfait – Institut Polytec Lasalle Beauvais Esi
‘PRODUCTS – BEVERAGES – INGREDIENTS’
Inspiration – Valrhona
Les Astucieuses – Alpina Savoie
Elixir – Cookal
Rougié's Range of Stocks and Sauces – Rougié Euralis Gastronomie
Séquencia Technology – Chocolaterie de l'Opéra
ULTI Darégal – Daregal
The Meat Cellar – Puigrenier
Bun&Roll – Bridor
‘APPLIANCES – EQUIPMENT – CONCEPTS’
Cold Press Juicer 65 – Santos
Tempcontrol – Promeco
Woow E-Motion – PCB Creation
High Speed Oven E2S – Enodis France