The three final start-up companies have been selected from a long list of 27 participant, proposing new and innovative products. They will have 10 minutes on stage each (five minutes to present and five of Q&A) in a Dragon’s Den-style format. The judges, consisting of five FCSI Professional member foodservice consultants from across the globe and the design director of Electrolux Professional, will announce the winner at a special presentation during FCSI’s Sponsor Recognition Party at the ‘& Restaurant’ in Fiera Milano.
FCSI’s inaugural 2019 Start Me Up Innovation Awards, sponsored by Electrolux Professional, aimed to showcase new products or concepts launched by independent start-up companies. The Awards were launched in May 2019 to celebrate innovative ideas from start-up businesses with the potential to have a game-changing impact on the commercial foodservice, beverage and laundry industry.
Print2Taste presented the 3d food printing system Procusini 4.0. Procusini 4.0 was especially adapted to the requirements of professional chefs, with a universal plug and play solution for creative and personal creations of food in hotels, catering and event gastronomy, as well as confectionery.
SCRAEGG GmbH presented the SCRAEGG Pro unit, which whisks and heats to 96°C using a patent-pending steam nozzle. The appliance can also be used to prepare a delicious scrambled egg with a fluffy, creamy consistency in approximately 15 seconds and small meals in a matter of seconds.
Tablee presented the Tablee system, which permits the servers to receive real-time notifications via smart watches: guests can request service with a tableside button, the kitchen notifies servers when food is ready and managers oversee the whole operation with the Tablee app.
- Bettina von Massenbach (FCSI)
- Ken Schwartz (FCSI)
- Joseph Schumaker (FCSI)
- Thomas Mertens (FCSI)
- Brandon Kua (FCSI)
- Michele Cadamuro (Electrolux Professional)