"The award salutes the company for best satisfying the foodservice industry's needs and contributing to the overall effectiveness in the areas of safety, operation and/or efficiency in customer service."
With over 1500 members in 45 countries, Foodservice Consultants Society International is the premier worldwide consulting organization serving the foodservice and hospitality industry, with consultant members who specialize in the areas of facility design, operations management, new concept development and technology.
Founded in 1954, the Society's worldwide and North American offices are based in Rockwood, Ontario, Canada with divisional and regional offices located in Canada, France, German, Italy, Hong Kong, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. More about the association can be found on its Web site: www.fcsi.org.
FCSI Worldwide presented their annual awards during the FCSI Worldwide Conference held at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis March 18-20, 2010.
Says FCSI Worldwide: "This award recognizes Corporate Members of FCSI who have demonstrated exceptional innovation in product research, design, and development. The award salutes the company for best satisfying the foodservice industry's needs and contributing to the overall effectiveness in the areas of safety, operation and/or efficiency in customer service."
Responding on behalf of Adande, Executive Chairman Nigel Bell commented: "We are delighted to have been selected as the FCSI's Manufacturer of the Year. The Award recognizes the technical innovation behind the entire Adande product range, which drive down energy consumption, improve food quality, reduce food wastage and introduce increased profitability and sustainability into the catering sector.
"The Award is also recognition for the tremendous drive and enthusiasm of our staff in the UK and our North American partner, Randell Refrigeration (part of Unified Brands)."
Pictured: FCSI Worldwide President John Radchenko, presents the 2010 FCSI Worldwide Manufacturer of the Year Award to Ian Wood, the founder and Managing Director of Adande Refrigeration (right) and Unified Brands' Eric von Kaenel (centre).
Quite simply, cold air does not fall out when an Adande fridge or freezer drawer is opened. With conventional refrigeration, the cold air falls out each time the door or drawer is opened. Food is exposed to ambient air attack and energy is wasted. In busy kitchens, fridges are frequently opening during service, wasting energy and in many cases causing the temperature to rise above recommended levels.
Adande's unique insulated drawers retain cold air on opening - the cold air simply has nowhere to go. The unmatched temperature stability of the Adande Drawer prolongs the shelf life of food, resulting in better quality, as the temperature before cooking is consistent). This is as important in fine dining kitchens, preparing seafood and sorbets, for example, as it is in quick service restaurants, where items can be cooked from frozen.