The Kitchen Innovations 2012 Award presented by the National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show has named the Optimax® KC-1 Automatic Batter Breader a recipient of the Kitchen Innovations™ 2012 Award, which recognizes new cutting-edge kitchen equipment in the foodservice industry.
An independent panel of judges comprised of internationally recognized food facilities consultants, multi-unit executives and design experts selected the 2012 award recipients for significant innovations that improve quality, productivity, service, and sustainability.
The new Optimax® KC-1 Automatic Batter-Breading Machine is an industry first: A flexible, compact breading machine for restaurant and foodservice kitchens.
The innovative new machine improves the quality and consistency of freshly breaded foods. It’s a breading solution that makes it easy to move away from the boring freezer-to-fryer platform in favor of a new, exciting way to feature a variety of fresh foods.
The Optimax machine is ideal for preparing the full range of fresh-breaded menu offerings including:
The Optimax Batter-Breading Machine comes at a time when foodservice establishments are looking for new ways to distinguish themselves from their competitors.
Instead of relying on the same pre-breaded frozen products purchased from the same outside food suppliers, the Optimax breading machine makes it possible for restaurants to develop a unique flavor profile for their very own freshly breaded foods, featuring special recipes that are unique to them.
It’s an easy, cost-effective way for restaurants to add “signature” items to their menus and differentiate themselves from other foodservice establishments, while building stronger customer loyalty.
In addition to fresh, flavorful food, customers expect consistency in the quality and composition of the menu items they choose. The design and operating functions of the Optimax breading machine ensure the preparation of consistent-quality breaded food items at all times – order to order and cook to cook.
The Optimax breading machine liberates managers from having to pay higher prices for pre-breaded frozen food items, allowing them instead to transition easily to locally grown, freshly breaded food items.
And this type of local sourcing becomes an additional menu-selling feature.
Since the Optimax is an automatic batter breading machine, kitchen labor is used very efficiently. Training on machine use and cleanup is so easy, operators become proficient almost immediately.
With the Optimax machine in their kitchen, foodservice managers can turn their focus to improving menu quality, while at the same time reducing food and ingredients costs. They can source fresh foods … then effortlessly batter and bread them for the ultimate in fried or baked food quality.
The efficient process of the Optimax breading machine also translates into significantly lower food costs, helping establishments to reduce them at a time when upward price pressures on food ingredients are very real.
The “Kitchen Innovations” and “National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show” names and marks are the registered property of the National Restaurant Association.