The project developed by QualityFry has received funding from the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Framework Programme, promoted by the European Union under agreement 805754.
The Fast Chef Elite fryer has been selected as a finalist in the HOSTELCO awards, the largest showcase for new products and trends in the sector. Come and try the technology that has revolutionised the world of professional fryers, from the 23rd to the 26th of October at Stand 645. Hall C. Pavilion 3 of Fira de Barcelona exhibition centre.
The Fast Chef Elite eco-sustainable fryer has been selected as a finalist in the Product category of the HOSTELCO AWARDS, which acknowledge effort and innovation in key areas of Spanish hospitality. The Awards, which will be given on the 24th of October at Fira de Barcelona exhibition centre as part of the 18th edition of the Trade Fair for equipment, machinery and services for hospitality and communities (HOSTELCO), will take into account the design, sustainability and productive efficiency of the new equipment that is invigorating the sector.
The eco-friendly solutions provided by the Fast Chef Elite fryer to emerging restaurant models and tourism industry services has attracted the attention of experts and strategic buyers, as it combines smoke-free technology with high profitability, speed in operation, compact and ergonomic design and efficient energy consumption.
The design of the new products for the HORECA sector is tending towards compact format equipment which provides greater performance in less space and without the need for additional personnel. Machinery such as Fast Chef, which is capable of providing a significant reduction in cooking and service time, allows a very simple and intuitive use of the equipment in totally safe conditions for the employee.
These are the trends promoted by HOSTELCO 2016, an important event which will gather the greatest concentration of products, services and businesses of the sector, 25% being international, coming mainly from Germany, Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Italy, Luxembourg, the United Kingdom, Turkey and Portugal. Furthermore, the participation of 1,100 strategic buyers is expected, 300 of these being national distributors and 50 responsible for hotel chain purchases.
HOSTELCO 2016, along with the Fòrum Gastronòmic and the Congreso de Restauración Colectiva events, will make up Barcelona Hosting Week, a platform which over four days will address the whole value chain of the sector, from equipment to the creation and distribution of products.
The European Commission has awarded QUALITYFRY the Seal of Excellence under the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation which promotes industrial leadership in Europe and strengthens the scientific base for business projects. The QUALITYFRY proposal, based on smoke-free cooking equipment and the development of healthy and sustainable frying technology, through products such as the FAST CHEF ELITE fryer,has been recognised as an important innovation in the foodservice sector.
The frying technology developed by QUALITYFRY for FAST CHEF ELITE allows food to be cooked quickly with an efficient use of resources, in terms of both products (oil consumption is reduced because the machine is closed and compact and does not allow light or oxygen to enter) and electricity (electricity costs are reduced by over 50% compared to a traditional fryer).
The foodservice equipment created by QUALITYFRY ensures eco-friendly cooking in two ways: the absence of smoke (and 94% reduction of odours) reduces the environmental footprint of the cooking process and at the same time produces fried dishes which conserve their nutritional value. The automatic fryers created by our company use a deep-frying process: constant oil temperatures are combined with relatively short cooking times to ensure that the food absorbs less fat. This technique provides a healthy frying process, with highly-appreciated gastronomic results, which has been rewarded on this occasion with the Horizon 2020 Seal of Excellence.
The European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme has included, for the first time, all stages of the business project, from the generation of knowledge right through to market-oriented activities. Its aim is to promote technologies and technological applications which will improve European competitiveness. The programme supports small and medium-sized enterprises which are interested in international growth through European-wide innovation projects. It offers the opportunity to finance an evaluation of the concept and its viability, as well as supporting marketing activities and helping to maximise the leveraging of results.