Hotelympia, held at London’s Excel last week, was a showcase for culinary excellence and new ideas for the hospitality and foodservice industry. From the latest products across food and drink, catering equipment, interiors to technology and waste management solutions, there were plenty of opportunities to find real innovation and new ideas.
In case you missed the exhibition or you didn’t get to see everything on the show floor we collected some of the most interesting new technologies and companies on display:
- Evogro - Evogro’s indoor plant growing systems make it easy to grow your own microgreens, salad leaves and herbs. Using advanced LED lighting, hydroponics and smart cloud software the cabinets deliver fresh plants consistently. By growing right in the kitchen, they reduce the transportation, storage, packaging and waste associated with the fresh produce chain.
- Air Charge - Aircharge offers the latest in wireless charging solutions for the office, home & public spaces. The Aircharge Wireless Surface Charger is a wireless transmitter that can be installed in all surfaces including tables, desks, or any item of furniture. Wireless charging allows users to enjoy the convenience of being able to charge smartphones without being tethered by cables, or having the hassle of finding a power point.
- Vegware - Pioneering the development and manufacture of eco-friendly catering disposables and food packaging. The Vegware range of 250+ compostable products spans cutlery through to tableware, napkins, hot and cold drink cups, and takeaway packaging. All their catering disposables are low carbon, made from renewable or recycled materials, and all can be recycled along with food waste.
- ChicP - This raw vegetable hummus company producing delicious alternative dips from surplus fruits and vegetables which would otherwise end up in the rubbish dump. Founded on a passionate commitment to reducing food waste their range now consists of seven colourful and unique combinations of dips.
- Toast Ale - It is the UK’s first ever bread to beer ale. Hackney Brewery and food waste charity Feedback link up to launch quality pale ale that's made from surplus loaves of bread otherwise thrown away by bakeries, delis and sandwich makers.