Offering a vast diversity of front-of-house products, the new HoReCa Hall 6.0 will be celebrating its première at Ambiente 2020 in two months’ time. It will unite all the elements of inspiring and highly memorable hospitality experiences in a single place, featuring a wide array of product groups: Buffet & Presentation, Chafing & Transport, Tabletop, Kitchen & Kitchen Aids, Menus, Boards & Displays, Table Linen & Napkins and Workwear & Waiter Supplies.
“For a growing number of people, hotels are now turning into temporary homes several times a year. And gastronomically, the world is getting smaller too, particularly when you consider the vibrant hospitality market. Whether it’s a motley collection of tableware items in fine dining, bowl food sharing or solo dining to counterbalance the hustle and bustle of everyday life – when the new HoReCa Hall opens its doors for the first time at Ambiente 2020, its unprecedented front-of-house diversity will provide vital answers to the hospitality trends of tomorrow,” says Thomas Kastl, head of Dining.
Established Ambiente exhibitors: premières and new horizons
The expansion of Ambiente’s front-of-house expertise has prompted a large number of established Ambiente exhibitors to change to the new HoReCa hotspot or to set up a second stand there. They include APS, Bauscher, Bonna, Kocel, Kütahya, Picard & Wilpütz, Porland Porselen, RAK, Revol, Schönwald, Steelite, Tafelstern, Vista Alegre and Zieher. Steelite from London has decided to leverage the new focus on HoReCa in a dedicated hall for its own, particularly exciting première. Working with D.W. Haber & Son Inc. – a company it acquired recently – Steelite will be presenting its Fusion Buffet System. This is a practical and versatile combination of juicers, shelves, heat lamps, metal bread baskets and induction ranges. This inspiring compilation owes its impact to risers of different sizes – three made from recycled teak lumber and two from metal. The look and feel of the teak collection add some upscale, rustic chic to any buffet. The natural properties of teak also make it resistant to harmful substances, so that this HoReCa arrangement is highly durable.
Another première will be celebrated by the long-standing Ambiente exhibitor Sompex, who is exhibiting in the Dining area for the first time. Sompex will be casting a special light on some great hospitality experiences this year. Fully dimmable and available in eight different colours, the Troll table lamps by this German manufacturer are a perfect fit for the front-of-house area, as well as being ideally suited due to their special splash protection.
New exhibitors, new inspiration
Ambiente will be welcoming both established exhibitors and around 35 new businesses to Hall 6.0. One example is Craster from London, a manufacturer whose Flow Hot & Cold Trolley, made of oak, is setting new standards in buffet versatility. The buffet trolley comes with dual cooling and heating functions which cover temperatures between -5°C and 140°C, so that a delicious soup will stay hot and rolled ice cream will stay cool. Moreover, the trolley has several compartments for food of different heights. Approaching a buffet can now feel like entering an extremely smart stage thanks to the silver-plated three-tier fruit bowl by the new Lebanese exhibitor Siom Orfèvres, or the copper chafing dishes by the new Indian exhibitor Hotel Needs India. Fresh inspiration for the presentation of signature drinks at the hotel bar will be provided by the new exhibitors Drinkstuff and Halm. The elegant polycarbonate glassware in the Drinkstuff Strahl range of beverageware is this UK manufacturer’s answer to anyone seeking high standards in robustness and easy cleanability of HoReCa products. Halm is a start-up from Berlin that produces dishwasher-proof glass straws. Its straws add a pleasant tactile element to a bar experience, while also setting new standards in sustainability and meeting the needs of hotels and restaurants for durable products.
Two new exhibitors will be showcasing food presentation dishes of a special kind: Figgjo and 1handPlate. 1handPlate is a Danish family-owned company that produces a shrimp-shaped plate of the same name, enabling the pleasant, perfectly effortless and single-handed use of a plate during a reception at a hotel or restaurant. Due to its perfectly balanced design, the plate is easy to handle, stackable and has space for a glass in the centre. Figgjo from Norway has developed a special collection of plates called Tri for buffet dining. Its unique shape is based on an equilateral triangle where the corners have been given a soft rounding.
When it comes to the user’s needs, the German brand Koru Kids thinks outside the box. It has developed a booster seat with a three-point belt system, suitable for everyday use by toddlers in hotels and restaurants. The booster seats are stackable and therefore great space savers. Anyone looking for professional HoReCa workwear will be drawn to Vega and its sister brand Jobline who will be offering a wide selection of waiters’ and receptionists’ outfits, as well as unique bespoke workwear solutions. Whether it’s a classic hotel uniform or something more casual, workwear is an important part of a hotel or restaurant’s corporate identity and adds special authenticity to every HoReCa venue, signalling the overall vision of the hotel. Realising that HoReCa workwear needs to be very comfortable and also durable, the Belgian Katza Group features cowhide aprons under the brand name Aartefacto. Designed for highly visible barbecue staff and cocktail shakers behind the bar, these handmade aprons add a touch of premium quality and aesthetic pleasantness to any front-of-house scenario. Additional comfort is ensured by a neck strap with soft cotton padding.
The next Ambiente will take place from 7 to 11 February 2020.
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