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Delfield Refrigeration Innovation Recognized with 2007 Kitchen Innovations Award

Mt. Pleasant, MI—The National Restaurant Association has recognized Delfield for leadership in refrigeration technology with a 2007 Kitchen Innovations Award.  Receiving honors this year was the Versa DrawerTM multi-temperature refrigeration system that allows operators to manage a multitude of refrigeration options in one compact unit.  It’s the second time Delfield has been recognized since the Kitchen Innovations program began three years ago.  The competition was judged by an independent panel of industry experts and recognizes trend-setting kitchen equipment thought to be among the most innovative in the world.  The Versa DrawerTM by Delfield and other winners will be showcased with live interactive demonstrations in the Kitchen Innovations Pavilion during the National Restaurant Show in May 2007. 

The Versa DrawerTM by Delfield combines four separate refrigeration units, each with individually controlled functions, which allows operators to freeze, refrigerate, chill and thaw in a single unit.  All drawers operate independently of the others in any of the four functions, each in its own dedicated compartment to prevent cross contamination.  Each unit also features built-in service diagnostics.  Combining the drawers into one unit improves space, labor and energy efficiencies and the unit’s functionality makes it adaptable to any menu and daypart. 

Delfield received its first Kitchen Innovations award in 2005, the inaugural year for the program, for its refrigeration systems featuring LiquitecTM Technology. 

The Delfield Company manufactures and markets a complete line of foodservice equipment for restaurants, hotels and institutions, and specializes in custom and reach-in refrigeration.  For more information about the Delfield Company and its products, call (800) 733-8821 or visit www.delfield.com. 

Enodis plc (www.enodis.com) is a worldwide company focused on the design, manufacture, and supply of food equipment.  Through its two operating groups, Global Food Service Equipment and Food Retail Equipment, it has 29 factories in 9 countries and a large portfolio of premium brands, including Delfield, Scotsman, Frymaster, Lincoln, Cleveland, Garland, US Range, ICE-O-Matic, Jackson, Merco, Savory, Dean, Varimixer, and Merrychef in foodservice, and Kysor/Warren and Kysor Panel Systems in food retail equipment.