The Silar® Microwave Grill and the Silar® Microwave Flatstone were featured and demonstrated at the 2011 National Restaurant Association Hotel-Motel Show. The NRA Hotel-Motel show is the largest commercial foodservice event in North America and is attended by more than 70,000 industry professionals from 108 countries. The four-day event featured the latest consumer dining trends, equipment innovations, product education classes and seminars, and live competitions. And, of course, there was lots of food for sampling!
The 2011 NRA Hotel-Motel Show was held May 21 to 24 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. Attendees watched the Silar® Microwave Grill and the Silar® Microwave Flatstone in action as an assortment of food products were prepared and speed-cooked using our hot ceramic technology.
Advanced Composite Materials (ACM) was awarded the prestigious National Restaurant Association’s Kitchen Innovations™ Award for 2009. The company received the 2009 KI™ Award for introducing the Silar® Microwave Flatstone oven insert into the marketplace. This was the second year in a row that Advanced Composite Materials received a Kitchen Innovations™ Award for its outstanding products.
The Silar® Microwave Flatstone, a ceramic composite microwave heatable oven insert, creates an entirely new way to speed-bake fresh dough and flatbreads. Silar® changes the speed-quality baking paradigm and introduces an entirely new technology: microwave-conduction baking. In the past when baking fresh dough or flatbreads, you had to wait for the traditional slow-bake cycle to end. The microwave baking technology of Silar® speed-bakes fresh doughs and flatbreads to perfection. For example, a fresh-dough pizza can be speed-baked in 2-3 minutes.
The Silar® Microwave Flatstone was featured and demonstrated in the Kitchen Innovations™ Pavilion at the 90th Annual National Restaurant Association Restaurant Hotel-Motel Show held May 16-19, 2009 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. The NRA Show is the largest single gathering of restaurant, foodservice, and lodging professionals in the Western Hemisphere. The photo below shows the NRA and Kitchen Innovations™ executive staff making its 2009 award presentation to officials from Advanced Composite Materials.