Oven Maker Receives 2014 Product of Year Award

Foodservice Consultants Society International honors Alto-Shaam for CT PROformance

Alto-Shaam CTPROformance (CSP Daily News / Convenience Stores)

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. -- Alto-Shaam has received the Product of the Year Award from Foodservice Consultants Society International (FCSI). The award is for the technology in the new CT PROformance Combitherm oven launched earlier this year.

The Product of the Year Award honors a manufacturer whose commitment to research and development has resulted in a truly innovative product that is a clear leap forward for the foodservice industry. FSCI chooses the winner from 10 finalists in the FCSI Educational Foundation's Innovation Showcase. A panel of FCSI fellows selects the finalists, and FCSI consultant members attending the annual conference select the winner by majority vote.

The new CT PROformance Combitherm oven from Alto-Shaam features a zero-clearance design, allowing users to place the equipment anywhere on the line, even next to open flame. Also, the PROpower setting allows for accelerated preheat and recovery times resulting in 20% faster cooking times than competitive models, the company said.

FSCI chose Alto-Shaam in part because of its ability to address commercial kitchen equipment challenges with advancements in speed, energy efficiency and versatility to conform to diverse restaurant layouts and numerous applications. It is also available with an integrated smoking feature, enhanced cleaning system and menu capacity, absolute humidity control and more.

Alto-Shaam's corporate headquarters, worldwide manufacturing facility, Culinary Institute and Technical Institute are based in Menomonee Falls, Wis. For more than a half a century, Alto-Shaam has been a leader and innovator in the global commercial foodservice equipment industry. With a core business in primary cooking equipment, Alto-Shaam offers an expanded product portfolio that includes award-winning Combitherm ovens, Halo-Heat cook and hold ovens, smoker ovens, heated holding technologies, heated display and merchandising solutions, QuickChiller rapid chill units, FryTech high-efficiency fryers, rotisserie ovens, convection ovens and drop-in heated and refrigerated fixture components. Alto-Shaam is also a leader in providing integrated food production systems for cook/chill, banqueting and rethermalization applications.