Best New Products Announced At Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo

WFHE Best New Products 2018

Thousands of the best new products and services for restaurants, caterers and foodservice establishments were introduced during this week’s Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo, which was held at the Los Angeles Convention Center alongside Coffee Fest and Healthy Food Expo West.

Tom Loughran, Vice President for the Clarion UX Food & Beverage Portfolio, producers of the Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo, presents awards to winning companies for this year’s Best New Products.


The Overall Winner

in the Innovative New Product Gallery was Somabar for their automated bartender. 

WFHE Best New Products 2018For more information on Somabar, visit somabar.com.


Best New Product in the Food Trends Experience

was Sea Kingdom for their premium tea leaves, matcha, boba, and teapresso machines

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WFHE Best New Products 2018For more information on Sea Kingdom, visit www.thebobasupplier.com


Best in Show for Pitch the Press: 

Editors from several leading industry publications identified 12 innovative new products that were presented to the media and buyers. The best new product from Pitch the Press was RP & Associates for their Grub Tub. 

WFHE Best New Products 2018For more information, visit http://rpandassociates.com/other-products/grub-tub-all-shapes


The 1st Place Runner Up for Pitch The Press

was FreshBytes for their custom mobile ordering app built for restaurants

WFHE Best New Products 2018For more information, visit www.freshbytes.io/


The 2nd Place Runner Up for Pitch The Press

was Flat Tech for their automatic self-stabilizing table base.

WFHE Best New Products 2018For more information, visit https://www.flattech.com/us/


About The Western Foodservice and Hospitality Expo – Since 1936, hundreds of thousands of restaurant and foodservice industry professionals have attended The Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo to gain experience and knowledge on how to become more informed, more educated, more competitive, and more profitable in the industry. The tradeshow and conference is produced by Clarion UX (www.clarionux.com) and sponsored by the California Restaurant Association (www.calrest.org).  For more information, visit www.westernfoodexpo.com. The 2019 Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo will take place August 25-27, 2019 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.