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Sam Christie of PKL receiving the award

The judges commended the Garbage Guzzler, and said it was great to see an innovation with such strong eco credentials.

PKL, the UK's leading catering infrastructure specialist, is celebrating after it’s Garbage Guzzler waste digester won a silver award for innovation at the 2017 Commercial Kitchen show.

Ten finalists, including the aerobic Guzzler, were chosen by public vote on the first day of the show, which was held at the NEC in Birmingham on Tuesday and Wednesday June 6th and 7th.

The ten finalists had to pitch their product to a panel of industry experts on the event’s second day and then gold silver and bronze awards were handed out.

Marketing Manager Sam Christie gave the high-pressure, 90 second presentation before fielding questions on the guzzler’s innovative and easy-to-use technology. After a tense wait it was announced the Guzzler had won a Silver award.

Sam said: “We were delighted not only to have the opportunity to showcase our innovative new technology at Commercial Kitchen, but also to receive industry recognition in terms of a silver award. It was great to see the interest that was generated for the Garbage Guzzler back on our stand as well, after we had pitched in the Innovation Challenge.”

The judges commended the Garbage Guzzler, and said it was great to see an innovation with such strong eco credentials.

The show, which was in its second year, proved a resounding success for PKL. As well as the awards and interest in the Guzzler, the company also attracted delegate’s interest with an virtual reality display, which allowed visitors to ‘walk around’ PKL’s headquarters, one of its permanent kitchens and a temporary kitchen.

“We found the show overall to be a success for PKL,” said Sam. “The good quality of delegates visiting our stand provided us with an excellent opportunity to show our complete range of products to the industry, knowing we were in front of the right people.”

If you are interested in learning more about the award-winning Garbage Guzzler, visit or call PKL on 01242 663000.


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PKL Company Overview

PKL Group is the UK’s leading supplier of modular commercial kitchens, serving a wide range of both public and private sector markets. With hundreds of temporary kitchens and 10,000 items of catering equipment available to hire, the company supports clients during refurbishments, emergencies and events.

PKL also offers a number of permanent modular kitchen solutions including high-spec commercial kitchen buildings which are delivered to site as pre-built modules, ready for quick installation. The company’s KitchenPod and Food Cube products have won various industry awards for innovation and have proven popular particularly in the education and leisure sectors.

In addition, PKL offers catering estate management solutions, as well as specialising in major event kitchen complexes such as those used to feed athletes at events such as the Olympic Games. The company’s international division also delivers a wide range of specialist kitchen solutions to sites all over the world, from African mining camps to Antarctic research stations.

Established in 1988, PKL’s head office is located in Bishops Cleeve, Cheltenham. The company currently employs around 90 staff and has successfully completed over 10,000 temporary kitchen hires worldwide, as well as over 200 permanent kitchen installations.

If you have any queries about this press release, or about PKL and its projects, please contact PR and Marketing Exec Phil Scoble on 01242 663125 or email

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