The ‘Beast from the East’ may have held us tight in its

The ‘Beast from the East’ may have held us tight in its icy grip earlier this year but here at PFF we’re still enjoying the rosy glow of success following a hat-trick of awards for our work with Italian restaurant brand Zizzi!

Last year we were asked to develop a bespoke new ‘to go’ bowl for Zizzi which needed to meet a number of practical and aesthetic specifications. The key challenge was to create the look, ensure the packaging protected and preserved the contents in pristine condition and kept the food warm on the journey. We also needed to take into account that it should be stackable in transit, and ensure that there was no risk of spills along the way.

Back of house, the bowl needed to be stackable, easy to separate and straightforward to assemble. At the same time, Zizzi wanted the bowl to look stunning and replicate the high gloss of the crockery and the precision of its signature speckling. The whole project – from initial brief to product delivery – also had to be completed within a tight five-month timescale!

Fast forward though to this month and we’re delighted that the creativity, dedication and collaboration of everyone involved has now been acknowledged by three different industry award schemes! We were thrilled to scoop a Bronze in the prestigious 2018 Starpack Awards for Packaging Innovation, we WON the ‘Best Convenience or On The Go Packaging’ category at the World Food Innovation Awards (WFIA) held recently at Hotelympia, and we were ‘Highly Commended’ in the fiercely contested Foodservice Packaging Association’s ‘Product Innovation’ awards.

“These awards are the well-deserved recognition of all the innovation, creativity, teamwork and sheer hard work that went into this project,” comments Kenton Robbins, managing director. “We relished the technical challenges and are delighted to have created such a stunning product.”

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