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Sirman Smart 250 slicer from FEM: quality yet affordable meat slicer for cafes, small restaurants and delis

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While quality slicers guarantee the consistent cuts of meat often essential in commercial catering, large, heavy-duty machines are an unnecessary expense for small establishments. The new Sirman Smart 250 slicer from Foodservice Equipment Marketing (FEM) is an affordable, entry-level slicer ideal for cafes, small restaurants and delis. (More…)

Brexit: UK catering equipment industry sees some positives amidst the fears:

CESA’s Business Barometer underlines worries – but provides a powerful tool for the Association’s negotiations with government

Just how concerned the UK catering equipment industry is about Brexit is highlighted in the latest CESA Business Barometer.  However, there are positives, especially in terms of trading, with many companies reporting continuing growth in sales, despite the uncertainties.

The Barometer is a quarterly survey of CESA members, aiming to find out the key issues affecting their businesses, their perceptions about the future, and their plans over the next 12 months.

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Ice confusion? There’s an app for that…

Scotsman launches ice machine configurator app for iPhones and Android

The Scotsman Ice App 2The Scotsman Ice App helps users choose the right machine and ice type_edited-1For operators and specifiers who don’t know which ice machine they need, there’s an app that can help.  With the Scotsman Ice app, the user simply goes to the ice machine configurator, selects what sort of ice they want from a scrolling menu (gourmet cube, dice ice, flake ice, nugget ice and so on) and then selects how much ice per day they want, again from a menu.  The app shows them which Scotsman ice machines are suitable for their selections.

“The app is a great tool for operators, buyers, dealers and consultants,” says Simon Aspin, commercial director of Hubbard Systems, which markets the Scotsman range in the UK.  “I’m not aware of there being anything else quite like it in the ice machine world.  It’s dead easy to use and navigate, and it’s packed with useful information.”

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Frima’s fast and versatile VarioCooking Centers will be on show at HCA 2017

6th – 7th April 2017, Europa, Belfast.

Frima's 112L VarioCooking CenterAt the HCA forum Frima will be explaining just how quick and easy it is to cook a variety of dishes with the latest hi-tech multifunctional cooking technology.  Frima’s VarioCooking Center can boil, fry, deep fry and confit, replacing griddles, kettles, bratt pans, large pots and fryers.  Alongside all its cooking processes it can also slow cook overnight and fast cook under pressure.  It takes the concept of multifunctionality to a new level, says the company – as visitors to the forum will be able to find out for themselves.  (More…)

CESA tells UK Government: we need trade and we need voice in Europe, post-Brexit

‘Positive’ meeting at Downing Street outlines catering equipment industry needs to Lord Bridges

Left to right, Keith Warren, Phil Williams , Lord Trefgarne, Glenn Roberts and Richard Cromwell at Westminster for the meeting with Lord BridgesMarch 15 2016: CESA met with Lord Bridges at 9 Downing Street to present the catering equipment industry’s position on Brexit.  Lord Bridges is Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Exiting the European Union.  The meeting lasted 50 minutes and was ‘very positive’, according to Glenn Roberts, chair of CESA.  “The government are keen to engage with our industry, they want to know about the sector and what it needs,” he said.

Alongside Roberts at the meeting, and representing the catering equipment industry, were Lord Trefgarne, patron of CESA, Keith Warren, director of CESA, and Phil Williams and Richard Cromwell, who are both on the CESA Council.  (More…)