CESA Heavy Duty Equipment Forum: the latest catering technologies, in a day

Thursday October 1st 2015, Whittlebury Hall Hotel, Towcester, Northants

SONY DSCCatering equipment manufacturers are developing new, more efficient and ever more innovative technologies to store, prepare, cook and wash. Most are designed to help operators meet the enormous challenges of rising energy costs, skill shortages, the demand for better quality food, the quest for points of difference and increasingly diverse menus. However, finding the time to learn about these latest developments is almost impossible for busy foodservice professionals.

That’s why CESA launched the Heavy Equipment Forum. It gives time-poor buyers, specifiers, operators, distributors, consultants and equipment sales executives the opportunity to get up to speed on the new technologies and techniques, in just one day. CESA runs the Forum in association with CEDA, Cedabond and ENSE.

For the 2015 event, fifteen of the market’s leading manufacturers will be showing their latest models, with in-depth presentations and the opportunity to handle equipment and discuss benefits and features one-to-one. This year’s first-time exhibitors underline the quality of the event: they include BGL Rieber, Falcon, Hubbard Systems, Rational and Williams. They join Electrolux, First Choice, Gram, Grande Cuisine, Jestic, Manitowoc, Retigo, R.H.Hall, Victor and Wexiodisk, who are all returning after the success of the inaugural 2014 Forum.

“The day offers a focussed, time-efficient way to keep up with the latest catering equipment technologies and techniques,” says Simon Frost, chair of CESA. “It delivers professional product training, covering areas such as service and technical support and environmental approaches as well as new developments and leading-edge technology.”

The day is followed by the Heavy Equipment Forum Awards presentation dinner.

Places at the Forum are free to bona fide foodservice professionals, provided they are involved in the specifying or supply of catering equipment. Also included free are places at the Awards Dinner, plus free overnight accommodation at Whittlebury Hall Hotel, including breakfast, on the night of Thursday 1st October.

Attendance at the event is worth three points towards the CFSP Evaluation of Experience.

To book places on the Forum, visit www.cesaevents.co.uk or call 0207 793 3030 for more details. “Last year we were oversubscribed, so anyone planning to come in 2015 should book up as soon as possible,” says Simon.

The Catering Equipment Suppliers Association (CESA) is the authoritative voice of the catering equipment industry, representing over 170 companies who supply, service and maintain all types of commercial catering equipment – from utensils to full kitchen schemes. For more information on CESA visit www.cesa.org.uk