The Connected Kitchen: CESA to shine spotlight on implications and potential

The connected kitchen is developing a huge buzz in the industry. At the recent CESA CEDA Technical Conference (October 11, The Nottingham Belfry) the issue raised excited discussion about its potential to increase operator efficiency and drive down costs.

The CESA Conference 2017 puts the connected kitchen under the spotlight. As well as considering the technological possibilities, the conference will look at its impact on the supply chain. Specifically, it will cover the implications of the connected kitchen in terms of how suppliers receive, interpret and collate data – and how that will push the development of the supply chain into a value chain.

In addition, delegates can attend a special business breakfast that looks at the opportunities presented by the connected kitchen, and the strategies companies need to implement to keep abreast of developments.

A key issue is standardisation. A solution is being sought by the International Foodservice Equipment Connectivity Group. This is run by EFCEM’s (The European Federation of Catering Equipment Manufacturers) technical committee, which CESA chairs. Members of the group will be on hand to discuss its latest findings.

As CESA chair Glenn Roberts said at the Technical conference, “We are on the crest of a digital wave. Connectivity is one of the ‘big issues’ for the industry and CESA will continue to support businesses and give leadership on this topic.”

This year’s CESA Conference, in association with Cedabond, ENSE and the FCSI, is on Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 November, at the De Vere Wokefield Estate Hotel, Reading. The business breakfast takes place at the hotel on Friday 17th November. The Conference is open to all in the foodservice industry, both operators and those working in the supply chain.Non CESA members are welcome. Numbers are limited, to book space visit, email or call 020 7793 3030