LETP: everything you need to know about light equipment and tableware…

FEA’s Light Equipment and Tableware Professional course gets green light

Tableware and light equipment is a massive sector in its own right.  Specialist knowledge can help foodservice operators deliver the best possible dining experience, and it can help sales people match their customers’ products and needs to give the best possible advice.  That’s the driver for FEA’s new Light Equipment and Tableware Professional (LETP) course.  It aims to give candidates a complete understanding of the LET field, through 14 modules covering areas such as materials, shapes and colours, glassware, patisserie and bakery, and what the future looks like.

LETP was originally scheduled to launch in 2020, but the Covid pandemic meant the initiative was put back.  Now FEA has given it the green light.

LETP is based on FEA’s successful CFSP (Certified Food Service Professional) training initiative and, like that course, it aims to raise the level of professionalism throughout the industry.  The LETP course is designed for anyone working with light equipment and tableware, both foodservice operators and those in the supply/value chain, including manufacturers, distributors, designers and consultants.

The course looks specifically at the history, the creation, the development and the future of LET products used throughout the hospitality industry. “It’s designed to enhance, expand and validate the professionalism of those taking the course,” says Steve Goodliff, chair of FEA’s LET Group. “Candidates may already be working in LET, or they could be looking to become more involved in this part of the industry.”

LETP candidates will study the 14 modules in advance, then attend a full day seminar, including interactive group sessions, followed by an examination.  The course is led by Ian Parsons, the foodservice consultant and LET specialist.

The Light Equipment and Tableware Professional course costs £600+VAT for members of FEA and FCSI.  For others the cost is £950+VAT.

The first LETP course seminar runs on 12th and 13th January 2023 and will be held at First Choice group, Cannock.  To find out more visit the FEA website (fea.org.uk) and click on the learning and development tab, where you can also find a link to the booking form.