CESA (the Catering Equipment Suppliers Association)

The Catering Equipment Suppliers Association (CESA) represents over 190 companies who supply commercial catering equipment – from utensils to full kitchen schemes. Buying equipment and services from a CESA member gives you the security of working with people that will ensure you get professional advice and service.

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Connectivity at Hotelympia:

CESA’s Connectivity Trail helps visitors connect; plus new Energy-Saving Equipment Guide

Stand 4270, Hotelympia, ExCel London, 5-8 March 2018

At Hotelympia 2018 CESA has organised a Connectivity Trail, which will allow visitors to go straight to companies that offer ‘connected’ equipment, so they can find out more, direct from the experts.  CESA will also be publishing a new Energy-Saving Equipment Guide, with a handy list of ‘green’ appliances that are on show at Hotelympia.

CESA has helped develop the new equipment area at Hotelympia, called The Professional Kitchen Show.  The Trail and the Guide are part of the promotion of this latest show feature.  (more…)

The magnificent seven

New members elected to CESA Council

At the CESA AGM, held during the Conference last week, new members were elected to the Council. CESA is the voice of the catering equipment industry and the Council plays an active role in shaping legislation and implementing initiatives within the industry.

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Hotelympia: CESA initiatives promote business at the show

Branding for catering equipment section and new app will help visitors and suppliers

Hotelympia 2018 sees two initiatives developed by CESA to help foodservice operators and equipment suppliers make the most of the show’s potential.

The equipment area at Hotelympia will have its own area – The Professional Kitchen Show – which CESA has helped the show organisers, Montgomery, to develop. “The branding better reflects the dynamism and innovation of the equipment sector,” says John Whitehouse, who is both vice chair of CESA and chair of the association’s exhibition liaison committee. “Building our sector’s profile will ensure that equipment is at the forefront of visitors’ minds as they come to the show.”

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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.

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CESA Conference: bonus session on the Smart Kitchen

Friday breakfast panel to consider kitchen connectivity

2017 CESA Conference, in association with Cedabond, ENSE and the FCSI

Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th November, De Vere Wokefield Estate Hotel, Reading

This year’s CESA Conference, in association with Cedabond, ENSE and the FCSI, is on Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 November.  Now CESA has announced that there will be a bonus session for delegates on Friday, with a breakfast discussion panel on the Smart Kitchen.

The panel will be led by Gary Meehan who, for almost 30 years, has worked with food equipment brands as a digital strategy, software development and marketing consultant.  His focus has been to help them make better use of digital systems, applications and technology, to streamline operations and enhance the customer experience. As a strong advocate for the benefits associated with ‘smart connected kitchens’ he has spent the last four years leading the development of a common information, asset and lifecycle management ecosystem for the foodservice industry.

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Disruptive technologies, foodservice trends… and Michael Portillo

CESA unveils provocative programme for 2017 Conference

 2017 CESA Conference, in association with Cedabond, ENSE and the FCSI

Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th November, De Vere Wokefield Estate Hotel, Reading

CESA’s speaker platform for the 2017 Conference is designed to inform and stimulate.  The Conference theme is Moving Forward in a Changing World and a highlight of the day will be Robin Clark, restaurant services director of Just Eat, who will talk about delivering change.  (more…)

Northern Ireland Food Waste: dewaterer systems given green light

CESA successfully lobbies NIEA

Foodservice businesses in Northern Ireland are now required to collect their food waste separately. The regulations have been developed by The Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA). As part of the initiative, the Agency had been considering banning food waste dewatering systems. However, following discussions between CESA and NIEA, the Agency re-examined the issue of dewaterers and they will now be permitted in the Province.

“This is good news for both catering operators and suppliers of dewatering systems,” says Glenn Roberts, chair of CESA. “By separating food waste from water, dewaterers provide a valuable service. The solid food waste takes up a much smaller volume, reducing collection costs, and the grey water they produce is safe to be discharged into sewers. “

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PFS: attracting, retaining and training staff – CESA maps out the fundamentals

New training initiative explains Principles of Food Service to newcomers to the industry

The catering industry is suffering from a skills shortage and the need to recruit more staff.  Brexit is likely to increase this pressure.  What’s needed is a way to encourage people to enter the industry and, once here, to quickly pick up the basics and build a career.  That’s why CESA has launched the Principles of Food Service (PFS) training initiative.  It aims to give newcomers the knowledge they need to understand the industry, to help them make the most of their career choice – and to help them start making a positive contribution.

The new training initiative has been born out of the success of the Certified Food Service Professional (CFSP) scheme, launched and run by CESA in conjunction with the University of West London.

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CESA conference 2017 aims to show way forward

Moving Forward in a Changing World:  economic business and technological changes

The CESA Conference 2017, in association with Cedabond, ENSE and the FCSI UK & Ireland.

15th and 16th November at the DeVere Wokefield Estate near Reading

CESA’s 2017 conference at the DeVere Wokefield Estate welcomes back Steph McGovern, economist and broadcaster as Conference Facilitator. Steph is there to kick off the day’s agenda with an economic and business session as well as to link expert speakers from business and industry.

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BSI honours the man who set standards in catering equipment

CESA’s technical consultant, Bryan Whittaker, receives BSI Distinguished Service award

Bryan Whittaker MBE, CESA’s technical consultant, has been honoured by the British Standards Institute (BSI) with a Distinguished Service Certificate.  The award is a reward for decades of dedicated and professional service, especially in relation to establishing standards in line with EU directives.

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