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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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CESA to discuss skills gap with Minister of State

24 January 2018

Association calls on members to voice their concerns before January 30th meeting CESA will meet with the Rt Hon Anne Milton MP, the Minister of State for Skills and Apprenticeships, to discuss the impact of skills shortages on the catering equipment industry.  The meeting, which takes place on January 30th, has been arranged by CESA’s patron, Lord Trefgarne.  SEMTA (the Science, Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies Alliance) will also attend.  SEMTA is the not-for-profit organisation responsible for transforming the UK’s engineering...

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Hotelympia news: Allergen Awareness Seminar for exhibitors

18 January 2018

CESA arranges pre-show seminar to ensure food demonstrators know latest advice CESA will host an Allergen Awareness Seminar in the build-up to Hotelympia. Aimed at companies who are offering food demonstrations during the show, the seminar is open to all exhibitors. The seminar will be run by Julian Edwards, director of foodservice consultancy GY5, who specialises in allergen awareness and compliance for food and drink businesses.  It will bring attendees up to speed with the latest advice on allergen safety. ...

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Carillion comment: CESA moves to protect members

15 January 2018

15 January 2017: “The liquidation of Carillion plc could have a huge impact on the foodservice equipment community,” Glenn Roberts, CESA chair, said today.   “CESA will be lobbying government and, at the earliest opportunity, we will discuss the matter with the administrator in order to try to minimise the negative effects on the supply chain. “Given the number of high profile projects that are at various stages of completion, the operational issues relating to existing contracts, and the equipment service...

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Gentle at the helm of CESA’s food machinery safety standards committee

10 January 2018

Vital European standards work will not be affected by Brexit Andy Gentle, who is Works Director at Hobart Manufacturing UK, has been appointed Chair of CESA’s BSI/MCE 3/5 committee – which, despite its cryptic name, does vital work in food machinery safety. The UK has been helping to write the European safety standards for food processing machines, such BS EN 453 on dough mixers, since 1989. The work is done through the BSI Standards committee BSI/MCE 3/5, which CESA helps...

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Connectivity at Hotelympia:

6 December 2017

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...

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