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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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Waiting times cut by up to ten days

25 October 2010

New Approved Contractors initiative simplifies plumbing installation procedures Typically it can take up to ten days for engineers to get approval from Water Suppliers to carry out modifications to plumbing when installing or moving equipment. In a bid to speed this up the Catering Equipment Suppliers Association (CESA) has set up a new joint initiative with WRAS, representatives from several of the Water Suppliers and the Catering Equipment Distributors Association (CEDA) so that installers of catering equipment that requires plumbing...

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Energy Efficiency News: Olympic Opportunity for Sustainable Equipment Suppliers

30 September 2010

LOCOG visit to CESA Innovation Zone at Hospitality 2011 to focus on sustainability The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) will visit the CESA Innovation Zone at Hospitality 2011, which runs at the Birmingham NEC from 24-26 January 2011. The London 2012 caterers are committed to using foodservice equipment that will deliver high quality results in a sustainable way. The visit will focus on products that can fulfil these requirements, including energy efficiency. The LOCOG officials...

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2010 Catering Sales Professional of the Year and Distributor of the Year Unveiled

28 May 2010

CESA’s Catering Utensils Group Forum announces 2010 winners at CUG Forum Plus: forum reveals tomorrow’s ‘must have’ small wares and utensils Those who want to know what next year’s ‘must have’ gadgets for professional kitchens will be, or who want to see the very latest catering products, should beg, steal or borrow a ticket for the Catering Utensils Group (CUG) forum. This annual event is where suppliers and distributors meet to discuss the latest ideas, products and market trends –...

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Hotelympia Stop Press: Latest CFSP graduate certificates to be presented

23 February 2010

CESA Carbon Management podcasts shortlisted for Innovation Awards Malcolm Harling, Chairman of The Catering Equipment Suppliers Association (CESA), will be presenting graduates of the CFSP, a new specialist foodservice qualification, with their certificates and badges at 4.40pm on Monday 1st March on la Parade des Chefs at Hotelympia 2010. The CFSP (Certified Foodservice Professional) is designed to give foodservice managers a better understanding of their industry. Covering every area of food production, including food safety, distribution, kitchen design, new technology...

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Hotelympia 2010 news: CESA’s new training and qualification projects set to raise standards.

4 December 2009

ExCeL debuts for professional accreditation scheme and open-source training project Stand N1660, London ExCeL, 28 Feb – 4 March 2010 Raising standards and professionalism throughout the foodservice industry is the focus on the Catering Equipment Suppliers Association (CESA) stand. In 2009 the Association launched CFSP, a new specialist qualification designed to give foodservice managers a better understanding of their industry. CFSP (Certified Foodservice Professional) is improving professionalism within the industry by creating a universally respected standard for knowledge and experience,...

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