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Frima grabs gold at the Commercial Kitchen Show

VarioCooking Center 112L awarded Innovation Challenge Gold Award

Frima's new VarioCooking Center 112L won Innovation Challenge Gold AwardFrima UK was awarded the Innovation Challenge Gold Award at the Commercial Kitchen Show for the latest addition to the VarioCooking Center range, the 112L.

“We are very pleased to have received the Innovation Challenge Gold Award,” says Graham Kille, managing director of Frima UK. “It is great recognition for all the hard work the Frima team have done, and reflects our market-leading position as specialists in multifunctional cooking.”


CESA Conference 2014 – The Future’s Bright

CESA Conference in association with the FCSI and BHA

13th and 14th November, Heythrop Park Resort, Oxfordshire OX7 5UF

Gyles Brandreth to speak at the CESA Conference 2014 in association with the FCSI and BHAThe speaker line-up for the CESA Conference 2014 is stronger than ever. A packed programme includes industry leaders, economists, a futurist and a hospitality service management specialist – all topped off with a keynote speech from MP, broadcaster and writer Gyles Brandreth, fresh from his star turn as Lady Bracknell. The conference facilitator is the BBC’s Steph McGovern, whose award-winning coverage of the credit crunch underlines her business acumen.

The conference, which CESA runs in association with the FCSI and the BHA, has become the catering equipment industry’s essential annual event, attracting delegates from every sector, including manufacturers, distributors, consultants and operators.  (more…)

Foodservice Order of Merit: list honours captains of industry

CESA celebrates passion and commitment of foodservice individuals from around the world at breakfast ceremony during Hotelympia 2014

SONY DSCCESA’s Foodservice Order of Merit recognises individuals who have gone beyond the call of duty in service to the catering industry.  The Orders are presented every two years, during Hotelympia, and the 2014 ceremony featured a diverse honours list of the great and the good from the UK and overseas, who came together to collect their awards at a special breakfast held on the Tuesday of the show  (29th April).


FRIMA UK expands team

Growing interest in VarioCooking Center multifunction appliance is boosted by launch of new model

Matthew O'Hagan of FRIMAMatthew O’Hagan is FRIMA UK’s new regional sales manager for London. Matthew is not only an experienced catering industry sales executive, having worked with top hospitality brands such as Carlsberg and Pepsico, but also a professional chef who has cooked alongside the likes of Angela Hartnett and Luke Holder.

“I’m excited to join FRIMA UK,” he says.  “This is a fast moving industry and the VarioCooking Center is a truly innovative product, it’s got enormous potential in any modern kitchen design.  This job lets me bring together my sales background and cooking, which is my passion.”

Matthew is tasked with helping FRIMA realise the huge sales potential of the VarioCooking Center in the UK.


Catering Industry trade associations pledge to support Apprenticeships

Small Businesses Sign up to New Apprentice Recruitment Drive 

Small and medium sized firms in the catering equipment industry are set to benefit from an innovative partnership between employers, trade associations and government.

The Catering Equipment Suppliers Association (CESA), the Catering Equipment Distributors Association (CEDA) and the Foodservice Consultants Society International (FCSI) has committed to securing 75 Apprenticeships among its small and medium sized members following the Holt Review’s recommendations that trade associations play a bigger role in the promotion of Apprenticeships. (more…)