Tag Archives: catering

Luxurious hotel uses Frima VarioCooking Center to produce consistently great results

New venture by highly acclaimed chef Michael Caines MBE has all mod cons

Michael Caines MBE’s distinctive approach to cuisine has seen him become one of the most acclaimed chefs in the world, earning two Michelin stars during his time as head chef at Gidleigh Park. For his latest venture, he has transformed Lympstone Manor, a beautiful Grade-2 listed building situated in the Devonshire countryside overlooking the Exe estuary, into his vision of contemporary country house hospitality.

His plans for Lympstone Manor include earning a third Michelin Star. ““Be assured, Lympstone Manor will be one of the best hotel/restaurants in the UK and Europe. I am aiming at the top echelon!”

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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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The Northgate’s Precision fridges help deliver a ‘great experience’

The Chestnut Group aims to ‘bring a bit of Soho House to Bury’

“The defining pillars of The Chestnut Group are fantastic service, stylish interiors, and great food – and all of that should be synonymous with a great experience.  To deliver that, the kitchen and backbar equipment are very, very important.”  So says Philip Turner, founder of The Chestnut Group, a fast-expanding chain of hostelries based in East Anglia.  The Group uses Precision for its kitchen and backbar refrigeration in its six sites, including the recently opened The Northgate in Bury St Edmunds.

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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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Comenda F4EHR dishwasher: compact footprint, big load, great value

Hubbard’s economical front loader

The latest version of Comenda’s F4EHR front loader dishwasher combines advanced features with a budget-friendly price. While its footprint is the same as the smaller F3E units, it also has an extra high door, with 400mm clearance, so it can accept bigger dishes and larger loads.

The F4EHR is ideal for buyers looking for a reliable undercounter machine on a budget. Manufactured by Comenda in Italy, it is marketed in the UK by Hubbard Systems, which backs the machines with an unrivalled customer support package.

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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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Square display is cool for hot food

Moffat’s stylish heated display unit keeps food in prime condition

Moffat’s bespoke division has just created a heated display unit with an unusual design – it’s square all over, and is divided into square display areas.  The heated Squared Display Servery was originally built for a customer looking for something very different to promote its savoury products, which are served with potato wedges.

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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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£15,000 in grants for Host exhibitors

CESA accesses DIT funding for UK companies planning show at Milan

CESA met with Department for International Trade (DIT) on July 4 and, as a direct result of the Association’s lobbying, received ten grants of £1500 each for exhibiting companies at the Host Milan exhibition.

“Host Milan is Europe’s leading Ho.Re.Ca show for catering equipment,” says Steve Goodliff, CESA’s Export Group chair.  “It attracts tens of thousands of VIP visitors.  It’s a big opportunity for British companies to talk to key players from Europe and the rest of the world – and, indeed, from the UK.”

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