Tag Archives: CEDA

Clearing up the FOG

Following restaurant’s £5,495 fine, CESA offers advice on FOG solutions

Severn Trent Water’s successful prosecution of Café Saffron in Codsall has highlighted the issue of fats, oil and grease (FOG) – and underlined the need for the catering industry to deal with it.  The restaurant was fined £5,495 for creating a blockage in the sewer system, as a result of not dealing with FOG from its kitchen.  Severn Water described it as a landmark case and it could easily lead to more prosecutions.


Foodservice industry karting race breaks Daytona records…for drinking…

CESA, CEDA and FCSI raise £2,000 for Hospitality Action

Hot Daytona action at the CESA, CEDA and FCSI 2015 Joint Industry Race Day, which raised £2,000 for charityCompetition on the track was fierce at the Joint Industry Go Karting Day at Daytona, Milton Keynes, on 1st July 2015.  It was the hottest day of the year and, despite the soaring temperatures and the need to be fully suited up to race, the drivers stayed in good cheer.  However, according to the venue, they broke the Daytona record for drinking – soft drinks only, of course.

The event was organised by CESA, with CEDA and the FCSI, and attracted teams from 15 companies, including manufacturers, distributors and consultants. (more…)

Fishing, motoring and networking: CESA organises two big Industry Days

CESA is organising a go-kart day and a fishing day for the catering equipment industryIf you’re an angler or a motor sports fan involved in catering equipment, CESA is organising two events with CEDA and the FCSI, on behalf of the industry, that should be in your diary.

The first is the Industry Trout Fishing Day at Holbury Lakes, Hampshire, on Friday, 15th of May 2015. This event is open to all, from experienced fishermen to anyone who wants to cast a fly for the first time.   In addition to the sport and banter, there will be a BBQ lunch and refreshments. Fishing will be from 08:30 to 16:30 with the option to continue later. The cost for fishing and refreshments is £105 per person.  For those who wish to try the sport for the first time, tuition is available at £15 per person and tackle is available for £17.


Bamboo, food prep, afternoon tea and the world of small plates

The CESA Light Equipment and Tableware Forum 2015

25th & 26th March, Whittlebury Hall Hotel, Towcester

SONY DSCThe buzz around the 2015 Forum was unequivocally optimistic, with both suppliers and distributors reporting a buoyant market. Continuing demand for that elusive point of difference has led to a surge in new product developments, reflected in the mind-blowing variety of new concepts on show.

The CESA Light Equipment and Tableware Forum (LETF) is the annual event where distributors can meet equipment suppliers to find out about the very latest gadgets, gizmos and concepts in the smallwares world – and get hands-on experience of the next ‘must haves’ for the caterer.


Kitchen gadgets, gizmos, innovation and design 2015

Book early for CESA’s biggest ever Light Equipment & Tableware Forum; free 4 star accommodation and awards dinner for delegates

SONY DSCLeading foodservice distributors, consultants and buyers will be making a beeline for Whittlebury Hall, Northamptonshire, on March 25 and 26. There they’ll be able to see, touch and discuss the very latest kitchen gadgets, food display ideas, food prep technologies and tableware concepts with many of the industry’s leading suppliers.


Food Tech Check: CEDA and CESA confirm the 2014 Catering Equipment Industry Technical Conference

8th October, 2014 – Staverton Park Hotel, Daventry

In-depth discussion on key catering equipment topics, from Health and Safety and Ventilation to “The Staff of the Future”

Richard West is facilitator for the CEDA CESA 2014 Technical ConferenceThe 2014 Catering Equipment Technical Conference is being held at the Staverton Park Hotel near Daventry on the 8th October. Jointly organised by the Catering Equipment Distributors Association (CEDA) and the Catering Equipment Suppliers Association (CESA), the conference is aimed at both the general management and service management of distributors and suppliers.


Sharkey & Kinkead are KPs for a day to promote KP of the Year

Vision and Winterhalter managing directors go back to the kitchen floor to launch 2014 competition

Sydney Aldridge, centre, looks less than impressed by his latest KPs, Jack Sharkey, left, and Stephen KinkeadTo promote the 2014 Kitchen Porter of the Year competition, Winterhalter managing director Stephen Kinkead persuaded Jack Sharkey, chair of CEDA and managing director of Vision Commercial Kitchens, to join him for a shift as a KP in one of London’s busiest restaurants, at Fortnum and Mason.

There’s a video of their exploits on YouTube, but Jack’s plaintive cry halfway through his lunchtime ordeal, “When do we get a break?” will bring a tear to the eye of even the hardest-hearted foodservice professional.  Especially if they’ve ever worked in a kitchen.  Especially if they were ever a KP. (more…)

Rational wins the CEDA Heavy

Lee Norton of Rational, left, receives the Heavy Equipment Supplier Award from Jack Sharkey of CEDARational has won the Heavy Equipment Supplier of the Year Award from CEDA, the Catering Equipment Distributors Association.  The award recognises excellence for ‘the complete package’, including product range, product quality, customer service, after sales service and distributor support.  It is voted for by members of CEDA.

Lee Norton, managing director of Rational UK, accepted the award from Jack Sharkey, chair of CEDA, at a ceremony during the gala dinner at the annual CEDA conference in April.  (more…)

Innovation, Education and BIM: CESA set for a rollicking, reinvigorated Hotelympia

Stand 1229, Hotelympia 2014, ExCeL London, 28th April – 1st May


CESA will be promoting CESABIM at Hotelympia 2014As the sponsor for catering equipment at Hotelympia, CESA will be promoting three exciting new initiatives at the 2014 event: CESABIM, the TRI Education scheme, and the Priority Visitor Programme.

“The change of date and the recovering economy have reinvigorated interest amongst both exhibitors and visitors in Hotelympia,” says Keith Warren, director of CESA.  “Stand sales and visitor registrations are up on the 2012 event.  CESA’s involvement in the Priority Visitor Programme will allow us to spotlight some brilliant new product ideas and technologies to key group operators.  There’s a real buzz developing around the Show.”


CESA, in association with CEDA, announces 2014 Light Equipment and Tableware Forum

Discover what’s new and what’s trending in catering

New ideas at the CESA LET ForumFor distributors looking for the next catering ‘must have’ the CESA Light Equipment and Tableware Forum is a ‘must visit’.  Leading manufacturers and suppliers will show their latest launches and delegates have the chance to get their hands on the products their customers will be asking for in the coming months.