Tag Archives: CESA

Hotelympia news: Allergen Awareness Seminar for exhibitors

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.  After the event Edwards will be available to answer questions.  (more…)

Carillion comment: CESA moves to protect members

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 agreements, it is vital that the interests of CESA members are protected. They find themselves involved in this situation through no fault of their own, and it will be unfair if their businesses and employees are adversely affected as a result.

“It could be seen that an overwhelming drive to reduce costs to an unsustainable level has had serious consequences. Many in the foodservice equipment supply chain have seen first-hand that there has been little regard has to energy efficiency and lifecycle costs when specifying or purchasing equipment.

“We are tracking developments very closely.”



The magnificent seven

New members elected to CESA Council

At the CESA AGM, held during the Conference last week, new members were elected to the Council. CESA is the voice of the catering equipment industry and the Council plays an active role in shaping legislation and implementing initiatives within the industry.


Disruptive technologies, foodservice trends… and Michael Portillo

CESA unveils provocative programme for 2017 Conference

 2017 CESA Conference, in association with Cedabond, ENSE and the FCSI

Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th November, De Vere Wokefield Estate Hotel, Reading

CESA’s speaker platform for the 2017 Conference is designed to inform and stimulate.  The Conference theme is Moving Forward in a Changing World and a highlight of the day will be Robin Clark, restaurant services director of Just Eat, who will talk about delivering change.  (more…)

From waste to warranties: CFSP Enhance seminar enhances industry knowledge

Plus – the launch of PFS, delivering the fundamentals of foodservice knowledge

The first CFSP Enhance seminar took place on June 29th at the First Choice Group conference facility, Blakeney Way, Kingswood Lakeside, Cannock WS11 8LD.

CFSP Enhance is designed to build on the knowledge gained through the CFSP programme, bringing graduates up to speed on the latest industry issues.  The first CFSP Enhance seminar was attended by 80 CFSP graduates.  The key presentation was led by foodservice consultant Doug Fryett, who covered areas as diverse as warranties and food waste.  He also touched on topics including FOG (fats, oil and grease), legal requirements for gas and electricity, and the pains of running a foodservice operation.  (more…)

Foodservice industry goes fishing

CESA invitation is ‘Out for Trout…’

Industry Trout Fishing Day, Albury Estate Fisheries, Guildford,

Friday 16th of June 2017, 8:30 – 16:30.

On June 16th CESA is organising the annual foodservice Industry Trout Fishing Day – this year it will be at Albury Estate Fisheries, in Guildford.

The event is open to all: operators, food and equipment suppliers, CESA members and non-members. It is designed for both experienced fly fisherman and those who want to cast a fly for the first time. “It’s not only great fun, it’s also a valuable networking event for the industry,” says Malcolm Harling, chair of the CESA marketing committee.  (more…)

CESA tells UK Government: we need trade and we need voice in Europe, post-Brexit

‘Positive’ meeting at Downing Street outlines catering equipment industry needs to Lord Bridges

Left to right, Keith Warren, Phil Williams , Lord Trefgarne, Glenn Roberts and Richard Cromwell at Westminster for the meeting with Lord BridgesMarch 15 2016: CESA met with Lord Bridges at 9 Downing Street to present the catering equipment industry’s position on Brexit.  Lord Bridges is Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Exiting the European Union.  The meeting lasted 50 minutes and was ‘very positive’, according to Glenn Roberts, chair of CESA.  “The government are keen to engage with our industry, they want to know about the sector and what it needs,” he said.

Alongside Roberts at the meeting, and representing the catering equipment industry, were Lord Trefgarne, patron of CESA, Keith Warren, director of CESA, and Phil Williams and Richard Cromwell, who are both on the CESA Council.  (more…)

The force is strong in the winner of CESA’s student quiz

Sam Quigley of St Albans awarded £100 of Amazon vouchers

Students getting busy with the quiz on the CESA stand at the Great Hospitality Show 2017In a sign that the force is awakening in the new generation of foodservice workers, the winner of the Student Quiz run by CESA at the 2017 Great Hospitality Show is Star Wars fan Sam Quigley. Currently studying Hospitality & Catering at Oaklands College in St Albans, Sam is also working at Sopwell House as part of his course.

The quiz is designed to test student’s knowledge of catering equipment and includes questions related to best practices for safety in the kitchen, how to maximise efficiency as well as more general questions about the industry as a whole. (more…)

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.


Mick Shaddock: Winner of the Outstanding Contribution to the Catering Equipment Industry Award 2016

mick-shaddock-right-with-glenn-roberts18 November 2016: Mick Shaddock, former CESA chair and recently retired managing director of Victor Manufacturing, was named the winner of the Outstanding Contribution to the Catering Equipment Industry Award for 2016.  The announcement was made on 18 November at the gala dinner at this year’s CESA Conference, in association with Cedabond, ENSE and the FCSI UK & Ireland.

Glenn Roberts, chair of CESA, presented Mick with his award.  “It’s a great honour and privilege to present this year’s award to such a worthy and distinguished person,” Glenn said.  “He is known to every one of us and is absolutely one of those who we are all proud to work with.”   (more…)