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Changing the Catering Equipment World

Second Global Foodservice Equipment Summit commits to far-reaching package of initiatives

Leaders of the world’s major catering Delegates at the second Global Foodservice Equipment Summitequipment trade associations and foodservice consultants groups have agreed a series of initiatives to help meet the growing challenges facing the industry.


Glenn Roberts is CESA’s new vice chair

Glenn RobertsGlenn Roberts is the new vice chair of CESA, the Catering Equipment Suppliers Association.  His appointment follows the resignation of Steve Elliott, who has had to leave the CESA council due to a change in employment.

“It was very disappointing that Steve had to step down as vice chair, but in Glenn we have a first class replacement,” says Simon Frost, chair of CESA.  “Having witnessed his input into CESA as a council member and his active participation in committees, I know that Glenn is the ideal person to undertake the role.”   (more…)

Appliances of Science: catering equipment manufacturers unveil latest technologies

CESA Heavy Equipment Forum 2015, October 1, Whittlebury Hall Hotel, Towcester


Compact equipment for smaller kitchens, theatre cooking, lower heat emissions, faster prep and energy saving: these were all prominent themes at the CESA Heavy Equipment Forum 2015.  In this period of massive product development, the Forum was used as a sounding board for novel concepts as well as the UK launchpad for several new technologies – ranging from a compact, super-fast combi microwave aimed at coffee shops, to an ozone-based food waste system that reduces water consumption.

“Today is all about increasing knowledge, product training and better communications,” said Simon Frost, chair of CESA, as he opened the Forum. “These are vital elements in helping the catering equipment supply chain serve its customers, and meet their challenges, more effectively.” (more…)

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…)

CESA’s catering equipment ‘Barometer’ shows business is booming

Suppliers exceptionally positive about market prospects; uncertainty over Europe and the skillsSales Strategy Concept Image shortage are the two major concerns

65% of catering equipment companies think the UK economy will improve in the next three months, while a massive 80% say they believe their own company will perform better. (more…)

Gulfood 2016 grants from UKT&I: CESA makes last call for applications

Biggest ever show represents “great export opportunity for catering equipment companies”

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai, centre, at Gulfood 2014It’s time for any catering equipment company wishing to exhibit at Gulfood 2016 in the Great Britain Pavilion to contact CESA, since space is selling out fast.  This is the 12th successive year that CESA will be organising the Pavilion in the equipment hall at Gulfood, Dubai, on behalf of UK Trade and Investment.

Companies exhibiting at Gulfood may qualify for a grant of £2,500 from UKT&I, under the Tradeshow Access Programme.  The programme is also being administered by CESA, who is calling for any interested companies to contact them as soon as possible, with the ten grants available being offered on a first come first served basis.  (more…)

CESA is running the UK Pavilions at three major 2015 international shows

Opportunity for British manufacturers to showcase their products to a worldwide marketCESA to run the Great Britain Pavilions at three major overseas shows

CESA, the Catering Equipment Suppliers Association, is organising UK Pavilions in three major overseas trade shows next year. These shows are fantastic opportunities for British manufacturers to showcase their products to a worldwide market.


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…)

CESA applauds government plans for Tourism Industry Council

Helen Grant MP announces idea at BHA summit

“This is a major opportunity for whole foodservice industry” says CESA chair

According to CESA, the plan for a Tourism Industry Council, to be headeSONY DSCd by a government minister, is a huge opportunity which should
be supported enthusiastically.  “It has the potential to give the whole foodservice industry, both operators and suppliers, a much stronger role in government, with the prospect of having much more influence than currently,” says Nick Oryino, chair of CESA.


18, 7 = 264, 20+, 70, 32… CESA counts its post-Hotelympia blessings

SONY DSCWith Hotelympia now over for another year, CESA is taking stock of what was a very successful show for the Association. Highlights included the biennial Foodservice Order of Merit awards, given to 18 people in recognition of their commitment in service to the catering industry. Meanwhile, seven graduates received their Certified Food Service Professional qualifications, bringing the total number of CFSP-accredited professionals in the UK to 264. The official launch of CESABIM, the library of BIM models for catering equipment, attracted considerable interest, not only from equipment suppliers but also consultants and foodservice operators – over twenty brands are already listed on the database. In all, 70 CESA members exhibited at the Show.