Tag Archives: commercial catering

Leading UK warewasher expert joins Hubbard Systems

After Hobart and Dawson, Mellor looks forward to building the Comenda brand

One of the catering equipment industry’s most experienced dishwasher specialists, Jonathan Mellor, has joined Hubbard Systems as Technical Sales Manager responsible for the Comenda brand.  Mellor has twenty years’ experience in commercial dishwashing, working with Hobart and Dawson MMP.

The move follows Hubbard Systems’ appointment as UK distributor of the Comenda brand by The Ali Group.  “We aim to offer the same level of customer support for Comenda as we do for Scotsman icemakers,” says Simon Aspin, commercial director of Hubbard Systems.  “That means recruiting the top experts in the industry – and Jonathan certainly fits the bill.”


Brexit: UK catering equipment industry sees some positives amidst the fears:

CESA’s Business Barometer underlines worries – but provides a powerful tool for the Association’s negotiations with government

Just how concerned the UK catering equipment industry is about Brexit is highlighted in the latest CESA Business Barometer.  However, there are positives, especially in terms of trading, with many companies reporting continuing growth in sales, despite the uncertainties.

The Barometer is a quarterly survey of CESA members, aiming to find out the key issues affecting their businesses, their perceptions about the future, and their plans over the next 12 months.


WC fields: Italian restaurant in former park toilet is a triumph

Space-saving refrigeration from Precision optimises operations in 15m2 kitchen

Precision Refrigeration at Festa sul Prato, LondonThe pressure on retail space in London is incredible and when it comes to finding new sites for restaurants, a creative approach is essential. Now one enterprising restaurateur has taken things to the extreme, by opening up in ‘the smallest room in the house’. Except in the case of the Festa sul Prato, Italian Café and Restaurant, it is a formerly derelict toilet block in Folkestone Gardens, a small park in Deptford, South London. And it’s a triumph of both design and cuisine that is proving to be hugely popular.


Moffat’s new appointments reflect customer focus

British manufacturer expands team further

Moffat has announced two new appointments, both of which underline the company’s commitment to customer service.  Liam Barr joins the company as production planner while Sinclair Campbell has moved internally from manufacturing and product testing to the R&D department.


CFSP helps catering equipment suppliers ‘raise their game’

Two new courses build business through excellence in customer relations


CESA has expanded the CFSP programme with the launch of two new training modules, both aimed primarily at catering equipment suppliers and both tailored specifically to the foodservice market.

The Sales Relationship Management course lasts two days and focuses on ways for sales professionals to enhance client relationships by integrating product knowledge into their work.  It is aimed at account managers, project managers and other personnel who interact directly with customers.


Global Foodservice Equipment Summit seeks solutions to industry challenges

International cooperation leads to initiatives to tackle sustainability, BIM, the skills shortage and more.

Delegates at the inaugural Catering Equipment Global Summit in MilanThe inaugural Global Foodservice Equipment Summit, which took place on Thursday 22 October in Milan, has set up a series of initiatives that could have far-reaching implications for the foodservice industry.

The three associations leading the Summit are EFCEM, the European Federation of Catering Equipment Manufacturers, of which CESA is a member; NAFEM, the North American Federation of Foodservice Equipment Manufacturers; and NAFES, the National Association of Food Equipment and Suppliers, which covers Australia and New Zealand. Also participating is FCSI EAME (the Foodservice Consultants Society International of Europe-Africa-Middle East).


Bottle coolers that beat the heat

New British fridges from Precision are happy to work out in the midday sun

Stand Z-L38, Gulfood 2015, Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, 8th February – 12th February

Precision launches heat beating bottle coolers at Gulfood 2015A big issue with bottle coolers in outdoor locations in the Middle East is that they just don’t work – the sun is too hot. Now British refrigeration manufacturer Precision has launched a range of bottle coolers designed specifically to cope with the heat – in fact, they’ll operate in ambient temperatures of up to 43°C.


New award celebrates family businesses in the catering industry

Winterhalter sponsors Commercial Catering Family Business of the Year

Ralph Winterhalter 3Family businesses are the backbone of the catering industry.  They not only run restaurants, pubs, groups and venues up and down the country, but also make up many of the suppliers of food, equipment and services on which the industry depends.  They share a passion and commitment for their industry and use their family nature and values to drive successful businesses.  (more…)

Hotelympia 2014 Preview: Samsung’s updated range of microwaves debut at Hotelympia

Nisbets Stand 2457 and 2657, Hotelympia 2014, ExCeL London, 28thSamsung's SnackMate manual commercial microwave oven April – 1st May

Samsung Professional Appliances will be exhibiting Samsung’s updated range of commercial microwave ovens, on the Nisbets stand at Hotelympia 2014. Making their debut at Hotelympia will be Samsung’s latest versions of its SnackMate light-duty commercial microwave. (more…)

Small commercial microwave with a big heart

New light duty commercial microwaves from Samsung Samsung's new Snackmate CM 1089/A

Samsung has launched a new version of the Snackmate light duty commercial microwave oven. It is ideal for sites such as pubs, small cafes and bistros. With a power rating of 1,100W the touch control, programmable model brings commercial microwave technology at an affordable price. (more…)