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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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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…)

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.

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Winterhalter’s hybrid warewash technology wins FCSI sustainable catering equipment award

Compact water-saving iPlus is big hit with judges

uc-excellence-iplus-wins-fcsi-sustainable-catering-equipment-awardWarewashing specialist Winterhalter won the prestigious FCSI sustainable catering equipment award for 2016, which was announced during the CESA Conference.

The winning product was the UC Excellence-iPlus, an undercounter warewasher that features a new, hybrid technology that saves water while giving the best possible results.  Judges described the product as ‘a compact, integrated solution providing a direct water saving.’  (more…)

CESA unveils 2015 Conference Programme

Strong speaker platform plus procurement panel and great networking opportunities

Evan Davis - the CESA Conference chair for 2015.  photo credit Peter SearleCESA has unveiled the programme for its 2015 Conference, which runs on 13th November at the Hilton London Wembley. The event is organised in association with FCSI, BHA, CEDABOND and ENSE and is open to all those working in the foodservice industry.

A dynamic speaker platform boasts broadcaster Evan Davis, who is this year’s Conference Chair. His insights into the economy are sure to go down well with delegates, while his experiences in Dragons’ Den should prepare him for any awkward questions.

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CESA Conference Weaves its Webb

Outstanding speaker platform set to deliver insight and inspiration

Howard WebbThe speaker platform for the 2015 CESA Conference is set to deliver an insightful, topical, influential and entertaining programme. This year’s theme, ‘Teamwork Makes Great Business’, underlines the increasing collaboration between manufacturers, suppliers and operators to meet the challenges the industry faces and, once again, CESA is running the Conference in association with the FCSI and the BHA, in addition to the Cedabond and ENSE buying groups

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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…)

FCSI crowns Winterhalter as European Manufacturer of the Year 2015

Award is accolade for company’s radical energy-saving warewash technologiesWinterhalter FCSI Award, from left, Duncan Ackery, Event Chairman; Manuel Rehm, Winterhalter Germany; Andy Blake and David Smithson, Winterhalter UK;  Martin Rahmann President FCSI EAME

Winterhalter has won the prestigious FCSI award for Manufacturer of the Year.  The award was announced at the FCSI EAME (Europe, Africa, Middle East) conference in Madrid.  Judges singled out the company’s energy-efficient PT Series of passthrough warewashers, including the latest model, the ClimatePlus, which not only reduces energy consumption by over 50%, but also acts as a climate controller, pumping cool air into kitchens when the ambient temperature rises above 25°C.  (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.

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CESA Conference Tops Two Hundred

13th and 14th November, Heythrop Park Resort, Oxfordshire OX7 5UF

Steph McGovernMore than 200 delegates are already booked in for the 2014 CESA Conference in association with the FCSI and BHA.

Steph McGovern is conference chair and the strong speaker line up includes David Smith, economics editor of The Times, Peter Backman of Horizons, futurologist Mark Stevenson, and Carl Kruger of Oxford Quality Centre.

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