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Hamilton retires from Moffat after 45 years

Works Director played key role in manufacturer’s success

George HamiltonAfter more than 45 years’ service, 22 of them as Works Director, George Hamilton has announced he will be retiring from E & R Moffat at the beginning of April 2015.

“George has made an immeasurable contribution, helping us to become one of the leading UK manufacturers of foodservice equipment,” says William Moffat, Managing Director.

“There is a ‘thread of George’ running through every aspect of the company,” he adds. “From developing innovative products to planning and specifying state of the art manufacturing technology, he’s helped turn Moffat into the successful, multi-million pound turnover business it is today.”


Sheer style

Moffat’s Sheerline chilled displays – the attractive way to serve food

Sheerline Chilled Deli Display from MoffatWhen designing a front of house serving area, the chilled display cabinets are a key consideration. They need to fit in with branding and décor while keeping food at safe temperatures to preserve its flavour and integrity. Moffat’s Sheerline refrigerated units have been designed to enhance the look and feel of the serving area.


Precision appoints new sales director

Tim Davis brings wealth of expertise and experience to ‘dynamic’ British manufacturer

Tim Davis, UK sales director of PrecisionTim Davis has joined Precision Refrigeration as UK sales director.  Amongst the UK’s most experienced commercial refrigeration professionals, Tim’s previous roles include head of the UK sales operation for Hoshizaki and regional sales director at Williams.

“Tim has been in foodservice refrigeration for his whole career and brings us a wealth of expertise and experience,” says Nick Williams, managing director of Precision.  “He’s very well known in the market, having dealt with customers at every level, and is an achiever, with a record of sales growth wherever he has been.  We’re delighted to have attracted him to the Precision team.”


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.”


Gulfood Grants for UK Catering Equipment Suppliers

CESA helps companies access $9billion market through world’s biggest catering exhibition

Gulfood 2014, Dubai International Exhibition Centre, 23rd February to 27th February

Part of the GB Pavilion at Gulfood 2013Catering Equipment suppliers who want to market to the Middle East can get a grant of £2,500 to help them participate in Gulfood 2014.  Information is available through CESA, the Catering Equipment Suppliers Association, which has been appointed by UK Trade & Investment as the Catering Equipment Group Organiser at the event.  This year the Great Britain Pavilion at Gulfood, which CESA is responsible for, has been expanded to offer more companies the opportunity to exhibit.


The CESA Conference 2013 in association with the FCSI and BHA, 13 & 14 November, Savill Court Hotel, Windsor

Setting the Standard for the Foodservice Industry:

Alastair Campbell will be keynote speaker at the 2013 CESA Conference in association with the FCSI and BHAThe CESA conference, in association with the FCSI and BHA, has become the catering equipment industry’s most important business forum, attracting leading players from all sectors of the market.  The 2013 event, on 13th and 14th November at the Savill Court Hotel, Windsor, is now open for bookings.  This year’s theme, ‘Setting the Standards’, is designed to stimulate lively debate, covering topics as varied as the business environment, technology and building information modelling (BIM). (more…)

Step Forward, Bartek Malek: Kitchen Porter of the Year 2013

KP wins prizes worth over £12,500 in awards conceived and sponsored by Winterhalter

KP of the Year Bartek Malek, centre, with executive chef Simon Young, right, and Stephen Kinkead of WinterhalterBartek Malek of the Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel in Knightsbridge is the 2013 Kitchen Porter of the year. The award, conceived and sponsored by Winterhalter, is designed to celebrate the huge, often overlooked contribution that KPs make to the foodservice industry.

As KP of the Year Bartek has won £500 cash and an unforgettable experience – a night out with five colleagues at the chef’s table in a Michelin Star restaurant. Plus, for his workplace, he’s won a brand new Winterhalter pass-through warewasher worth an estimated £12,000.  (more…)

CESA chair honoured by NAFEM

Oryino continues to push collaboration message

From left, NAFEM Show Chair, Kevin Fink, CESA chair Nick Oryino and NAFEM President Thomas R. CampionNick Oryino, chair of the Catering Equipment Suppliers Association (CESA), has been awarded a Doctorate of Foodservice by NAFEM, the North American Association of Foodservice Manufacturers. 


CESA exports CFSP to mainland Europe

Austrian course pushes number of CFSP graduates past the 200 mark

Candidates on CESA's first mainland Europe CFSP course in Austria, January 2013CESA has just completed the first CFSP course to run on mainland Europe.  CFSP (Certified Food Service Professional) is the professional foodservice qualification designed to give graduates an holistic understanding of the way commercial kitchens operate.  The course was run in Lienz, Austria, for Liebherr Commercial Refrigeration.  It attracted fourteen candidates from seven countries, including Singapore, Canada and Russia, eleven of whom passed.


CESA’s CFSP programme to expand into Sweden, Russia and India

CFSP (Certified Food Service Professional), the industry specific professional qualification for the UK Food Service industry has just seen a record number of 43 people attend its latest seminar. This will bring the total of those, in the UK, who are CFSP qualified to over 200.

In 2009, CESA (Catering Equipment Suppliers Association) introduced the CFSP qualification to the foodservice market. The programme had its genesis within the North American foodservice industry before being adapted for the UK. It is now becoming a global phenomenon with CESA helping to launch new programmes in Europe and Sweden, with plans underway for the Middle East, Russia and India. (more…)