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CESA chair Glenn Roberts awarded Doctorate of Foodservice

NAFEM honour recognises contribution to foodservice equipment industry

CESA chair Glenn Roberts, left, with NAFEM President Kevin Fink at the Doctorate of Food Service awardsGlenn Roberts C.F.S.P., chair of CESA, was awarded a Doctorate of Foodservice (DFS) by NAFEM, the North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers, during the NAFEM Show in February.

A NAFEM spokesperson said, “We’d like to thank Glenn for his contributions to the industry at large and to the Catering Equipment Suppliers’ Association (CESA) specifically.”

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Frima cooks live at ScotHot 2017

Stand 4510, 15-16th March 2017, SECC Glasgow.

Frima's 112L VarioCooking CenterOn stand 4510at ScotHot Frima will be showing just how quick and easy it is to cook a variety of dishes with the latest hi-tech multifunctional cooking technology.  Frima’s VarioCooking Center can boil, fry, deep fry and confit, replacing griddles, kettles, bratt pans, large pots and fryers. Alongside all its cooking processes it can also slow cook overnight and fast cook under pressure.  It takes the concept of multifunctionality to a new level, says the company – as visitors to the Show will be able to see for themselves.

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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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CFSP awards at The Great Hospitality Show 2017

Glenn Roberts, chair of CESA, presented awards to the latest group of CFSP (Certified Food Service Professional) alumni during The Great Hospitality Show 2017.

“There are now well over 400 CFSP-accredited foodservice executives in the UK,” he said.  “The programme is gathering momentum and is raising the professionalism of the industry – not only in this country, but also abroad.  CFSP-accreditation gives credibility as well as knowledge, to both the individual and their organisation.”

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Casual Smart: Frima’s smart cooking appliance for Casual Dining

Casual Dining, stand M212, 22-23 Feb 2017, Business Design Centre, Islington

frimas-versatile-variocooking-center-112tFrima will show how its award-winning VarioCooking Center is the smart solution for casual dining kitchens.

Many casual dining kitchens are short of space and short of time – and operators want lower running costs.  On stand M212 Frima will show its VarioCooking Center 112T, a compact unit that delivers a big performance and is easy to use.  It consumes up to 40% less energy than conventional appliances – for example, when boiling a pan of water, it’s 96% efficient, which is even better than induction.  It’s also super-fast: up to four times faster than conventional equipment.  That, plus the speed of cooking, means it saves around 10% on raw ingredients, using less water and oil, too.

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Great Hospitality Show stop press

CESA’s Group Buyer Programme will connect VIP visitors and exhibitors

‘Virtual concierge’ helps group buyers make the most of their time at the Show

CESA’s Group Buyer Programme is back, this time helping key foodservice operators get more out of their visit to the Great Hospitality Show.  It also helps CESA members who are exhibiting at the Show, by pointing buyers in the direction of products they want to see.  The programme was first launched at Hotelympia 2016, where it was responsible for a 13% increase in attendance from group buyers.

The Group Buyer Programme gives VIP visitors an exclusive virtual concierge who will help them quickly find the products they want to view.

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Frima’s VarioCooking Center Multificiency 112L wins Product Excellence Award

Frima’s ultra-efficient “workhorse” is highly praised by judges

frimas-112l-variocooking-centerFrima’s latest VarioCooking Center won the Microwaves and Rapid Cooking Category at this year’s prestigious Caterer Product Excellence Awards. A multifunctional cooking appliance, the VarioCooking Center Multificiency 112L was praised for its speed, efficiency and versatility, as well as its durability, with the judges describing it as a “real workhorse”.

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Cooking doesn’t get any more multifunctional than this…

Frima cooks live at The Great Hospitality Show 2017

NEC Birmingham, January 23-25 Stand 320

frimas-multifunctional-variocooking-center-is-cooking-live-at-hospitality-2017Expert chefs will be test driving the latest hi-tech multifunctional cooking technology at Hospitality 2017.  Frima’s VarioCooking Center can boil, fry, deep fry and confit, replacing griddles, kettles, bratt pans, large pots and fryers.  Alongside all its cooking processes it can also slow cook overnight and fast cook under pressure.  It takes the concept of multifunctionality to a new level, says the company – as visitors to the Show will be able to see for themselves.

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Frima’s heavenly help at the Angel Inn

Wiltshire pub installs new compact tabletop VarioCooking Center

head-chef-adam-claytonThe Angel Inn at Upton Scudamore is a hotel and restaurant based in the beautiful countryside of Wiltshire. It was recently refurbished in a blend of contemporary and traditional styles, with the same ideals informing the food served there. Head chef Adam Clayton uses local and seasonal produce to create a menu that combines modern cuisine and classic pub fare. As much as possible is made in house, including bread and mayonnaise, so the kitchen equipment needs to be reliable.

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Frima shows new factory to UK partner network

“Fantastic trip” for 15 UK catering equipment companies

graham-kille-of-frima-uk-second-left-accompanying-the-frima-business-partner-visit-to-the-new-factoryOn 13th and 14th October, 26 foodservice professionals representing 15 leading catering equipment distributors and kitchen design houses visited the new Frima factory extension, in Wittenheim, Alsace. The new factory has doubled the company’s production capacity and has been built to keep up with increasing demand for the multifunctional VarioCooking Center cooking technology.

Graham Kille is managing director of Frima UK.  “These trips give our partners the chance to get training on the VarioCooking Center and learn about our business and the partner programme,” he says.  “There is also the chance to network and find out about the opportunities and issues they face in designing modern commercial kitchens.  The trips are very popular and, as our dealer partner network grows, we will be arranging more of them.”

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