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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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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.


GulfHost: the new catering equipment show for the Middle East

CESA offers attractive UK exhibitor package – but warns that space will sell out fast

gulfhost-2017-draft-stand-design-for-cesaGulfHost is a brand new show for catering equipment companies looking to market their products into the Middle East. Taking place in the Dubai World Trade Centre, UAE, 18th – 20th September 2017, it will be the region’s main show for catering equipment companies, following the decision to focus the Gulfood exhibition on finished food and beverages only. The new exhibition will be co-located with the established Hotel Show and marketed as part of Dubai International Hospitality Week.


Moffat sets standard with two-year warranty across its range

Servery counters, cooking appliances and food transport trolleys all get 24 months’ cover

Moffat's two-year warranty covers all the products in its portfolioBritish manufacturer E & R Moffat is now providing a two-year warranty cover on all the products in its range.  The new warranty cover starts from June 1st 2016.

“Moffat has a reputation for reliability,” says managing director Gordon McIntosh, “not only in terms of our products’ functionality, but also for customer service, on-time delivery and, indeed, every aspect of operation.  Our two-year warranty sets a standard that underlines that reliability.”


Moffat’s latest addition to the sales team is a familiar face

Mike Allder returns to Moffat as Area Sales Manager

Mike Allder has re-joined MoffatMoffat has appointed Mike Allder as Area Sales Manager for the company’s Northern Home Counties region, which runs from North London to Grimsby and includes East Anglia.

Mike is a familiar face, having previously worked in the Moffat sales team for several years.  He left to join BGL Rieber, where he worked with customers in local authorities and hospitals, and then moved on to become Project Manager for Scomac Cambridge, looking after full kitchen and FOH projects for key accounts such as Waitrose and Roadchef.

“Moffat has been transformed in recent years, in a very positive way, and when the chance came to re-join I leapt at it,” says Mike.  “I’m keen to get back to building relations with clients and driving sales from a leading manufacturer.”


Busy Izzy’s ‘shiny shiny’ F900 cooking appliances excel in ‘really, really busy’ bistro

Head chef Izzy Kerr of Jam Jar restauantIf you’re lucky enough to be in Bridge of Allan, Stirling, then the place to go is Jam Jar.  This contemporary café restaurant, open from 8am till 10pm, is, in the words of head chef Izzy Kerr, “really, really busy.”  They serve up to 2,500 covers a week and Izzy describes the food as “modern British bistro,” but there are distinctive and popular flourishes.  For example, Jam Jar’s latest version of a steak sandwichis based on braised beef brisket cooked in its own liquor, and it goes down a storm.

As this is Stirling it’s also Falcon Foodservice Equipment country, which is lucky since Izzy is a big fan of the British manufacturer.  When the company was developing its F900 Series Izzy was delighted to be asked to field trial several of the new appliances – especially as Jam Jar was in the process of a kitchen refurbishment.  Her input helped the Falcon R&D team perfect the designs.  (more…)

FEM seals late space at new catering equipment show

Commercial Kitchen, The Catering Equipment Show 7-8 June 2016, NEC Birmingham, stand C5.

Manitowoc QM-45 Integral Storage Ice Machine from FEMFEM has grabbed a last minute space at this year’s Commercial Kitchen, The Catering Equipment Show. On Stand C5, FEM will be featuring its Manitowoc ice machines and Hamilton Beach Commercial Blenders, alongside a variety of equipment from the company’s wide range of manufacturing brands.

FEM’s latest undercounter ice machine, the Manitowoc QM-45, quickly produces and stores quality ice on a small footprint. It is a compact undercounter model capable of producing 43 kg of dice ice in a 24-hour period with an integral storage capacity of 14 kg. The dice ice produced provides maximum cooling, while Manitowoc’s proven vertical evaporator ensures maximum efficiency during production.

FEM supplies a range of Manitowoc machines in a choice of sizes and outputs, including the high-capacity undercounter Sotto icemakers, the Energy Star accredited NEO undercounter machines and the high-yielding Indigo modular ice makers. (more…)

Standing strong: Stonehenge strengthens slicer

Heavy duty meat slicers with Stonehenge coating from FEM

Large restaurants, catering operations, supermarkets, butchers and food processors can all benefit from a safe and Immagini 164reliable meat slicer. FEM’s popular Sirman Galileo slicers are extra-heavy-duty, gravity-feed slicers designed for busy operations looking to provide freshly sliced meat. Now the Galileo slicers are available with a new Stonehenge Plus ceramic-teflon coating, which makes the units more durable and easy to clean. (more…)

An Induction Buffet Warmer you can bank on

FEM’s New Vollrath Mirage Countertop Induction Buffet Warmer

Bank of three interconnected FEM Vollrath Mirage Countertop Induction Buffet WarmersFEM’s new Vollrath Mirage Countertop Induction Buffet Warmer offers a solution for caterers looking for safe ways to keep food warm throughout service. Up to three units can be connected together to provide a bank of buffet warmers.

Induction is ideal for use front-of-house – it is very safe. The warmers have four power levels – low, medium, high and chafer preheat – which are selected using easy-to-use touch controls. The Mirage Buffet Warmers have additional safety features including over-heat protection, small-article detection, pan auto-detection and empty-pan shut-off. (more…)

FEM ‘meats’ the increased demand for quality carving stations

Vollrath Contoured Double Lamp Carving Stations from FEM

FEM’s Vollrath Contoured Double Lamp Carving StationsCarveries are increasingly popular, as they enable operators to offer a low cost, self-serve meal. As well as displaying the meat attractively, carvery stations need to ensure that meat is held at ideal temperature and in perfect condition for the duration of the service. No one wants tough, cold meat with their roast dinner! (more…)