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PFS: attracting, retaining and training staff – CESA maps out the fundamentals

12 September 2017

New training initiative explains Principles of Food Service to newcomers to the industry The catering industry is suffering from a skills shortage and the need to recruit more staff.  Brexit is likely to increase this pressure.  What’s needed is a way to encourage people to enter the industry and, once here, to quickly pick up the basics and build a career.  That’s why CESA has launched the Principles of Food Service (PFS) training initiative.  It aims to give newcomers the...

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BSI honours the man who set standards in catering equipment

22 August 2017

CESA’s technical consultant, Bryan Whittaker, receives BSI Distinguished Service award Bryan Whittaker MBE, CESA’s technical consultant, has been honoured by the British Standards Institute (BSI) with a Distinguished Service Certificate.  The award is a reward for decades of dedicated and professional service, especially in relation to establishing standards in line with EU directives.

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Feeding Dragons

8 August 2017

New servery at Dragon School uses Moffat counters to fit in with tight installation timetable The Dragon was founded as the Oxford Preparatory School in 1877 by a group of university dons to educate their own children. It has evolved into a modern co-educational school for 850 children aged four to 13 based on two sites. The school provides a dynamic balance of imagination, originality and academic discipline while preparing pupils for the rigours of life in the 21st century....

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CESA’s essential seminars show CEOs how to thrive in a challenging market

26 July 2017

Unprecedented uncertainty brings opportunities as well as pitfalls CESA has launched a series of high profile seminars designed to help catering equipment companies not only prepare for, but also to exploit the unprecedented challenges the foodservice market is facing.  The Building Business seminars are aimed at CEOs, managing directors and business owners and are free to attend for CESA member companies.

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Danny Gill puts some buzz into catering recruitment

26 July 2017

Danny Gill and Will Hodson urge chefs to run pop-up kitchen restaurants in schools Take twelve 15 year old students and a couple of passionate chefs with Michelin experience, add a lightbulb idea, give them a kitchen for a day and what do you have?  Apart from a lot of hard work and a lot of fun, you have a possible solution to the catering industry’s skills shortage, with six of the twelve wanting to work in restaurants.

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