Tag Archives: Hospitality

CESABIM – growing numbers join the industry’s BIM database

Stand 228, Hospitality Show, NEC Birmingham, 19-21 January

BIM island suiteSeven more manufacturers will be live on the CESABIM database in time for the Hospitality Show, which starts 19 January 2015.

“The CESABIM database is now accepted as the standard for the catering industry,” says Keith Warren, director of CESA. “The UK is leading the way with BIM, in terms of the foodservice industry, in Europe and, indeed, the world.”


Innovation Zone: suppliers show ‘inspiring’ hi-tech mix

Hospitality show, NEC Birmingham, 19-21 January 2015

CESA Innovation Zone at HospitalityCutting-edge refrigeration, hi-tech hobs and pioneering appliances are all part of the mix as fourteen suppliers show their latest products in the CESA Innovation Zone at Hospitality 2015. Visitors will also be able to get the latest news on BIM (Building Information Modelling) and its impact on kitchen design.

“The Innovation Zone lets Show visitors see and touch a selection of the smartest, most advanced products and gadgets that manufacturers are developing,” says CESA director Keith Warren. “This year it’s bigger than ever before. It’s an interesting, inspiring feature of the show and a must for anyone wanting to see the very latest ideas in foodservice equipment.”


Scotsman rise to the ice tower challenge

New Ice Tower 56 capable of producing ice non-stop all day

Scotsman Ice Tower 56With the demand for ice increasing across the catering and hospitality industries, and trends like self-dispensing “bottomless drinks” sweeping the fast food and family dining sectors, operators are looking for reliable and economical sources of large amounts of ice. However, as pressure on space continues, they also need ice machines that are as compact as possible.

To help meet this demand, Hubbard Systems has launched the Scotsman Ice Tower 56, which is capable of producing 485kg of high-quality nugget ice in a 24 hour period. What’s more, the machine is an undercounter unit, measuring just 539mm(w) X 664mm(d) X 720mm(h), with a counter top dispenser.


Check out Rational’s Hospitality

Hospitality 2015, Stand 510, Birmingham NEC. 19-21st January 2015

Rational will be demonstrating the latest SelfCookingCenter 5 Senses at Hospitality 2015Rational will be demonstrating how the latest SelfCookingCenter 5 Senses is designed to save kitchens energy and money on stand 510 at Hospitality 2015. During the show Rational chefs will also demonstrate the variety of menu items the unit can cook – many at the same time ­­– so visitors to the Rational stand won’t go hungry. (more…)

CESA Conference 2014 – The Future’s Bright

CESA Conference in association with the FCSI and BHA

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

Gyles Brandreth to speak at the CESA Conference 2014 in association with the FCSI and BHAThe speaker line-up for the CESA Conference 2014 is stronger than ever. A packed programme includes industry leaders, economists, a futurist and a hospitality service management specialist – all topped off with a keynote speech from MP, broadcaster and writer Gyles Brandreth, fresh from his star turn as Lady Bracknell. The conference facilitator is the BBC’s Steph McGovern, whose award-winning coverage of the credit crunch underlines her business acumen.

The conference, which CESA runs in association with the FCSI and the BHA, has become the catering equipment industry’s essential annual event, attracting delegates from every sector, including manufacturers, distributors, consultants and operators.  (more…)

Hotelympia 2014 Preview: Samsung’s updated range of microwaves debut at Hotelympia

Nisbets Stand 2457 and 2657, Hotelympia 2014, ExCeL London, 28thSamsung's SnackMate manual commercial microwave oven April – 1st May

Samsung Professional Appliances will be exhibiting Samsung’s updated range of commercial microwave ovens, on the Nisbets stand at Hotelympia 2014. Making their debut at Hotelympia will be Samsung’s latest versions of its SnackMate light-duty commercial microwave. (more…)

Top Ten Tech Tips

CST celebrates 18 years in the hospitality industry with its top ten business-enhancing technologies – and there’s another eight to be found at call-systems.com

CST offers ten top tech tips for restaurateursCall Systems Technology (CST) has come of age – this month the company celebrates its 18th birthday. Recognised as a leading supplier of communications and software systems to the hospitality industry, over the years CST has pioneered many new concepts – here it offers ten top ways technology can improve an operator’s business.


Spa – tacular!

Woodlands Retreats uses Samsung washers and dryers to keep up with demand as new Spa opens

Beautifully laundered towels in Woodlands Retreats' new SpaWoodlands Retreats in rural Somerset, just round the corner from Glastonbury, offers four holiday properties ranging from a luxuriously equipped seven bedroom historic Grade II listed 17th Century former farmhouse to a cosy two bedroom farming cottage. And for those who like camping, but not roughing it, there are large posh tents that have soft furnishings, comfy beds, warm duvets and waterproof carpeting.

All properties have use of the newly constructed Sedum Spa which includes a heated indoor pool sauna, Nordic outdoor hot tub, gym, treatment rooms and spectacular views of Glastonbury Tor. Paul Crang, owner of Woodlands Retreats, realised the amount of laundry they get through was going to shoot up once the Spa was up and running. (more…)

A defining moment: Sanj Naha joins Call Systems Technology

Hospitality technology expert will develop UK market for restaurant automation 

Sanj Naha joins CSTSanj Naha has joined Call Systems Technology (CST) as Head of Business Development for the QSR Automations® hospitality suite. His main goal is to develop the UK market for restaurant automation, by showing operators how the QSR range enhances customer experience, increases profits and ensures the smooth running of hospitality businesses.


Combi Steamer Cooking @ Catex

Rational SelfCookingCenter® whitefficiency® put to work at Catex, RDS Croissants cooked in a Rational Whitefficiency SelfCookingCenter a great start to the working dayDublin, 19th-21st February, 2013

Rational will be putting the new SelfCookingCenter whitefficiency through its paces at Catex 2013. Every meal of the working day will be covered from a breakfast of croissants, grilled bacon, sausages, tomatoes, hash browns and eggs to lunch items such as pizzas, steaks and chips. For those with a sweet tooth, there will be a selection of delicious muffins on the go as well. (more…)