New online shop for Classeq spares

New online shop for Classeq spares

ceda Member, Barcare Supreme Ltd, have recently launched a new web site www.barcarespares.co.uk.

All our spares are genuine Classeq parts at genuine Classeq prices

We’d like to introduce you to the NEW Barcare Classeq Spares website, your online shop for Classeq spare parts. Also to welcome you we’re offering you a massive 30% discount until 31st August 2018.

The site has been designed to be used quickly & simply by warewashing engineers while they are on site. For each machine you’ll find detailed component diagrams complete with clearly labelled part numbers, price listings and the ability to order the parts you need directly online for next day delivery.

There is also the option of opening a trade account which includes a 30% discount on every order as standard.

We stock all the parts you’ll need to repair and service the full range of Classeq machines.

www.barcarespares.co.uk


We welcome two new ceda Members!

We welcome two new ceda Members!

CEBA Solutions are re-joining ceda as a full Member.

Ceba provide commercial kitchen and restaurant design, supply and installations and catering equipment to a host of sectors including; the business and industry sector, hotels, public houses, arenas, restaurants, cafes, schools and offices. From the initial concept, right through to when the final product warranty expires. Ceba is there every step of the way providing the best food service solution for your requirements.

Of their decision to re-join ceda, Jonathan Elcock at Ceba said, “Following ceda’s renewed outlook, we have received positive feedback from others within the industry and so we have decided to rejoin.

“We also feel it is more professional to have the backing of a dedicated industry body.”

cebasolutions.co.uk

Midshires Catering Equipment Ltd join ceda as a Service Member.

Midshires Catering Equipment offer professional catering equipment supply and repair.

If you’ve got a professional kitchen, they’ve got services for you, whether you need emergency repairs, regular maintenance, equipment sales or rentals or cleaning. Specialists in commercial glasswashers and dishwasher. Suppliers of all catering equipment. Repairs to all makes of machines.

Managing Director Ian Tyler comments, “We have wanted to join ceda for a while now. We wanted to be kept abreast of market changes and up to date with innovation and developments. Being able to communicate with our piers and hoping to forge friendships and business opportunities within our industry is something we wish to embrace. We are hoping to release a new product to the industry with in the next 12 months and our collaboration with a large Italian manufacturer is also something we wish to relay to our friends within ceda.”

midshirescateringequipment.co.uk


ABDA Sustainability Audit

ABDA Sustainability Audit

ceda Member ABDA Creative Design & Build has launched its environmental sustainability strategy, issuing a supplier questionnaire, which will enhance catering equipment and design-led procurement.

The interior and catering design studio have taken steps to review supplier sustainability credentials, developing the questionnaire to cover manufacturing processes, recycling and shipping, as well as supply chain management and overall environment vision.

Gary Mackness, ABDA Design’s Project Director, said: “The supplier audit will be a starting point for ABDA Design, helping us to manage the environmental impacts of our operations. A key part of this is gaining an understanding of our supplier’s environmental strategies and commitments for the future.”

The questionnaire launches alongside a year-long programme of sustainable-led education for the design team at ABDA Design, which began with a one-day BREEAM training session in January.

The course, which is the world’s leading sustainability assessment method, focused on a holistic approach to projects, encompassing all aspects of the design and build process, with attention placed on encouraging original thinking around sustainability, complementing the firm’s ethos as a creative-led business.

ABDA Design will also be supporting their designer’s professional development by arranging sustainable-led workshops with market-leading suppliers, including Forbo, Dulux and Armstrong, as well as catering equipment manufacturers such as Unox, Meiko and Frima.

Design Director at ABDA Design, Richard Steade, commented: “Through our learnings and close relationships with our suppliers we ensure we are at the forefront of new trends and developments, giving us the knowledge to pass on the benefits of sustainable design to our clients with the most creative solutions and appropriate products’’.

ABDA’s environmental sustainability supplier questionnaire will be rolled out in early July 2018 and has been cited as an important step in enabling ABDA to manage their environmental impacts through procurement.

For more information on ABDA Creative Design & Build’s hospitality design services, visit www.abdadesign.co.uk or call 01604 770686.


New ceda Silver Partner Trak Catering Solutions Ltd

New ceda Silver Partner Trak Catering Solutions Ltd

We’re delighted to announce Trak Catering Solutions have become a ceda Silver Partner.

Trak Catering Solutions is a leading manufacturer of conveyors and foodservice systems. Supplying a wide range of tray clearing conveyors, dishwash conveyors and bespoke counters for catering operations, Trak have developed an enviable reputation over the years as a trusted and reliable supplier.

Of the decision to become a ceda Silver Partner, Trak Director, Philipp Schumacher​ said, “Joining ceda has opened up a host of benefits for us, such as allowing us to connect with other businesses, developing our staff’s knowledge and skills and will also help us with increasing sales. Being a member of ceda also allows us to be recognised as an accredited business, ensuring our customers receive peace of mind when purchasing from us.”

Find out more about Trak Catering Solution here: trak-catering.com


The Catering Equipment Industry Technical Conference 2018

The Catering Equipment Industry Technical Conference 2018

This year’s Catering Equipment Industry Technical Conference, in association with ceda and CESA, will soon be upon us so we suggest you mark the date in your calendar now:

Wednesday 10th October 2018, Nottingham Belfry Hotel, Nottingham

The theme for this year’s Tech Conference is ‘A Spectrum of Opportunities’.

The full agenda is still being finalised but is expected to cover topics such as:

  • TR19: Internal Cleanliness of Ventilation Systems – BESA review and update.
  • Fire Suppression Systems – In view of the Grenfell disaster, even greater emphasis is now being put on fire prevention in commercial kitchens.  This session will update members on the types and uses of fire suppression systems and new developments.
  • Waste Regulations and other updates on relevant regulations and standards.
  • UKLPG COP24 Part 3 – Use of LP gas for commercial catering events, street food and mobile catering.  UKLPG have recently produced this document and will outline the changes that have been made.
  • Ventilation – a seminar to discuss DW172 12 months on and how it compares to the new EU standard EN16282.

There will also be one-to-one surgeries on Gas Regulations, Refrigeration and SSIP as well as a round table discussion session to identify current issues that members face, plus updates on Engineer Training, Recruitment of Service Engineers from the Armed Forces and Warranty Issues.

Once again, Richard West will be hosting the event and delivering his usual thought-provoking observations on what’s happening in the big wide world that might impact on the catering industry in the near future.

We’ll be confirming more details about the Technical Conference in the coming weeks and month, so please keep your eyes on our website, Twitter account and Member newsletter, Connected for all the latest updates. In the meantime, please save the date!


Alternative Team Building activity recommended by ceda Member

Alternative Team Building activity recommended by ceda Member

If your team was a song, how would it sound? You’re about to find out…

One Day Anthem
Write. Perform. Record.

ceda Member Neil Coombes, MD at Modo Commercial Kitchen Design wanted us to share the details of a team building activity with a difference; writing and recording your own song!

How does it work?

One Day Anthem have a team of world-class facilitators to guide your team through a collaborative songwriting, performing and recording process, ensuring everyone is involved and can contribute. By the end of the day you’ll have your team’s One Day Anthem nailed.

Neil at Modo said,

“Anyone who wants to do something different as a team building day, this is great! It’s an amazing experience that most people would never dream of doing.”

If you fancy giving it a go, or simply want to find out more visit their website onedayanthem.com

We’d love to hear the the finished product and see the video of any ceda Member company who decides to take up the challenge. If you’re happy for us to share it on the ceda website and Twitter account please send your song and accompanying video to fiona@ceda.co.uk.


Question

Question

Please could you recommend a good independent CAD designer?

Replies

  1. James Brettle. Tel: 0121 585 9477 Mobile: 07886 788 105 Email: info@jbrettle.com
  2. Digital Design Projects  www.digitaldesignprojects.co.uk
  3. Oliver Hambley, Lead Designer at ceda Member company ‘CaterKwik’ said they can help. Direct Line – 01229 484942
  4. I can recommend James Brettle.  He is very experienced.  Tel 07886 788105. Email info@jbrettle.com
  5. Sanjai Rohatgi Tel: 07854 922012
  6. Sam Grayson at Digital Design Projects. Tel: 07545 927952 www.digitaldesignprojects.co.uk 
  7. Russ Chadwick of CO5 Design
  8. Dave York is a Freelance Cad Designer he works in 2d and 3d as well as a multitude of other Cad services.  we haven’t used Dave yet, but will do in the future. As we really like the look of his visuals. Price wise he has quoted me £20 per hour. His web site is https://www.dycadservices.com/ and email address is daveyork@outlook.com
  9. Langley Foxall. Based up near Manchester. A lad called Sam Calvert he used to work for Lockharts. Very good drawings and superb on the visuals etc. He is on LinkedIn

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Question

Question

We have recently been challenged by Lincat & Falcon regards the subject of designing and installing gas salamanders above gas oven ranges.
We feel this is a vary grey area and can leave companies exposed to additional unrecoverable business costs which we want to avoid.
We would like to know what other  members experiences have been regards this issue.
Below is the communication we received from Falcon:-
We do not recommend Grill being placed over ranges and have not done now for a number of years, however it is solely up to the installing engineer and client to make the final decision regarding this, and any responsibility for such will be down to them.
The main reasons behind this are:
T
he sitting of grill above heat sources can cause components to see a higher temperature than would normally be expected and this in turn can lead to maintenance issues such as gas taps needing re-greased on a frequent basis and such general maintenance is not covered under the terms of our warranty and can lead to conflict.
In addition to this there are the health and safety issues of an item being used over a cook top as items could possibly result in items being dropped into a container/pan below containing something such as oil which could then splash and burn the operator or indeed the operator could try and catch this in turn burn themselves on the cook surface below.
The third issue is the influence of the flue gasses for the appliance below on the burner performance of the grill and it is possible that the flue gasses can affect the burner performance and cause a poor burning flame, in occasions such as this following the Gas Industry Unsafe Situations Procedure the Grill would need to be isolated as the poor burning flame could lead to a high CO level and therefore the installation would be classed as At Risk.
I was actually contacted by The National Investigations Manager of Gas Safe at the end of November 2015  for details of our standpoint regarding the installation of grills above ranges and I advised them of the above and in turn they confirmed that this was their standpoint regarding the issue and it is not something just linked to Falcon appliances but all commercial catering equipment manufacturers.
Obviously the install needs to comply with BS6173 and also Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations and any issues linked to this will be raised as per the Gas Industry Unsafe Situations Procedure.

 

 

Replies

  1. As a business we do not generally design and install salamanders above other appliances especially gas.
    The only time we would consider it is generally with electric over induction if we have a situation where space is right we may partially sit over a gas appliance by no more than a third.
    The primary reason is around the gas reasons cited by falcon not so much the h and s issues which can arguably be overcome with staff training and risk assessment.
  2. Gas Safe state that we are to abide by the manufacturers recommendations, which will rule out Falcon & Lincat.
    We would always avoid putting the grill above a range for all the reasons previously mentioned however, In certain circumstances, due to space,  the size of the canopy or, the clients individual preference, there is no alternative to have a grill over the range.
    Blue Seal do not discourage this type of installation therefore, in these circumstances I would use Blue Seal.
  3. We have had the need to address this point in the past and are also aware it is a notable and in many respects a divisive issue on various engineering forums.
    It is difficult to argue with the position taken, in this instance by Falcon as the appliance manufacture and most certainly the locating of salamanders above ranges cannot be considered as the ideal scenario.
    And I agree entirely that locating them above such a high heat source can increase the frequency that maintenance will be required including but not limited to the re-greasing of gas taps.
    However, I find the other two stated reasons as slightly more debatable whilst still recognising their validity as the “ideal”.
    Firstly and in respect of the risk of items being dropped from the grill onto the range below and potentially onto pans of oil and water.
    This is undoubtedly a valid concern but I conclude that the manufacturer then to a large degree contradicts itself by manufacturing what it describes as “splashback and plate shelves” designed to locate above their oven ranges and thereby encouraging users to locate and store items in these positions, even if these are only plates and containers …. In other words a design which does still expose the operator to a similar risk even if to a lesser degree.
    I would argue similarly in respect of shelves or pot shelves being placed above ranges. Whilst we would never design these above fryers we are comfortable in placing them over hobs and indeed these are a staple of chef’s requirements and many kitchen installations.
    It should also be recognised that operators themselves have a duty of care in respect of the staff operating these facilities who they should suitably train to manage all such inherent risks.
    Secondly and in respect of the potential flue gas issue, we have been mindful of this and been aware to consider the issue both at initial installation and thereafter at after-sales maintenance visits and it is not one we have encountered as a problem.
    What we believe may have assisted us is having used bespoke grill support shelves, which themselves place a barrier skin between the 2 appliances and deflect flue gases from the lower appliance away from the burners of the upper unit. This is not necessarily the case where grill support “brackets” are used as supplied by some manufacturers when purchasing their grills.
    Similarly, the use of a splashback and plate (grill) shelf may insulate the grill to an extent where the splashback panel sits in front of the oven range’s rear mounted flue.
    Finally, it is worth noting and I would add that the continued requirement to mount salamander grills above oven ranges has to a large extent been driven by clients and operators.
    We have clients who utilise 2 salamanders on their cook line and where locating these above passive (fabrication) equipment items would require elongating the line by some 1800mm in kitchens already severely challenged for space! And so long as it remains less than ideal but neither illegal nor stray into the realms of being “at risk”, this isn’t going to happen!
    In such instances we have had an upfront dialogue with the client, explained both the official line taken by the manufacturer/supplier and the inherent potential risks posed to their operation along with the potential alternative solutions, and obtained their agreement to proceed, effectively indemnifying us in the event issue should arise at a later stage. All of the above obviously also predicated on the assumption that nothing we do is contrary to the requirements placed upon us by BS6173, the Gas Safety Regulations or indeed any other applicable regs.Until it becomes “illegal” as opposed to “less than ideal” we propose to continue this practice. As Falcon are themselves quoted as saying …. “it is solely up to the installing engineer and client to make the final decision regarding this”I hope the foregoing thoughts may be of interest.
  4. The problem is there is no hard and fast rule, we try and work on the theory that the gill can be positioned so it is not too high for the kitchen staff to use it, but you also have to take into consideration the gap to the filter bank etc.
    We are trying to always fit onto and insulated shelf and then oversize the shelf so it protects the controls etc.
    The flue of gas and the grill burning secondary gases can be again a problem =, but as with a lot of these it would come down to the commissioning engineer and the tests carried our at this point.
    If space is tight then there is obviously no option, but try and stick to some common sense with regards to shelf heights and the insulated shelf etc.  

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Question

Question

We are looking to purchase some heat proof labels or badges to put on the cooking appliances that we sell, can any of our associate members recommend a supplier?

 

Replies

  1. Mileta signs in Blackpool. Tel: 01253 766859
  2. Jason Smith, Colour Data UK Ltd, Unit 7 Hyders Fm, Bonnetts Lane, Ifield, Crawley, RH11 0NY. Tel: 01293 738197 and 01293 551520. Fax: 01293 738183. Email: jason@datalabel.co.uk Website: www.tollgatelabels.co.uk Web: www.data-label.co.uk
  3. Diametric Technical Ltd, Lake House, Waltham Business Park, Brickyard Rd, Swanmore, Hampshire, SO32 2SA. T: 01489 899555 D: 01489 899546 Fax: 01489 899556 Website: www.diametric.co.uk
  4. If the member is also a Cedabond member there are special rates agreed as below:
    Good Afternoon,
    Cedabond sent some information a while ago on our behalf promoting our ability to supply you with a wide range of labels/ tickets at extremely competitive rates.
    This year labels will account for nearly £3M of our projected £20M turnover and it is the fastest growing product set across the portfolio of products we supply.
    We have fantastic knowledge on all things “sticky” so can help you with any problems you might have encountered with any labels or stickers that you purchase for your products.
    You can also save over 25% on many items – all we need is some basic information and then can give you a quote.
    I have attached our leaflet which I hope you find informative and we have also launched our new and improved labels website which I would love you to take a look at – www.premvanlabels.com
    With over 35 years trading we can be trusted to give you superb service.
    If you would like to know more or get a no strings attached quotation then please do not hesitate to contact me.
    Kind Regards,
    Bethany Cutler
    Label Specialist
    www.premvanlabels.com
  5. Mileta signs based in Lancashire manufacture these. Telephone Number 01253 765859
  6. The labels we use are of good quality and long lasting. It obviously depends on exactly where you place them on the appliance, but we have had success with them.
    Martin Studholme on Tel: 01253 765859 Email: sales@miletasigns.co.uk
  7. Mileta Signs & Products Ltd Tel:1253 765859 Contact: Martin Studholme
  8. Melita signs sell custom branded badges for use on equipment Tel:01253 765859.
  9. Simon Wood Tel: +44 (0)1384 243155 Fax: +44 (0)1384 242428 Email: simon.wood@industriallabelsandnameplates.co.uk Website: www.industriallabelsandnameplates.co.uk Industrial Labels & Nameplates Limited, PO Box 7090, Unit 2 Bagley Industrial Park, Northfield Road, Dudley, DY1 9JU
  10. We buy our metallic plate badges (anodized aluminium) to put on kitchen equipment from DANTECH LTD – http://www.idmark.com/
    Marken House, Fallow Corner Drov, Manea, Cambs, PE15 0LT, England
    Tel: 01354 688 488 Fax: 01354 688 444 Email: sales@dantech.co.uk
    The person who I have dealt with on previous orders was Ken Christensen – kendantech@btconnect.com
  11. Milleta signs
  12. Seareach-Silver PET
  13. Marine Grade Labels we use them also our local supplier is Armstrong Printers in Luton. Contact Kevin Tel: 01582 721371
  14. Seton Tel: 0800 585501

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Let your inner speed demon loose on the track...

Let your inner speed demon loose on the track...

CESA, ceda and the FCSI host charity race day in aid of Hospitality Action

CESA is inviting all the petrol heads of the catering world to compete at the Foodservice Industry Race Day on Thursday 13th September 2018 at Daytona Milton Keynes. The fundraising event, which is being held in support of Hospitality Action, offers the chance for drivers to bring their A-game to the go-kart track for a good cause.

Hospitality Action, the hospitality industry benevolent organisation, offers vital assistance to all who work, or have worked within hospitality in the UK and who find themselves in crisis. The event is being run by CESA in association with ceda and the FCSI.

Equally suitable for the experienced driver and the newcomer, the Race Day is perfect for team building or as a networking event to invite customers to.

The day begins with breakfast, followed by a full briefing from circuit staff and includes all safety equipment. Then the action gets underway with practice laps to set the grid positions. Once the order of the grid has been settled, it’s time for the main event: the team endurance race. Drivers from each team will line up for their stretch of the contest, taking it in turns to last the distance in this two hour endurance event.

There are prizes to be won, with accolades for the fastest lap, best team performance and more.

The cost for signing up a team of four is £750 (plus VAT), and there is no limit to the number of teams a company or organisation can enter. This fee includes equipment hire, breakfast and lunch.

Glenn Roberts, chair of CESA says, “We are looking forward to a fantastic day of competitive fun. It’s a great way to network and raise money for a good cause.

“Hospitality Action provides much needed assistance to members of the industry who fall on hard times. We are delighted to be able to help spread awareness of their great work and, hopefully, to contribute to their future efforts.”

Book up a team by filling out a form at this address: shorturl.at/dmyzC