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.


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


Shaping The Future: UKHospitality Summer Conference

Shaping The Future: UKHospitality Summer Conference

UKHospitality is officially launching at ‘Shaping The Future’ on Monday 9th July 2018.

Building on the success of the BHA Hospitality and Tourism Summit and the ALMR Spring Conference, this event will amalgamate the best and most timely discussions from the accommodation, food service, leisure, pubs and bars sectors. Shaping the Future will give the industry a single platform for the voice of the hospitality and tourism sector and is the perfect stage for setting out our plans for championing the UK’s hospitality business interests.

The conference will detail the unique insights of key industry speakers on the state of the nation, challenges and opportunities and how together with government the industry can shape the future to ensure continued success.

Tickets are on sale now and we strongly advise fast bookings to avoid disappointment.

ceda Members can purchase tickets here.


ceda at Commercial Kitchen Show 2018

ceda at Commercial Kitchen Show 2018

This year’s Commercial Kitchen Show has been a huge success!

The event held this week (5th & 6th June) at Birmingham’s NEC was extremely well attended, not just by ceda Members and Partners, but by brands, companies and professionals from across the industry.

We took the opportunity to promote ceda and our Members to end-users, operators and customers – demonstrating why they should use a ceda Member for any Design, Project and Equipment products and services. We even signed up a number of new Member’s across the two-day event!

All Members Meeting

The ceda All Members Meeting on the first day was well attended with many positive contributions and discussions on issues such as marketing plans and the ceda Code of Practice, launching in January 2019. Another hot topic that was particularly well received was the need to find a solution for surplus equipment with many lively and passionate ideas and opinions on the subject.

Seminar Participation

Many of our Members and Partners, and even our Chairman, were involved in the show’s diverse range of seminars. Topics included Solid Fuel in Commercial Kitchens (Court Catering’s Nick Howe), The Rise of Connected Kitchens (Jack Sharkey, Vision Commercial Kitchens Owner and MD and former ceda Chairman) and Building Better Kitchens in Hospitals (Mark Kendall, Inox Equip Diector and ceda Chairman).

Panels for three of the seminars were made up exclusively of ceda Members!

Big Questions for Kitchen Houses boasted Mark Kendall, Jack Sharkey, Cathy Wilcox (Wilcox Burchmore MD) and Anna McNamara (Catering Equipment Solutions MD).

Award Winning Kitchen Design featured ceda 2018 Grand Prix Winners: Paul Gilhooly for Gratte Brothers (Small Project winner), Tyron Stephens-Smith of TAG (Medium Project winner) and Paul Neville from CHR Equipment (Large Project winner)! They discussed the design and execution of their winning kitchens and offered behind the scenes insight into their projects.

Designing The Most Efficient Kitchens in the UK was hosted by ceda Member TAG who talked about two of their ambitious projects.


Foodservice Equipment Journal Awards 2018

Foodservice Equipment Journal Awards 2018

ceda sponsored the ‘Operator of the Year for Innovative Kitchen Design’ award at the Foodservice Equipment Journal (FEJ) Awards 2018.

The inaugural awards took place at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole on 5th June, with many delegates from the nearby Commercial Kitchen Show at the NEC in attendance.

The Operator of the Year for Innovative Kitchen Design award recognises the significance of a well-designed kitchen to achieving a happy team of chefs, impeccable service and outstanding food. The category aims to recognise multi-site operators that have invested in new kitchens and spent time identifying the right design and lay-out to ensure operational excellence.

The winner on the night was Stonehouse Pizza & Carvery.

James Kirkwood, Food Development Manager for Stonehouse Pizza & Carvery with his award

It has been another strong 12 months for the Stonehouse Pizza & Carvery brand, which is only three years in the making but has already proved itself to be a valuable part of the Mitchells & Butlers estate. Some 46 conversion projects took place last year, with the company bringing in the latest twin deck electric pizza ovens to front a set-up that sees dedicated pizza prep zones established independently of the carvery area. Dough for its pizzas is made and prepped on-site at its 82 locations every day and complements a classic pub menu that includes burgers, salads, carveries and roasts.

The other category finalists were:

  • D&D London
  • Franco Manca
  • Fuller’s
  • Oakman Inns & Restaurants

From a ceda perspective, our involvement and sponsorship of the award allowed us an introduction and to promote ourselves and our Members in a room full of multi-site operators.