ceda announces two brand new e-publications!

ceda announces two brand new e-publications!

ceda is delighted to announce that two new e-publications will be launching in the next few months.

Connected will be packed full of informative, engaging articles to support both Members and the wider industry, at a time when this has never been more needed.  As with all ceda activities however, the overall focus is to look at a brighter future, what opportunities already do and soon will exist.  In fact, innovation is the overall theme of Connected’s first edition, which will be launched at the end of February.

Anyone interested in Connected is encouraged to visit our brand new website https://ceda.co.uk/letsconnect/what-is-connected-magazine, where you can flick through a sample magazine.

Connected’s sister publication is called Ignite.  With a planned launch date of late March, Ignite’s focus is to showcase the exceptional work our Members and Partners consistently carry out in every sector they operate in.  With no cost for any Member to be included, everyone is encouraged to take up this opportunity to promote their company and services, in the knowledge that Ignite will be distributed to up to 15,000 key influencers and decision makers operating in operator or client-based roles.  With the strong likelihood of a sustained and strong rebound in these sectors most badly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, there is a pent-up demand for the services of our Members and Approved Partners.

Anyone interested in learning more about Ignite can do so by clicking on this link: https://ceda.co.uk/letsconnect/what-is-ignite-magazine/. If any Member has a project they are particularly proud of and wish to showcase, the following link will take you to the simple form: https://ceda.co.uk/letsconnect/showcase-your-project/

 


Latest Newsletter from ceda Partner Liebherr

Latest Newsletter from ceda Partner Liebherr

Please find a link to the latest newsletter  from ceda Partner Liebherr.

https://ceda.co.uk/download/18176/


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Latest Newsletter from ceda Partner Liebherr

Latest Newsletter from ceda Partner Liebherr

Please find a link to the first newsletter of the year from ceda Partner Liebherr.

https://ceda.co.uk/download/18014/

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Latest Newsletter from ceda Silver Partner Charvet

Latest Newsletter from ceda Silver Partner Charvet

As this most challenging of years thankfully draws to a close, ceda members are encouraged to read the latest “Premier Insight” newsletter from our silver partner Charvet.  Focusing on their superb modular range, there are plenty of options available for members’ projects for 2021 and beyond.    Please click on the link below to download the Newsletter and contact the Charvet team directly with any enquiries you may have.

https://ceda.co.uk/download/17934/

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Latest news from ceda Silver Partner Brita Water Filter Systems.

Latest news from ceda Silver Partner Brita Water Filter Systems

ceda members are encouraged to book their place on a virtual Water Training session, run by our Silver Partners BRITA.

Limescale build up leads to equipment breakdown, higher energy costs and also impacts the taste and aroma of food and hot beverages.

Professional kitchens are under more pressure than ever to work efficiently and BRITA’s recent research showed a third of kitchen staff and baristas are being more cautious with equipment to avoid costly breakdowns.

As experts in the field of water filtration and with over 50 years’ experience, BRITA will be offering their guidance and advice in a virtual Water Training session on 10th February 2021 at 10am when you can learn how to effectively protect your equipment while protecting your profitability too.

The virtual Water Training session on 10th February will last approximately one hour and will be hosted by BRITA’s Business Account Executive (Catering) Chris Fay CFSP, who has recently been appointed as a PFS mentor for the FEA. To book your space email professional@brita.co.uk

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Latest news from ceda Platinum partner Liebherr Refrigeration

Latest news from ceda Platinum partner Liebherr Refrigeration

ceda members are encouraged to read the latest news and developments from our Platinum supply partner Liebherr Refrigeration by downloading their latest Pro-File newsletter here:

https://ceda.co.uk/download/17853/

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CGI of new Ecole Ducasse in Paris

ceda Platinum Partner Electrolux Professional named official partner for new flagship École Ducasse

ceda Platinum Partner Electrolux Professional named official partner for new flagship École Ducasse

Electrolux Professional has announced a long-term exclusive partnership agreement with the new flagship École Ducasse campus in Paris.

The partnership is the result of a long-established relationship between Electrolux Professional and chef Alain Ducasse, founder of École Ducasse and one of the most celebrated chefs the world. The state-of-the-art purpose-built 5000m2 culinary arts facility in Paris will be home to nine laboratories, seven classrooms, a sensory analysis room, and a number of co-working areas and kitchens, all of which have been kitted out with Electrolux Professional equipment.

Alan Ducasse comments:

“I have always endeavoured to pass on my vision of culinary and pastry arts to the next generation. I want to share my knowledge with young people craving to learn, those who are looking to make a career change, and with professionals who are willing to strengthen their skillset. This is all done with a single motto in mind: excellence in practice.”

Ducasse continues:

“I have experienced a similar vision working with Electrolux Professional, and I am therefore excited to have the opportunity to deliver excellence to the culinary world, supported by this partnership.”

Electrolux Professional has supplied equipment from across its foodservice and beverage portfolio, ensuring that students at the school have access to the latest commercial catering equipment. This includes:

  • Thermaline made-to-measure cooking stations
  • Molteni stoves and rotisseries
  • SkyLine ovens and SkyLine Blast Chillers
  • MultiSlim Compact Ovens
  • Pot&Pan Washers
  • Wine Line Undercounter Dishwasher
  • Multi-rinse Rack Type and green&clean Hood Type dishwashers
  • Solutions from across the Food Preparation range
  • ProThermetic Boiling and Braising Pans
  • ecostore refrigerators and freezers

Darren Lockley, Head of Region UK and Ireland at Electrolux Professional, adds:

“Since its foundation in 1999, École Ducasse has become an internationally renowned institution of culinary and pastry arts, spread across multiple campuses and driven by the vision and energy of the iconic chef, Alain Ducasse.”

Lockley continues:

“We’re delighted that this exclusive partnership with the Paris campus will provide the next generation of talent with the opportunity to learn and perfect their trade on Electrolux Professional equipment. It’s thrilling to think that the next culinary superstar could be learning their craft on our products, and it is testament to Electrolux Professional’s long-standing relationship with Alain that this partnership has come to fruition.”

For more information, please visit: https://www.electroluxprofessional.com/gb/

CGI of new Ecole Ducasse in Paris

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ceda Platinum Partner Rational launches intelligent leasing scheme for foodservice operators

ceda Platinum Partner Rational launches intelligent leasing scheme for foodservice operators

Rational offers foodservice operators an iCombi Pro from just £5 a day – and an iVario from £8 per day

Rational has launched a leasing scheme making it easier than ever for operators to get an iCombi Pro or an iVario, with costs from as little as £5 per day.  The scheme is designed to be as flexible as possible, to allow for different budgets, cash flows and aspirations.

The Rational Leasing Scheme is operated in partnership with the CF Capital PLC (CF), one of the UK’s largest sales aid leasing and financial services organisations. CF has excellent customer service, offering high acceptance levels and competitive rates.   

Customers who are interested in finding out about leasing a Rational cooking system can do so via the Rational nationwide dealer network.  Rational and CF have created an online portal where dealers can create bespoke customer leasing packages, including a quotation calculator, instantly.

Simon Lohse, managing director of Rational UK says:

“The Covid-19 crisis has led many foodservice businesses to look hard at their budgeting, “We felt a dedicated leasing scheme would be one way to support them in their growth.  We wanted to work with a leasing company that was not only accommodating of our customers’ circumstances, but that could also adapt schemes to suit specific purposes.  We didn’t just want an off-the-shelf package, we wanted a leasing scheme that is intelligently constructed to offer maximum flexibility and maximum benefits.  We believe the scheme CF Capital has created with us fits the bill perfectly.”

Rational is known for the quality of its products, and their longevity.

Lohse continues:

“A Rational iCombi or iVario multifunctional cooking system will give years of valuable and loyal service. “The scheme can run up to five years and then there is the option to buy.”

Costs for the iCombi Pro range from £5 per day, for the iCombi Pro XS, to £23 per day for the iCombi Pro 20-1/1, which is suitable for producing up to 500 meals per day.  The smallest iVario cooking system, the 2-XS, is £8 per day.  Meanwhile the iVario Pro XL, suitable for up to 500 meals daily, is £17 per day.

The scheme is also available for the iKitchen package, covering both an iCombi Pro and an iVario.  Examples include £20 per day for the iCombi Pro ten grid (10-1/1) combi steamer with the iVario Pro 2-S, which has two 25 litre pans.

Leah Wright, CF’s head of the commercial catering channel, says,

“We are really excited to be working with Rational.  We know that many foodservice operators aspire to own an iCombi Pro or an iVario.  CF has the range of financial products that will allow the maximum number of businesses to take advantage of the considerable benefits of leasing Rational appliances.”

To find out more about the Rational leasing scheme, email rational@thecfgroup.co.uk or call 01279 759359.   ceda members are advised to contact their own account manager for specific information.

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ceda and Cedabond become strategic partners to Autoquotes UK

ceda and Cedabond become strategic partners to Autoquotes UK

It has been announced that ceda and Cedabond are entering a formal strategic partnership with AutoQuotes (AQ) UK, following a month’s-long period of discussions and collective collaboration pieces, to further develop the foodservice market.

The new partnership is set to further strengthen the UK position and align with the strategy of AutoQuotes’ US model of working closely with FEDA.

All parties want to utilise this opportunity to further underpin their collective strategy of consolidation and growth as they try to navigate the impacts of Covid and support the sector as it enters 2021 and beyond.

The collaboration will see the new partners work closely to produce research reports and live market information, as well as create and share statistical analysis to help members and partners better understand the market and plan accordingly.  Industry insights will leverage anonymised, aggregated information and will keep with AQ’s dedication to protecting customer data.

Adam Mason, director general of ceda, stated that it was critically important for the association to be a part of the development of existing products and the creation of new software solutions for members, partners and the wider industry.

Both ceda and Cedabond will work closely with AQ to provide feedback on AQ’s product roadmap to continue developing technology to increase efficiency and accelerate sales for the foodservice equipment and services (FES) industry.

Mason said:

“ceda is delighted to enter into this formal, strategic partnership with AQ, as the vast majority of ceda members and partners are using AQ products already, we can therefore help drive greater awareness and knowledge to ensure that they are making the most out of the solutions available.

We very much look forward to this venture with AQ’s UK and US teams, to assist growth and innovation and continue to add value and support to the distribution network in the UK.”

Mark Kendall, commercial director at Cedabond, added:

“After lengthy talks and careful planning we are delighted to be working closely with the AQ UK team.

“Industry-wide AQ offers digital solutions that really bring the industry together and we’re here to support that further with ongoing innovation, strategic direction and support.”

David Demres, AQ VP of marketing and strategic development, commented:

“AQ is focused on fully supporting our customers, especially during this difficult period for the FES industry, and we are thrilled to be able to collaborate with new partners who share the same objectives as we do.”

Demres said the partnership will also add further value to manufacturers and dealers looking to join in the New Year.

He added:

“This partnership, along with our recent acquisition of Axonom and our ongoing product roadmap, is strong evidence of incredible things to come in the UK FES market in 2021.

“Together with ceda and Cedabond, we will be able to serve even more of the market and provide comprehensive education on how customers can get the most out of our solutions.

“This is a time to be united for the betterment of the industry, and we are delighted to be doing this with our friends at ceda and Cedabond.”


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ceda Silver Partner MKN Offers Members New Online Seminars

ceda Silver Partner MKN Offers Members New Online Seminars.

What will your kitchen of tomorrow look like if it has to suit your needs perfectly? How do you use your kitchen equipment more effectively? How can you benefit from new innovative products? Many questions and finding the answers is not easy these days.

Are you interested in the MKN Cooking Experience Seminars but given the on-going Covid-19 restrictions, believe this cannot be possible to attend? No problem! The MKN application specialists now take you on a culinary journey around the entire world of professional thermal cooking technology digitally and live.  Simply tell them your preferred date and required topics and they will take care of the rest. MKN is thinking one step ahead while o­ffering new online seminars.  Their experts connect with you virtually in your own kitchen – giving personal consultations online and live. They have all the answers to your questions and help you implement your requirements.

For further information and to book an appointment please visit:

https://www.mkn.com/en/form-online-cooking-experience

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