Free Foodservice Industry BIM Information Day

Free Foodservice Industry BIM Information Day

We are delighted to be working in collaboration with CESA and the FCSI to bring you the Foodservice Industry BIM Information Day, a free event open to anyone that works within the foodservice industry.

Date: 5th September 2018, 10.30am to 3.00pm

Venue: First Choice Group, Blakeney Way, Kingswood Lakeside, Cannock, Staffordshire WS11 8LD

BIM (Building Information Modelling) embeds key product and asset data and a three-dimensional computer model that can be used for effective management of information throughout a project lifecycle – from earliest concept through to operation. BIM technology is seen as a ‘collaboration’ between the foodservice equipment industry and the software industries and creates an environment in which there are opportunities and synergies for both.

The day will be an objective, fact based, knowledge exchange forum highlighting specific developments in BIM which affect the foodservice equipment industry.

Topics covered on the day will include:

  • The latest developments in BIM parameters for foodservice equipment – report of the June meeting.
  • Issues that manufacturers face in addressing the needs of the design and installation channel.
  • What designers and consultants need to meet BIM protocols.
  • Software developments.
  • BIM resource libraries – CESABIM & EFCEMBIM – manufacturer engagement and designer use.
  • Survey findings – issues affecting BIM implementation.

To guarantee your place please register to attend.

Boss Contract Furniture Ltd 'Distinction' brochure

Boss Contract Furniture Ltd 'Distinction' brochure


ceda Silver Partner Boss Contract Furniture Ltd are delighted to launch the new Distinction Collection, offering a range of contemporary style chairs.

The collection enjoys a minimalistic design manufactured to the highest level. With extensive frame finishes available, Boss can also offer a customer own material option.

Click on the brochure cover opposite the view the brochure or click the link below to download.

Please contact Jon Urquhart at Boss on 07834 456 812 for any further details.


ceda Silver Partner Boss Contract Furniture Ltd 'Distinction Collection' brochure

Blue Seal Pizza Solutions

Blue Seal Pizza Solutions

ceda Silver Partner Blue Seal Ltd present the 83O/DS-M Electric Pizza Oven


  • Analogue temperature gauge
  • Top element control
  • Base element control
  • Neon indicators
  • On/Off switch


  • Up to four 12″ pizza capacity per deck
  • Temperature adjustment through electromechanical thermostats
  • Independent control for ceiling and base elements
  • Stainless steel front and door
  • Max baking temperature 400°C
  • Temperature display through analogical pyrometer
  • Baking chamber in aluminated plate
  • External chimney
  • Stainless steel ergonomic handle
  • Baking surface, refractory stone
  • Door glass made of pyroceram
  • Internal lighting with halogen lamp
  • Insulation made of eco-compatible fibro ceramic and needle rock wool
  • Safety thermostat with manual resetting
  • All models can be optionally equipped with open stand

8.8KW 230V Single Phase Supply

Net Weight:

Internal – 630mm W x 630mm D x 150MM H per deck
External – 950mm W x 950mm D x 730mm H

Foster Marks 50 Years of Reliable Refrigeration with Search for Longest Standing Fridge

Foster Marks 50 Years of Reliable Refrigeration with Search for Longest Standing Fridge

ceda Silver Partner, Foster Refrigerator, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and is calling on customers to get involved by sharing stories of their experiences with Foster product over the last half century.

The King’s Lynn-based company wants to hear from its many loyal customers and is on the hunt for the UK’s longest-standing Foster product in a commercial kitchen.

Foster Refrigerator products are designed to be high quality, reliable pieces of equipment that can stand the test of time in any high pressure commercial kitchen, and have been doing so since the company started in 1968.

The customer who has the longest-serving Foster product in their kitchen will be able to join in the celebrations with a brand new EcoPro G2 EP700H worth a list price of £2,500 or an equivalent product of the same value.

Nick Bamber, European Head of Marketing at Foster Refrigerator says: “We say that our fridges last a lifetime with regular care and maintenance and so to mark 50 years of manufacturing we decided to put this to the test.

“We’re regularly with customers in their kitchens, and it never ceases to amaze us how many Foster fridges are still fully operational and going strong after many years – we know there is a fridge out
there that’s 26-years-old and going strong! Our products have a reputation for being reliable, so we know there will be products that are older still.”

Dealers who are aware of longstanding Foster products can encourage owners to enter the competition. If the winning owner includes the dealer name in their entry, the dealer will receive £250 off their next order.

The competition closes on 1st October 2018. To learn more about the competition and to enter visit

New online shop for Classeq spares

New online shop for Classeq spares

ceda Member, Barcare Supreme Ltd, have recently launched a new web site

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.

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.”

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.”

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 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:

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!

Visit the Technical Conference website

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

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