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Catering equipment: CESA at Hotelympia 2012 highlights energy saving sustainability issues
CESA will announce 25 recipients of the Foodservice Order of Merit at Hotelympia 2012. The Association will also unveil the first finding of its Mind the Gap research project, which is investigating views on sustainability.
“The recipients of the awards are drawn from across the industry – operators and suppliers, caterers and manufacturers – but all of them, crucially, movers and shakers.”
The names of the first Foodservice Order of Merit recipients will be revealed at the Show.
Energy: ‘Mind the Gap’ research could help shape Brussels legislation
Do you have a sustainability programme? What’s more important in a piece of equipment, function or eco-friendliness?
Called ‘Mind the Gap’, the project will focus on the differences in approach to sustainability in distinct parts of the supply chain – manufacturers, distributors and consultants. Ultimately the research will also look at end-user attitudes, too.
“CESA is working with European legislators to develop the measures that will be implemented under the Energy Using Products Directive, covering cooking, dishwashing and refrigeration equipment,” says Mick Shaddock. “We want to hear from professionals in every sector of the industry – the ‘Mind the Gap’ research project is a real opportunity for the supply chain to indentify its performance and benchmark activity in terms of energy saving and sustainability. The research will not only benefit companies, it will also assist and influence CESA’s representations to, and work with, UK and EU governments. It could have a direct bearing on future legislation and regulations.”
CFSP: 160 and counting
The latest graduates of the CFSP training scheme will be awarded their accreditations at a special event during Hotelympia.
CFSP is the specialist qualification developed by CESA and accredited by the University of West London. Its objective is to raise the levels of professionalism throughout the foodservice sector, by giving both catering operators and suppliers a better understanding of their industry.
The latest group of CFSP graduates brings the total to 160 and there are four new CFSP programmes running in 2012. Details will be available from stand S1235.
The Catering Equipment Suppliers Association (CESA) is the authoritative voice of the catering equipment industry, representing over 160 companies who supply, service and maintain all types of commercial catering equipment - from utensils to full kitchen schemes. For more information on CESA visit http://www.cesa.org.uk
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