Good design is imperative to the form and function of any commercial kitchen – and that’s the reason that leading industry trade association Ceda is giving its backing to the industry by sponsoring the Operator of the Year for Innovative Kitchen Design category at the 2018 Awards.
Ceda comprises more than 100 companies that are specialists in design, projects and equipment for the foodservice, catering and hospitality industry.
The organisation promotes an atmosphere of enterprise, innovation and fair competition where members operate ethically, encourage excellence and strive for improved standards in both their businesses and the wider industry.
Its sponsorship of the Innovative Kitchen Design category therefore chimes perfectly with a member base that is at the heart of most of the big catering projects that take place in the UK.
“We are looking forward to the inaugural FEJ Awards where operators demonstrating excellence across a range of disciplines will be recognised and rewarded,” said Ceda director general, Adam Mason. “Ceda is developing our profile so that end-users and operators better understand the benefits of working with a ceda Member and the awards will help us to achieve this.
As the lead partner of the Commercial Kitchen show, which runs at the NEC on June 5-6 (the FEJ Awards are on the first evening of the show), and now a category sponsor of the awards, the two days in Birmingham represent an important period for Ceda and its distributor members.
“Many of our members love attending the exhibition as it gives a real focus on design, equipment and services, which are fundamental to their business,” said Mr Mason. “From Ceda’s perspective, it gives us the opportunity to meet with our members and partners and further engage with end-users and operators.”
The FEJ Awards takes place on the first night of the 2018 Commercial Kitchen show, Tuesday 5 June, at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole.
Shortlisted finalists for all award categories will be officially announced in April.
Tickets for the event can be secured HERE.