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Catering equipment suppliers spooked by turbulence facing restaurants

Catering equipment suppliers spooked by turbulence facing restaurants

The mood of the catering equipment industry has swung dramatically from 2017 to 2018, with many more companies feeling that the economy will struggle in the next 12 months, according to the latest CESA Business Barometer. It’s surveyed members at the end of Q1 2018 and discovered a change in priorities in terms of what

‘Overly-flexible kit’ risks compromising kitchen quality and consistency, warns Tortilla food boss

Operators who get too carried away with installing multi-functional kitchen equipment at the cost of kit that does fewer tasks risk compromising on the quality of the end product. That’s according to the head of food at Tortilla, Martyn Clover, who is in charge of ensuring kitchens produce consistent food across almost 40 sites run

Maker of unique catering trolley looks to step up product’s commercialisation

Healthcare supplier Quality Hospital Solutions (QHS) is aiming to develop a commercial channel for a specialist beverage trolley it created in partnership with a North East hospital authority. The system was originally developed alongside Sunderland City Hospitals to provide an effective and practical solution to meet patient hydration needs. Since then, numerous hospital trusts have

Sous vide sits perfectly alongside classic cooking equipment for modern chefs

Nothing draws people to an exhibition stand quite like the aroma of fresh cooking, and this year Grande Cuisine was lucky enough to have its friends from Sous Vide Tools cooking on the stand at Hotelympia. Sous Vide Tools’ chef director, Chris Holland, and development chef, Josh Adams, made sure that visitors to the stand

QUICK POLL: Why do kitchen buyers still choose price over energy efficiency?

Manufacturers have invested heavily in making their equipment more efficient in recent years. But many in the industry still believe that operators consider other factors — particularly price — over and above efficiency. Why do you think this is? Bob Wood, director, DC Warewashing & Icemaking Systems: Like many things in the catering arena it

Moffat shuffles the pack to breathe new life into product development strategy

E & R Moffat has made a series of changes to its management structure that is designed to drive the company forward.  Liam Barr has been promoted to engineering manager, replacing David Hair, who takes up the position of works manager. Sinclair Campbell, meanwhile, moves into the role of general manager, and David McPherson takes

EXCLUSIVE: Online is now Nisbets’ biggest sales channel and growing the fastest

Online sales now represent the biggest single source of revenue for Nisbets, underscoring the increasing appetite that caterers and chefs have for purchasing commercial kitchen products and consumables via the web. The Bristol-based catering equipment supplier operates a multichannel sales model that encompasses 30 retail stores, direct mail and telesales, but soaring online growth has

Catering equipment suppliers demand answers after document exposes Brexit product hurdles

An EU Commission document detailing the impact of Brexit on manufacturers, suppliers and importers operating in the UK “does not make easy reading” for the catering equipment industry, it has been claimed. The guide seeks to provide an overview of possible implications in terms of product legislation, but the complexity of the issues that it

Commercial Kitchen countdown gets underway as online registration opens

The countdown to Commercial Kitchen 2018 officially got underway today with the news that online visitor registration is now open. Now in its third year at the NEC Birmingham, the show is a magnet for top-level buyers from many of the country’s biggest foodservice operators, consultants, contract caterers, equipment distributors, and design and project houses. More