Next month’s Professional Kitchen Show will highlight the impact of digital technology on commercial kitchens in a ‘Kitchenology’ zone as part of experiential features at the exhibition on 22-23 January 2019 in NEC Birmingham.
Kitchenology will be supported by supported by CESA, with a Smart Kitchen centre stage, where visitors will be able to walk through a complete kitchen showcasing some of the latest models, including connected warewashers, refrigerators and cooking appliances.
CESA chair John Whitehouse said: “Equipment that’s connected via the internet is already proving its worth in terms of improved efficiencies, lower running costs, less down time and much-enhanced ‘first time fix’ rates. The Kitchenology Zone Smart Kitchen is the place to see how it all works together.”
The association will also be promoting its training and education programme for 2019. The CFSP accreditation (Certified Food Service Professional) has become internationally recognised for giving a holistic understanding of how foodservice businesses work.
And for 2019, courses range from Principles of Foodservice, a short introduction for new starters to the industry, to a Networking and Connectivity module aimed at maintenance staff and service engineers.
A major part of CESA’s remit is to help foodservice operators get answers to their equipment questions. Visitors to the stand will be able to find out about the Foodservice Knowledge resource. CESA has created specialist committees, covering everything from refrigeration to warewashing, and part of their function is to provide a pool of specialist knowledge and advice on their area of expertise, which anyone in the industry can access, via CESA.