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CESA Principles of Foodservice

Principles of Foodservice is a nine-module short-course designed to provide those who are new to the foodservice industry with a significant enough knowledge base to grow, and achieve a long and rewarding career within the industry.

The course itself is designed to be delivered within 3-5 hours, all modules feature a short knowledge test.

Our aim is to make the course as easy for you to deliver as possible and empower your staff with the knowledge they need to develop within their role.

Course Benefits:

  • Supports the development of new industry staff
  • Provides a solid grounding of correct practices and terminology
  • Promotes a culture of career progression and employee trust
  • Successful course delegates receive a CESA accredited certification

What Does it Cost?
The course is available to CESA members for £125pp (+VAT), and £250pp (+VAT) for non-members.

For more information regarding Principles of Foodservice please contact Jocelyn Carr

You can download the booking form or fill in a form online.

CFSP (Certified Food Service Professional) is the industry specific professional qualification for the UK Foodservice industry

It has been introduced under the auspices of CESA (Catering Equipment Suppliers Association) which is already an established and highly regarded body within the industry. CESA’s objective is to help improve the levels of professionalism in the sector by creating a universally recognised and respected industry ‘standard’ for knowledge and experience.

Becoming CFSP Accredited

CFSP is open to anyone within the foodservice industry.

To successfully achieve the designation and the benefits that accrue, candidates must demonstrate all of the following:

  • study for and pass a comprehensive written test
  • attend a full day seminar prior to the test
  • prove certain levels of experience in the industry
  • show personal development through the completion of recognised education/training programmes
  • demonstrate active involvement in the industry
  • designation and receive regular communication from the programme

What Does it Cost?
Your payment of £800 +VAT (£550+VAT for CESA, CEDA & FCSI members) covers the test programme, evaluation of experience and certification.

Once you pass the course, you will receive regular updates and information to recognise your status as a CFSP accredited professional.

You can find out more at our dedicated CFSP website.

You can download the booking form here or  fill in a form online. 


Commercial Catering Equipment Electrical Competency Course in association with CESA and CEDA.


Having appropriately trained and certified staff is essential in any business. This is especially the case for service and manufacturing staff. 


The Catering Equipment Suppliers Association (CESA) and the Catering Equipment Distributors Association (CEDA), both represented in the CESRB (Catering Equipment Standards and Registrations Board), have worked together with First Choice Combico UK to deliver the Commercial Catering Equipment Electrical Competency Course. 

The course allows engineers to demonstrate their knowledge of basic electrical systems and tasks; upon successful completion they receive a City and Guilds certification. In recent years CESA and CEDA have been in association with British Gas for the Basic Electrical Skills course. 

This new course with First Choice Combico UK covers the topics in two days instead of three. CCEECC differs from other courses with its focus purely on the commercial catering environment regarding safe isolation, testing etc.

The course cost is:

  • £600.00+VAT for Non Members
  • £420.00+VAT for CESA or CEDA Members

Book your place on the course here.




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