CESA Guides

Here you'll find guides and information to help you and your business.

CESA Employers Guide to Catering Equipment Apprenticeships

This guide covers the catering equipment apprenticeship for service and installation engineers and gives employers step by step direction on setting up an apprenticeship programme. 

“The Guide is designed to encourage employers who are considering setting up an apprenticeship programme,” says John Whitehouse, chair of CESA.  “The skills shortage is a huge issue for our industry, nowhere more so than in equipment servicing: we simply have to grow our workforce of skilled service and installation engineers.  Apprenticeship programmes will help attract the newcomers we need into the industry.” 

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CESA Guide to Reducing Food Waste in Foodservice

This Guide sets out the key steps that foodservice operators in all sectors can take to make efficiency savings and meet the requirements of relevant food waste regulations. It examines some of the practical options available, and considers equipment that has been specifically designed to process food waste.

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CESA Guide to Ecodesign and Energy Labelling

This Guide is intended to clarify the aims and objectives of the Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Directives and to spell out what they mean to catering equipment buyers. It’s produced by the Catering Equipment Suppliers Association (CESA), the voice of the catering equipment industry.

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CESA Guide to Decommissioned Catering Equipment

The catering industry is throwing away tens of thousands of working appliances, every year. Many enter the waste stream for the materials to be recycled, but this should be the last resort. Scrapping perfectly serviceable equipment undermines our sustainability aspirations and credibility. It’s also a waste of money – the value of this unnecessarily scrapped equipment on the second hand market, as a reused product, is worth tens of £millions per year. WEEE (the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive) is designed to recycle components from equipment that is no longer working. Sadly it doesn’t protect serviceable equipment from being scrapped too early.

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CESA Guide to F-Gas Regulations

A down-to-earth guide to what it is and what it means to foodservice operators. This guide details your responsibilities as a foodservice operator and the proposed timeline for implementation.

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CESA and British Water FOG Code of Practice

This code of practice explains what FOG is, its sources and impacts on business and sets out how FOG should be taken into account of the design, installation, operation and maintenance of foodservice kitchens.

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CESA Brexit Toolkit guidance documentation

The CESA Brexit Toolkit is a guidance document that defines a checklist of considerations to enable the smoothest transition possible. To aid you in your preparation we have covered a number of key areas:

  • Business Strategy
  • Operations
  • Supply Chain
  • Transport and Logistics
  • Customs, Tariffs and Taxation
  • Innovation
  • Regulations and Standards
  • Sales and Marketing
  • UK Market Dynamics
  • Customs
  • Competition
  • Finance
  • Currency
  • People Management
  • Movement of People