CFSP awards at Hotelympia 2018

“CFSP will really help when I talk to customers making decisions about equipment”

A group of CFSP graduates were presented with their accreditations at Hotelympia 2018, in a ceremony on the CESA stand on Wednesday 7th March.  Glenn Roberts, chair of CESA, welcomed them and congratulated them on their hard work in learning and passing the course.  “It’s not supposed to be easy,” he said. “Our industry isn’t easy, and the knowledge CFSP gives us is a real benefit in these increasingly difficult times.

“CFSP has been a success story for CESA,” he added.  “We have tried to create a benchmark, a standard of knowledge and professionalism.  I’m delighted to say that we now have 487 CFSP graduates in the UK.  They are people who are both ambitious and dedicated to our industry.”

One of the new graduates is Janet Caveney of RH Hall.  “My main expertise is in cooking equipment,” she says.  “However CFSP has broadened my knowledge to include warewashers, ventilation, kitchen design and so on.  It will really help when I talk to customers making decisions about equipment.  It was very worthwhile.” 

The picture shows the CFSP graduates who attended the award ceremony.  They are, back row from the left, Jack Leask (Grand Cuisine), Matt Emberton (Victor Manufacturing), Michael Eyre (Jestic), Julian Tucker (Jazz Power), Richard Norman (Jestic Ltd), Jason Sanderson (Jestic Ltd) and Barrie Webster (Victor Manufacturing).  In the front row are Simon Parry (RH Hall), Lena Palmer (Hoshizaki UK), Heather Beattie (Nisbets) and Janet Caveney (RH Hall).  Glenn Roberts is standing to her right. 

The next CFSP programme runs on 19th and 20th June 2018.  

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