ceda (formerly the Catering Equipment Distributors Association)  brings together the UK’s best and most professional catering equipment specialists in Design, Projects and Equipment for the foodservice, catering and hospitality industry.  ceda members are the most professional, innovative and creative companies in our industry providing design, installation and project management of the most stunning foodservice, catering and hospitality facilities.  ceda members maintain catering and foodservice equipment with the most exceptional service levels.  ceda brings them together .  ceda unites them.  ceda connects them.

With more than 150 members and partners ceda promotes an atmosphere of enterprise, innovation and fair competition where members operate ethically, encourage excellence and strive for improved standards in both their businesses and the wider industry

ceda provides: 

  • Reliable and confidential advice to end-users planning, setting-up and operating professional kitchens and catering operations
  • Technical information on, and awareness raising of, critical issues impacting on catering equipment covering areas such as: plumbing, gas and electrical supplies and building works such as new floors, walls or ceilings
  • Access to ongoing training for catering staff and managers in the correct use of new and existing equipment
  • After sales support, service, preventative maintenance and breakdown cover
  • Catering equipment specialists with a platform to win new business and raise their profile at the local and national levels
  • Education and personal development opportunities to those within and from outside the industry
  • Guidance and support enabling members to constantly exceed customers’ expectations

The Catering Equipment Suppliers Association (CESA) represents an impressive list of well over 180 of the industry’s best known companies, from the small, independent firms to the major league, global players.  This includes CESA Accredited Service Providers.

CESA’s remit encompasses the full spectrum of commercial catering equipment & ancillary services; utensils & tableware suppliers; and includes suppliers to all the main foodservice & hospitality sectors. Their common link is an aim to serve the hospitality industry in the most dynamic and responsible way. This includes manufacturers, distributors and service organisations. The CESA Accredited Service Provider Scheme recognises companies equipped to provide a professional and well resourced service to operators.


CESA’s role & objectives

  • To deliver relevant information on all aspects of foodservice equipment manufacture installation and use.
  • Involvement of members on issues that affect their business.
  • To further the interests and raise the standards of the industry, and promote the welfare of its members.
  • Sustained representation and influence with relevant government departments and regulatory authorities locally, nationally and internationally on all matters affecting members.
  • Active co-operation with other like-minded trade associations in the UK & worldwide.
  • Effective collaboration between all suppliers engaged in Food Service Equipment supply.
  • Delivery of the Internationally recognised Certified Foodservice Professional Programme (CFSP) and the Principles of Foodservice (PFS) training for those new to the industry