Catering Insight Awards 2017 Sponsors

The sponsors for the 2017 Catering Insight Awards are showing their support for dealers, distributors, suppliers and service providers. The sponsors are all leaders in their fields, and provide unrivaled products and services to the market.

Catering Insight Sponsors are:

Rational sponsors Distributor of the Year – Nationwide

Rational Catering Equipment

The RATIONALSelfCookingCenter 5 Senses is the first intelligent commercial cooking appliance that interacts with chefs. This latest combi steamer gets to know the way chefs work so that, together, with their combi they will deliver the best possible cooking results.

Chefs can test drive the 5 Senses combi steamer at a Rational Cooking Live demonstration. They take place every month at venues across the UK. Led by chefs who are experts in the latest combi steamer technologies and techniques, attendees can cook with the RATIONAL and sample the results. To book call 01582 480388 or visit


Blue Seal sponsors Distributor of the Year – North of England

Blue Seal Commercial Kitchen Equipment

Blue Seal Ltd have been represented in The UK, since 1983, based in The Birmingham Area, selling through a network of distributors throughout The UK. As part of Moffat Group, manufacturing takes place in Christchurch, New Zealand. We were acquired by Ali Rep, one of The Largest Foodservice Companies in The World, in 2000. We manufacture a range of commercial catering equipment, from a small convection oven to a Large Heavy Duty Griddle. We partner our distributors ,into selling into a number of recognised high street brands, together with selling to the smallest café to some of the largest stadiums in The World.
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Blue Seal Ltd

Jestic Foodservice Equipment sponsors Emerging Distributor of the Year

Jestic Foodservice Equipment

Jestic Foodservice Equipment represents some of the world’s finest and most innovative foodservice equipment manufacturers, with particular emphasis on the design and supply of the latest in open kitchen, theatre-style cooking and recently the commercial bakery sector.

Our philosophy and passion is centred on the outstanding foods our equipment can produce and in passing this knowledge and expertise to chefs and restaurateurs alike. We listen carefully to what they have to say, ensuring we source the very best equipment to meet individual requirements – equipment that is robust, easy to operate, reliable and manufactured to the highest standards to meet the vigorous working conditions of the modern commercial kitchen.

Jestic Foodservice Equipment

First Choice Group sponsors Service & Maintenance Provider of the Year

First Choice Group

First Choice Group is a commercial catering ‘One Stop Shop,’ offering everything service technicians need to keep equipment working.

This includes the supply of spare parts, ancillaries and consumables – such as lubricants and sealants – for the commercial catering, refrigeration, bakery, coffee and laundry industries. It supplies an extensive range of tools too.

Combico UK is the company’s specialist training division for engineers, located on site at First Choice’s new multi-million pound premises at Kingswood Lakeside, Cannock. The company also has an Environmental Solutions division which specialises in FOG control and food waste management.

First Choice Group

CESA sponsors Training & Education Supplier of the Year Award

Catering Equipment Suppliers Association

The authoritative voice of the catering equipment industry, CESA represents 180 companies that manufacture, install and service kitchen equipment.  Its work includes advising legislators, lobbying regulators and informing members and operators.  Its CFSP training initiative is raising professionalism throughout the foodservice industry.


DC Products sponsors Distributor of the Year – Rest of the UK

DC Warewashing Systems

As one of the largest independent suppliers of warewashing and icemaking equipment in the UK, we pride ourselves on delivering exemplary catering solutions to meet any warewashing or icemaking requirement, however large or small the need.

Through our distributor network we supply, service and maintain warewashing and icemaking equipment all over the British Isles and Channel Islands.

Our products are designed to the very highest standard and specification, incorporating the latest technology and innovative design. Focusing on performance, reliability, energy efficiency and affordability, we provide outstanding catering solutions from which all professional catering environments will benefit.

Welcome to a cleaner world….

DC Products

Commercial Kitchen Show sponsors Innovation Award for Heavy Equipment

Commercial Kitchen

Following a hugely successful launch, year two of the UK’s only dedicated event for commercial kitchens was even better! Due to unprecedented demand, our third Commercial Kitchen returns to the NEC, Birmingham on 5-6 June 2018.

Covering all verticals from multi-site restaurants, pub groups and food to go multiples to schools, hospitals and care homes – decision makers can see and compare equipment at one show that is just for them, the “who’s who” of the equipment buying world.

With even more innovative product launches and networking to inspire the biggest catering equipment buyers Commercial Kitchen is now the industry’s annual meeting place. If you’re involved in kitchen equipment, you can’t afford to miss it.

Commercial Kitchen

Welbilt sponsors Distributor of the Year – Project Management

Welbilt FoodService

Welbilt UK is an award winning world leader in the manufacture and supply of professional kitchen equipment, able to meet the needs and demands of even the busiest kitchen environments. Renowned for high quality products and excellent after sales service, Welbilt UK manufacture a number of top brands including, Merrychef, Convotherm, Frymaster and Garland, all of which will be familiar to most within the catering industry.

Alongside developing the latest in kitchen technology and advanced cooking concepts, Welbilt UK will also provide industry leading expert culinary knowledge to those requiring a new menu or even a kitchen design and re-fit.


Nayati sponsors Distributor of the Year – South of England

Nayati LTD

Nayati has been designing and manufacturing a wide range of high quality heavy duty commercial catering equipment for over 30 years. As one of Indonesia’s most respected manufacturers and Asia’s principle catering equipment brand Nayati is a unique combination of craftsmanship and industrial production. Its product development teams include some of Europe’s best designers and technicians, who combined with its world leading industrial production capabilities produce a range of quality, high specification, robust and competitively priced equipment for all cuisines and location types. Clients include many of the world’s leading hotel groups, fine dining restaurants and fast service locations operating in both the private and public sectors.

Today Nayati supplies customers in over 100 countries worldwide and is now available to UK caterers and catering equipment suppliers. Over the past 5 years it has been continually developing and refining a range of products that have been specifically designed to meet the particular needs of UK caterers and the demands of arguably one the most diverse foodservice and hospitality industries in the world. The manufacturer’s bulk cooking equipment, combination ovens and warewashing ranges complete a line-up of almost 200 models – every one of which comes with a full two year Nayati parts and labour warranty.


Hoshizaki sponsors Digital Initiative of the Year

Hoshizaki Corporation

Hoshizaki is a leading manufacturer of commercial kitchen and food service equipment. Creators of the world’s first fully automatic ice maker, Hoshizaki now features an extended line of kitchen and food service equipment including ice machines and dispensers, refrigerators, freezers, sushi cases and water electrolysers for different users across a wide span of industry sectors.


Cedabond sponsors Supporting Partner

Cedabond Catering Equipment

Cedabond, is the UK’s leading buying and marketing consortium for commercial catering equipment and has earned the respect of the catering industry through nearly forty years of premier service. With a current membership of over 115 distributors, and buying agreements with 70 suppliers, Cedabond is a true partnership, delivering growth and profit for all its distributors and suppliers, irrespective of their speciality or service type. Cedabond is a not-for-profit company wholly owned by its members and has a unique reputation for robust and diligent business practices – 100% of the income derived from its suppliers goes back to its members.


Hobart sponsors Official Photo Booth Sponsor

Hobart Food Equipment

For the last 120 years, Hobart has been at the forefront of warewashing development, offering the most technologically advanced dishwashing and utensil washing products available today. From the lowest water and energy consumption, to state-of-the-art drain heat recovery and heat pump systems, operators using Hobart warewashers can fulfil their own sustainability ambitions and make business-changing savings on utilities.  The multi-award-winning company prides itself on its proactive partnerships with UK catering equipment dealers, offering specialist ranges, enhanced product support and business development tools to help them drive their businesses forward.


Atosa sponsors After-Party sponsor

Atosa Catering Equipment

Atosa is a major manufacturer of commercial refrigeration, sandwich prep tables, pizza prep tables, under-counter/worktop refrigerators and freezers, including glass door merchandisers. New products are currently under development, and will be available in the near future. All of the firm’s merchandise is environmentally safe, utilising CFC-Free refrigerants in both refrigerators and freezers. In addition to the foodservice industry, Atosa markets worldwide to businesses whose cooling requirements are very demanding, such as: schools, hotels, restaurants, markets and other commercial institutions. The manufacturer has built its reputation on service, quality and price.

Over the past several years, Atosa has made substantial investments in new state-of-the-art equipment, including a Salvagnini Automatic bending machine, an Armada CNC punching machine, and other equipment to ensure that every Atosa refrigerator exceeds the highest quality standards. Atosa has introduced international advanced technologies from Italy, Japan, and Germany. Every stage of the manufacturing process, including engineering, design, and fabrication, is done in-house by its qualified and experienced personnel. It is also committed to producing low energy use and low carbon footprint products to minimise its effect on the environment and have all the commercial and international quality certifications.


MKN sponsors Supporting Partner

MKN Kitchenware Solutions

The story of MKN’s success begins in 1946, when Kurt Neubauer, a trained engineer, laid the foundations for MKN Maschinenfabrik in Wolfenbüttel, a small town in Lower Saxony. In the beginning the company had only three employees, who specialized in producing agricultural machinery. Over the years the firm adapted to changing market conditions until, finally, they decided to channel all their resources into the manufacture of professional kitchenware. Their high quality products soon became an international byword for the very best in kitchen fittings and equipment.

Today MKN is still in private ownership and has also remained faithful to its roots. The plant in Wolfenbüttel now covers an area of 80,000 square metres and houses the latest technology for producing the ultimate in professional kitchenware. The workforce, at present around 450, are totally committed to delivering products that are designed to meet each customer’s individual requirements. This dedication to excellence is reflected in the outstanding success that MKN has achieved throughout the world.


Sponsorship is still available for the following awards:

Business Development Supplier of the Year
Service & Support Supplier of the Year
Light Equipment Supplier of the Year
Sustainability Supplier of the Year

To enquire about sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Anne-Marie Judge
Phone: 020 3176 5632

Mark Harris
Phone: 020 3176 4226