CESA launches new LET professional training initiative

CESA has launched a new training initiative designed to give a comprehensive understanding of light equipment and tableware.

The Light Equipment and Tableware Professional (LETP) programme is aimed at LET suppliers and manufacturers as well as foodservice operators - the people who manufacture, import, distribute, sell, market or use light equipment and tableware.

It was put together with the guidance and endorsement of CESA, Westminster Kingsway College and the Craft Guild of Chefs.

LETP builds on CESA’s established CFSP programme, and looks specifically at the history, the creation, development and future of LET products used throughout the hospitality industry.

“It’s designed to enhance, expand and validate the professionalism of those taking the course,” says John Whitehouse, chair of CESA. “Candidates taking the programme may already be working in LET, and will use it to demonstrate their expertise, or they will be looking to become more involved in this part of the industry.”

The first LETP course runs on Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 March 2020, at the CESA offices in Rotherwick House, London, E1W 1YZ.

LETP candidates learn through 14 modules, each of which is based on a 15 minute presentation that is sent to them, four per week over four weeks. The modules cover areas such as ‘materials, shapes and colours’, ‘glassware’, ‘patisserie and bakery’ and ‘what the future looks like’. There’s then a full day seminar, including interactive group sessions, followed by an examination.

The Light Equipment and Tableware Professional course costs £600+VAT for members of CESA, CEDA and FCSI, and for the Craft Guild of Chefs and Westminster Kingsway College, who support the programme.

For others the cost is £865+VAT. Courses will run at regular intervals during the year, at venues around the UK. The first LETP course is already filling up, so anyone interested should book their place as soon as possible. For more information contact CESA.

The Catering Equipment Suppliers Association (CESA) is the authoritative voice of the foodservice equipment industry, representing 200 companies who supply, service and maintain all types of commercial catering equipment - from utensils to full kitchen schemes.