Catering Equipment Supplier's Association's (CESA) professional training course, CFSP (Certified Food Service Professional) has been recognised by the Continuing Professional Development Certification Service and is now officially CPD certified.
The award confirms that CFSP complies with global CPD principles and underlines its position as a leading professional development course for the foodservice sector.
“CFSP gives an holistic understanding of the way a foodservice kitchen operates, from delivery bay through to dining area,” said John Whitehouse, chair of CESA. “The programme was conceived to raise professionalism throughout the foodservice industry, since many people only understand the part of the operation they actually work in, not the bigger picture.
'CFSP gives operators and suppliers of equipment a real grasp of the whole, so they can appreciate how everything links – knowledge that, ultimately, helps them do their job better.”
Following a rigorous review process lasting several months, the CPD assessment board concluded that CFSP conforms to its required structure and further learning values.
“A lot of hard work went into achieving CPD certification, and I’d like to thank the CESA secretariat for their dedication to the cause,” added Whitehouse. “I’m absolutely delighted by their success. CFSP is part of a raft of CESA training initiatives that are designed to improve our industry and help us tackle the skills shortage. CPD certification highlights the value, usefulness and significance of CFSP accreditation.”
The CFSP course comprises around two months of self-study, using the CFSP study guide, followed by a one day seminar and an exam. “The study guide and its corresponding seminar provide a comprehensive overview of the numerous areas and disciplines that go into an effective and efficient foodservice design and operation,” says Whitehouse.
CFSP seminars are held regularly during the year, in venues around the UK.
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.