According to a tool created to measure Australian night-time economies, foodies are fuelling Canberra’s $3.2 billion night-time economy, with more than 300 new restaurants and cafes opening over the last eight years.

But who is fuelling the venues? Well, that would be Catering Equipment Central (CEC). Largely behind the scenes, or not if it’s an open kitchen where the kitchen is relied on to bring liveliness and vibe to the space. The increased use of open kitchens allows restaurant guests to see the chefs at work. This trend stems from people being interested in where their food is coming from and wanting to see it being cooked. We are all guilty of having a stickybeak into back-of-house while waiting for order and thinking ‘wow I wish I had a dishwasher like that at home,’ or ‘imagine what I could cook on that four-burner.’ Well, chances are that’s CEC.

An online hub offerings modern catering equipment for over 6 years in commercial kitchens. Anything from cooking appliances, preparation surfaces, refrigeration, blast chiller, shelving and storage options, and dishwashing units.

Whether you’re looking to set up a restaurant, café, bakery or bar, CEC is your go-to for easy solutions. If you’re already established, their easy online ordering system means you can place an order from the confront of your venue without wasting any time shopping around. Their prices are competitive, and they promise fast deliveries.

From cooking to cleaning and easy disposable takeaway packaging, you can buy commercial grade kitchen equipment online and direct from the website even while on the job.

We were shocked to discover CEC facilitate any job from delivering a commercial fridge to Antarctica, to kitchen benchtop items like blenders for our local coffee shops. No job is too big or small – and it’s hard to imagine this is a Canberra company stocking all the best brands on the market.

CEC have the widest range of catering equipment by Waldorf, Simply Stainless, Roband, FEDeral Specialty Equipment, Woodson, Williams, Skope, and Stoddart – you’ll be able to find exactly what you are looking for.

Starting a business comes with a lot of overheads, that’s why CEC work closely with Silverchef, specialists in helping companies who need a little extra for equipment to further their business by offering finance options.

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