Our History


The current Managing Director John Spiers founded JDS Catering Equipment Ltd in 1990, having spent the previous ten years with one of the leading catering equipment manufacturers. It launched on the sound principles of quality and service. We knew how important it was to be able to offer a good after sales service so, we launched our service division in 1992, it delivered us the opportunity to build on this with new clients, in respect of complete kitchen projects whilst still offering a quality service back up to all our existing service contract clients.


Bringing the story up to date, we are now as well known for our kitchen Installations as we are for engineering service, we hold service contracts with many companies, from all sectors, Hotels, Nursing Home Groups, School Meals, Hospitals, Staff Restaurants, and work for many local Authorities in the South East, in respect of Kitchen Projects as well as Service Contract Work.



Why choose us


The two Company Directors both have over 30 years experience in the catering equipment industry, this experience is underpinned by specialist knowledge obtained in Engineering and Catering Operations. The joint experience of the company directors, coupled with their desire to complete quality installations, which exceed client’s expectations, is the company benchmark.


All Installations are personally project managed by a company director, who is responsible for the full co-ordination of the project, up until and including the staff training of the equipment. A completion certificate is issued on completion of each project along with a full set of Operation & Maintenance manuals. 



30 Years Experience


In-House Service Department


Full range of services


Proven track record


Friendly Helpful advice




Health & Safety


JDS consider that the welfare of there Employee’s to be of paramount importance, we also recognise our duty of care to others not in our employment, that is why we employ the services of a specialists Health and Safety consultants to oversee all issues involving Health & Safety. Read more >