Since inception in 1999, LACA has set out to inform, develop, represent and support its members through a range of initiatives and services. The Association became a Company Limited by Guarantee in 2009.
This annual competition puts the preparation, cooking, creativity, technical ability and presentation skills of school chefs to the test with each entrant required to produce, in just one and a half hours, a healthy balanced two- course meal that would appeal to Year 6 pupils. Click here for information on the 2015 competition.
Following the success of the recent LACA National Seminar and the continuing high profile surrounding school catering LACA are holding a one day seminar on 24th October to offer an update to anyone involved in education catering on the latest issues.
Every year the LACA Awards acknowledge individuals and teams of people who continue to make a real difference in education catering. Winning a LACA Award not only boosts the confidence, morale and motivation of the whole organisation but is instrumental in changing the attitudes and influencing the actions of both parents and pupils.
National School Meals Week (NSMW) has been running since 1993 and is organised by LACA (the Lead Association for Caterers in Education). The week encourages pupils in Nursery School and Primary Schools and students in Secondary Schools and colleges to have a healthy school meal that meets the nutrient standards laid down by the respective National Body or Government.
The Rt Hon David Laws, Minister of State for Schools addressed the LACA conference on July the 11th, less than 2 months prior to the introduction of Infant Free School Melas in England. What the video to see what he had to say and how he praised school meal providers and LACA members for their 'can do' attitude.
Lead Association for CAtering in Education (LACA) Bourne House, Horsell Park, Woking, Surrey. GU21 4LY | T. 01483 766777 | F. 01483 751991
LACA Ltd is a limited company registered in England and Wales. Registration Number: 6795804 Administration Office: Bourne House, Horsell Park, Woking, Surrey. GU21 4LY Registered Office: Merlin Place, Milton Road, Cambridge CB4 0DP LACA Ltd is a VAT registered company, number 689 2384 79