November 2016

West Midlands and Wales SCOTY finalists announced
30/11/2016 11:11
Jonathan Balfour from Carmarthenshire County Council will represent the Wales region and Jose Kochakkadan from Solihull will represent the West Midlands at the School Chef of the Year 2017 Final.

The regional heat took place yesterday (29th) and Matthew Knight from Hillstone Primary won the West Midlands highly commended main course.

The national final will be held on March 2nd 2017 at Stratford Upon Avon College.

The regional heats for the East Midlands and East of England...

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Sodexo partners with WWF
29/11/2016 07:11
Sodexo has partnered with WWF UK to reduce the environmental impact of the meals they serve by creating more sustainable menu choices.

The ‘Green & Lean’ meals are based on the idea that by making simple switches, such as serving more wholegrains, vegetables and pulses, meals will be healthier.

Nick Hughes, food sustainability advisor at WWF, said: “The way we currently produce and consume food is negatively...

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28/11/2016 10:11
Over 550 people attended Springboard’s Awards for Excellence on Thursday to celebrate inspiring people, organisations and initiatives in the hospitality industry.

Anne Pierce, Springboard’s CEO, said: “Once again we enjoyed a wonderful evening in celebration of everything that our industry has to offer. The winners this year have shown themselves to be true champions of our industry, raising hospitality’s profile and attracting talented individuals into...

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27/11/2016 23:11
LACA has backed the NAHT’s call for school meals operators to email MPs ahead of today’s debate on The Digital Economy Bill.

The bill creates an opportunity to ensure eligible children are auto-enrolled to receive free school meals.

Russell Hobby, general secretary of school leaders’ union NAHT, says: "To help ensure we get the right support into the right areas, NAHT has pressed the government to ensure all of...

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27/11/2016 00:11
As in previous years, we tried to strike a balance between planning/running events that the NSMW Team and LACA members work together on to create national coverage and providing ideas and resources for members to embrace and run themselves so as to create local interest for our dynamic industry.

NSMW 2016 ran during the first week in November, this usually being the first week after half term – although we know this year it clashes with a small number of Local Authority holidays, which run a slightly later half term.

As in 2015, the overriding theme for 2016 is #...

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