January 2017

McCain Foods wants you to share your best chef hack
31/01/2017 10:01
McCain Foods is asking chefs to share their best chef hack as part of a campaign to highlight the operational benefits of using the McCain Chef Solutions Range.

Katrina Ellis, McCain Foods product manager, said: “All chefs have their own little hacks, their unique way of doing something in the kitchen, that they rely on to save time, money, reduce waste or add consistency.

“The McCain Chef Solutions Range is a great hack for lots of chefs and we’...

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ParentPay and Schoolcomms merge
30/01/2017 14:01
A deal to merge school payments services ParentPay and Schoolcomms, a parent engagement software for schools, has been agreed.

Together, ParentPay and Schoolcomms will employ more than 170 people serving over 8,000 schools in more than 190 Local Authorities across the UK. They will provide services to more than three million parents.

Clint Wilson, chief executive of ParentPay, said: “The deal will allow both...

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Flexible working top perk for hospitality workers
30/01/2017 09:01
Research from independent job site CV Library has revealed how important workplace perks are to hospitality workers with 70% of professionals stating that they consider perks to be a key factor when looking for a job.

Flexible working (50%) came out on top of the survey followed by seasonal bonuses (33%) and staff discounts (29%). Extra holiday, casual dress code and free office snacks and drink also featured in the top ten.

Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV Library, said: “It’s...

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Tesco Booker merger Charles Wilson chief executive
27/01/2017 09:01
The boards of Tesco PLC, the UK's leading food retailer, and Booker Group plc, the UK's leading food wholesaler, have agreed the terms of a recommended share and cash merger to create the country’s leading food business.

It is expected to become effective in late 2017 or early 2018, subject to the agreement of the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).

On completion of the merger, which markets value at £3.7bn, Charles Wilson, Booker's chief executive and Stewart Gilliland, chairman, will join the...

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SCOTY 2017 finalists confirmed
26/01/2017 11:01
The ten-strong line-up for the final of the School Chef of the Year (SCOTY) 2017 has been confirmed with the completion of the regional finals that took place throughout January.

They will now prepare to do battle in the kitchen in the final at Stratford upon Avon College on March 2nd.
Organised by LACA (Lead Association for Catering in Education), SCOTY is sponsored by Maggi from Nestlé Professional, and has whittled down more than 100 original entries to...

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