May 2017

26/05/2017 16:05
McCain has named Rose Khan, from London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Services, as winner of its annual McCain Simply One Pot Meal Competition.

Khan beat four other finalists to win the competition with her chicken and potato cakes recipe at the cook off at Eckington Manor, Worcestershire.

Anne Bull, judge and former LACA Chair, said: “It’s been another great year for the McCain Simply One Pot Meal Competition and as always, it...

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26/05/2017 14:05
People 1st, the consultancy firm for the hospitality industry, has launched a guide to help employers understand the new apprenticeship system following the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy on April 6th, this year.

The free 20 page guide, titles Apprenticeships 101, contains advice, useful links and tips for employers who aren’t ready following the system change.

Annette Allmark, director of strategic policy at People 1st, said: “The new employer-driven apprenticeship levy present businesses with an...

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Ottolenghi says plan to end UIFSM is ‘a real shame’
26/05/2017 12:05
Chef and restaurateur Yotam Ottolenghi has described the Conservative Party’s manifesto pledge to end universal infant free school meals (UIFSM) as ‘a real shame’ on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.

Speaking to broadcaster Nick Robinson this morning (May 26th), Ottolenghi said it would be a shame to lose UIFSM because at lunch times all students come together to eat.

Ottolenghi said: “Unfortunately today, many families struggle both financially and in terms of time commitment to...

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26/05/2017 10:05
The Certified Food Service Professional Scheme’s (CFSP) Enhance Seminar, which will examine issues facing the foodservice supply chain, will take place on June 29th at the First Choice Group conference facility in Cannock.

Led by foodservice consultant Doug Fryett, issues facing equipment suppliers and kitchen operators, including health and safety, legal requirements on gas and electricity and food safety certification, will be discussed at the seminar.

At the seminar, Fryett will give a presentation on...

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Essential Cuisine donates £8,000 to Adopt a School Trust
26/05/2017 09:05
Nigel Crane, managing director of Essential Cuisine, has presented a cheque for £8,000 to Sara Jayne Stanes, chief executive of the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts, for the academy’s charity the Adopt a School Trust.

The proceeds were collected during a promotion in December where the purchase of an exclusive pack of Essential Cuisine’s class leading Premier Veal Jus resulted in an instant donation of 25p per unit.

Nigel Crane, managing director for Essential Cuisine, said: “Basic kitchen skills and...

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