May 2017

LACA
Wolfenbuttel pays tribute to Manchester victims on SCOTY visit
31/05/2017 12:05
The town of Wolfenbuttel, Germany paid tribute to those who were injured and lost their lives at last week's Manchester bombing by flying black runners with the town hall’s German flag as LACA’s School Chef of the Year 2017 visited the area.

Tracy Healy, from Ravensthorpe Juniors, Dewsbury in West Yorkshire, noticed the tribute during her visit to the German town as part of her prize for winning the School Chef of the Year 2017 competition.

Stuart Long, MKN UK’s sales & marketing director and SCOTY visit host, has passed...

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Industry
Headteachers’ save school lunches petition gathers momentum
31/05/2017 09:05
A petition launched by a group of headteachers calling for support to keep universal infant free school meals has gathered over 1,000 signatures.

Tim Baker, headteacher at Charlton Manor Primary School, Greenwich in London, and lead petitioner, said: “As a headteacher I know first-hand how important free school lunches are and the damage taking them away will do, for example unlike school lunches, breakfasts have no minimum fruit and...

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LACA
30/05/2017 09:05
The Conservative Party’s manifesto pledge to scrap free school lunches and replace them with breakfast, could result in over 16,800 catering job losses, according to industry experts.

The Daily Mirror reported a warning from experts that 21% of the 80,000 school catering workforce may lose their jobs is the Conservative Party scrapped free school meals for pupils between five and seven-years-old.

The results come after the Leading Association of Catering in Education (...

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Industry
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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Industry
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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