July 2017

Danny Gill working with the students at his Pop-ups for Schools event
31/07/2017 07:07
Great British Menu star Danny Gill and his sous chef, Will Hodson, are encouraging children into the catering industry by running pop-up kitchen restaurants across UK schools.

In response to the industry’s skills shortage, the two Lincolnshire-based Brown’s Pie Shop chefs were thinking of ways to bolster catering recruitment when “Will came up with the idea of a pop-up restaurant, in a school, where young children could get to prep with chefs, cook with chefs, be...

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26/07/2017 11:07
A new qualification that will help foodservice staff better understand allergen rules and employers comply with legislation has launched.

The Highfield Level 2 Award in Food Allergen and Control in Catering (RQF) is aimed at anyone involved in food preparation and service within the catering, hospitality and licensing sectors, and will give employees knowledge relating to the control of ingredients and allergies at all stages of...

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26/07/2017 09:07
School caterers are being urged to enter the Uncle Ben's Best Rice Dish Competition before the 1st August closing date.

Caterers have the chance to win a KitchenAid and six months’ supply of free rice. 

The ‘Uncle Ben’s Best Rice Dish’ competition invites school caterers to create a unique rice dish which should be designed to go onto their school menu during National Rice Week (18th - 24th September 2017...

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25/07/2017 10:07
Food bank operator The Trussell Trust has urged people to donate supplies to their local centres during the school holidays, with many families ‘close to crisis’ due to a lack of food.

The trust, which runs 420 food banks across the UK, told the BBC that many children risk going hungry over the six-week-long summer holidays as they struggle to cope with the loss of school meals.

It says that the demand for food supplies rose ‘significantly’ during the holidays last year...

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24/07/2017 12:07
Following a successful launch last year, the UK’s National Happiness Awards return in 2017 and schools and their teams – including caterers - are being encouraged to enter.

Sponsored by staff development consultancy Laughology, the awards offer £5,000 worth of prizes across seven different categories.

There are three specifically school-based awards – Happiest School, Happiest School Employee, and Happiest Pupil.

In addition, there are four workplace...

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