October 2017

17/10/2017 07:10
The Office of National Statistics (ONS) has revealed that the number of female chefs in the UK has grown by 34% over the past 12 months, despite the fact that less than one in four is still female.

In its analysis of the last five years of employment data, the Office of National Statistics found that the total number of chefs in the UK has risen by 11.3% in the last year, of which male chefs rose by 5.9% and women by 34% - making it the biggest single rise in the past five years.


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LACA NSMW EDUcatering Excellence Award
16/10/2017 09:10
National School Meals Week (NSMW), the annual, week-long promotion of school food organized by LACA, has been recognised with the EDUcatering Excellence Award.

National Chair Tim Blowers said: “Well done to all LACA members who support NSMW to make it the iconic week it is – celebrating our amazing industry, the commitment of staff, the nutritional food we serve to thousands of children each day and the benefit this has on youngsters.

“NSMW was...

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13/10/2017 07:10
Delegates at the British Nutrition Foundation’s (BNF) 50th Anniversary Conference heard yesterday how science and technology could ensure the next generation of consumers make healthier food choices.

Speakers at the ‘Who is shaping the food choices of the future?’ event described how they thought innovations in agriculture, food processing and retailing could ensure a sustainable nutritious food supply and influence positive consumer behaviour.

Mark Driscoll, head of food at Forum for...

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BSBO Unilever Dawn Twemlow Intake School Doncaster
12/10/2017 11:10
The winner of the 2017 Big School Bake Off, Dawn Twemlow, recently welcomed the Let’s Get Cooking team to her school, Intake Primary in Doncaster, as part of her prize.

Two groups of 12 children from the school were treated to sessions that helped them prepare and cook pasta dishes and fruit crumbles.

The sessions were led by Liz Short and Jill Tiryaki from the Children’s Food Trust in what was the last Let’s Get Cooking organised by the trust before the...

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12/10/2017 07:10
National wholesaler, JJ Food Service, has renewed its multi-million pound contract to supply school meals in the London Borough of Newham.

The wholesaler has supplied schools in the east London borough with frozen foods and grocery products for the last four years.

Newham provides free school meals to junior pupils as well as infants and holds a Soil Association Food for Life bronze medal catering award.

Michael Hales...

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