December 2017

LACA
13/12/2017 15:12
Cardiff Council's Judith Gregory has been named in this year's top 20 list of the most influential public sector people in catering.

The PSMI list, created and published by Cost Sector Catering Magazine, celebrates the leading influencers, opinion-formers, movers and shakers in the sector.

The 2017 top 20 was...

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LACA
13/12/2017 11:12
Gateshead Council’s School Catering Service has been crowned the UK’s top performing school meals provider by the Association of Public Service Excellence (APSE) for the second year in a row.

The council, which employs a team of a 350 staff to prepare and serve more than 11,000 hot meals every day, was compared with 50 other UK school meals providers.

Gateshead was judged to be delivering the best quality, cost and productivity in the UK in winning the APSE Performance Network...

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LACA
12/12/2017 09:12
Britain’s largest food bank network The Trussell Trust has appointed Emma Revie its new chief executive ahead of what the charity predicted will be its busiest Christmas ever.

Revie (left) will start her role in February 2018, meaning current interim chief Mark Ward will oversee a December in which the Trust expects to help a record number of children.

Ward said: “For many, this Christmas will not be a time for celebration. Every year we see a spike in demand...

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LACA
11/12/2017 12:12
Alliance in Partnership (Aip), a specialist catering provider for schools in the UK, has won the contract to supply meals at 15 schools in South Croydon, London.

The £4m deal will see AiP service the south London schools, made up of primary, secondary and one special school, for the next three years starting from 2018.

As part of the contract, the caterer will introduce new menus and roll out its ‘Food Smart’ primary school branding and ‘Feed Me’...

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LACA
08/12/2017 07:12
A number of catering assistants, supervisors and cooks from Warwickshire-based school meals provider Educaterers have reached their Level 2 NVQs in food production and cooking after two years of training.

Eleven members of staff achieved the qualification having started their NVQs in autumn 2015.

Employees had to choose from 13 modules to study, ranging from maintaining a safe, hygienic and secure working environment, to producing a wide of range dishes and food products, to promoting new...

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