February 2018

26/02/2018 07:02
School meals specialist, Hertfordshire Catering Limited (HCL), exhibited a selection of culinary offerings from its development chef at the Eastern Education & Academies show in Newmarket last week.

HCL chef David Gower gave out a canapé breakfast selection of a spiced apple toddy, a natural yogurt, super food granola and a breakfast brioche with date and cinnamon butter.

The lunchtime offering was creamy, spiced butternut squash soup or chunky vegetable chilli served with pressed...

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22/02/2018 07:02
London investment firm Bridges Fund Management has paid £8.5 million for a majority stake in the school catering business, Innovate Services Ltd.

The company said it has targeted the school catering sector driven by the belief that it offers an “outstanding opportunity to drive better health and education outcomes for children alongside strong commercial performance”.

It added that one of the reasons it picked Innovate was the...

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21/02/2018 09:02
The school catering team from North Yorkshire County Council has been awarded the Soil Association's Food for Life silver award.

The accreditation is the second highest mark available on the awards scheme which scores schools on their use of organic produce, ethical and environmentally friendly food, locally sourced ingredients and healthier menus.

The North Yorkshire County Council catering team includes cooks...

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19/02/2018 11:02
A council in Scotland has announced plans to give out free school dinners to poorer children in the region for 365 days a year.

North Lanarkshire Council (NLC) would become the first local body in the UK to provide meals to vulnerable children every day of the year if it follows through with the idea.

Any child within the NLC area who qualifies for free school meals will have provision extended to the 175 days...

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