LACA National Seminar Programme 2018

Friday 9 March 2018
Stratford Manor Hotel, Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire CV37 0PY


9.00 Arrival, registration and coffee

Welcome and update– Neil Porter, Chair of Events Group, LACA Ltd
Aims of the day – Tim Blowers, LACA National Chair


Graduate Presentation to Bridget McCulla, South Tyneside; and Ray Vincent, Cardiff Council.
Presented by Tim Blowers, LACA 


NSMW 25th Anniversary
Nigel Argyle to introduce the plans for2018’s National School Meals Week which this year celebrates its 25th Anniversary.

10.15 LACA Research Presentation- following the official launch of the LACA/EPI UIFSM research, Natalie Perera, Executive Director and Head of Research at the Education Policy Institute will present the key research findings.
11.15 LACA Research – the political dimension.  Tim Blowers in discussion with Lee Petar (Oakhill Communications) on the potential political impact of the LACA/EPI UIFSM research for LACA and the School Food Industry as a whole.

Industry Panel - an expert panel will share their views on the opportunities and challenges facing the School Food industry identified in the LACA/EPI UFISM research.  Delegates will also have the opportunity to question the panel as they debate and define the key issues that will impact the service both now and in years to come.  

James Bielby, Chief Executive, FWD
Dr Michael Nelson, Director, PHN Research Ltd
Darren Byford, Food Business Manager, YPO
Tim Blowers, LACA National Chair
Natalie Perara, Executive Director and Head of Research, EPI


Interview with LACA School Chef of the Year winner -   David Foad, Editor of Cost Sector Catering interviews the School Chef of the Year 2018. 
Update on competition plans for 2019 – Neil Porter, Chair of LACA Events Group

12.30 Lunch
13.15 Event Ends
Click here to book your place/s at the seminar including accommodation on Thursday 8 March and a place at the LACA School Chef of the Year presentation dinner that evening