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Doncaster Schools Catering wins Large Employer of the Year Award
22/03/2017 14:03
Doncaster Schools Catering picked up the Large Employer of the Year Award at the Doncaster College Apprenticeship Awards

The awards, which took place at Doncaster College, are designed to celebrate the success of the college's apprentices and their employers. 

The Large Employer of the Year Award is awarded to an employer who has shown commitment to developing their workforce through apprenticeships and has...

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Food and Drink Federation Tim Rycroft sugar reduction
22/03/2017 13:03
Food manufacturers will be unable to meet the Government’s target of a 20% cut in sugar across nine key categories by the 2020 deadline, according to an industry spokesman.

Looking ahead to the launch of the Sugar Reduction Programme by Public Health England (PHE), Tim Rycroft, corporate affairs director at the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) said: “We have said consistently that a 20% sugar reduction by 2020 across all foods covered won’t be technically possible...

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Commercial Kitchen gains new association support
20/03/2017 09:03
The Foodservice Consultants Society International (FCSI) has been announced as a new association partner of Commercial Kitchen show, which takes place at the NEC Birmingham in June.

Julian Edwards, chairman of the FCSI (UK &I), said: “With such a wide choice of innovative equipment under one roof, and leading industry keynotes from across all sectors of the foodservice industry, it’s a must attend event for consultants and end-users looking to stay ahead of the latest...

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15/03/2017 09:03
Hospitality Action is calling on foodservice and hospitality organisations throughout the UK to join their apprentices and personnel in development programmes, to organise a fundraising event or activity between March and September.

The activity should showcase initiative, imagination, organisational ability and skills, whilst also raising funds to help thousands of people in the industry who need support.

Penny Moore, CEO of Hospitality Action, says: “We are looking forward to hearing about some really creative,...

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Simon Frost: Newly appointed director of sales and chain accounts
14/03/2017 09:03
Hoshizaki UK, the manufacturer of commercial kitchen and foodservice equipment, has announced the appointment of Simon Frost CFSP as UK director of sales and chain accounts.

Frost will work closely with Steve Loughton who was recently appointed as director of Hoshizaki UK and Ireland.

Frost said: “I have knowledge of and a long standing affiliation with the Hoshizaki brands and the team, and am genuinely thrilled to be taking that relationship to the next...

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Premier Foods extends registration deadline for McDougalls Young Baking Team of the Year
13/03/2017 11:03
Premier Foods is giving school caterers more time to recruit a team of enthusiastic young bakers and enter its third annual McDougalls Young Baking Team of the Year competition due to popular demand.

The deadline for registration has now been extended by an extra two weeks, until March 31st.

Sarah Robb, channel marketing manager at Premier Foods, said: “We are thrilled this competition has excited caterers for the third year running and it is great to see so many schools keen to get...

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AHDB launches revamped QSM scheme
13/03/2017 09:03
AHDB Beef and Lamb, the organisation for beef and lamb levy payers in England, launched a revamped Quality Standard Mark (QSM) scheme in conjunction with a new team of ambassadors at Stoke Park Hotel, Buckinghamshire.

Chris Wheeler, current Cateys Hotel Chef of the Year and newly appointed AHDB ambassador, and butcher Jim McPhie, led a cooking and butchery class at the launch.

Chris Wheeler says: “At a time where consumers demand for quality, traceability and provenance is at a high, I’m thrilled to...

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Search for City Catering Junior Chef of the Year 2017 gets underway
13/03/2017 08:03
Stoke-on-Trent City Council’s City Catering Service has 31 children from 21 primary schools taking part in the Junior Chef of the Year 2017 competition.

The competition is in its second year and will test pupils, aged seven to 11, on their skills in preparing and cooking their chosen dish. Schools have run mini competitions to select representatives for the challenge.

Three days of cooking will take place this month and an awards ceremony...

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BFFF launches booklet on frozen food benefits
10/03/2017 09:03
The British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF) has launched an information booklet for caterers and chefs to emphasise the benefits of frozen food in a foodservice environment and dispel myths.

The booklet comes in light of market growth of 3.5% over the last five years as 73% of adults dine out at least once a week and independent research in the booklet cites 85% of chefs use frozen ingredients daily.

John Hyman, chief executive of the BFFF, said: “Frozen food can support...

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Applications for Healthy Eating Week 2017 up 10%
10/03/2017 07:03
Applications for this year’s British National Foundation’s (BNF) Healthy Eating Week are up 10% from last year’s total with three months to go, with 7,500 organisations having registered.

The BNF’s Healthy Eating Week, taking place from June 12th to 16th, will see schools, universities and workplaces focus on building knowledge on healthy eating and wellbeing, being active and cooking.

Roy Ballam, managing director and head of education at the BNF, said: “Positive...

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