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LACA marathon National School Meals Week
22/11/2017 12:11
The finale of this year’s Autumn Seminar at Chesford Grange on November 17th, was the arrival of the runners completing the final leg of the National School Meals Week (NSMW) marathon event.

NSMW support team member Karen Robinson led home a group of schoolchildren and LACA members who joined her for the final run-in to complete her ‘five marathons in five days’ effort to promote school meals.

The group ran right into the seminar room and took to the stage, as delegates...

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22/11/2017 09:11
Primary school students from across Warwickshire were treated to a locally sourced Sunday roast on 15 November as part of Food For Life's Roast Dinner Day, run in conjunction with LACA's National School Meals Week (NSMW).

The school caterer for the region, Educaterers, laid on meals for the 125,000 pupils it serves across the county, giving them the choice of a

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16/11/2017 07:11
Karen Robinson made it past the halfway point of her LACA National School Meals Week (NSMW) marathon run yesterday as she passed through Highfield High School in Letchworth Garden City and Barneby Road Academy in Newark.

Robinson, who is running five marathons in five days powered only by school meals, travelled through the Wales, South West, South East and London regions over Monday and Tuesday.

She was joined on her run yesterday by Stuart Clarke, head of operations for Hertfordshire Catering Ltd,...

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15/11/2017 12:11
Finalists for the Yorkshire and Humberside region have been announced as the race to be crowned LACA School Chef of the Year 2018 heats up.

The four finalists will compete at Doncaster College on 22 November in a bid to make it through to the national finals.

Each entrant is required to produce a healthy, balanced two-course meal comprising of a main course and dessert that would appeal to eleven-year-olds in school.  ...

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15/11/2017 07:11
Educaterers, a provider of school meals across Warwickshire, has created a new website showcasing its services.

The caterer, launched in September 2017 as a Local Authority Traded Company by Warwickshire County Council, has used the new platform to tell the story behind the sourcing of its ingredients.

Suppliers included in the 'food story' include UK Food Hall, Total Produce, Yeo Valley, Blakemore...

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14/11/2017 07:11
New example menus and recipes have been published by the Government to help early years providers plan “healthy and tasty meals for young children.”

The menus and accompanying resources published yesterday (November 13) set out the information for early years settings offering meals and snacks throughout the day.

The resources have been jointly developed by the Department for Education, the Department of Health and Public Health...

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13/11/2017 09:11
Education Catering specialist, Innovate, has been named the UK’s top caterer for 2017 in a top 20 list of which over half are meal providers for schools, colleges and universities.

The Foodservice Growth report from AlixPartners and EP, listed 12 companies which either specialise or are involved in education catering across either state or private schools.

The list is based on latest reported turnover and compound annual growth rate (CAGR) over the last three years...

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13/11/2017 07:11
New data reveals that the average female chef gets paid 14% less than her male counterpart – despite the “need to retain and promote women in the sector during the continued recruitment crisis.”

Of the hospitality staff registered with recruitment agency The Change Group in 2017, women chefs earn on average £3,598 less than male chefs, while female front-of-house staff earn 9% - £2,738 – less.

Founder and director of The Change Group, Craig Allen, said: “There is progress being...

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08/11/2017 09:11
Pupils from a number of primary schools in Bristol came back from the half term break to new menus and new salad carts as part of a makeover from specialist school meals provider, Alliance in Partnership (AiP).

AiP recently won the contract, worth in the region of half a million pounds, to supply meals to five schools in the city, collectively know as the ‘Bristol Cluster’.

The company has rolled out its primary school ‘Food Smart’ branding which it says is specifically tailored to the needs of...

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08/11/2017 07:11
Catering service Cityserve is set to open a new learning and development centre at its Birmingham headquarters on Monday (13 November,) to coincide with National School Meals Week (13-19 November.)

Fit with the “state-of-the-art” presentation technology, a lecture theatre, break-out spaces, meeting rooms and a refreshment area, the Qualsafe-accredited centre will be used to deliver training and skills sessions to its own staff as well as education caterers from across the UK, providing...

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