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04/07/2014 14:07

Hobart Cooking Solutions is making some changes to its business approach to ensure resources are targeted at key growth areas to delivery maximum benefits. As a result sales director Steve Martin is stepping down and retiring at the end of September after 33 years with the company.

He...

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04/07/2014 09:07

Westminster Kingsway College’s head of Hospitality and assistant principal, Geoff Booth, has been awarded a top hospitality and catering industry award for his longstanding contribution to education and training in the sector.

Booth, who has worked at Westminster Kingsway for 10 years...

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Industry
30/06/2014 11:06

Schools Minister David Laws, who is scheduled to address members as the keynote speaker on July 11th at the Main Event in Birminham, has written to all school catering teams in England to thank them for their hard work in preparing for the introduction of Universal Infant Free School Meals (...

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Industry
16/06/2014 11:06

Pupils from across 42 UK schools have taken part in a competition to create a new slogan for Aimia Foods' school compliant juice drink, Zing.

In partnership with school meals provider Entrust, Aimia Foods' launched a 'write a slogan' competition to raise awareness of the importance of healthy eating and to inject a fun atmosphere into the Dining Room environment.

Posters were positioned around the schools' canteens, with entries submitted at the till points on payment with personalised entry forms.

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Industry
28/05/2014 10:05

New FreeFrom Eating Out Awards – designed to raise awareness of among foodservice operators of the growing numbers either needing or choosing to eat ‘freefrom’ – have been launched.

The awards are now open for entry and this will close on August 31st. A shortlist will be published in mid...

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Industry
21/05/2014 10:05

Education catering specialist Aspens has received the top accolade for its school meals – the Soil Association’s Gold Food for Life Catering Mark.

Over 500 meals are now served every day to Catering Mark Gold Standards in all 17 Cornish primary schools where the company provides catering services. This means pupils and staff are eating freshly prepared meals made with local, seasonal and organic ingredients.

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Industry
15/05/2014 11:05

Public disagreements within the Coalition Government over the introduction of Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM) have forced Education Secretary Michael Gove and Schools Minister David Laws to write a joint article for the Times newspaper today reinforcing Government-wide support for the...

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Industry
13/05/2014 16:05

More than 3,600 nursery, primary and secondary schools from across the UK have signed up to participate in the British Nutrition Foundation’s (BNF) Healthy Eating Week 2014, which takes place from June 2-6 across the UK.

This represents a 10% increase in the number of schools which...

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Industry
09/05/2014 10:05

School meals contract caterer Eden Foodservice has achieved the Soil Association’s Silver Food for Life Catering Mark across all primary schools. That means it is providing 39,000 meals to this standard at 353 schools each day, across 7 contracts – the first caterer to achieve Silver on this...

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Industry
06/05/2014 12:05

Cheshire-based Food Dudes, a social enterprise promoting healthy eating to schoolchildren, has announced the appointment of Ian Scothern as director of commissioning in the UK.

The company runs evidenced-based programmes for schools encouraging children to make healthy eating choices and...

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