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LACA
16/05/2018 07:05
Warewashing specialist Winterhalter has opened its 2018 Kitchen Porter (KP) of the Year competition.

Now in its fifth year, the prize fund totals more than £10,000, and every nominated KP will receive a gift.

Managing director Stephen Kinkead commented: “Every year the standard of entry goes up and the pressure intensifies. And every year we hear stories of KPs doing extraordinary work...

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LACA
food, British, farmers
15/05/2018 07:05
The Love British Food campaign is calling upon young farmers to help promote British food to consumers in a series of activities planned for the build-up to Easter and during autumn’s British Food Fortnight.

A total of 14 young farmers are leading the campaign. Co-op Farming Pioneers will be taking part and the National Federation of Young Farmers'​ Clubs is supporting.

Activities kick off this spring with a ‘My name is…’ social media campaign in the build-up to Easter, the next major food...

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Industry
LACA
gluten, charity, uk
15/05/2018 07:05
Gluten free charity Coeliac UK, along with solutions provider Innovate UK, is this week open for applications from businesses and researchers to the £750,000 fund. 


Researchers and businesses can apply for a share of the funding through three priority themes, with the grants ranging from £50k to £250k.

The grants include: 

- Early stage feasibility; 6 - 12 months, up to £100k

- Industrial research; 12 - 36 months, £50k - £250k

-...

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Industry
LACA
hospitality, businesses, waste
14/05/2018 07:05
UK hospitality businesses have reiterated their commitment to tackling packaging waste by committing to a sector-wide pledge.

Delegates at 'Unpack the Future of Hospitality,' spearheaded by the British Institute for Innkeeping (BII) and UKHospitality, were urged to commit to a pledge unveiled by UKHospitality’s chief executive, Kate Nicholls, including: 

- Collaborating to eliminate unnecessary plastic in the...

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Industry
11/05/2018 15:05
School caterer, Educaterers, has expanded its online presence with further sections added to its website.

The website was launched at the end of last year, following Educaterers’ establishment as a Local Authority Traded Company – the first for Warwickshire County Council.

It now includes an improved recruitment section, with current vacancies and employee benefits displayed. The website also...

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Industry
LACA
annual, conference, exhibition
10/05/2018 09:05
LACA’s Main Event annual conference and exhibition has a bigger format for 2018.

There will be a full day’s programme of interactive workshops and conference sessions on Wednesday July 11.

In addition, the Education Catering Exhibition will now be opening earlier at 9.30am.

At the exhibition, over 160 exhibitors will showcase food and beverages, equipment,...

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LACA
plastic, packaging, waste
27/04/2018 07:04
Sustainability expert WRAP has today (26 April) launched its UK Plastic Pact, with the hope of “transforming the plastic packaging system in the UK and keeping plastic in the economy and out of the ocean.”

Signed by 42 businesses so far, including trade body UKHospitality and soft drink brand, Britvic, the pact will see retailers, manufacturers, recyclers and NGOs across the country come together to cut plastic waste..

By 2015, WRAP aims to:

  • Eliminate problematic or unnecessary
  • ...
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photograph, food, catering
25/04/2018 11:04
A photograph entitled School Custard, taken by UK photographer Rob Wicks, has been acclaimed in the Philip Harben Award for Food in Action category at Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2018, a celebration of food photography and film.

The picture was unveiled in the finalists’ exhibition in front of an audience of five hundred guests at reception at the Mall Galleries, London on April 24.

TV presenter and chef Prue Leith hosted the evening.  

“The competition was fierce,” says Andy Macdonald, managing director...

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LACA, meeting, Wales
24/04/2018 15:04
The LACA Wales regional meeting took place on March 21 at Cardiff – Park Hotel.

Karro Foods was the sponsor of the event.  

Please see the attached document for notes on the meeting.

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Industry
LACA
food, ambassador, catering
20/04/2018 07:04
Richard Hughes will serve as food ambassador for 2018/2019 at East Anglian-based contract catering firm Edwards & Blake.

The role will involve Hughes in a number of initiatives and cookery competitions in Edwards & Blake’s 160+ primary and secondary schools to promote healthy eating and encourage and enhance student’s cooking skills.

The activity will culminate in an opportunity for a number of students...

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