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RHS launches school gardening competition
18/01/2017 11:01
The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has begun its search the School Gardening Team of the Year 2017.

The competition is looking for an outstanding gardening team that has made a difference to their school environment.

Nominations are now open here and entries close at 5pm on...

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Kitchen Social campaign launched to tackle holiday hunger in London
18/01/2017 09:01
The Mayor’s Fund for London has launched the Kitchen Social campaign to tackle holiday hunger among the capital’s poorest school children.

The campaign is looking to raise £1 million in a bid to fund holiday meal clubs across the capital as statistics reveal that 500,000 London children struggle for food during school holidays.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “It is unacceptable for any child in our great city to ever...

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Wrapmaster launches competition to win iPhone 7
16/01/2017 11:01
Wrap Film Systems, makers of the Wrapmaster range, are offering caterers the chance to win an iPhone 7 as part of a new food hygiene campaign.

The Telford based company is giving away 100 Wrapmaster dispensers and testing operator’s knowledge with a food hygiene quiz that has an iPhone 7 up for grabs.

Paul Feery, commercial director, Wrap Film Systems Ltd. said: “The new year has brought with it a plethora of food hygiene...

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BBC begins search for Cook of the Year
16/01/2017 11:01
The BBC Food & Farming Awards have opened nominations to find the BBC Cook of the Year.

The award is for outstanding school chefs, community kitchen volunteers, hospital chefs, and care home caterers.

Last year’s winner was Dee Woods, a volunteer chef at the Granville Community Kitchen in Kilburn, north London. Dee provides free meals, gives cookery lessons and encourages...

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APSE seminar to address the challenges of change
09/01/2017 09:01
The Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) will hold a seminar at the end of the month that will address the constant challenges of change in local authority facilities management.

Taking place on January 26th – 27th at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Durham, the seminar will address topics such as the importance of professional standards, innovating in catering services, and marketing your FM and catering service.

This seminar brings together speakers from facilities...

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British Lion warns against oversimplifying egg products
05/01/2017 11:01
British Lion egg processors are warning retailers, food manufacturers and caterers that they are potentially putting themselves at risk by specifying non-UK egg products.

Ian Jones, chairman of British Lion egg processors, said: “There is a common misconception within the industry that non-UK processed egg can offer similar guarantees of food safety to those products produced under the British Lion mark.  

“When you move away from the controls and...

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Bidvest unveils top food trends for 2017
05/01/2017 09:01
Bidvest Foodservice has revealed that British, American and Oriental are the top three food trends for 2017.

The foodservice company predicts that more consumers will be seeking out and supporting local products in post-Brexit Britain. There will also be a movement towards discovering food from the Americas, including Mexican, Caribbean and Hawaiian. Korean and other Asian food origins will also begin...

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Welsh holiday schemes to get £500,000 of funding
04/01/2017 09:01
Kirsty Williams AM, the Welsh education secretary, has announced funding of £500,000 for school holiday food and fun clubs.

The funding will support holiday schemes across Wales that help feed and entertain children outside of term time.

The BBC reports that Williams, said: "Children who benefit from free school breakfasts and lunches often miss meals and go hungry once their school closes for the holidays,...

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McDougalls Young Baking Team of the Year returns
04/01/2017 07:01
Premier Foods has opened online registration for its 2017 McDougalls Young Baking Team of the Year competition.

Sarah Robb, channel marketing manager at Premier Foods, said: “After being blown away by the creativity we have seen over the last two years, we are extremely excited to be launching this competition.

“We are passionate about helping to inspire children to cook through the McDougalls...

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Patricia Fellows awarded MBE in 2017 New Year’s Honours List
03/01/2017 10:01
Patricia Fellows, school meals adviser and former LACA chair, has been awarded an MBE in the 2017 New Year’s Honours List for her services to education.

Fellows was chair of LACA from 1994-96 and now holds a consultancy role on school meals for the association.

Restaurateurs Mark Hix, Tony Singh, Nicholas Jones and caterer Simon Dougan were all awarded MBEs. Keith Bott from Titanic Brewery, was also awarded an MBE for services to the...

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