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12/10/2018 07:10
Chef brothers Ellis and Liam Barrie have launched a £30,000 crowdfunding campaign to open a cooking school for local school children and the public alike.

Based at their 2 AA Rosette restaurant, Marram Grass (Anglesey), the duo will welcome aspiring chefs of all ages, where Ellis – two-time BBC Great British Menu finalist – will share his passion and knowledge.

As well as...

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Industry
11/10/2018 10:10
Childhood obesity in England has reached a ‘record high’ it was this morning revealed, with 4.2% of 10-11 year-olds classed as ‘severely’ obese – up more than a third since 2006/7.

The news comes from the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP), overseen by Public Health England (PHE), and follows the findings in a World Obersity Forum study released today that...

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Industry
11/10/2018 09:10
New research revealed this World Obesity Day, today (11 October) claims that people with obesity “experience stigma and discrimination across all aspects of their lives.”

Published by the World Obesity Federation, the study sought to highlight the global extent of weight stigma by examining online media in 22 countries, with each and every one showing ‘some bias’ but South Africa, Hong Kong and Italy found to be the most stigmatising.

Claiming that...

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Industry
09/10/2018 08:10
UK school caterers can win their pupils an ‘educational experience at their local farm’ as part of McCain Foodservice’s Rooted in Britain campaign.

Launched last month (September), the initiative aims to promote the importance of British farming, following research that showed one in four 6-11 year-olds have never been to a farm and a quarter of city-dwelling children have never seen a cow.

The competition is open to primary school...

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Industry
05/10/2018 08:10
The Soil Association held its annual Food for Life Served Here and Green Kitchen Standard Awards this week (3 October), celebrating food providers who help make “good food the easy choice.”

With just six awards up for grabs, all entries were reviewed by an independent panel, including: Claire Pritchard, chair of the London Food Board; LACA chair Michael Hales; and Myles Bremner from Bremner Consulting.

2018 also saw the launch of the Green Kitchen Standard award, which - run...

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Industry
04/10/2018 09:10
Chef Raymond Blanc opened the doors of his restaurant on 25 September to welcome guests for a dinner in aid of the Adopt a School Trust.

The annual five-course dinner took place at the Belmond le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons to celebrate and witness the impact of the Royal Academy of Culinary Art’s trust on the children it helps.

The Adopt a School Trust sends chefs and hospitality professionals into primary schools to help...

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Industry
03/10/2018 09:10
Tilda Foodservice returned to Foresters Primary School (Wallington) – winner of its 2018 Tilda Together competition – last month, to celebrate National Rice Week (17-23 September) and teach pupils how it’s grown.

With an audience of 250 schoolchildren, Tilda held a number of fun, educational exercises, including a ‘Paddy to Plate’ session. which highlighted what countries grow the ingredient and its journey from planting to eating.

It also shared insight into the company’s charitable initiative...

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Industry
03/10/2018 09:10
The recent hot weather has caused ‘turbulence’ in food prices, according to the latest Foodservice Price Index from CGA and Prestige Purchasing.

Overall inflation in the foodservice sector dropped in August 2018 due to a fall in meat and poultry prices against the same month last year, but prices are likely to rise again soon.

Shaun Allen, Prestige Purchasing chief executive, said: “Whilst the overall drop in inflation this month...

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Industry
02/10/2018 14:10
The environment and biological resistance to losing weight can impact efforts to become healthy, according to experts.

The British Nutrition Foundation’s (BNF) conference titled  ‘the what, how and when of weight loss’ heard from experts spanning key areas of scientific research around the subject of weight management.

They focused on the idea of an ‘obesogenic environment’, an environment that encourages...

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Industry
02/10/2018 08:10
Schoolchildren in Northern Ireland are being encouraged to enter the third annual Big School Cook Off competition, co-run by foodservice provider Mount Charles, supermarket chain SuperValu and the Irish News.

Aimed to develop entrants’ passion for cooking, the contest hopes to provide insight into the hospitality industry and a career in catering, while opening the door for future training and skills development.

To enter, teams of two must submit a two-cover, main course recipe at no more...

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