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02/10/2018 08:10
Encouraging students to pursue a career in hospitality, Great British Menu chef Ellis Barrie is to host cooking classes at a local Welsh school.

Barrie – of the 2 AA Rosette restaurant Marram Grass (Anglesey) – will be helping 13 GCSE pupils studying catering and hospitality at Ysgol Uwchradd Bodedern this year.

Kicking off this month (15 October), the first session will focus on knife skills, with all children to be given a set...

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02/10/2018 08:10
Principals by CH&CO – the hospitality company’s dedicated school catering arm – has added 16 new schools to its portfolio this academic year.

Said to be worth £7.5m in total revenue for the duration of the contracts, the wins have also seen the company expand it London and Surrey, while strengthening its foothold in Kent.

Sales director Peter McKenna said: “It’s been an incredible start to the new school year and we’re thrilled...

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Campaigners call for at least one vegan option on every menu
27/09/2018 09:09
The Vegan society is targeting the government with a petition to call on the public sector to provide at least one vegan option on the menu every day.

Campaigners say that there is the potential for England to become the first country in Europe to enshrine a right to good quality, affordable, plant-based food in law.

Louise Davies, head of campaigns, policy and research at The Vegan Society, said: “The government is responsible for...

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27/09/2018 09:09
Highlighting the urgency to reduce childhood obesity, the government announced a brand new Trailblazer programme yesterday (26 September), inviting local authorities to submit plans to tackle the issue in their area.

12 councils will then be supported in developing ‘practical’ plans, with just five chosen to embark on the three-year scheme, in spring 2019.

Co-un by government and the Local Government Association (LGA), the Trailblazer programme officially launches next month (October) and forms part...

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LACA
26/09/2018 14:09
Curry has been voted as the nation’s favourite school meal, with chocolate sponge and custard the top choice of dessert.

As part of National School Meal Week’s (NSMW) silver jubilee celebrations, the Lead Association for Catering in Education (LACA) decided to see which school meals had stood through the test of time.

The poll started with ten main courses and desserts, before being whittled down to the top...

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25/09/2018 09:09
A new initiative will see healthy vending machines stocked with ‘natural ingredients only' items launched across Shropshire Council, to help ‘transform’ eating habits.

The brainchild of Shropshire Council's Help2Change team, the Food4Health scheme will see vending machines stocked with a range of fruit, nut and seed items installed across the county.

Products have be created in partnership with Peterborough-based food and packaging firm, Delicious Ideas...

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21/09/2018 07:09
To coincide with the new academic year, food awareness organisation ProVeg UK has launched its brand new School Plates programme – providing primary schools across the UK with ‘healthier, more sustainable’ menus.

health in the short term - particularly by helping to reduce childhood obesity - and in the long term by helping to reduce the risk of all kinds of chronic health conditions,” the initiative has been rolled out in 110 primary schools across two local authorities in England.

Changes...

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Industry
20/09/2018 07:09
The British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) has launched a Quality Calorie (QC) concept to guide Brits to making better food choices.

By ‘refocusing our attention on the quality of calories eaten,’ BNF hopes the initiative will help consumers ‘achieve a balanced and nutritionally rich diet.’

As such, it looks at the quality of diets and number of calories in certain foods, offering simple swap suggestions for everyday...

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Bidfood are calling on the hospitality industry to nominate individuals in their outlets who are either working Christmas Day or Boxing Day this year that go the extra mile to make the festive period special for thousands of others.
20/09/2018 07:09
Bidfood is calling on the hospitality industry to nominate individuals in their outlets who are either working Christmas Day or Boxing Day this year that go the extra mile to make the festive period special for thousands of others.

To reward those who work over the festive period, Bidfood’s Christmas Gift campaign will return and extend nominations industry-wide.

The campaign will recognise those who sacrifice spending Christmas with their families to make the holiday season special for others.

Bidfood’s...

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The government has been urged to introduce food waste collections by the chief executive of the UK’s Anaerobic digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA).
18/09/2018 09:09
The government has been urged to introduce food waste collections by the chief executive of the UK’s Anaerobic digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA).

ABDA chief executive, Charlotte Morton, has written to senior ministers, including Michael Gove, Greg Clark and James Brokenshire, following suggestions that the inclusion of universal food waste collections for England in Defra’s forthcoming resources and waste strategy is ‘unlikely’.

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