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Industry
20/06/2018 09:06
FareShare, the food redistribution charity, is launching its new holiday food provision campaign – ActiveAte – which will run until the end of the summer holidays in early September.

Denise Rawls, FareShare’s public affairs manager, said: “Through this campaign we aim to help combat the issue of holiday hunger, FareShare’s #ActiveAte programme will supply food to over 200 holiday projects this summer, providing nutritious meals and snacks for approximately 20,000 children...

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Industry
20/06/2018 09:06
The 2018 One4all Spotlight Awards are now open for entry until 6 July – recognising ‘exceptional’ colleagues across the UK catering industry.

Now in their third year, the awards “recognise the best employees in 28 different categories” across 11 industry sectors, including: employee of the year, catering team of the year, the rising star and team player of the year award.

Submit entries online via:...

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Industry
food, lifestyle, show
14/06/2018 07:06
Events organiser F2F Events Ltd has launched its B2B Free From Trade Show.

The show will run alongside its existing events – The Allergy & Free From Show, Just V Show, Love Natural Love You and The Eat Smart Show – at Olympia London on July 6 to 8.

The event will pair trade buyers and decision-makers from the retail, wholesale, foodservice and other...

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Industry
school, food, bees
13/06/2018 09:06
This month, London-based education charity School Food Matters is bringing together the London Beekeepers’ Association and Whole Kids Foundation to launch a new honey bee programme for schools.

Whole Kids Foundation is an organisation devoted to improving children's nutrition and wellness. 

The scheme, a School Food Matters first, has been created following a successful trial in the US, where Whole Foods is based. 

Founder and chief executive of School Food Matters,...

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Industry
LACA
partnership, charitable, initiative
12/06/2018 00:06
Food manufacturer Tilda Professional will be announcing a charitable initiative in partnership with Mary’s Meals at the LACA Main Event, running July 11 to 13.

Mary’s Meals provides a meal to some of the world’s poorest children every school day.

Stand M21 visitors will be able to see how every bag of Brown & White can help feed a child for a week through the collaboration.

Annette Coggins, head of foodservice at Tilda UK, said: “With...

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Industry
11/06/2018 09:06
The shortage of migrant labour facing UK farmers could hit both supplies and prices of seasonal fruit and vegetables this summer, buying specialist Lynx Purchasing has warned.

The newly-published 'Summer 2018 edition of the Lynx Purchasing Market Forecast' urges hospitality and catering businesses to monitor supplier prices carefully as summer approaches. 

Lynx Purchasing’s managing director, Rachel Dobson, said: "Our usual advice is to make the most of fresh,...

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Industry
sustainability, BRITA, catering
08/06/2018 10:06
While 85% of hospitality businesses consider themselves sustainable, almost half don’t have specific corporate social responsibility (CSR) targets in place, new research has revealed.

The figures, released today (World Ocean Day) by BRITA Professional, also highlight cost as the biggest barrier to hospitality businesses being more sustainable, with over 40% of companies finding it a challenge.

The research also showed that while hospitality, restaurant and catering...

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Industry
chef, sponsor, education
08/06/2018 09:06
LACA has announced that leading education procurement specialists YPO have confirmed their sponsorship for the 'Host a School Chef' programme for 2018.

Now in its fifth year, the promotion offers school chefs the opportunity to spend a day in the kitchens of some of the most exclusive restaurants in the country, working alongside some of the most celebrated chefs in the catering industry, demonstrating the breadth and depth of talent of today’s...

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Industry
LACA
awards, shortlist, nominees
05/06/2018 14:06
The LACA Awards for Excellence 2018 shortlist has been announced.

The awards will be presented at the LACA Main Event Gala Dinner on Thursday 12 July.

The LACA Special Contribution Award and LACA Chairs Award winners will be announced on the night. 

Please see below for the full list of nominees:

LACA apprentice/trainee Award,...

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Industry
05/06/2018 14:06
National wholesaler JJ Foodservice has expanded its team and product range to support schools, colleges and universities.

The company aims to be a ‘one stop shop’ for schools, offering everything from food and drink products to disposables, packaging and cleaning products.

Group general manager at JJ Foodservice, Terry Larkin, said: “Providing children with a nutritionally balanced menu that tastes great and...

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