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Farnborough school selected for LACA and FCSI makeover
21/02/2017 14:02
Wavell School in Farnborough, Hampshire, will benefit from a full review and makeover of their catering facilities thanks to a partnership between LACA and the FCSI (Foodservice Consultants Society International).

Over the coming months LACA and the FCSI will make a number of visits to the school, identifying work that needs to be done and areas to improve on. LACA and the FCSI will then implement those changes and measure the results both statistically and anecdotally amongst the stakeholders (pupils,...

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Countdown to LACA’s School Chef of the Year 2017 national final
13/02/2017 14:02
The ten school chefs who will compete on March 2nd for the LACA School Chef of the Year 2017 national title are now known.

The competition, which is sponsored by MAGGI from Nestle Professional, has been organised by the Lead Association for Catering in Education (LACA) for over two decades. It aims to showcase the professional skills of school chefs and is the flagship event for them to do so.

The final will...

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Y&H Spring Seminar – Are you on board?
10/02/2017 11:02
The Yorkshire & Humberside Spring Seminar will take place on March 15th on the Pride of Rotterdam Ferry.

Speakers will include: Catering Mark manager, Caron Longdon; director of marketing, communities & legacy, Phil Batty; and national chair Sally Shadrack.

Boarding is at 9.15am and attendees will return to shore at 3pm. For more info on how to book your attendance, visit the...

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SCOTY 2017 finalists confirmed
26/01/2017 11:01
The ten-strong line-up for the final of the School Chef of the Year (SCOTY) 2017 has been confirmed with the completion of the regional finals that took place throughout January.

They will now prepare to do battle in the kitchen in the final at Stratford upon Avon College on March 2nd.
 
Organised by LACA (Lead Association for Catering in Education), SCOTY is sponsored by Maggi from Nestlé Professional, and has whittled down more than 100 original entries to...

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Your invitation to the LACA North West Expo
18/01/2017 15:01
The LACA North West Expo takes place on March 1st in the DW Fitness Lounge at Wigan’s DW Stadium.

The event will showcase the latest food, drink, equipment, technology and furniture innovations as well as demonstrations and tasters.

The free catering exhibition offers the opportunity to meet new and existing suppliers within the catering industry and takes place from 10am – 3pm....

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London, South East and South West SCOTY 2017 regional finalists announced
13/01/2017 15:01
The London, South East and South West LACA School Chef of the Year 2017 regional winners have been confirmed ahead of the National Final in March.

The LACA School Chef of the Year Competition is sponsored by MAGGI from Nestle Professional and the National Final will take place at Stratford Upon Avon College in March. 

On Monday in the South East regional final, Barry Brewington from Medway UTC in Chatham, Kent (Greenwich Service...

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LACA National Seminar 2017
12/01/2017 16:01
The next LACA National Seminar will take place on March 3rd at the Stratford Manor Hotel in Warwick.

The programme will feature an update on the LACA Research Project into UIFSM, the current state of play with the Secondary School chosen for the FCSI makeover programme and a case study session from Lancashire County Council. There will also be an interview with the newly announced LACA School...

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Welsh Region’s stars
10/01/2017 14:01
LACA’s Welsh Region held its annual awards for achievements in education catering at the Vale Resort Hotel in the Vale of Glamorgan on October 20th

Members from throughout LACA’s Welsh Region gathered at the Vale Resort Hotel to pay tribute to the area’s stand-out performers at the annual award ceremony.

The Welsh Chairman’s Award went jointly to Kate Davies of Caerphilly CBC and Judith Gregory of Cardiff Council.

The Wendy...

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Best of the west
10/01/2017 14:01
LACA’s West Midlands Region celebrated the efforts of members at a recent Gala Dinner and Awards event.

West Midlands members gathered at the Chateau Impney Hotel, in Worcestershire, on October 14th to honour the region’s top performers at its first annual awards event.

Jackie Foster, for LACA, said: "These are the people that have made a huge contribution towards maintaining the high...

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Norse Catering go extra mile for NSMW
02/12/2016 12:12
Norse Catering put on a host of activities during LACA’s National School Meals Week, including a visit to a local school from Great British Menu’s Richard Bainbridge.

Pupils at West Earlham Infant and Junior School in Norwich enjoyed a visit from Richard Bainbridge, who runs Benedict’s restaurant and was a winner on the BBC’s Great British Menu. The chef helped prepare a roast beef dinner designed an apple crumble especially for the occasion.

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