Wexiodisk announces sponsorship of LACA South West Regional Awards Gala
03/03/2017 15:03
Warewashing company Wexiodisk will sponsor the Catering Business of the Year Award at the LACA South West Regional Awards Gala, which takes place on March 17th.

John Shepherd, UK & Ireland country manager for Wexiödisk, said: “We’re thrilled to be supporting such a great event, with both the award sponsorship and exhibition stand, as it recognises the hard work and dedication of the school catering staff from across the region.

“Wexiodisk is...

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Tracy Healy wins School Chef of the Year 2017
03/03/2017 08:03
Tracy Healy, a school cook at Ravensthorpe Junior School in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire has been named School Chef of the Year 2017 after winning the final of the competition against nine other regional winners yesterday (March 2nd).

Her main course of lamb kofte and cherry tomato skewers followed by a dessert of rhubarb and ginger fool was good enough to convince judges she deserved the title at a cook-off in Stratford, Warwickshire.

Tracy, who works for Kirklees Council School Meals Cateriing Service, took her place...

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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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