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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.

School...

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TUCO guarantees fixed minimum payment to UK dairy farmers
01/12/2016 08:12
TUCO (The University Caterers’ Organisation) now guarantees a fixed minimum payment to UK farmers for their milk.

The pricing structure assures farmers a minimum price of 30p per litre for standard milk across the life of a contract.

Mike Haslin, COO at TUCO, said: “By introducing agreements such as this and other schemes, including unrivalled local sourcing frameworks, we are helping our members to...

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In the East of England regional heat, judges awarded a highly commended main course to Clare Powell, Vertas Group. No highly commended award was presented in the East Midlands heat.   Goulston and Wallace will both join Jonathan Balfour, Wales regional finalist, and Jose Kochakkadan, the West Midland regional finalist when the final is held in March at Stratford Upon Avon College.
01/12/2016 08:12
Michael Goulston from HCL Ltd and Rose Wallace from Derbyshire County Council Catering will represent the East of England and East Midlands, respectively at LACA’s School Chef of the Year national final 2017.

In the East of England regional heat, judges awarded a highly commended main course to Clare Powell, Vertas Group. No highly commended award was presented in the East Midlands heat.

Goulston and Wallace will both join Jonathan Balfour, Wales regional finalist, and Jose Kochakkadan, the...

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West Midlands and Wales SCOTY finalists announced
30/11/2016 11:11
Jonathan Balfour from Carmarthenshire County Council will represent the Wales region and Jose Kochakkadan from Solihull will represent the West Midlands at the School Chef of the Year 2017 Final.

The regional heat took place yesterday (29th) and Matthew Knight from Hillstone Primary won the West Midlands highly commended main course.

The national final will be held on March 2nd 2017 at Stratford Upon Avon College.

The regional heats for the East Midlands and East of England...

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27/11/2016 23:11
LACA has backed the NAHT’s call for school meals operators to email MPs ahead of today’s debate on The Digital Economy Bill.

The bill creates an opportunity to ensure eligible children are auto-enrolled to receive free school meals.

Russell Hobby, general secretary of school leaders’ union NAHT, says: "To help ensure we get the right support into the right areas, NAHT has pressed the government to ensure all of...

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18/11/2016 12:11

LACA and the FCSI UK & Ireland (Foodservice Consultants Society International) have got together to offer a secondary school in the UK an opportunity to get support in reviewing and implementing improvements to their catering operation and facilities.

The support package will include...

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16/11/2016 12:11

The continuing rise in rates of obesity among young people in the UK, and what might be done to mitigate it, was the focus of discussion at the LACA Autumn Business Seminar in Warwick on November 11th.

More than 130 delegates gathered at the Hilton Warwick for a packed morning of...

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