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LACA School Chef of the Year 2019 finalists McDougalls
06/02/2019 14:02
The 2019 national finalists in LACA’s School Chef of the Year 2019 competition, sponsored by McDougalls, came face to face for the first time in St Albans on February 5 for a pre-final briefing at Premier Foods' UK head office.

They will next meet up on March 7th in Stratford upon Avon for the final which will decide who is the 2019 winner.

They are (back row, left to right): Tanya Malone (West Midlands); Cheryl Humphries (Cranbrook, Kent); Josefine Austin (South East); Dave Leeper (South West); Matt Betts (...

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30/01/2019 11:01
This year’s LACA School Chef of the Year winner will be the 25th to join the line up of previous winners as LACA celebrates the silver jubilee of the competition.

LACA are looking to recognise previous winners at this year’s national final, taking place on Thursday 7 March at Stratford Manor Hotel and are looking for your help in tracing some of the early winners.  See the attached document below to view the full roll of honour over the last quarter...

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29/01/2019 11:01
Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) has been announced as LACA’s Host A School Chef Sponsor for 2019.

Now in its sixth year, the programme offers school chefs opportunities to work in some of the most exclusive restaurants and venues in the country working alongside some of the most celebrated chefs in the catering industry, demonstrating the breadth and depth of talent of education caterers....

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24/01/2019 12:01
The full line-up for the School Chef of the Year sponsored by McDougalls national final has been revealed including the judges’ wild card picks.

It will be held on March 7 in Stratford Upon Avon and includes each regional winner plus the two wild cards as chosen by the judges.

Each contestant has had 90 minutes to prepare four portions of a main course and a dessert suitable for serving to 11 year olds in school.

They will...

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23/01/2019 16:01
Jane Jones, employed by Denbighshire County Council and based at Ysgol Twm or Nant, Denbigh was announced as the Welsh regional School Chef of the Year sponsored by McDougalls winner today (23 January).

She had 90 minutes to prepare four portions of a main course and a dessert suitable for serving to 11 year olds in school. 

Her two winning dishes were: Lamb meatballs served in a tortilla bouche, veg kebabs, rosemary potatoes & yoghurt dip followed by a fruit-topped shortbread served...

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23/01/2019 16:01
Dave Leeper, employed and based at The Trafalgar School at Downton was announced as the South West regional School Chef of the Year sponsored by McDougalls winner today (23 January).

He had 90 minutes to prepare four portions of a main course and a dessert suitable for serving to 11 year olds in school. 

His two winning dishes were: Chargrilled chicken with leek and bean ragout and focaccia followed by a dessert of warm chocolate brownie with forest fruit compote...

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17/01/2019 10:01
Matt Betts, employed by BMBC Schools Catering Service in Barnsley was announced as the Yorkshire and Humber regional School Chef of the Year sponsored by McDougalls winner yesterday (16 January).

He had 90 minutes to prepare four portions of a main course and a dessert suitable for serving to 11 year olds in school. 

His two winning dishes were: Matt's Marvellous Mackerel Tacos - battered mackerel strips, tomato, pepper and onion concasse on iceberg lettuce and tortilla, basmati...

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11/01/2019 10:01
The School Chef of the Year sponsored by McDougalls West Midlands winner was revealed as Tanya Malone, employed by Educaterers.

Based at Rugby Free Secondary School in Warwickshire, she will now go on to compete against nine other regional champions in the National Final on 7 March in Stratford Upon Avon. 

Her winning main was a twist of fish, a fish crumble with spaghetti potato and courgette and carrot puree ....

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10/01/2019 15:01
The School Chef of the Year 2019 sponsored by McDougalls, East Midlands regional final winner has been revealed as Sara Franklin from Northampton.

Employed by Radish/Campion School and based at Campion School in Northampton, she won with a chicken and sweet potato tikka masala, lime and coriander rice and cumin and ginger naan bread

Her dessert was a lemon and sultana sponge with lemon frosted topping.

Held today (10 January...

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09/01/2019 09:01
Bookings are now open for the LACA Spring National Seminar which will be held on 8 March at Stratford Manor Hotel.

It will cover key topics affecting education caterers, including Brexit implications, latest information from the Department for Education, LACA policy updates and an interview with the LACA School Chef of the Year.

More details will be released soon.

For bookings, visit:...

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