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LACA
14/09/2017 10:09
Cityserve, the Midlands-based catering company, has won Best Catering Service Team at the Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) Awards 2017 – for the second year running.

Open to all local authorities across the country and their public sector partners, the awards celebrate “excellence in local government frontline services across the UK” – showcasing that they are “actively implementing innovative ideas, supporting continuous improvement, and developing new...

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LACA
08/09/2017 12:09
Ritz London will take part in this year’s LACA National School Meals Week by offering a placement on the ‘Host a School Chef’ programme.

The scheme offers school chefs the opportunity to work with some of the biggest names in the catering industry, in some of the most celebrated restaurants in the country.

John Williams MBE, executive chef of the Michelin-starred Ritz London, said: “We are delighted to support LACA...

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Industry
LACA
08/09/2017 09:09
Schools, hospitals and leading organisations and businesses from the catering industry are to celebrate British food at this year’s British Food Fortnight.

Now in its 15th year, the event which runs from 23 September to 8 October will see Sodexo, Brakes, TUCO, HCA and Cucina, among many others, taking part by running special events across their sites.

Sodexo will be running British Food Fortnight promotions in approximately 600 of...

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LACA
06/09/2017 07:09
39 Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fish and chip shops recently took part in an initiative to raise seafood sustainability awareness amongst school children in their local communities.

The MSC-run ‘Murdock’s Fish Club’ saw school children from across the UK treated to a variety of activities run by local ‘chippies’ aimed at encouraging them to recognise fish with the blue MSC label and what it stands for.

Spa Primary School were taken to a local fish market by Fish City...

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Industry
LACA
05/09/2017 10:09
Children in England are being exposed to a ‘cocktail’ of pesticide residues in the produce they eat through the Department of Health’s Fruit and Vegetable Scheme (FFVS), according to Pesticide Action Network UK (PAN).

PAN has warned of the danger to young children of the 123 different pesticides it found, some of which it said are linked to serious health problems such as cancer and disruption of the hormone system.

Following its analysis of 12 years of residue data published by the Expert Committee on...

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LACA
05/09/2017 08:09
A Labour MP's bill to provide free meals to poorer children during the school holidays has been backed by over a dozen conservatives, according to the Guardian.

Those supporting MP Frank Fields bill includes the treasury select committee chair Nicky Morgan and the chair of the 1922 committee of Conservative MPs, Graham Brady.

Other high-profile Tories who gave the bill their backing included former London mayoral candidate Zac Goldsmith and...

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LACA
01/09/2017 09:09
Plans for LACA's National Schools Meals Week (NSMW), which runs from 13-17 November, are said to be taking shape nicely with several major activities already well advanced.

NSMW team member Karen Robinson, who will be running the equivalent of five marathons in five days during the week powered only by school meals, is currently in training with her preperation reported to be going well.

Robinson is looking for LACA members and staff and pupils from the...

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LACA
01/09/2017 07:09
Magic Breakfast – a national charity providing healthy breakfasts to schoolchildren in deprived areas to drive educational attainment – is hosting its third Magic Dinner to raise funds for the 300 plus schools on its waiting list.

Taking place 18 September, writer and broadcaster Grace Dent and comedian Jonny Woo will take to the stage for the third time, to host this year’s fundraiser at The Rooftop at Ace Hotel London, Shoreditch.

The evening will consist of a five-course dinner cooked by London chefs: Jeremy Lee...

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LACA
01/09/2017 07:09
Celebrating individuals and initiatives who have raised the hospitality, leisure and tourism sectors' profile this year, entries for Springboard’s Awards for Excellence close next Friday, 8 September.

Chief executive Anne Pierce said: “The Springboard Awards for Excellence distinguish the best endeavours and contributions to the industry in the last year. The Awards recognise the achievements of organisations and winning an award has a significant and positive impact on both businesses and...

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LACA
Catering and food category manager at ESPO, Angela Course
31/08/2017 10:08
To help public sector organisations meet health and wellbeing guidelines, buying organisation ESPO has added 30% more ‘healthy eating’ suppliers to its new food framework.

Available to any public body throughout the UK, the company wants to support both schools and the NHS in making healthier food choices (including meals, snacks and drinks), and reduce childhood obesity levels. It claims:

  • All suppliers on its grocery, frozen and multi-temperature
  • ...
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