LACA NEWS

LACA
21/03/2019 06:03
Over 30 organisations, led by school food charity School Food Matters, are calling on Department for Education (DfE) to act on its ‘promise’ to prioritise children’s health and well-being by taking a look at how schools can support children to keep themselves healthy.

With  two weeks to go before Ofsted closes its consultation on the new inspection framework the report’s authors and supporters are urging schools, parents, governors and food charities to use the consultation to push Government to deliver on its ‘promise’ of a Healthy Schools Rating Scheme....

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LACA
18/03/2019 09:03
LACA’s Host a School Chef scheme, sponsored by Alaska Seafoods, kicked off its 2019 programme with two school chefs visiting the 5-star Chester Grosvenor.

The school chefs, Julia and Sally, from Edsential, the Community Interest Company founded by Cheshire West and Chester and Wirral Councils, spent the day with Chester Grosvenor’s executive chef, Simon Radley.

The Grosvenor has held a Michelin Star unbroken since 1990 and Julia and Sally...

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LACA
14/03/2019 06:03
Independents by Sodexo has been awarded a five-year contract worth £4 million to manage catering services at The King’s School in Chester.

Taking over the service on 4 April, it will ‘offer a wide range of dishes with a focus on fresh, nutritious and seasonal food’.

Jeremy Alderton, managing director for Independents by Sodexo, said: “We are delighted to be entering into this partnership with The King’s School. We know that...

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LACA
13/03/2019 09:03
Empire Dogs has announced that it has become a LACA partner.

It said: “We are honoured and we look forward to working closely with LACA and their members in the year ahead.

LACA’s mission statement is to set high standards in Education Catering and to be the lead consultative body to the Government on all aspects of school food and in delivering...

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LACA national seminar march 2019 delegates
12/03/2019 14:03
The idea that the standards governing the nutritional integrity of school meals might be eased has received short shrift from LACA, writes David Foad.

Speaking at the association’s Spring Seminar on March 8th at the Stratford Manor Hotel, chair Michael Hales told delegates: “The suggestion from Government that Brexit-related food shortages and costs could be tackled by relaxing school food standards is, I think, unacceptable.”

He was...

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LACA
11/03/2019 06:03
School caterer, Alliance in Partnership (AiP), has won its first vegetarian and egg-free school meals contract at the multi-faith Nishkam High School (Birmingham).

Given it’s Sikh background, all menus at the multi-cultural school must be both vegetarian and egg-free, and include at least one traditional Sikh meal a week.

Having recently started the contract, AiP said it looked to Japanese, African, Greek and Italian cultures for inspiration, with...

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LACA
08/03/2019 08:03
Steven Cross, from Havant, Hampshire, has scooped the national title of LACA School Chef of the Year 2019, sponsored by McDougalls, after the final which took place on 7 March at Stratford Upon Avon College, Warwickshire.

He was one of two wild card entrants awarded a special National Final place nd won with his main course of Rocking Moroccan Chicken (marinated chicken chargrilled and served with homemade Moroccan flatbread and roasted harissa vegetables garnished with mint yoghurt, nasturtium, chilli and min...

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LACA
08/03/2019 06:03
LACA’s main event has opened its booking form for the event, taking place 10- 12 July at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole.

It will feature the LACA Education Catering Exhibition, Finishing Touches Competition and live demonstrations.

On Wednesday (10 July) workshops will include themes on allergens, popularity of veganism and apprenticeships, plus more.

Thursday will be host to The Great British Bake...

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LACA
06/03/2019 05:03
All 12 of LACA’s School Chef of the Year finalists will appear on The One Show today (Wednesday 6 March).

They will appear live on the hour-long show, a day before the final held at the Stratford Manor Hotel.

Joined by Masterchef judges Greg Wallace and John Torode, they will be able to gather a few last minute tips before they cook for the title of School Chef of the Year 2019.

You...

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LACA
06/03/2019 01:03
Almost nine out of ten hospital tooth extractions among children aged 0 to 5 are due to preventable tooth decay, according to data from Public Health England (PHE).

Tooth decay, which could be prevented by cutting down on sugar and practicing good oral hygiene, can  cause problems with eating and sleeping,and results in at least 60,000 days being missed from school during the year for hospital extractions alone.

Dr Sandra White, dental lead for PHE,...

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