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BSBO Unilever Dawn Twemlow Intake School Doncaster
12/10/2017 11:10
The winner of the 2017 Big School Bake Off, Dawn Twemlow, recently welcomed the Let’s Get Cooking team to her school, Intake Primary in Doncaster, as part of her prize.

Two groups of 12 children from the school were treated to sessions that helped them prepare and cook pasta dishes and fruit crumbles.

The sessions were led by Liz Short and Jill Tiryaki from the Children’s Food Trust in what was the last Let’s Get Cooking organised by the trust before the...

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LACA
09/10/2017 09:10
Ahead of LACA member, Karen Robinson’s, five-day marathon run to celebrate National School Meals Week (NSMW), the association has launched a Just Giving Page to raise funds for the initiative.

Proceeds raised will go directly to the British Heart Foundation, with over £200 raised so far.

‘Powered only by School Meals’ Robinson will run the equivalent of five marathons in five days between 13-17 November, visiting every LACA region on her way.

During her journey, she will...

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LACA
02/10/2017 10:10
CGA’s latest Prestige Foodservice Price Index reveals that wholesale foodservice price inflation grew to 9.3% in August – up two percentage points from July.

Putting the increase down to “the weak pound, which is pushing up the price of imports from overseas; and rising oil prices, which are adding to the costs of transportation and packaging" as well as Brexit uncertainty, nine of the ten food and drink categories measured had higher levels of...

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LACA
28/09/2017 08:09
Dorset-based school meals provider, Local Food Links, has produced a short film showcasing its work in rural schools.

The not-for-profit social enterprise says it has developed a model that enables small, rural schools without kitchens of their own to enjoy freshly prepared meals.

Gill Reynolds, catering manager at Local Food Links, said: “Just seeing children enjoying the food and knowing we’re feeding...

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LACA FCSI Wavell School cafe
27/09/2017 15:09
The winner of a LACA-FCSI prize of a school catering makeover, Wavell School in Farnborough, Hampshire, has opened its doors in the new academic year to its revamped facilities.

The opening of Wavell School’s café and Year 7 dining hall marked the completion of a project that began a year ago as part of a joint initiative between LACA (Lead Association for Catering Excellence) and FCSI (Foodservice Consultants Society International).

The aim was to show how...

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LACA
26/09/2017 13:09
School meals.......the battle continues!

LACA East Midlands Region is hosting its Autumn event on 10 October, this year at the historic Bosworth battlefield.

Schedule

12.00pm - Arrival and lunch

1.00pm - Introduction from Regional Chair

1.05pm - LACA update with Michael Hales -...

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LACA
25/09/2017 08:09
Following the Brexit vote in 2016, there has been much speculation across the food and drink industry, with suppliers and operators alike questioning what it means for the market and the future of our trade.

So far, news has warned that prices could increase in imported goods, beer, and meat and poultry, and it seems that the cost of fruit and vegetables is now also in jeopardy. 

 

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LACA
20/09/2017 09:09
Educaterers Ltd, a new local authority traded company has been established in Warwickshire to deliver school catering services.

Set up by Warwickshire Country Council, which has been providing school meals in the region for over 25 years, Educaterers has taken up the role as part of a new council project.

The council hope that by setting up the stand-alone company, of which it is the sole shareholder, it will have...

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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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