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29/11/2017 07:11
Seafish revealed the two UK school caterers going through to the final round of its school meal education ‘Fish & Chip Friday’ award yesterday (28 November) – as part of its 30th anniversary 2018 National Fish & Chip Awards.

Recognising independent school catering and local council catering departments “that serve healthier fish and chips and other seafood dishes to pupils,” North Tyneside Council in North Shields (Tyne and Wear) and Ravenscliffe High School and Sports College in Halifax (West Yorkshire) are those...

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LACA
23/11/2017 11:11
LACA National School Meals Week 2017, sponsored by Kraft Heinz Foodservice, has been described as truly outstanding and the best in its 24-year history by LACA chair of events, Neil Porter.

Porter said the NSMW 2017 team had “surpassed itself” with its organisation of the week (13-17 November) which saw LACA member Karen Robinson run five marathons in five days spanning all ten LACA regions, powered only by school meals.

Robinson stopped off at schools along the route to...

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LACA
23/11/2017 07:11
The first two finalists for the LACA School Chef of the Year 2018 competition have been decided.

In the regional Yorkshire and Humberside final, Amanda Phillips from Bentley High Street school in Doncaster came out in top with her Greek summer feast main and lime & ginger tart dessert

Her main consisted of meatballs with cauliflowers couscous, pitta bread and lemon and herb...

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LACA marathon National School Meals Week
22/11/2017 12:11
The finale of this year’s Autumn Seminar at Chesford Grange on November 17th, was the arrival of the runners completing the final leg of the National School Meals Week (NSMW) marathon event.

NSMW support team member Karen Robinson led home a group of schoolchildren and LACA members who joined her for the final run-in to complete her ‘five marathons in five days’ effort to promote school meals.

The group ran right into the seminar room and took to the stage, as delegates...

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LACA
16/11/2017 07:11
Karen Robinson made it past the halfway point of her LACA National School Meals Week (NSMW) marathon run yesterday as she passed through Highfield High School in Letchworth Garden City and Barneby Road Academy in Newark.

Robinson, who is running five marathons in five days powered only by school meals, travelled through the Wales, South West, South East and London regions over Monday and Tuesday.

She was joined on her run yesterday by Stuart Clarke, head of operations for Hertfordshire Catering Ltd,...

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LACA
15/11/2017 12:11
Finalists for the Yorkshire and Humberside region have been announced as the race to be crowned LACA School Chef of the Year 2018 heats up.

The four finalists will compete at Doncaster College on 22 November in a bid to make it through to the national finals.

Each entrant is required to produce a healthy, balanced two-course meal comprising of a main course and dessert that would appeal to eleven-year-olds in school.  ...

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LACA
15/11/2017 07:11
Educaterers, a provider of school meals across Warwickshire, has created a new website showcasing its services.

The caterer, launched in September 2017 as a Local Authority Traded Company by Warwickshire County Council, has used the new platform to tell the story behind the sourcing of its ingredients.

Suppliers included in the 'food story' include UK Food Hall, Total Produce, Yeo Valley, Blakemore...

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LACA
14/11/2017 07:11
New example menus and recipes have been published by the Government to help early years providers plan “healthy and tasty meals for young children.”

The menus and accompanying resources published yesterday (November 13) set out the information for early years settings offering meals and snacks throughout the day.

The resources have been jointly developed by the Department for Education, the Department of Health and Public Health...

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LACA
13/11/2017 07:11
New data reveals that the average female chef gets paid 14% less than her male counterpart – despite the “need to retain and promote women in the sector during the continued recruitment crisis.”

Of the hospitality staff registered with recruitment agency The Change Group in 2017, women chefs earn on average £3,598 less than male chefs, while female front-of-house staff earn 9% - £2,738 – less.

Founder and director of The Change Group, Craig Allen, said: “There is progress being...

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LACA
08/11/2017 09:11
Pupils from a number of primary schools in Bristol came back from the half term break to new menus and new salad carts as part of a makeover from specialist school meals provider, Alliance in Partnership (AiP).

AiP recently won the contract, worth in the region of half a million pounds, to supply meals to five schools in the city, collectively know as the ‘Bristol Cluster’.

The company has rolled out its primary school ‘Food Smart’ branding which it says is specifically tailored to the needs of...

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