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LACA
20/07/2012 01:07

Triumphant school caterers are celebrating after scooping awards for providing top-notch food in Derbyshire County Council’s 10th annual Secondary Catering Quality Assurance Awards.

The Meadows Community School in Chesterfield has won in 2012, with catering supervisor Jeanette Kirk...

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LACA
17/07/2012 08:07

Figures published today by the Children’s Food Trust (CFT) have shown an increase in the number of children and young people having a healthy school meal for the fourth year running.

On average, the take up of primary school meals in the CFT 2011-12 Survey appears to have risen from 44.1...

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LACA
17/07/2012 01:07

The number of children having healthy school meals in England has risen for a fourth year running – with an estimated 167,000 more children using their school dining rooms last year.

New figures, reported by local authorities and published this morning by the Children’s Food Trust,...

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LACA
16/07/2012 01:07

The 2012 Awards for Excellence have been announced by LACA at its Gala Dinner at the Hilton Metropole Hotel in Birmingham as part of the successful three-day training and development event and exhibition.

The winners are:

LACA Catering Business of the Year,...

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LACA
13/07/2012 01:07

School caterer Amanda Fell from Wrexham County Borough Council has scooped the ‘Best in Show’ prize for her intricate decorated celebration cake in Finishing Touches, LACA’s annual static culinary display salon competition.

The competition, held during LACA’s 2012 conference at the...

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LACA
12/07/2012 14:07

Lynda Mitchell, chair of the school caterers organisation LACA, has expressed her concerns about plans by Education Secretary Michael Gove to use the entrepreneurs behind the Leon restaurant change to carry out a review of school food.

Opening LACA's 2012 Traning and Development Forum...

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LACA
09/07/2012 15:07

LACA’s marketing for National School Meals Week in 2011 has earned a Catey award from Caterer & Hotelkeeper, with national chair Lynda Mitchell hailing the achievement – both for the organisation and its partner for the event AVF Marketing.

The Cateys Awards were presented at...

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LACA
04/07/2012 15:07

The decision by Education Secretary Michael Gove to ask the founders of the High Street restaurant chain Leon to look into school food is cause for concern according to LACA national chair Lynda Mitchell.

Responding to the announcement today that John Vincent and Henry Dimbleby will look...

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LACA
03/07/2012 17:07

Meal prices in Derbyshire schools have been frozen for the coming academic year - despite rising food and fuel costs.
Derbyshire County Council has decided to keep meal prices at 2011/12 levels when pupils return for the new academic year in September.

It means the price for primary...

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LACA
27/06/2012 11:06

Mary Bliszczak, the training co-ordinator for Cambridgeshire Catering and Cleaning Services (CCS), was awarded an MBE, (Members of the Order of the British Empire) for services to school food in the recent Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

A spokesman for CCS said: “Through sheer dedication...

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