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LACA
06/03/2012 11:03

Hotelympia 2012, which ran from February 26 to March 1 at ExCeL in London, attracted more than 33,000 attendees, according to organisers. This represents a 4% rise on the figure for the previous event in 2010.
Toby Wand, group exhibition director at show organiser Fresh Montgomery, said preliminary figures showed footfall on the Monday and Tuesday (February 27-28) was "significantly higher" than in previous years.


These two days included appearances from a number of 'star' names.

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LACA
29/02/2012 09:02

Plymouth City Council’s Education Catering Service achieves prestigious gold Food for Life Catering Mark for serving fresh and healthy meals.

This means that the Education Catering Service in Plymouth is only the second local authority caterer in England and one of just six school...

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LACA
28/02/2012 11:02

A survey of the 1,102 academy schools in the UK has attempted to find out who operates the catering, which company offers the supply route and how many pupils are on the roll of each.

During January and February 1,066 of the academies responded – a 97% completion rate.

The data...

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LACA
23/02/2012 00:02

Award-winning education catering providers Alliance in Partnership (AiP) has won a new contract with a Sutton Coldfield secondary school.

The company has been awarded a three-year contract with Bishop Walsh Catholic School, which caters for 1034 pupils aged 11-18.


Business manager Dawn Knott said: "We impressed with AiP's track record and company ethos. We're really looking forward to working with them and developing our food service offer throughout the school campus."

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LACA
20/02/2012 11:02

Around 100 delegates met at the Chesford Grange Hotel, Kenilworth on Friday, February 17th for the first LACA National Seminar of 2012.

Welcomed by national chair Lynda Mitchell, the assembled delegates were keen to hear from speakers on some of the most pressing issues the association is...

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LACA
03/02/2012 00:02

UNISON, the UK’s largest union, and Bury Council have reached an agreement to settle nearly one thousand low paid women council workers’ equal pay claims.

The women, who do vital jobs such as caring, cleaning, and cooking, were paid less than their male colleagues, for doing...

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LACA
03/02/2012 00:02

The Hampshire County Council’s Catering Service has announced that the price of its school meals is to be kept the same for the fourth consecutive year.

Councillor Roy Perry, Hampshire County Council's deputy leader and executive lead member for children's services, approved...

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LACA
31/01/2012 00:01

North Yorkshire County Council has introduced new labelling technology to help schools cut costs and promote healthy eating.

The system, developed by Sheffield-based retail and solutions specialist FormKraft, also helps keep pupils on-site during breaks, by offering informative...

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LACA
30/01/2012 00:01

Pupils from five Croydon schools are being given the chance to make even more of a positive impact on the environment.

Recycling in Croydon entered a new phase last year when the domestic food-waste collection service was introduced.

Food that had previously been...

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LACA
26/01/2012 00:01

To celebrate the Diamond Jubilee, British Food Fortnight is inviting all schools in the UK to create a special menu to be served to The Queen and The Duchess of Cornwall in June.

The top four winning schools will be invited to Buckingham Palace in June to see their menus...

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