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hospitality, industry, event
12/04/2018 10:04
UKHospitality has unveiled its new logo as part of its announcement of its inaugural event for the industry, ‘Shaping the Future’.

The hospitality sector trade body says its new logo is a symbol of the modernity and dynamism of the newly merged association.

The event will be held on July 9 and will be hosted by Principal Hotel Company at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London. It will provide delegates with the vision...

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award, winner, team
11/04/2018 13:04
Plymouth-based co-operative CATERed picked up the Education Award at the 2018 Cost Sector Catering Awards on April 5.

On the night, which marked the 25th anniversary of Cost Sector Catering magazine, St Wilfrid’s RC College in South Shields, Tyne and Wear, scooped the Team of the Year Award.

CATERed is run by 67 local schools and Plymouth City Council. It provides school food to children and young people...

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Education, award, winner
11/04/2018 12:04
Plymouth-based co-operative CATERed picked up the Education Award at the 2018 Cost Sector Catering Awards on April 5.

On the night, which marked the 25th anniversary of Cost Sector Catering magazine, St Wilfrid’s RC College in South Shields, Tyne and Wear, scooped the Team of the Year Award.

CATERed is run by 67 local schools and Plymouth City Council. It provides school food to children and young people...

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LACA
catering, manager, schools
10/04/2018 10:04
LBC Catering, part of Luton Borough Council, is looking to hire an area catering operations manager.

The successful candidate will work across approximately 23 schools within Luton and the surrounding areas, and will report to the catering service delivery manager. They will lead a team of kitchen managers and staff – totalling around 120.

The firm is looking for an experienced multi-...

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LACA
drinks, sugar, children
10/04/2018 08:04
A child in England has a tooth removed in hospital every 10 minutes due to preventable tooth decay, according to data published by Public Health England (PHE).

With the government’s soft drinks industry levy coming into effect last week, PHE’s Change4Life campaign is reminding parents that sugary drinks – including juice drinks – are one of the main sources of sugar in children’s diets.

Consuming too much sugar is one of the leading causes of...

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LACA
food, meal, school
09/04/2018 10:04
Schools in poorer areas could be doing more to entice young people to eat at school, by making the eating areas more attractive places to socialise and by treating pupils more like customers at lunchtime, according to new research by University of Hertfordshire.

The study was published in the April issue of the journal Children and Society; part of a special issue examining food poverty and inequality, co-edited by lead researcher on the study, Professor Wendy Wills.

She said: “Children today are living through austerity and political arguments...

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LACA
chef, award, council
05/04/2018 08:04
Michael Goulston, of school caterer Hertfordshire Catering Ltd (HCL), served his 2018 School Chef of the Year award-winning menu to Hertfordshire county councillors during the full council lunch at County Hall last week (27 March).

HCL said they wanted to celebrate Michael’s success in winning the title, while showcasing the quality of their school meals. HCL contacted County Hall to see if there was an opportunity to cook for the county’s councillors, with the additional aim of showcasing the high quality of school cooks...

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LACA
Cost Sector Catering Awards 2018
05/04/2018 00:04
Nick Vadis, culinary director with contract catering giant Compass, and Julie Barker, director of accommodation & hospitality at the University of Brighton and former chair of TUCO, were awarded Lifetime Achievement Awards at last night’s Cost Sector Catering Awards 2018 held at the Hilton London Metropole.

It was a special night for the awards, which marked the 25th anniversary of Cost Sector Catering magazine. Guests were given a whistle-stop tour of highlights from the world of catering and hospitality from 1993-2018.

Among other award winners on the night, there was MP Sharon Hodgson,...

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Industry
obesity, keynote, seminar
30/03/2018 08:03
The Westminster Food and Nutrition Forum keynote seminar will take place 17 October, in central London.

Entitled: ‘Next steps for policy on obesity: reformulation, portion size and promoting healthy lifestyles' the seminar will focus on improving food labelling in order to "educate and influence consumers about healthier eating."

The agenda includes keynote addresses from: Professor...

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LACA
school, students, lunches
29/03/2018 08:03
CATERed is welcoming All Saints Church of England Academy as the latest member of the co-operative group responsible for providing school meals to thousands of students across Plymouth.

The move will see the academy join 66 other school shareholders and Plymouth City Council as joint owners in the local authority trading cooperative; a set up providing access to nutritious meals during the school day. 

CATERed is funded by schools pooling the budgets they receive for the...

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