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03/06/2019 09:06
Frozen food manufacturer, Glendale Foods, has announced the appointment of Victoria Paget as business development manager.

With over twenty five years in the food industry Victoria has been involved in catering management, consultancy, sales and training, national key accounts, food safety and nutrition training.

She joins Glendale’s to focus on the education and health sector and own label manufacturing....

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Essential Cuisine summer superfoods
30/05/2019 10:05
A chef-focused, productivity-boosting recipe guide that uses ingredients that ‘not only offer a timely flavour lift, but could help brighten the moods of diners too’, has been unveiled by stocks and sauces specialist Essential Cuisine.

The company’s senior business development chef Jonathan Harvey-Barnes, one of team behind the recipe book, said: “Hopefully this new guide goes a long way to proving the sheer versatility of some of our best loved products.

“There are certain sectors – B&I, education – where using...

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Industry
29/05/2019 08:05
The Catering Equipment Suppliers Association (CESA) has released a guide aimed at foodservice operators, distributors and consultants about how to reduce food waste.

It contains a summary of the legislation and details the best ways for operators in all sectors to comply with requirements, and shows steps they can take to improve overall efficiency.

Many businesses are not aware of the true costs of food waste, from the cost of uneaten food to those...

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LACA
28/05/2019 08:05
Premier Foods has announced the five shortlisted schools for its McDougalls Young Baking Team of the Year competition.
  • Ryhill Junior Infant and Nursery School
  • St Martin and St Mary C of E School
  • Cherry Burton School
  • Woodlands Primary School
  • Kingstone Academy Trust.

The shortlisted schools will compete in a live final held at catering exhibition LACA’s The...

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LACA
23/05/2019 08:05
Hertfordshire Catering Ltd (HCL), the school catering service in Hertfordshire celebrated the talent of its staff at an awards evening, on Friday 17 May at Ashridge House, Berkhamsted.

All 36 shortlisted nominees, and those who nominated them, attended the Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony hosted by Paul Martin, a ‘master magician and mind reader’, a member of the Magic Circle AIMC with Silver Star.

The 14 category awards were presented to those who had provided ‘...

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LACA
22/05/2019 06:05
It’s your last chance to enter LACA’s finishing touches competition, with entries closing on Friday (24 May).

Co-run by LACA and the Craft Guild of Chef, the Finishing Touches culinary salon takes place during this year’s LACA: The Main Event (10-11 July) – providing entrants the chance to show off their skills.

Now in its 12th year, the competition is aimed at all levels of staff employed across...

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Industry
22/05/2019 06:05
Foodservice equipment manufacturer, Rational, has announced the launch of iKitchen in an evolution of its total thermal cooking solution concept and connected cooking technology.

Connected cooking networks the Rational appliances into a smart kitchen, with remote control, service maintenance, recipe sharing and automatic software downloads.

‘iKitchen’ is the system solution consisting of the SelfCookingCenter, VarioCookingCenter and ConnectedCooking, which adapts...

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LACA
20/05/2019 09:05
LACA School Chef of the Year (SCOTY) winner, Steven Cross, has responded to the Soil Association's calls for a mandatory plant-based protein day on school menus.

Speaking about the reccomendations, the head chef of Park Community School, which has a Gold Food for Life Award, called for healthier options than current meat-free options, such as...

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Industry
17/05/2019 08:05
All state schools in England should offer pupils a compulsory plant-based menu one day a week, the social association has recommended.

Reported in The Guardian, the association is urging the Department for Education (DfE) to replace a non-mandatory recommendation for a weekly meat-free day with a statutory menu once a week offering only plant-based proteins and foods in an aim to make school meals more environmentally friendly...

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LACA
16/05/2019 12:05
Following the updated early years handbook by Ofsted, LACA chair Michael Hales said:

“LACA welcomes the updated early year's inspection report by Ofsted. We have long called for inspectors to focus on the overall health of children, including healthy eating and we hope this marks the beginning of a new approach.”

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