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01/12/2017 07:12
Hospitality Action, the trade charity for the hospitality industry, has opened its online auction.

To celebrate its 180th birthday, the organisation has added 34 additional lots to its usual offering in a bid to encourage more people to get involved.

Last year’s auction raised a record £5,000 for charity. This year's lots include-

  • An overnight stay, dinner,
  • ...
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01/12/2017 07:12
The amount of people that dined out of home for their Christmas Day dinner increased by 43% last year, according to data from online booking service OpenTable.

The company said the results continued the yearly trend that sees Britons opt for a pub or restaurant on 25 December over their kitchens and living rooms.

Data showed the classic British Christmas dinner to be the most popular choice among diners, although more untraditional choices such...

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01/12/2017 07:12
The deadline for entries to International Salon Culinaire has been extended to 10 December.

The competition, which takes place from 5-8 March at the Hotelympia trade show, showcases student and professional chefs in a bid to uncover new industry talent.

It is made up of four categories- Live Theatre, La...

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LACA
30/11/2017 10:11
Ysgol Dinas Bran Secondary Cchool in Denbighshire, Wales, has been crowned the winner of this year’s #cookeditmyselfie competition, one of a number of activities held during LACA National School Meals Week (13-17 November).

The online competition encouraged school caterers to send in pictures via Twitter of the food they prepare and serve daily.

From hundreds of competition entries, Ysgol Dinas Bran was named the winner for its selection of dishes which included Beef Stew and Crusty Bread, Toad in the Hole...

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Industry
30/11/2017 07:11
Food businesses in the UK will be required to put in place practical steps to manage acrylamide within their food safety management systems under new EU legislation which will apply from April 2018.

The legislation describes practical measures based upon best practice guidance developed by the food industry to mitigate acrylamide formation in a range of foods.

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) and Food Standards Scotland are working with the British Hospitality Association (BHA) and...

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29/11/2017 09:11
Wholesale foodservice price inflation was down for the second month in a row in October – at 5.8% making it the joint lowest monthly figure since February.

As reported in the new edition of the CGA Prestige Foodservice Price Index, the figure is an “indication that inflationary pressures in the foodservice sector may be starting to ease” – especially in categories such as sugar, meat and vegetables which saw “particularly notable easing of...

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LACA
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
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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