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LACA
24/07/2012 09:07

A group of local authority catering managers have successfully completed the Institute of Hospitality’s Level 3 Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management as delivered by Kendal College in the Lake District.

The qualification has been funded by the Local Authority Caterers’ Association...

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LACA
24/07/2012 01:07

A new biometric cashless system is being installed into Henley in Arden School, Warwickshire, as part of a three year renewed contract with education catering contractors Alliance in Partnership (AiP).

The contract, worth £350,000, has recently upgraded the Cunningham’s cashless...

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LACA
23/07/2012 01:07

More children in Manchester schools are taking a school meal than ever before, according to a survey published by the School Food Trust.

Manchester Fayre’s take-up figure for primary schools was 66.6%, more than 20% higher than the national average - while the result for secondary...

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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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Industry
10/07/2012 11:07

Coeliac UK, the national charity for people with coeliac disease, has announced new services and accreditation to help the catering industry capitalise on the emerging £100m gluten-free market and comply with the law on gluten-free food.

Sarah Sleet Chief Executive of Coeliac UK said: “...

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