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LACA
15/01/2013 12:01

Over 40 top school chefs from across Britain will compete over the next few months for the title of LACA School Chef of the Year 2013. The competition is run by LACA (Local Authority Caterers Association) and is sponsored by MAGGI from Nestlé Professional.

Ten Regional Finals take place...

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LACA
14/01/2013 10:01

More than 100 LACA members from the London and South East regions joined forces to enjoy a Christmas party at the Holiday Inn Regents Park – and in the process raised money for charity.

Organisers moved to a larger venue for the event to accommodate the numbers involved and to allow for...

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Industry
07/01/2013 12:01

Labour is to publish this week a policy review document entitled ‘Children, food and obesity’, on tackling child obesity to improve the nation’s health.

The paper looks at ideas being discussed as part of Labour's policy review, including new maximum permitted levels of fat, sugar and...

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Industry
02/01/2013 16:01

The Children’s Food Trust has announced it is appointing a new chief executive from April this year.

Judy Hargadon OBE, who has led the Trust’s work since 2006, has announced her intention to retire from the role in March.

The charity’s current Director of Delivery, Linda...

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LACA
14/12/2012 10:12

The Bow Secondary School in East London has won £200 worth of sports equipment vouchers after winning the Pritchitts’ Viva Daily Win competition.

The prize – awarded to Bow School for registering the most entries to Viva Daily Win during National School Meals Week – was presented by...

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Industry
13/12/2012 09:12


LACA members are being encouraged to complete an online survey that is being compiled by the Children’s Food Trust (CFT) into food poverty among children and young people.

Claire Rick of the CFT said: “We want to hear your views on the scale of food poverty issues facing young...

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LACA
03/12/2012 14:12

Gwyndaf Pritchard, operations manager for Eden Foodservice in Anglesey has been awarded the Food Service Management Education Award for 2012 at the recent second national FSM Awards in London on 26 November.

The Isle of Anglesey contract, which is managed by Gwyndaf, provides a bespoke...

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Industry
03/12/2012 11:12

Bel UK has extended the deadline for its new competition to find the School Sandwich Designer of the Year.

The competition will now run until 20 December 2012 and calls for all budding little chefs to design a tasty and nutritious sandwich containing The Laughing Cow cheese.
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Industry
30/11/2012 15:11

In an executive statement released to go with the report the PS100 group said much is made by Government of the need for consumers to eat better in order to reduce obesity levels and malnutrition; but are they ‘practicing what they preach’?

The recent changes in school governance and...

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LACA
27/11/2012 10:11

Caerphilly County Borough Council recently held an awards ceremony to recognise the hard work and dedication of their front line catering services staff.

In the year 2011-2012 over 700 staff were trained in many different areas including: Food Safety, Customer Care, the Appetite for life...

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