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21/09/2017 11:09
Independent catering management consultancy Educo has announced that it is to donate a percentage of its charges to the Soil Association’s Food for Life programme.

Educo provides services to head teachers, governors and bursars to improve school meals provision in both the state and independent sectors.

Robert Weiner, director at Educo said: “We know that lunchtimes are a key part of the school day. Food should be freshly prepared, nutritious, well...

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20/09/2017 09:09
Educaterers Ltd, a new local authority traded company has been established in Warwickshire to deliver school catering services.

Set up by Warwickshire Country Council, which has been providing school meals in the region for over 25 years, Educaterers has taken up the role as part of a new council project.

The council hope that by setting up the stand-alone company, of which it is the sole shareholder, it will have...

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19/09/2017 09:09
Chartwells, Compass Group UK & Ireland’s education catering arm, has announced a partnership with YoungMinds, a young persons mental health and wellbeing charity.

The partnership will kick off with the charity’s #HelloYellow campaign for World Mental Health Day on 10 October for which Chartwells is calling on its school, academy, college and university teams to wear yellow to raise awareness and funds.

Richard Taylor, Chartwells chief operating...

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19/09/2017 08:09
Club Rational and My Frima have joined forces to create ‘ConnectedCooking’, an online portal for chefs which ties together the two companies products with professional cooking.

Featured services include an extensive database of recipes, how-to videos and tips as well as push message notifications of updates on what is happening with their appliances.

“Networked kitchens are Rational's and Frima’s big focus for the future," said Rational managing director, Simon...

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18/09/2017 14:09
Yorkshire & Humberside regional committee member, John Plant, has been awarded an MBE for business and work in the community in the north of England.

Plant, managing director of Sheffield-based fruit company, G. W. Price Ltd, will visit Buckingham Palace on 8 February to receive his award.

He said: ’I am so very proud, and it’s all down to my family, my fantastic staff and most of all, my loyal customers.”

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18/09/2017 10:09
Midlands catering company, Cityserve, is to launch a new service which gives schools more control over how they run their catering.

Cityserve, the food division of Birmingham City Council, provides around 70,000 meals every school day across Birmingham.

The company is expanding its offering to give schools more flexibility when it comes to how they run their catering through the launch of its Cityserve Select service...

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15/09/2017 09:09
Hoping to increase its presence in UK schools, Young’s Foodservice has appointed Paul Skelton new business development manager, to help drive the growth of its foodservice division within the education sector.

With over 10 years experience in the industry, Skelton’s most recent position at Pasta King focused specifically on the education arena. Young’s foodservice director, Adrian Greaves commented: “It’s fantastic to welcome Paul Skelton to our team. His valuable experience and expertise within the...

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14/09/2017 10:09
Cityserve, the Midlands-based catering company, has won Best Catering Service Team at the Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) Awards 2017 – for the second year running.

Open to all local authorities across the country and their public sector partners, the awards celebrate “excellence in local government frontline services across the UK” – showcasing that they are “actively implementing innovative ideas, supporting continuous improvement, and developing new...

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13/09/2017 13:09
Speaking of the benefits of Red Tractor farm assurance, sector chairman Angela Rhodes has today claimed that it “has never been more important to the UK dairy industry.”

Informing consumers that products have been produced in the UK to “strict standards covering traceability, food safety and animal welfare,” the logo, Rhodes said, sets products apart from competition – especially important as “the volume of cheap imported dairy products could increase post...

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08/09/2017 12:09
Ritz London will take part in this year’s LACA National School Meals Week by offering a placement on the ‘Host a School Chef’ programme.

The scheme offers school chefs the opportunity to work with some of the biggest names in the catering industry, in some of the most celebrated restaurants in the country.

John Williams MBE, executive chef of the Michelin-starred Ritz London, said: “We are delighted to support LACA...

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