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Saints & Sinners success for Springboard
06/03/2017 09:03
A total of £55,000 was raised at Springboard’s Saints & Sinners: The Alternative Big Event, which raised money for the hospitality industry charity.

The event was hosted by David Meade and had entertainment from Rockaoke, the London International Gospel Choir, and cabaret from Martin Dibben.

Anne Pierce, Springboard’s CEO, said: “We are thrilled with the amount we raised through Saints & Sinners: The Alternative Big Event. The...

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Wexiodisk announces sponsorship of LACA South West Regional Awards Gala
03/03/2017 15:03
Warewashing company Wexiodisk will sponsor the Catering Business of the Year Award at the LACA South West Regional Awards Gala, which takes place on March 17th.

John Shepherd, UK & Ireland country manager for Wexiödisk, said: “We’re thrilled to be supporting such a great event, with both the award sponsorship and exhibition stand, as it recognises the hard work and dedication of the school catering staff from across the region.

“Wexiodisk is...

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Tracy Healy wins School Chef of the Year 2017
03/03/2017 08:03
Tracy Healy, a school cook at Ravensthorpe Junior School in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire has been named School Chef of the Year 2017 after winning the final of the competition against nine other regional winners yesterday (March 2nd).

Her main course of lamb kofte and cherry tomato skewers followed by a dessert of rhubarb and ginger fool was good enough to convince judges she deserved the title at a cook-off in Stratford, Warwickshire.

Tracy, who works for Kirklees Council School Meals Cateriing Service, took her place...

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Young’s Foodservice launches microsite dedicated to schools
01/03/2017 09:03
Young’s Foodservice has launched a microsite designed to give school caterers and teachers resources to create recipes and seek advice to improve their seafood offering.

Users can browse Young’s range of school menu options, use the recipe section to find inspiration, and make use of Q&A section for fish related advice.

Adrian Greaves, foodservice director at Young’s Foodservice, said: “We are very excited about the launch of our new microsite which...

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Primary school and restaurant team up for maths lessons
01/03/2017 09:03
The Boat House restaurant in Chichester has been helping pupils at Plaistow and Kirdford Primary School with maths lessons by supplying menus.

Teacher, Julia Powell approached the restaurant to see if she could use a menu for the basis of a maths lesson.

She said: “The class loved using the menu to convert fractions into decimal numbers. We chose an order of some of the delicious food and tried to add the prices up as fractions...

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Schools to receive £415 million from sugar levy
28/02/2017 17:02
Schools are set to receive £415 million generated from the soft drinks levy to help pupils benefit from healthier and more active lifestyles, the Education Secretary Justine Greening has announced.

Greening, said: ”Schools can really help our children get a healthy start in life from exercise and sport, and also from knowing what a healthy diet means. It’s not only good for them while they’re in education, but the health and wellbeing benefits can last a lifetime.

“That’s why we’re...

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Goverment launches campaign for National Minimum and Living Wage workers
27/02/2017 14:02
A government advertising campaign has been launched to increase low-paid worker’s knowledge on their National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rights.

The campaign will see advertisement on public transport, in shopping centres and public spaces rolled out ahead of the rise of National Living and National Minimum wage on April 1st.

Jennie Granger, director general for customer compliance at HMRC, said: “Paying the National Minimum Wage...

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Professor calls for different approach to food at City Food Lecture 2017
23/02/2017 09:02
The City Food Lecture 2017 returned to London’s Guildhall to discuss issues on food production and the need for people to reconnect with their food

Chris Elliot, professor of food safety at Queen’s University Belfast and founder of the Institute for Global Food Security prepared a speech to highlight issues. It was delivered by Michael Bell, executive director of the Northern Ireland Food and Drink Association, in his absence.

In the...

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Foodservice Price Index reveals increase in prices
22/02/2017 09:02
The latest edition of the Foodservice Price Index from Prestige Purchasing and CGA Strategy has found a 2.9% increase in foodservice prices in January compared to the start of 2016.

The index showed the upward trend is due to low supply and rising costs of key items such as sugar, oil, vegetables and hot drinks with rising oil costs. A weak pound and rising oil costs put additional pressure on prices.

Phil Tate, chief executive of CGA strategy, said: “The latest...

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Tilda Together competition gets out of the blocks
22/02/2017 07:02
Tilda Together, the competition from the rice supplier Tilda Foodservice, has returned to offer schools the opportunity to win £500 plus a sports day with athlete Jess Coulson.

This year’s competition focuses on the importance that sports and nutrition play in maintaining good health.

As well as the cash prize and sports day, dietician Dr Sarah Schenker will hold a talk on nutrition alongside a cooking session at the winning school.

Craig Dillon, head of...

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