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LACA
15/11/2017 07:11
Educaterers, a provider of school meals across Warwickshire, has created a new website showcasing its services.

The caterer, launched in September 2017 as a Local Authority Traded Company by Warwickshire County Council, has used the new platform to tell the story behind the sourcing of its ingredients.

Suppliers included in the 'food story' include UK Food Hall, Total Produce, Yeo Valley, Blakemore...

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LACA
14/11/2017 07:11
New example menus and recipes have been published by the Government to help early years providers plan “healthy and tasty meals for young children.”

The menus and accompanying resources published yesterday (November 13) set out the information for early years settings offering meals and snacks throughout the day.

The resources have been jointly developed by the Department for Education, the Department of Health and Public Health...

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13/11/2017 09:11
Education Catering specialist, Innovate, has been named the UK’s top caterer for 2017 in a top 20 list of which over half are meal providers for schools, colleges and universities.

The Foodservice Growth report from AlixPartners and EP, listed 12 companies which either specialise or are involved in education catering across either state or private schools.

The list is based on latest reported turnover and compound annual growth rate (CAGR) over the last three years...

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LACA
13/11/2017 07:11
New data reveals that the average female chef gets paid 14% less than her male counterpart – despite the “need to retain and promote women in the sector during the continued recruitment crisis.”

Of the hospitality staff registered with recruitment agency The Change Group in 2017, women chefs earn on average £3,598 less than male chefs, while female front-of-house staff earn 9% - £2,738 – less.

Founder and director of The Change Group, Craig Allen, said: “There is progress being...

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LACA
08/11/2017 09:11
Pupils from a number of primary schools in Bristol came back from the half term break to new menus and new salad carts as part of a makeover from specialist school meals provider, Alliance in Partnership (AiP).

AiP recently won the contract, worth in the region of half a million pounds, to supply meals to five schools in the city, collectively know as the ‘Bristol Cluster’.

The company has rolled out its primary school ‘Food Smart’ branding which it says is specifically tailored to the needs of...

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08/11/2017 07:11
Catering service Cityserve is set to open a new learning and development centre at its Birmingham headquarters on Monday (13 November,) to coincide with National School Meals Week (13-19 November.)

Fit with the “state-of-the-art” presentation technology, a lecture theatre, break-out spaces, meeting rooms and a refreshment area, the Qualsafe-accredited centre will be used to deliver training and skills sessions to its own staff as well as education caterers from across the UK, providing...

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08/11/2017 06:11
The search for the next LACA School Chef of the Year (SCOTY) got underway last week with the preliminary judging stage.

Chefs from 40 schools covering all ten LACA regions qualified to go through to the live regional finals which will be held in five locations across Britain between the end of November 2017 – January 2018.

The 2018 champion will receive a £1000 cash prize and the LACA 2018 School Chef of...

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08/11/2017 06:11
Chefs from Norse Catering, food provider to 250 schools across Norfolk, will join the kitchens of restaurants across the county as part of LACA National School Meals Week (NSMW) ‘Host a School Chef’ programme.

The Eastern Daily Press reports that the food served up by the school chefs at the pubs and restaurants involved will be available to order for the public, with chefs from Norse’s mobile chef team filling in for the school cooks while they’re away.

Daniel Smith, chef patron from The...

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LACA
07/11/2017 10:11
Dairy specialist, Kerrymaid, has compiled a list of what it says are top tips for engaging children in the dining room and increasing school meal uptake.

The list was put together with the help of brand ambassador and industry expert, Jeanette Orrey (left), in support of this year’s LACA National School Meals Week which runs from 13-17 November.

Aine Melichar, Kerrymaid senior brand manager, said: “National School Meals Week is a great...

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LACA
07/11/2017 07:11
A showcase lunch last week (31 October) saw the minister for disabled people, Penny Mordaunt “urge hospitality leaders to tap in to the huge pool of talent amongst people with disabilities.”

Hoping to demonstrate their food preparation and service skills, the lunch was prepared and served by young people with learning disabilities to the 110 guests, including chef Brian Turner, Lexington Catering, Arsenal Football Club and the Intercontinental Hotel Group

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