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Your invitation to the LACA North West Expo
18/01/2017 15:01
The LACA North West Expo takes place on March 1st in the DW Fitness Lounge at Wigan’s DW Stadium.

The event will showcase the latest food, drink, equipment, technology and furniture innovations as well as demonstrations and tasters.

The free catering exhibition offers the opportunity to meet new and existing suppliers within the catering industry and takes place from 10am – 3pm....

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Britain’s Best Brigade competition returns
18/01/2017 11:01
Essential Cuisine’s search for Britain’s Best Brigade has returned with a new format that will reward the best brigade from eight different sectors.

The eight categories are healthcare, restaurants, hotels, business & industry, schools, universities and colleges, event caterers and pubs.

Nigel Crane, managing director for Essential Cuisine, said: “As chefs ourselves we understand that team work is integral for kitchens to thrive....

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RHS launches school gardening competition
18/01/2017 11:01
The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has begun its search the School Gardening Team of the Year 2017.

The competition is looking for an outstanding gardening team that has made a difference to their school environment.

Nominations are now open here and entries close at 5pm on...

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Kitchen Social campaign launched to tackle holiday hunger in London
18/01/2017 09:01
The Mayor’s Fund for London has launched the Kitchen Social campaign to tackle holiday hunger among the capital’s poorest school children.

The campaign is looking to raise £1 million in a bid to fund holiday meal clubs across the capital as statistics reveal that 500,000 London children struggle for food during school holidays.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “It is unacceptable for any child in our great city to ever...

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16/01/2017 18:01
The East of England AGM and Spring Business Meeting will be held on Thursday 30th March.

Your Committee are busy preparing the agenda to what promises to be an informative and interactive day for both service providers and suppliers.   We have secured a superb venue;  Imperial War Museum, Duxford.  Any delegates wishing to view the many exhibits...

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Industry
Wrapmaster launches competition to win iPhone 7
16/01/2017 11:01
Wrap Film Systems, makers of the Wrapmaster range, are offering caterers the chance to win an iPhone 7 as part of a new food hygiene campaign.

The Telford based company is giving away 100 Wrapmaster dispensers and testing operator’s knowledge with a food hygiene quiz that has an iPhone 7 up for grabs.

Paul Feery, commercial director, Wrap Film Systems Ltd. said: “The new year has brought with it a plethora of food hygiene...

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BBC begins search for Cook of the Year
16/01/2017 11:01
The BBC Food & Farming Awards have opened nominations to find the BBC Cook of the Year.

The award is for outstanding school chefs, community kitchen volunteers, hospital chefs, and care home caterers.

Last year’s winner was Dee Woods, a volunteer chef at the Granville Community Kitchen in Kilburn, north London. Dee provides free meals, gives cookery lessons and encourages...

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Obesity children national forum greens pay
16/01/2017 09:01
The head of the National Obesity Forum Tam Fry has proposed parents should consider offering their children financial rewards to eat their greens in an effort to turn around the nation’s health.

His comments, reported in yesterday’s Sunday Times, suggested that putting small amounts of money into a bank account for a child in exchange for eating their vegetables could be an effective solution to rising levels of childhood obesity.

He is quoted as saying: “Green vegetables have a...

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London, South East and South West SCOTY 2017 regional finalists announced
13/01/2017 15:01
The London, South East and South West LACA School Chef of the Year 2017 regional winners have been confirmed ahead of the National Final in March.

The LACA School Chef of the Year Competition is sponsored by MAGGI from Nestle Professional and the National Final will take place at Stratford Upon Avon College in March. 

On Monday in the South East regional final, Barry Brewington from Medway UTC in Chatham, Kent (Greenwich Service...

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LACA National Seminar 2017
12/01/2017 16:01
The next LACA National Seminar will take place on March 3rd at the Stratford Manor Hotel in Warwick.

The programme will feature an update on the LACA Research Project into UIFSM, the current state of play with the Secondary School chosen for the FCSI makeover programme and a case study session from Lancashire County Council. There will also be an interview with the newly announced LACA School...

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