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13/11/2018 06:11
UKHospitality has warned that restricting the number of migrant workers into the UK will ‘severely impact’ the hospitality sector.

The warning follows the publication of figures by HR body CIPD that show the number of non-UK-born workers in the UK decreased by 58,000 between April to June last year and the same period this year.

UKHospitality chief executive, Kate Nicholls, said: “The figures released by CIPD make...

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12/11/2018 12:11
Delegates from the East Midlands region received a new view on British food during presentations at the LACA Autumn event, held at the National Justice Museum in Nottingham.

Supported by suppliers, including Pasta King and Green Gourmet, the event included presentations from LACA chair, Michael Hales who gave an update on the LACA national agenda, and Councillor Graham Chapman, who is a strong advocate of school meals.

Alexia Robinson, the founder of British...

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LACA
12/11/2018 11:11
Luton Borough Council's (LBC) catering services has introduced Wow butter on its Autumn menu.

The spread will allow children to try the taste of peanuts without the use of nuts.

LBC Catering said: “This gives us the opportunity to introduce new dishes to our menu such as wow butter cookies and chicken satay and allows us to further cater for children with peanut allergies.” 

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Industry
12/11/2018 08:11
Meat-free brand Quorn has partnered with SIPS Catering this National School Meals Week (NSMW, 12-16 November), to host a series of interactive activities in four West Midlands-based primary schools.

Led by Quorn senior home economist, Kate Snow, staff and pupils will participate in cookery demonstrations, tastings, and educational talks that promote the health benefits of Quorn for both the body and planet.

As such, both Temple Meadow and Crocketts Community Primary School will go...

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LACA
National School Meals Week 2018
12/11/2018 06:11
This year marks the 25th anniversary of LACA’s National School Meals Week (NSMW), which starts today and runs until November 16th, with organisers promising ‘there will be plenty to celebrate during this Silver Jubilee year’.

The annual event is marked by schools up and down the country and serves to promote the quality and value of the hot, cooked meals delivered every school day by LACA’s members.

Among the highlights of this year’s NSMW will be #cookeditmyselfie, in which caterers, teachers, parents or...

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LACA
12/11/2018 06:11
The final programme for LACA’s autumn seminar has been announced.

Taking place at Stratford Manor Hotel this Friday (16 November 2018) from 9am, the programme will include a childhood obesity policy update and Q&A.

It will also include information update on Host a School Chef and the 25th anniversary of National School Meal Week from...

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LACA
09/11/2018 09:11
With National School Meals Week taking place across the country next week (12-16 November), ISS’s school catering business is getting ready to host a number of celebrations.

Lead by the Lead Association for Education (LACA), the national event is now in its 25th year and is designed to celebrate “all that is great about school meals,” said national chair Michael Hales.

As well as serving the nation’s favourite school meal – recently unveiled as...

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Industry
09/11/2018 08:11
BRITA Professional teamed up with industry experts to launch a podcast series this International Stress Awareness Week (5-9 November), designed to help hospitality workers combat stress in the kitchen.

It comes as new researched reveals that 70% of hospitality workers feel stressed in the kitchen, with staff shortages and unreliable equipment among the biggest causes.

The water company’s new four-part series: ‘Life is Better Filtered’ address such issues, with wider industry perspective...

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Industry
09/11/2018 06:11
Catering operators in the UK are being invited to celebrate International Mushy Pea Day (IMPD) today (9 November), now in its second year.

Originally started by Harbour Lights Restaurant in Falmouth, Cornwall, IMPD has returned to celebrate a food item also known as ‘Yorkshire caviar’. In fact, mushy peas are regular ones that have been grown for an extra two weeks.

A spokesman for the restaurant said that the proper ...

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