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LACA
16/07/2018 15:07
The nomination deadline for the Educatering awards is this Friday, 20th of July so act quick if you want to be amongst the nominees or have someone or a team in your organisation that you think deserves recognition.

The awards will be held on Tuesday 9th October 2018 at the Royal Garden Hotel and will feature awards in the following categories:

  • Contract Caterer of the Year
  • Independent School Caterer of the Year
  • Innovation Award
  • Local Authority of the Year
  • ...
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Industry
16/07/2018 07:07
The University Caterers Organisation (TUCO) has made three senior appointments to ‘replace (two) retiring directors’ and bring a ‘fresh perspective’ to the organisation.

Current board members Helen Anzani and Shona Miller will be succeeded by Kelly Hart, campus food and drink manager at Queens University Belfast; Ian White, domestic bursar and executive director at the University of Chester; and Calum Maclachlan, who is head of commercial services at the...

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LACA
16/07/2018 07:07
McDougalls’ Young Baking Team of the Year competition came to exciting end at LACA: The Main Event this week (12 July), with St Martin and St Mary C of E Primary School outshining the four other finalist teams for the winning title.

Cooking in front of a live audience, St Martin and St Mary C of E Primary School pupils: Finely Park (aged 8), Harry Vinall (9) and Alice Evans (10), supported their school caterer Nicola Hastie.

‘Wowing’ judges with their raspberry and white chocolate scones, the four-man team showed ‘...

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LACA
13/07/2018 08:07
The winners of the school meals industry Awards for Excellence were announced last night when the Lead Association for Catering in Education (LACA) held its Gala Awards Dinner during it's major conference and exhibition known as The Main Event.

The big winner on the night at the Birmingham Hilton Metropole was Havering Education Service (HES), which won the Education Catering Marketing Award and the Primary School Catering Team of the Year, as well as being a top three nominee in the Catering Business of the Year category, which was...

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LACA
12/07/2018 09:07
Entry is now open for the Lead Association for Catering in Education’s (LACA) annual School Chef of the Year competition (SCOTY) - be sure to register your interest before 29 September.

Launched at LACA Main Event this week (11-13 July), the competition has a brand new sponsor for 2019, McDougalls, which has allowed organisers to review the entry and judging criteria to further align it with current food standards and general consumer eating trends. 

As such, a brand new...

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Industry
11/07/2018 10:07
With less than two weeks until entries close for the 2018 EDUcatering Excellence Awards (20 July), organisers are calling on the entire UK school sector to submit their nominations now.

With 12 categories open, the awards aim to recognise catering across the entire school sector, including local authority-run schools, contract caterers and self-managed sites, in state maintained schools, academies and independent schools.

Submissions can be made online at absolutely no...

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LACA
LACA Main Event 2018
11/07/2018 10:07
LACA’s annual showpiece the Main Event – now expanded to three days – started today at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole with a full programme of events, including interactive workshops and conference sessions.

More than 2,000 people are expected to be involved over the course of the three days, including delegates, day visitors and suppliers.

For the first time this year, Wednesday is featuring a full programme of events, including interactive workshops and conference sessions. In addition, the...

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Industry
PS100 YPO public sector catering foodservice seminar exhibition
11/07/2018 07:07
PS100 Group, which includes public sector and workplace catering companies and organisations, is linking with purchasing consortium YPO to present a foodservice seminar and exhibition in Reading on September 19th.

Billed as a ‘free event’ and aiming to showcase ‘all things food and catering’, it will be held at the Royal Berkshire Conference Centre at Reading FC’s Madejski Stadium.

Organisers say the programme will include presentations on purchasing in the public sector, the future of UK public...

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Industry
10/07/2018 09:07
The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) is encouraging Brits to go plastic-free this month (July), as part of its annual ‘Plastic Challenge’ supported by water company BRITA.

With between five and thirteen million tonnes of plastic ending up in oceans each year, the companies say “it’s time to take drastic action” and are pleading consumers, schools and hospitality companies far and wide to get involved and reduce their plastic footprint.

Author and television...

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Industry
10/07/2018 08:07
Children in Scotland and food distribution company, Brakes, have expanded their Food, Families, Futures (FFF) programme this year, which offers children and families the ‘opportunity to enjoy meals and fun activities in schools over the summer holidays.’

Having launched in 2016, the food partnership programme has grown from 4,000 places across two local Scottish authority areas last year, to 20,300 places across four areas this year, including: Glasgow, West Dunbartonshire, Perth and Kinross and East Lothian.

Children in Scotland chief...

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