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Commercial Kitchen announces first exhibitors for 2017
24/03/2017 08:03
Commercial Kitchen has announced the first list of exhibitors for its 2017 event, which will be in held in June at NEC Birmingham.

The show is dedicated to the entire commercial kitchen industry and will feature over 100 exhibiting companies showcasing the latest innovations in equipment, devices and services.

Group event director Chris Brazier, said: “The kitchen is one of the most important investments any operator...

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Plymouth’s CATERed teams up with local library service
23/03/2017 15:03
Plymouth school catering service, CATERed, and Plymouth City Council’s library services have teamed up to increase access to libraries and a healthy meal during the summer holidays.

Library staff will be joining CATERed on its Big Summer Food Tour at locations across Plymouth to promote the benefits of library membership and run activities including storytimes and crafts. Free books will be given away alongside CATERed’s healthy free lunches.

The partnership has been...

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Call to eliminate holiday hunger in a decade
23/03/2017 15:03
A group of over 30 organisations has called on the government to commit to eliminating holiday hunger in a decade.

The issue known as holiday hunger affects families who rely on free school meals during term time and find the school holidays a challenging time to feed their children.

A letter, signed by organisations such as The Children’s Food Trust, Soil Association and Sustain, has been sent to the...

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Doncaster Schools Catering wins Large Employer of the Year Award
22/03/2017 14:03
Doncaster Schools Catering picked up the Large Employer of the Year Award at the Doncaster College Apprenticeship Awards

The awards, which took place at Doncaster College, are designed to celebrate the success of the college's apprentices and their employers. 

The Large Employer of the Year Award is awarded to an employer who has shown commitment to developing their workforce through apprenticeships and has...

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Food and Drink Federation Tim Rycroft sugar reduction
22/03/2017 13:03
Food manufacturers will be unable to meet the Government’s target of a 20% cut in sugar across nine key categories by the 2020 deadline, according to an industry spokesman.

Looking ahead to the launch of the Sugar Reduction Programme by Public Health England (PHE), Tim Rycroft, corporate affairs director at the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) said: “We have said consistently that a 20% sugar reduction by 2020 across all foods covered won’t be technically possible...

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Commercial Kitchen gains new association support
20/03/2017 09:03
The Foodservice Consultants Society International (FCSI) has been announced as a new association partner of Commercial Kitchen show, which takes place at the NEC Birmingham in June.

Julian Edwards, chairman of the FCSI (UK &I), said: “With such a wide choice of innovative equipment under one roof, and leading industry keynotes from across all sectors of the foodservice industry, it’s a must attend event for consultants and end-users looking to stay ahead of the latest...

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15/03/2017 09:03
Hospitality Action is calling on foodservice and hospitality organisations throughout the UK to join their apprentices and personnel in development programmes, to organise a fundraising event or activity between March and September.

The activity should showcase initiative, imagination, organisational ability and skills, whilst also raising funds to help thousands of people in the industry who need support.

Penny Moore, CEO of Hospitality Action, says: “We are looking forward to hearing about some really creative,...

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Simon Frost: Newly appointed director of sales and chain accounts
14/03/2017 09:03
Hoshizaki UK, the manufacturer of commercial kitchen and foodservice equipment, has announced the appointment of Simon Frost CFSP as UK director of sales and chain accounts.

Frost will work closely with Steve Loughton who was recently appointed as director of Hoshizaki UK and Ireland.

Frost said: “I have knowledge of and a long standing affiliation with the Hoshizaki brands and the team, and am genuinely thrilled to be taking that relationship to the next...

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Premier Foods extends registration deadline for McDougalls Young Baking Team of the Year
13/03/2017 11:03
Premier Foods is giving school caterers more time to recruit a team of enthusiastic young bakers and enter its third annual McDougalls Young Baking Team of the Year competition due to popular demand.

The deadline for registration has now been extended by an extra two weeks, until March 31st.

Sarah Robb, channel marketing manager at Premier Foods, said: “We are thrilled this competition has excited caterers for the third year running and it is great to see so many schools keen to get...

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AHDB launches revamped QSM scheme
13/03/2017 09:03
AHDB Beef and Lamb, the organisation for beef and lamb levy payers in England, launched a revamped Quality Standard Mark (QSM) scheme in conjunction with a new team of ambassadors at Stoke Park Hotel, Buckinghamshire.

Chris Wheeler, current Cateys Hotel Chef of the Year and newly appointed AHDB ambassador, and butcher Jim McPhie, led a cooking and butchery class at the launch.

Chris Wheeler says: “At a time where consumers demand for quality, traceability and provenance is at a high, I’m thrilled to...

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