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Welsh Region’s stars
10/01/2017 14:01
LACA’s Welsh Region held its annual awards for achievements in education catering at the Vale Resort Hotel in the Vale of Glamorgan on October 20th

Members from throughout LACA’s Welsh Region gathered at the Vale Resort Hotel to pay tribute to the area’s stand-out performers at the annual award ceremony.

The Welsh Chairman’s Award went jointly to Kate Davies of Caerphilly CBC and Judith Gregory of Cardiff Council.

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LACA
Best of the west
10/01/2017 14:01
LACA’s West Midlands Region celebrated the efforts of members at a recent Gala Dinner and Awards event.

West Midlands members gathered at the Chateau Impney Hotel, in Worcestershire, on October 14th to honour the region’s top performers at its first annual awards event.

Jackie Foster, for LACA, said: "These are the people that have made a huge contribution towards maintaining the high...

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Industry
APSE seminar to address the challenges of change
09/01/2017 09:01
The Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) will hold a seminar at the end of the month that will address the constant challenges of change in local authority facilities management.

Taking place on January 26th – 27th at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Durham, the seminar will address topics such as the importance of professional standards, innovating in catering services, and marketing your FM and catering service.

This seminar brings together speakers from facilities...

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Industry
British Lion warns against oversimplifying egg products
05/01/2017 11:01
British Lion egg processors are warning retailers, food manufacturers and caterers that they are potentially putting themselves at risk by specifying non-UK egg products.

Ian Jones, chairman of British Lion egg processors, said: “There is a common misconception within the industry that non-UK processed egg can offer similar guarantees of food safety to those products produced under the British Lion mark.  

“When you move away from the controls and...

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Industry
Bidvest unveils top food trends for 2017
05/01/2017 09:01
Bidvest Foodservice has revealed that British, American and Oriental are the top three food trends for 2017.

The foodservice company predicts that more consumers will be seeking out and supporting local products in post-Brexit Britain. There will also be a movement towards discovering food from the Americas, including Mexican, Caribbean and Hawaiian. Korean and other Asian food origins will also begin...

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Industry
Welsh holiday schemes to get £500,000 of funding
04/01/2017 09:01
Kirsty Williams AM, the Welsh education secretary, has announced funding of £500,000 for school holiday food and fun clubs.

The funding will support holiday schemes across Wales that help feed and entertain children outside of term time.

The BBC reports that Williams, said: "Children who benefit from free school breakfasts and lunches often miss meals and go hungry once their school closes for the holidays,...

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Industry
McDougalls Young Baking Team of the Year returns
04/01/2017 07:01
Premier Foods has opened online registration for its 2017 McDougalls Young Baking Team of the Year competition.

Sarah Robb, channel marketing manager at Premier Foods, said: “After being blown away by the creativity we have seen over the last two years, we are extremely excited to be launching this competition.

“We are passionate about helping to inspire children to cook through the McDougalls...

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Industry
Patricia Fellows awarded MBE in 2017 New Year’s Honours List
03/01/2017 10:01
Patricia Fellows, school meals adviser and former LACA chair, has been awarded an MBE in the 2017 New Year’s Honours List for her services to education.

Fellows was chair of LACA from 1994-96 and now holds a consultancy role on school meals for the association.

Restaurateurs Mark Hix, Tony Singh, Nicholas Jones and caterer Simon Dougan were all awarded MBEs. Keith Bott from Titanic Brewery, was also awarded an MBE for services to the...

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Industry
03/01/2017 09:01
Children are eating half of their recommended daily intake of sugar at breakfast alone, according to new research by Public Health England.

The research found that the average child consumes the equivalent of 11g of sugar at breakfast and by the end of the day more than three times the recommended limit.

The study, taken from the annual National Diet and Nutrition Survey, also found that the majority (eight out of ten)...

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Industry
23/12/2016 09:12
Linda Cregan, chief executive officer of the Children’s Food Trust and co-chair of the School Food Plan Alliance, and Sharon Hodgson MP, APPG on School Food, will both take part in the Westminster Food & Nutrition Forum Keynote Seminar in June.

Sara Jayne Stanes, chief executive, The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts and ehief executive, Adopt a School Trust and Amena Warner, head of clinical services, Allergy UK will also be on the panel.

The Childhood Obesity Plan, current food standards, and food education & industry...

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