10 good reasons why you should become a LACA member
Campaigning and lobbying
LACA works with Government and Industry Associations to represent the catering in schools sector interests. One current project is protecting and increasing the UIFSM value into the next comprehensive spending review.
The Main Event
National School Meals Week
School Chef of the Year (SCOTY)
Regional networking events
Phone 0333 005 0226 to find your local regional chair for local information.
Comprehensive and interactive website
Which is an invaluable source of information and news about your industry. Newsletters, magazine and handbook keeping you up to date.
Learning and development
Easy to access on line learning for you and your team.
Setting the standards for key posts in the sector which helps to engage and motivate staff, raise morale and encourage teamwork. The standards will assist you with recruitment, selection and induction.
Seminars and events
Menu Checking Service
Included within your annual membership fee, LACA offers and organises the major events of the education catering industry;
Host a School Chef
Host a School Chef is firmly established as one of the most popular events in the school catering calendar. The promotion offers school chefs the opportunity to spend a day in the kitchen of some of the most exclusive restaurants in the country, working alongside some of the most celebrated chefs in the catering industry, demonstrating the breadth and depth of talent of today’s education caterers.
Professional Standards/Learning and Development
The School Workforce Professional Standards clearly define the professional requirements that underpin the delivery of quality school food and the knowledge, skills and behaviours that an individual needs to achieve the best standard of performance in their job role.
LACA Ltd., through Highfield Qualifications, offer and a suite of learning packages, each learner will receive a certificate on successful completion.
Food Safety - Levels 1,2 & 3, Health & Safety - Levels 1,2 & 3
Manual Handling - Level 1, Allergen Awareness - Level 1
Fire Safety - Level 2, Customer Service - Level 2
There are also a number of short courses on offer
As a member you will receive legislation updates, regular newsletters, School Caterer magazine and annual yearbook providing a valuable reference tool.
How to join
Types of Membership
This full membership category gives full voting rights and enables you to attend local branch meetings and obtain concessionary rates at the annual conference. Details of LACA events can either be sent to your business or home address.
This grade of membership is for people or businesses working with or supplying to local authority caterers. It would suit consultants to the sector, food and equipment suppliers and anyone else with an interest in this market place. It entitles you to all the benefits of individual membership except that you are unable to vote at meetings.
This is available to any catering organisation to enable them to involve their whole management team in the activities of LACA. The package is for five named members. All correspondence is sent to the Corporate Head Office.
LACA values the experience of its long term members and welcomes their continued involvement beyond retirement.
Annual Subscription Rates - 2019
|Membership fee||£ 77.50||£346.67||£258.33||£104.17||£ 24.17||£ 15.00|
|VAT 20%||£ 15.50||£ 69.33||£ 51.67||£ 20.83||£ 4.82||£ 3.00|
|TOTAL||£ 93.00||£ 416.00||£310.00||£125.00||£29.00||£ 18.00|
Annual Subscription Rates - 2020
|Membership fee||£79.17||£354.17||£264.17||£106.67||£ 25.00||£ 15.00|
|VAT 20%||£15.83||£70.83||£52.83||£21.33||£ 5.00||£ 3.00|
|TOTAL||£95.00||£ 425.00||£317.00||£128.00||£30.00||£ 18.00|
For more information contact 0333 005 0226 or email firstname.lastname@example.org