March 2019

Limit school lunch portions to save money, say government cost-cutting advisers

29/03/2019 10:03
Schools have been told to cut costs by limiting lunch portions by the under secretary of state for the school system, Lord Agnew’s, cost-cutting consultants.

Reports seen by Schools Week revealed that the ‘school resource management advisers (SMA) showed that the proposal for cutting portion size was made after an adviser reviewed the trust’s catering with the chain’s business manager and found that ‘there was a large amount of waste’.

But the...


Fun Friday Food Facts 2019 Vol. 13

29/03/2019 09:03
As if a sunny Friday wasn't enough, we've got some food facts to brighten your day even more!
  • The first colour advert on television was for Birds Eye frozen peas – back in 1969.
  • Mushrooms share more DNA with humans than with vegetables.
  • Napoleon Bonaparte found licorice soothing during battle, allegedly eating so much that his teeth turned black.
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British cuisine least popular across Europe

29/03/2019 08:03
Data has revealed that British cuisine is the least popular across Europe, whereas Italian is the most loved.

Whilst there are over 11,000 Italian restaurants across the continent’s capital cities, British pub grub is only loved by the UK, with only 1.8% of restaurants across Europe selling it.

When it comes to the breakdown, there are 3793 Italian restaurants in Rome, 1529 in London, 1157 in...

Classeq introduces LCD digital displays

29/03/2019 08:03
Warewashing manufacturer, Classeq, has introduced new upgraded LCD digital display technology to its range of standard models, further to the successful adoption of LCDs across its DUO range.

All Classeq’s entry machines will now feature, as standard, button controls with universally recognised symbols and LCD digital displays.

Control panels will show machine operating temperatures, rinse and wash tank temperatures and chemical usage.

In addition, operators can choose...

Arena networking event to take place at Twickenham Stadium

29/03/2019 06:03
Arena has announced that its next networking event will be held behind the Scenes at Twickenham, 9.30am - 3.30pm on Friday 10 May.

It will include an ‘exclusive’ tour of the stadium including the new East Stand and its catering facilities.

It will also give an insight into delivering ‘world-class’ hospitality at the stadium from Chris Garside, the managing director of Compass Group UK & Ireland, and Jonathan...


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