July 2019

Industry
LACA Awards for Excellence 2019 winners
12/07/2019 09:07
The winners of this year's LACA Awards for Excellence were announced last night, honouring the best individuals and teams working in the UK school meals sector.

Chair Michael Hales found himself unable to decide between two deserving candidates for the Chair's Award and made the decision to make two separate awards, one to long-time LACA supporter and School Chef of the Year judge Carol Harwood, and one to Gavin Squires of Bidfood, who was praised for...

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Independents by Sodexo wins £4.25m five-year contract for Worcester school
12/07/2019 05:07
Independents by Sodexo, has been awarded a five-year contract to manage the catering and cleaning services at The King’s School in Worcester.

The new £4.25 million contract will see Independents by Sodexo introduce dishes with a focus on fresh, nutritious and seasonal food from the 1 September. The 29-strong cleaning services team will use environmentally friendly and ‘innovative’ cleaning solutions.

Jeremy Alderton, managing...

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Wholesaler, Bidfood teams up with Middlesex Cricket for ‘CrickEAT’ event
12/07/2019 05:07
Bidfood has teamed up with Middlesex Cricket to show school children how to cook a range of healthy and nutritious meals as part of their CrickEAT event held at the President’s box at Lords.

The CrickEAT campaign aims to keep young people active and healthy during the summer holidays and to educate them about the importance of exercise and a balanced diet. Former England captain Mike Gatting gave a speech about the importance of a healthy lifestyle.  

Tim Adams, director of...

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LACA
11/07/2019 12:07
Yesterday (Wednesday 10 July) LACA’s annual main event kicked off with what is expected to be ‘the best one yet’.

The education catering exhibition welcomed exhibitors over three rooms, treating delegates and visitors to the newest innovations in school food and the catering sector, including new food, payment systems and equipment. 

Also on day one was a selection of workshops to...

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LACA
11/07/2019 06:07
LACA’s School Chef of the Year competition has been launched yesterday (Wednesday 10 July) at its annual Main Event.

McDougalls from Premier Foods returning as sponsor for 2020 and have provided a  list of products for competitors to include in their menus, which should reflect the school food standards.

Entrants have 90 minutes to prepare, cook and serve an imaginative, school compliant two course menu...

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