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Hospitality careers in need of a re-brand, according to new research
26/06/2019 05:06
Over half of 16-20-year-olds wouldn’t consider a career in hospitality, research from HIT Training and Get My First Job has found.

It found that 53% of 16-20-year-olds wouldn’t consider a career in the hospitality industry because it’s seen as ‘a stepping stone to another career’, as having ‘limited career prospects’ and viewed as ‘a part-time job while studying’.

The research found as many as three in five know what...

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25/06/2019 08:06
A new law requiring food businesses to include full ingredients labelling on pre-packaged foods has been announced by the government.

The environment secretary, Michael Gove, has announced plans to introduce ‘Natasha’s Law’ by summer 2021 in an effort to protect food allergy sufferers.

Named after Natasha Ednan-Laperouse who died after suffering an allergic reaction to a Pret a Manger baguette, the new law will ‘...

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UK Hospitality welcomes Scotland food education programme
25/06/2019 05:06
UKHospitality, the trade body that represents the UK’s hospitality sector, has welcomed the launch of the Good Food Futures programme that is designed to teach children and young people about Scotland’s food industry.

The Good Food Futures programme, backed by £1 million of investment, aims to give children a greater understanding of where food comes from and the many career opportunities available in the industry.

The programme will also include more farm visits, healthy cooking lessons and put more...

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ISS crowns their School Chef of the Year 2019
24/06/2019 05:06
Cameron Dunbar, chef at The Hayesbrook School in Tonbridge, Kent, was awarded the top prize at the annual ISS Education Chef of the Year (COTY) competition.

The competition takes school chefs out of their comfort zone and challenges them to create fine dining calibre dishes.

In the final the contestants had to use their ingenuity to create an improvised dish from a mystery box of ingredients. He prepared a pan-fried duck breast on a bed of...

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Skelmersdale based Mellors Catering Services have announced the launch of the Big Red Bus that will go on a month-long tour.
19/06/2019 08:06
Skelmersdale based Mellors Catering Services have announced the launch of the Big Red Bus that will go on a month-long tour.

The traditional double decker bus is kitted out with a kitchen facility and has an upstairs dining area for 32 people.

It will tour schools and businesses across the North of England, the Midlands and Wales to provide an 'extra special' dining experience to Mellors customers.

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EAT. food poverty holiday hunger Fit and fed
19/06/2019 05:06
EAT. is partnering with Fit and Fed, an innovative holiday programme led by StreetGames, to launch a summer campaign highlighting the risk of holiday hunger and inactivity.

The campaign will run from 19 June until 31 August and is aiming to raise £25,000 for charity. Four Fit and Fed products will be on sale at all EAT. stores across the UK, with 25p of each sale going to charity.

Holiday hunger is where low-income families are unable to properly feed their...

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18/06/2019 06:06
Global services company, Sodexo, has raised £1,000 in partnership with its client Oasis Academies in support of the relief efforts for cyclone-hit Mozambique.

In the run up to World Health Day in April, Sodexo worked with the Oasis schools where it provides catering services and pledged to donate 20p for every hot meal sold. Across 31 secondary and 13 primary schools, over 3,000 meals were sold. 

Mozambique has suffered devastating damages from...

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13/06/2019 08:06
Overweight four-year-olds more than double their risk of high blood pressure if they have not lost the weight by age six, raising the odds of future heart attacks and strokes, according to a new study.

Published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), the study found that compared to children who keep a healthy weight between ages four and six, those with new or persistent excess weight as measured by BMI (body mass...

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11/06/2019 09:06
Year on year foodservice inflation fell back in April from March, but price rises on hot and soft drinks have kept the total basket of goods static month on month, the Foodservice Price Index from Prestige Purchasing and CGA has revealed.

It found that soft drinks saw high levels of inflation, following reduced demand for high-sugar drinks in the wake of the government’s sugar tax, and increased costs from investment in more environmentally friendly packaging after widespread scrutiny of single-use plastics.

The extra...

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Love British Food British
11/06/2019 05:06
The British Food Fortnight competition, run in association with the Co-op, is looking for the best community celebration of British food in schools, hospitals, care homes and restaurants to take part within the fortnight 21 September to 6 October.

The competition, in its seventh year, is still growing, as more people want to celebrate the food produced in their region.  Previous winners include 2018 winners Hampshire who delivered British meals to over 450 schools across the county, and organised interactive foodie activity with...

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