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Food industry leaders warn of higher food prices without EU workers

Food industry leaders warn of higher food prices without EU workers
09/12/2016 09:12
Food and drink companies have warned that the UK will face higher food prices and less choice without access to workers from the EU.

The warning was issued in a letter published by The Guardian and has been signed by industry leaders such as Ian Wright, director general of the Food and Drink Federation; Kate Nicholls, ALMR chief executive; and Gavin Partington, director general of British Soft Drinks Association.

The...

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Barking & Dagenham Catering treat competition winners to prehistoric adventure

Barking & Dagenham Catering treat competition winners to prehistoric adventure
08/12/2016 11:12
Barking & Dagenham Catering Services took pupils at Rush Green Primary School on a prehistoric adventure to promote healthy school meals.

On the competition day, which was held in October, a special dinosaur themed menu was served across primary schools in the borough, including a mash potato volcano with baked bean lava and a T-Rex biscuit.

Rush Green were the overall winners for achieving the highest increase in school...

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Public sector catering's most influential Top 20 revealed

08/12/2016 09:12
The decision of a panel of independent judges is in and we can reveal public sector catering’s Top 20 ‘most influential’ people in 2016.

The eighth annual listing of Cost Sector Catering’s Top 20 continues to reflect the major concerns felt across the industry.

With the much-delayed launch of the Government’s Childhood Obesity Plan the focus of much comment and criticism, it is no surprise that this year’s list features...

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Commercial Kitchen Show expands at NEC Birmingham

Commercial Kitchen show expands at NEC Birmingham
05/12/2016 09:12
Commercial Kitchen Show is set to expand when it returns to the NEC Birmingham on June 6th-7th for its second year.

The event will now accommodate over 100 equipment manufacturers, suppliers and distributors thanks to a 25% increase in exhibitors.

Group event director Chris Brazier, said: “The exceptional success of the launch event resulted in over half of our founding exhibitors re-booking stands...

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HCL achieves silver Food for Life Catering Mark

HCL achieves silver Food for Life Catering Mark
02/12/2016 08:12
Education catering specialist, HCL (Hertfordshire Catering Limited) has achieved the Soil Association’s silver Food for Life Catering Mark for serving fresh and healthy meals in schools across Hertfordshire.

Sarah Baldwin, food development manager at HCL, said: “Our staff work incredibly hard to ensure that the food we serve is the best quality possible. This accreditation recognises their hard work and our commitment to providing our customers with good quality food that supports local producers...

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Mellors helps schools raise money for Water for Kids charity

Mellors helps schools raise money for Water for Kids charity
01/12/2016 08:12
Contract caterer Mellors Catering Services together with Consett Academy and North Durham Academy have raised over £1,000 for the national charity, Water for Kids during the last school year.

Mellors agreed that they would donate 5p for every bottle of still water sold to the academies’ chosen charity.

The Water for Kids charity helps young people have access to safe water for the first time and is holding a reception at the House of Commons in Westminster today. Mellors will...

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Brookwood Partnership celebrates 20 years

Brookwood Partnership celebrates 20 years
01/12/2016 08:12
Education caterer The Brookwood Partnership recently celebrated 20 years in the industry at its annual conference.

Managing partner Sue Parfett, said: “In the beginning, it was just the three of us. We opened our first contract at short notice and just after Christmas.  We didn’t have any employees. So we did all the work between us and had one of the best, most enjoyable days we have ever had. 

“It...

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HCL chief executive presented with MBE

24/11/2016 16:11
Hertfordshire Catering Limited’s (HCL) chief executive, Lin O’Brien has been presented with an MBE by Prince William at Buckingham Palace.

O’Brien was named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list in July, recognising the significant contribution she has made to the education sector.

Lin O’Brien MBE, said: “It is a great privilege and pleasure for me, both professionally and personally, to receive this MBE. I have been very...

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Pritchitts extends its Viva Daily Win promotion

10/01/2011 23:01

Pritchitts' Viva Daily Win, a scheme to encourage secondary school students to drink more milk by offering them the chance to win an iPod shuffle every school day, has been extended to January 31st 2011.

To be in with a chance of winning all they need to do is go online at www....

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