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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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LACA
10/07/2019 07:07
This morning (Wednesday 10 July) LACA opened it’s doors at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole to over 1300 attendees who will be attending the event over the next two days.

In addition to valuable networking opportunities, the event will be full of things for delegates to get stuck into, including the Education Catering Exhibition, LACALive, workshops and the association’s 30th Anniversary celebrations.

Speakers confirmed include Great British...

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LACA
08/07/2019 12:07
The long-awaited Healthy Schools Rating Scheme has today (8 July) been published by The Department for Education.

The voluntary scheme asks for schools to complete a survey with questions such as whether healthy eating is a curriculum policy, whether food is grown on-site for school meals and how much time is spent on PE during the week.

Schools taking part will get a bespoke report and a rating (...

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LACA
04/07/2019 06:07
Alaska Seafood brand ambassador Alyn Williams of Alyn Williams at The Westbury, Mayfair London, joined LACA’s School Chef of the Year Steven Cross, head chef at Park Community School to create a seafood menu.

Williams visited the school to co-host and deliver a focus group to 40 children aged between 11 and 14 years.

He said: “I thoroughly enjoyed working with Steven and his team to develop a series of seafood recipes.

“Our overall objective is to encourage healthy eating amongst...

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LACA
03/07/2019 10:07
Delegates have one week to register for LACA's Main Event and attend the live final of McDougalls Young Baking Team of the Year.

Held on the Thursday, the shortlisted schools, with teams of children between the ages of 7 and 11, will showcase their skills by baking either one sweet or one savoury recipe, including a product from the McDougalls Flours or Flour Based Mix range, in addition to including an ingredient that...

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LACA
03/07/2019 10:07
The one week countdown until the doors open to LACA's Main Event has begun.

The packed three-day event, starting on Wednesday 10 July will include an exhibition with over 160 suppliers, showcasing hundreds of products, services and innovations for the school meals sector in addition to the workshops being held that will help any school caterer. 

It will also...

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LACA
28/06/2019 06:06
System management company, SchoolGrid, has been announced as a LACA Partner.

As part of the partnership, the company offers a free menu planning, costing, allergy analysis and recipe management software called ‘MenuGrid’ to all Local Authorities who are LACA members.  The package includes over 1000 tried and tested, recipes, which can ‘easily’ be added to.

Dugald...

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LACA
27/06/2019 10:06
LACA has reacted to the news that there will be the first major review of the UK food system in nearly 75 years.

National chair, Michal Hales, said: “LACA welcomes the announcement of the new National Food Strategy which will review the food system in England to ensure that it is fit for the 21st century.

“We...

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School Chef of the Year’ develops fish dishes using Young’s Alaska pollock and pink salmon pieces
27/06/2019 05:06
LACA's South West School Chef of the Year winner 2019, Dave Leeper, has worked with Young’s Foodservice to develop a range of cost effective and simple to produce recipes utilising Alaska pollock and pink salmon pieces.

Leeper is employed and based at The Trafalgar School at Downtown and has been a 'great advocate' for broadening children’s tastes and ensuring they receive a balanced diet at school.

Leeper is 'full of tips' for creating nutritious and affordable meals like his gluten free cornflake crumb...

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