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07/11/2018 06:11
School Food Matters’ Young Marketeers programme has been shortlisted for the NatWest skills and opportunities fund.

The fund enables people in disadvantaged communities t develop, create or access the skills and opportunities they need to build their financial capability skills or to start or develop a new business now or in the future.   

The Young Marketeers programme sees young people become market...

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LACA
07/11/2018 06:11
The Lead Association for Catering in Education (LACA) has reacted to the Government’s Department of Health’s policy paper, which ‘sets out a vision for putting prevention at the heart of our nation’s health’.

Titled: ‘Prevention is better than cure; our vision to help you live well for longer’, the paper outlines the government’s plans to prevent health problems arising in the first place, including every day decisions, such as what people eat and drink.

LACA said: “LACA are pleased that the...

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LACA
06/11/2018 12:11
The hunt for Lead Association for Catering in Education’s (LACA) 2019 School Chef of the Year has reached the next stage, with around 50 school chefs qualified for the regional finals after the first round of judging.

Held in seven locations across Britain from the end of November 2018 to January 2019 with the chefs from all ten LACA regions, the event will allow them to showcase their skills when making their menus, which are expected to reflect the school standards to which every school in the country is...

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LACA
05/11/2018 10:11
Dolmio ready-to-use foodservice sauces have been rebranded to Dolmio Professional.

The varieties and original recipes will stay the same, meaning chefs can still use the sauces the same way they have previously.

Karen Green, marketing manager at Aimia foods, distributor of Mars Foodservice products, said: “Dolmio professional sauces retain all of the same qualities that...

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LACA
29/10/2018 08:10
HCL (Hertfordshire Catering Ltd) has launched an online allergy management portal, making it easier for parents to manage their children’s food intake.

The allergy management system was created to deliver full visibility to parents through an account-based platform that enables critical information to be updated, helping HCL, the school and the kitchen safeguard children with allergies and intolerances.

Ramatu Nguru, School Food...

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LACA
23/10/2018 08:10
Plymouth’s school meal provider, CATERed, has won three awards, two at the EDUcatering Excellence Awards and one at the Foodservice Cateys.

It won the Education Caterer of the Year at the Foodservice Cateys, and at the EDUcatering Excellence Awards, it walked away with the School Food Plan Award and the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) Excellence in School Food Award.

It was the first time the APPG on School Food has...

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LACA
22/10/2018 09:10
Cardiff County Council’s school holiday enrichment programme (SHEP) has won the CSR award at the Foodservice Cateys, held on 12 October.

The programme, which has been branded ‘Food and Fun’ at a local level, runs as a joint initiative between Education Catering at Cardiff Council, Cardiff and Vale UHB, Public Health Wales, Sport Cardiff and Food Cardiff.

The agencies and bodies offer a scheme of curriculum-based learning,...

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LACA
19/10/2018 11:10
Buying organisation, ESPO, has launched its catering services framework, available to use by any public body in the UK.

It is specifically designed for education customers and includes service providers who ‘are experts in their field and will tailor their catering service to meet specific requirements’. 

Service providers on the framework offer ‘all types’ of catering provisions, from dining room and...

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LACA
17/10/2018 06:10
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is requesting people's views on the food hygiene rating scheme's (FHRS) safeguards as part of its review.

The food hygiene rating scheme is a local authority and food standards agency partnership, which provides consumers with information about hygiene standards in in food premises, of which they are then given a rating of one to five, with five listed as ‘very good’.

In order to ensure that...

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LACA
15/10/2018 09:10
Hertfordshire Catering Ltd. (HCL) has added seven schools to its client list.

The new business has an overall value of £2.6million for HCL and brings the total number of schools catered for to 458 across eight authorities.

David Marney, head of sales at HCL, said: “Our state-of-the-art dining environment renovations, upscale food offer and expanding menu range is...

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