‘Fresssh’ Canteen launched at Dereham Neatherd High School

28/02/2019 09:02
School meal provider, Norse Catering, has launched its new brand ‘Fresssh’ for students at Dereham Neatherd on Monday 25 February.

As well as the change in branding, the lunchtime menu has been ‘transformed’ with a new range of ‘street’ and ‘bowl’ food created by Norse development chef, Gary Dyos, to replicate current and emerging food trends found on the high street.

New dishes include Panko-Crumbed Chicken with...


Celebrate International School Meals Day 2019

19/02/2019 10:02
Caterers are being encouraged to celebrate International School Meals Day (ISMD) on 14 March 2019.

The theme for 2019 is ‘Who makes my meal’ and hopes to encourage young people to think about their favourite foods, where it comes from and who provides it. 

Launched in 2013, the day aims to raise awareness of the importance of the nutritional quality of school meal programs worldwide,...


Competition Tilda Together returns with Mary’s Meals

18/02/2019 09:02
Competition Tilda Together is back with charity Mary’s Meals and holds the chance for one school to win £500 and a Tilda Together Day.

Now in its fourth year, Tilda Together focuses on the role nutrition can play in healthy bodies and healthy minds and will see Tilda Foodservice partner with school-feeding charity, Mary’s Meals.

The competition is open for entry to both primary and secondary schools.

Along with...


School meals and disability champion Arnold Fewell dies

Arnold Fewell AVF Marketing
14/02/2019 16:02
Arnold Fewell, who came up with the original idea for National School Meals Week in 1993, has died. He was 67 and had been ill with cancer.

Karen Fewell, Arnold’s eldest daughter said: “As a family we are incredibly proud of all dad has achieved during his career and his passion and determination to improve services for disabled people has inspired so many. Throughout his illness, dad continued to work and has been so determined to...


Nominations open for LACA Awards for Excellence

14/02/2019 06:02
The nominations for the LACA Awards for Excellence are now open.

With entries open until 12 Noon on Friday 26 April, the awards acknowledge individuals and teams who continue to make a real difference to education catering. 

LACA believes that good management, strong performances and high achievements deserve to be recognised and acknowledgement of...


Chartwells achieves sugar reduction goal ahead of schedule

13/02/2019 09:02
Education caterer, Chartwells, has achieved its target to reduce sugar from its menus by 20% a year ahead of its deadline.

Public Health England’s Sugar Reduction Progress report requires school caters to reduce the level of sugar by 20% as part of a the wider government programme  ‘Childhood obesity: A plan for Action’.

Richard Taylor, managing director at Chartwells said: “We take our responsibility as a...


Get involved with National Vegetarian Week

12/02/2019 09:02
Caterers across the country are being encouraged by the Vegetarian Society to get involved in National Vegetarian Week, running from the 13-19 May.

National Vegetarian week has been urging people to try ’50 veggie things in May’ and for businesses to use the concept as a promotional tool in addition to using the week as a  ‘great time to perfect your vegetarian offering and maximise plant-based food sales.’

Graham Drummond, from the...


Local Food Links wins Scale Up Business of the Year Award

11/02/2019 06:02
School meals provider and social enterprise, Local Food Links (LFL) has won the Federation of Small Businesses Scale Up Business of the Year award in the South West and will now go on to compete in the national finals in May.

It said that the ‘entire firm is feeling very proud’.

LFL has opened a new hub kitchen in Weymouth and has been supplying 15 additional schools from September 2018, taking the total number of schools it works with up to 50. 

LFL predicted that it will serve 1,534,000 meals in the...


Rotherham Council’s school catering service achieves Food for Life award

08/02/2019 06:02
Rotherham Council’s Riverside Catering, which supplies meals for 66 primary schools across the borough, has achieved Bronze Certification under the Food for Life Served Here Award.

Food for Life Served Here provides independent endorsement that Riverside Catering is meeting the school food standards by serving food prepared from fresh, sustainable and locally sourced ingredients.

A presentation took place at Anston Hillcrest School on Friday 25 January, when the...


Local Food Links becomes finalist in Scale Up Business of The Year awards

14/01/2019 08:01
Independent school meals service, Local Food Links (LFL), has become a south west-area finalist in the Federation for Small Businesses’ Scale Up Awards.

Chief executive Caroline Morgan said: 
“This is fantastic news and a wonderful start to the New Year. Our Weymouth expansion has required a tremendous amount of hard work by the entire team.  We are so pleased that that this has been recognised and that we have been shortlisted for this award.  ...



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