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29/11/2018 09:11
The winner of the South East School Chef of the Year sponsored by McDougalls has been announced.

The overall winner was Josefine Austin from Hindhead, Surrey and employed by Surrey Commercial Services.

Based at Beacon Hill Primary School, her winning dishes were: Swedish meatballs – beef meatballs served with mashed potatoes, carrot and courgette ribbons with a creamy sauce.

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LACA
28/11/2018 11:11
The School Chef of the Year 2019 sponsored by McDougalls East of England regional final winner has been revealed as Katherine Bridge of HCL.

Based at Breachwood Green JMI School in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, she won with a Korean flapjack pork served with steamed bao bun, sweet potato noodles and kimchi rainbow vegetable salad.

Her dessert was Jaffa mousse brownie with a piped lace biscuit and a chocolate brownie base with a...

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LACA
22/11/2018 12:11
More details for the School Chef of the Year (SCOTY) regional finals have been announced.

Sponsored by McDougalls, the regional finals will take place between November and January with the national final in March.

In addition to the dates and locations of the finals, the contestants’ organisation, name, school and menu for each region has been revealed.

To view the...

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LACA
21/11/2018 09:11
LACA has responded to the government's energy drinks consultation, which has been asking for views on banning energy drink sales to children.

As part of the government's plan to reduce childhood obesity and other health problems in children, it has been asking organisations and businesses its opinions on the subject.

In its response, LACA has said that the age limit for energy drinks should be 18 and that the prohibition should...

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LACA
20/11/2018 10:11
Today (20 November) LACA will visit the House of Commons at part of National School Meals Week (NSMW).

It will engage with MPs and Peers as they sample the very best of school meals from a specially designed 25th anniversary menu in the aptly named Jubilee Room.

The lunch will enforce the message of the importance of a hot, nourishing meal in the middle of the day to ‘power’...

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20/11/2018 09:11
School meals organisation LACA will be focusing on two issues over the coming year – universal infact free school meals and fast food restaurants near schools, reports David Foad.

Lead Association for Catering in Education (LACA) chair Michael Hales told members that the organisation will be concentrating its fire power on campaigning to expand the scope of universal infant free school meals (UIFSM) and on tackling the growing number of fast food restaurants springing up...

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LACA
20/11/2018 06:11
To mark the 25th anniversary of National School Meals Week (NSMW) last week (12-16 November), Havering Council gave 13 of its longest serving dinner supervisors a chance to relax and let someone serve them instead.

With nearly 400 years of cooking experience and 23.3million meals between them, they were treated to afternoon tea on behalf of the borough to say thank-you.

Andrew Blake-Herbert, chief executive of Havering Council, said: “We have some amazing dinner supervisors who have shown pure...

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LACA
15/11/2018 09:11
Quorn has partnered with SIPS Catering to treat pupils at a West Midlands Primary School to a series of interactive sessions yesterday (14 November), in celebration of National School Meals Week (NSMW).

With the help of Quorn Superheroes, Hope and Max, the children and staff from Crocketts Community School in Sandwell, West Midlands, enjoyed hands-on activities, including cookery demonstrations, tastings, and educational talks on the health benefits of Quorn for both them and the planet....

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LACA
15/11/2018 06:11
Hertfordshire Catering Limited (HCL) and Peartree Spring Primary School in Stevenage hosted a breakfast celebration in support of LACA’s National School Meals Week (NSMW) yesterday morning (14 November).

HCL planned the Powered by School Meals event which ‘energised’ pupils from an early 7.45am start this morning, together with presenting five important ‘Powered by School Meals’ messages, emphasising the positive effects of a healthy, nutritious school meal at lunchtime.

Ian Hamilton, CEO...

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LACA
14/11/2018 10:11
There has been a ‘huge’ increase in spend on Scottish meat by local authorities holding the Food for Life Served Here award for their school meals.

Released to celebrate Roast Dinner Day today (14 November), it revealed that Edinburgh City Council’s schools spent almost £220,000 on scotch beef PGI, scotch lamb PGI and specially slected pork in 2016/17, compared to just over £16,000 in 2013/14.

Edinburgh City Council has been working...

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