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Ealing Schools Catering Committee meals tender
07/06/2019 05:06
The 57 schools that comprise the Ealing School Catering Committee (ESCC) in London are looking for contract caterers to bid to deliver its new ‘foodservice vision 2020’.

Current turnover is estimated at £6.7m and all but four of the schools in the consortium have their own on-site cooking facilities.

ESCC’s ‘foodservice vision 2020’ includes the introduction of a speedy payment and parent communication system, allergen and special diet delivery to ‘best...

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food allergy Institute science technology fact sheet reliable
06/06/2019 05:06
To celebrate the first ever World Food Safety Day, Institute of Food Science & Technology (IFST) has released a new Food Science Fact Sheet on Food Allergies.

It will provide the public with ‘clear, concise and scientifically reliable’ information on allergies.

As food allergies can be problematic for both consumers and those who manage food businesses, the fact sheet answers the following questions:

  • What is a food allergy?
  • ...
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05/06/2019 10:06
The nominees have been announced for the LACA Awards for Excellence, taking place at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole between Wednesday 10 and Friday 12 July.

The nominees are:

LACA Apprentice/Trainee Award 2019, sponsored by Promise Gluten Free

  • Daisy Lord, Vertas
  • Callum Oliver, Derbyshire CC
  • Hannah Wright, Leicestershire Traded Services

LACA Catering Business of the Year Award...

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05/06/2019 09:06
Services provider, ISS, has challenged its stakeholders to stop at least 80,000 items becoming waste this World Environment Day (5 June).

Its third annual global ‘Zero Waste Challenge’ (ZWC) is open to all individuals and organisations and is the brainchild of the Waste Services division at ISS UK.

The initiative asks all involved to reduce waste produced on the day, with activities as large or as small as each pledgee can...

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03/06/2019 09:06
Frozen food manufacturer, Glendale Foods, has announced the appointment of Victoria Paget as business development manager.

With over twenty five years in the food industry Victoria has been involved in catering management, consultancy, sales and training, national key accounts, food safety and nutrition training.

She joins Glendale’s to focus on the education and health sector and own label manufacturing....

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Essential Cuisine summer superfoods
30/05/2019 10:05
A chef-focused, productivity-boosting recipe guide that uses ingredients that ‘not only offer a timely flavour lift, but could help brighten the moods of diners too’, has been unveiled by stocks and sauces specialist Essential Cuisine.

The company’s senior business development chef Jonathan Harvey-Barnes, one of team behind the recipe book, said: “Hopefully this new guide goes a long way to proving the sheer versatility of some of our best loved products.

“There are certain sectors – B&I, education – where using...

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29/05/2019 08:05
The Catering Equipment Suppliers Association (CESA) has released a guide aimed at foodservice operators, distributors and consultants about how to reduce food waste.

It contains a summary of the legislation and details the best ways for operators in all sectors to comply with requirements, and shows steps they can take to improve overall efficiency.

Many businesses are not aware of the true costs of food waste, from the cost of uneaten food to those...

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28/05/2019 08:05
Premier Foods has announced the five shortlisted schools for its McDougalls Young Baking Team of the Year competition.
  • Ryhill Junior Infant and Nursery School
  • St Martin and St Mary C of E School
  • Cherry Burton School
  • Woodlands Primary School
  • Kingstone Academy Trust.

The shortlisted schools will compete in a live final held at catering exhibition LACA’s The...

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23/05/2019 08:05
Hertfordshire Catering Ltd (HCL), the school catering service in Hertfordshire celebrated the talent of its staff at an awards evening, on Friday 17 May at Ashridge House, Berkhamsted.

All 36 shortlisted nominees, and those who nominated them, attended the Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony hosted by Paul Martin, a ‘master magician and mind reader’, a member of the Magic Circle AIMC with Silver Star.

The 14 category awards were presented to those who had provided ‘...

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22/05/2019 06:05
It’s your last chance to enter LACA’s finishing touches competition, with entries closing on Friday (24 May).

Co-run by LACA and the Craft Guild of Chef, the Finishing Touches culinary salon takes place during this year’s LACA: The Main Event (10-11 July) – providing entrants the chance to show off their skills.

Now in its 12th year, the competition is aimed at all levels of staff employed across...

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