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Skelmersdale based Mellors Catering Services have announced the launch of the Big Red Bus that will go on a month-long tour.
19/06/2019 08:06
Skelmersdale based Mellors Catering Services have announced the launch of the Big Red Bus that will go on a month-long tour.

The traditional double decker bus is kitted out with a kitchen facility and has an upstairs dining area for 32 people.

It will tour schools and businesses across the North of England, the Midlands and Wales to provide an 'extra special' dining experience to Mellors customers.


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EAT. food poverty holiday hunger Fit and fed
19/06/2019 05:06
EAT. is partnering with Fit and Fed, an innovative holiday programme led by StreetGames, to launch a summer campaign highlighting the risk of holiday hunger and inactivity.

The campaign will run from 19 June until 31 August and is aiming to raise £25,000 for charity. Four Fit and Fed products will be on sale at all EAT. stores across the UK, with 25p of each sale going to charity.

Holiday hunger is where low-income families are unable to properly feed their...

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18/06/2019 06:06
Global services company, Sodexo, has raised £1,000 in partnership with its client Oasis Academies in support of the relief efforts for cyclone-hit Mozambique.

In the run up to World Health Day in April, Sodexo worked with the Oasis schools where it provides catering services and pledged to donate 20p for every hot meal sold. Across 31 secondary and 13 primary schools, over 3,000 meals were sold. 

Mozambique has suffered devastating damages from...

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Electrolux Professional launch combi ovens buyer’s guide schools Michelin-starred
17/06/2019 05:06
In a bid to help chefs and distributors navigate the array of options and make the right purchasing decision, Electrolux Professional has launched a new combi ovens buyer’s guide.

Combi Ovens are the 'versatile heartbeat' of a modern kitchen offering a range of features which are beneficial to nearly every kitchen, from Michelin-starred restaurants through to school canteens.

The guide covers why a combi oven is such a powerful weapon in a chef’s armoury and...

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13/06/2019 08:06
Overweight four-year-olds more than double their risk of high blood pressure if they have not lost the weight by age six, raising the odds of future heart attacks and strokes, according to a new study.

Published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), the study found that compared to children who keep a healthy weight between ages four and six, those with new or persistent excess weight as measured by BMI (body mass...

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12/06/2019 10:06
With only four weeks to go until the highly anticipated Main Event, LACA is reminding its members to book their places now.

Along with the Awards for Excellence, Education Catering Exhibition and Finishing Touches competition, there is a series of free to attend workshops on Wednesday 10 July.

 The workshops include:  

  • Tendering & procurement including use of existing templates and frameworks
  • ...
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11/06/2019 09:06
Year on year foodservice inflation fell back in April from March, but price rises on hot and soft drinks have kept the total basket of goods static month on month, the Foodservice Price Index from Prestige Purchasing and CGA has revealed.

It found that soft drinks saw high levels of inflation, following reduced demand for high-sugar drinks in the wake of the government’s sugar tax, and increased costs from investment in more environmentally friendly packaging after widespread scrutiny of single-use plastics.

The extra...

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Love British Food British
11/06/2019 05:06
The British Food Fortnight competition, run in association with the Co-op, is looking for the best community celebration of British food in schools, hospitals, care homes and restaurants to take part within the fortnight 21 September to 6 October.

The competition, in its seventh year, is still growing, as more people want to celebrate the food produced in their region.  Previous winners include 2018 winners Hampshire who delivered British meals to over 450 schools across the county, and organised interactive foodie activity with...

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10/06/2019 06:06
Adults and children who don’t get enough sleep risk making less healthy food choices and an increased risk of obesity, British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) research has revealed.

It found that 43% of adults reported sleeping less than the recommended minimum of 7 hours on the previous night, and that 32% of primary and 70% of secondary school children reported sleeping less than 9 hours on the previous night, despite emerging research linking poor sleep quality to less...

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veg City cahllenge Grab'n'go Brighton Michael Bremmer competitive cook-off
10/06/2019 05:06
Brighton & Hove City Council and Brighton & Hove Food partnership (BHFP), Cost Sector Catering 2019 ‘Team of the Year’ winners, have made a joint pledge to encourage people to eat more vegetables through the Veg City Challenge.

The Veg City Challenge wants contestants to create an 'innovative' grab’n’go recipe that is 'packed' with vegetables. All participants are required to submit a fully costed recipe by Monday 8 July 2019. The winning recipe will be championed and trialed at secondary schools, venues and food...

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