January 2019

Industry
31/01/2019 08:01
Four ‘leading’ UK caterers - Compass Group UK & Ireland, Caterlink, Olive Catering and Vertas – have committed to increase vegetable consumption in the UK by signing up to The Food Foundation's ‘Peas Please’ initiative.

The news follows the launch of Veg Power and ITV’s ‘Eat Them To Defeat Them’ advertising campaign, with a total 14 of catering companies now signed up to the campaign since it launched it 2017.

As part of their pledge, Compass Group, school specialist Caterlink and the University of West...

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LACA
30/01/2019 11:01
This year’s LACA School Chef of the Year winner will be the 25th to join the line up of previous winners as LACA celebrates the silver jubilee of the competition.

LACA are looking to recognise previous winners at this year’s national final, taking place on Thursday 7 March at Stratford Manor Hotel and are looking for your help in tracing some of the early winners.  See the attached document below to view the full roll of honour over the last quarter...

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LACA
29/01/2019 11:01
Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) has been announced as LACA’s Host A School Chef Sponsor for 2019.

Now in its sixth year, the programme offers school chefs opportunities to work in some of the most exclusive restaurants and venues in the country working alongside some of the most celebrated chefs in the catering industry, demonstrating the breadth and depth of talent of education caterers....

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Industry
29/01/2019 06:01
Premier Foods has shown its commitment to boosting children’s confidence by appointing clinical psychologist, Professor Tanya Byron, as this year’s guest judge for McDougalls Young Baking Team.

Bringing her expertise in confidence to the competition, the company said the decision follows feedback showing that the competition is “great for building children’s confidence.”

Byron said: “I’m so thrilled to have been invited to guest judge this year’s competition.

“It’s so...

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Industry
28/01/2019 10:01
The influence of ‘big food’ - such as global companies and manufacturers - must be 'curbed' if obesity, malnutrition and climate change are to be tackled, a report has claimed.

Overconsumption of junk food and not having enough to eat are two sides of the malnutrition coin, said a commission of experts brought together by the Lancet medical journal.

A third major global problem is interlinked – climate change, that the report said is ‘worsened’ by food...

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