Latest news

LACA
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...

Read more
Industry
Independents by Sodexo health wellbeing nutrition resilience
18/02/2019 06:02
International services provider Sodexo’s private school arm has hosted events that gathered experts to discuss the health and wellbeing of young people.

The two symposia – one in Scotland, one in England – aimed to share best practice and initiatives.

Jeremy Alderton, managing director for Independents by Sodexo, said: “With a lack of exercise and excessive portion sizes driving high levels of obesity among young people, it is more...

Read more
LACA
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...

Read more
LACA
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...

Read more
Foodservice water report
13/02/2019 09:02
Foodservice managers and their staff are being encouraged to treat water as a more valuable resource and to increase efforts to use it more sustainably.

The call comes with the launch of a report called Why Care About Water?, which describes itself as ‘a best practice guide for foodservice operators who wish to improve their water management’.

Sponsored by Meiko UK and published by Footprint Intelligence, the guide makes the business and...

Read more
LACA
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...

Read more
LACA
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...

Read more
Industry
12/02/2019 06:02
The food industry has warned the environment secretary, Michael Gove, of a ‘potential crisis’ if it cannot concentrate on Brexit plans.

In a letter seen by BuzzFeed News, representatives from 32 industry bodies ‘urged’ the government to delay a range of policy consultations until a trade deal has been resolved.

“At this moment of potential crisis in our industry, it cannot be ‘business as usual’ within government,” the...

Read more
LACA
11/02/2019 16:02
MasterChef: The Professionals is calling for schools chef ‘with the talent and ambition’ to take part in its 12th series.

To apply, you need to be aged 20 or above my May 1 2019, a resident of the UK (including Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands) and worked for at least two years as a chef in a professional kitchen and/or have the necessary NVQ qualifications.

For the full rules, visit:  ...

Read more
LACA
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...

Read more

Pages