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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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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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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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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20/05/2019 09:05
LACA School Chef of the Year (SCOTY) winner, Steven Cross, has responded to the Soil Association's calls for a mandatory plant-based protein day on school menus.

Speaking about the reccomendations, the head chef of Park Community School, which has a Gold Food for Life Award, called for healthier options than current meat-free options, such as...

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16/05/2019 12:05
Following the updated early years handbook by Ofsted, LACA chair Michael Hales said:

“LACA welcomes the updated early year's inspection report by Ofsted. We have long called for inspectors to focus on the overall health of children, including healthy eating and we hope this marks the beginning of a new approach.”

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15/05/2019 06:05
School caterers are essential within a school, they see students every day and are instrumental to their wellbeing and health within the school setting, which is why the theme of LACA’s Main Event is ‘A Healthy and Sustainable Future’.

LACA’s annual showpiece occasion will look to recognise the important part school caterers play in delivering health and sustainability to their students and their schools every day.

This year’s Main Event will be held from 10– 12 July at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole and will also...

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10/05/2019 05:05
Services and catering provider, ISS, has partnered with innocent drinks to deliver Green Fingers - The Big Grow. The week-long gardening event aims to educate pupils about the benefits of homegrown food, sustainability and trying new foods.

For the past seven years, ISS has held Green Fingers in the spring to help teach pupils about the seed to plate journey by providing a different educational activity for pupils. The innocent Big Grow encourages children across the UK and Ireland to get growing their own vegetables. 


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