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09/07/2019 07:07
In-house, school catering consultants, CMC, invited the former England Rugby star turned celebrity Masterchef, Phil Vickery, to visit one of its client schools, Turves Green Boys in Birmingham for a healthy eating talk.

The visit, on 27 June, was arranged through CMC’s supplier Creed Food Services and formed part of the year 9’s Food Technology course with Vickery delivering a motivational Healthy Eating talk to the pupils before hosting a question and answer session for the whole school.

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Industry
09/07/2019 06:07
Just 29% of hospitality and leisure businesses have replaced some or all of the single-use plastics their customers use with more environmentally friendly alternatives, such as reusable coffee cups, research has found.

A YouGov survey commissioned by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy and Brita UK found that only 8% of SME businesses in the hospitality sector say they have used incentives such as purchase discounts to encourage customers to change their behaviour around single-use plastics.

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LACA
08/07/2019 12:07
The long-awaited Healthy Schools Rating Scheme has today (8 July) been published by The Department for Education.

The voluntary scheme asks for schools to complete a survey with questions such as whether healthy eating is a curriculum policy, whether food is grown on-site for school meals and how much time is spent on PE during the week.

Schools taking part will get a bespoke report and a rating (...

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Industry
Chef delivers food education sessions to young people at London hospital
08/07/2019 05:07
Royal Academy of Culinary Arts chef Ashley Marsh has ‘adopted’ Chelsea and Westminster Hospital’s adolescent mental health unit to teach students about practical cookery, kitchen safety and healthy eating.

The young people’s first session, which took place in early May, encouraged the students to explore food using their five senses and five tastes. So far students have created dishes including black quinoa salad, asparagus, mushroom and thyme risotto and a cauliflower asparagus salmon tart....

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Industry
More catering jobs but pay drops by 9.3%, according to new research
05/07/2019 05:07
According to CV-Library, an online job site with a database of over 14 million CVs, discovered there were 10.3% more catering jobs on offer last month but the average pay for these positions dropped by 9.3% year-on-year.

CV-Library was founded in 2000 by Lee Biggins and attracts over 4.3 million unique visitors every month.

The average pay for catering roles sits at £23,467 (June 2019) a drop compared to £25,860 the year before (June 2018).  Application rates increased 7.4% suggesting that candidates were...

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Industry
New report outlines UK progress in eradicating food waste from landfill
05/07/2019 05:07
ReFood, ‘leading’ food waste recycler, has unveiled a new report highlighting the UK’s progress in eliminating food waste from landfill.

The New Food Waste Horizons Report is part of the Horizon 2020, the biggest EU research and innovation programme with €80 billion funding available over seven years.

The report brings together insight, best practice an innovation from UK businesses in order to eradicate food waste from...

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LACA
04/07/2019 06:07
Alaska Seafood brand ambassador Alyn Williams of Alyn Williams at The Westbury, Mayfair London, joined LACA’s School Chef of the Year Steven Cross, head chef at Park Community School to create a seafood menu.

Williams visited the school to co-host and deliver a focus group to 40 children aged between 11 and 14 years.

He said: “I thoroughly enjoyed working with Steven and his team to develop a series of seafood recipes.

“Our overall objective is to encourage healthy eating amongst...

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LACA
03/07/2019 10:07
Delegates have one week to register for LACA's Main Event and attend the live final of McDougalls Young Baking Team of the Year.

Held on the Thursday, the shortlisted schools, with teams of children between the ages of 7 and 11, will showcase their skills by baking either one sweet or one savoury recipe, including a product from the McDougalls Flours or Flour Based Mix range, in addition to including an ingredient that...

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LACA
03/07/2019 10:07
The one week countdown until the doors open to LACA's Main Event has begun.

The packed three-day event, starting on Wednesday 10 July will include an exhibition with over 160 suppliers, showcasing hundreds of products, services and innovations for the school meals sector in addition to the workshops being held that will help any school caterer. 

It will also...

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Industry
03/07/2019 09:07
Obesity now causes more cases of four common cancers in the UK than smoking, according to Cancer Research UK.

It says millions are at risk of cancer because of their weight and that obese people outnumber smokers two to one.

Michelle Mitchell, Cancer Research UK’s chief executive, said: "As smoking rates fall and obesity rates rise, we can clearly see the impact on a national health crisis when...

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