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LACA
08/03/2019 06:03
LACA’s main event has opened its booking form for the event, taking place 10- 12 July at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole.

It will feature the LACA Education Catering Exhibition, Finishing Touches Competition and live demonstrations.

On Wednesday (10 July) workshops will include themes on allergens, popularity of veganism and apprenticeships, plus more.

Thursday will be host to The Great British Bake...

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LACA
06/03/2019 05:03
All 12 of LACA’s School Chef of the Year finalists will appear on The One Show today (Wednesday 6 March).

They will appear live on the hour-long show, a day before the final held at the Stratford Manor Hotel.

Joined by Masterchef judges Greg Wallace and John Torode, they will be able to gather a few last minute tips before they cook for the title of School Chef of the Year 2019.

You...

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LACA
06/03/2019 01:03
Almost nine out of ten hospital tooth extractions among children aged 0 to 5 are due to preventable tooth decay, according to data from Public Health England (PHE).

Tooth decay, which could be prevented by cutting down on sugar and practicing good oral hygiene, can  cause problems with eating and sleeping,and results in at least 60,000 days being missed from school during the year for hospital extractions alone.

Dr Sandra White, dental lead for PHE,...

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Industry
01/03/2019 10:03
Independent caterer, CH&CO, has announced that it will merge with Inspire Catering, an education caterer based in Stirling with operations across Scotland.

Founded in 2008 by David Pease and Lorna McFarlane, Inspire Catering will help with CH&CO’s ambitions to become a ‘leading player’ in Scotland.

Pease and McFarlan, said: “We are both really delighted to announce this exciting news. It further strengthens our market position and means...

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Industry
01/03/2019 06:03
Kent-based school caterer, Independent Catering, is celebrating after retaining its Soil Association’s Food for Life Served Here silver award.

Catering for circa 50 schools each day, Food for Life praised the company for its “fresh, local and honest meals,” which “go beyond meeting the School Food Standards.”

Independent Catering managing director, Andrew Saunders, commented: “We are delighted to have been re-awarded the Food...

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LACA
28/02/2019 09:02
School meal provider, Norse Catering, has launched its new brand ‘Fresssh’ for students at Dereham Neatherd on Monday 25 February.

As well as the change in branding, the lunchtime menu has been ‘transformed’ with a new range of ‘street’ and ‘bowl’ food created by Norse development chef, Gary Dyos, to replicate current and emerging food trends found on the high street.

New dishes include Panko-Crumbed Chicken with...

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Industry
28/02/2019 06:02
Mellors Catering Services has raised £2,675 for its chosen charity, Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice.

With Hospices in Liverpool, Middlesbrough and Coventry, Zoë’s Place provide palliative, respite and end-of-life care to babies and infants suffering from life-limiting and life-threatening conditions.

Tony Trainor, chief operating officer at Mellors, said: “Five years ago, we decided to...

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Industry
Sharon Hodgson Westminster Hall debate public sector catering Brexit
27/02/2019 12:02
Labour MP and Shadow Public Health Minister Sharon Hodgson has secured a one-hour Westminster Hall debate about the effect on public sector catering of leaving the EU without a deal.

It will start at 4.30pm in Westminster Hall at the House of Commons. Such debates give MPs a chance to raise local or national issues and receive a response from a government minister.

Hodgson has already tweeted to say: “I have secured an important 1 hr Westminster Hall debate on the...

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Industry
27/02/2019 09:02
Scottish Baker of the Year is preparing to launch its eighth annual event next month (6 March), enlisting the help of two local primary schools to open this year’s contest.

Open to bakers across the country, the annual competition aims to support and promote their interests, with ambassador Mich Turner urging “everyone who pops into their local bakery to vote for their favourite baked goodies.”

“Your votes could help them win Scottish Baker of the Year 2019...

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27/02/2019 09:02
Scottish Baker of the Year is preparing to launch its eighth annual event next month (6 March), enlisting the help of two local primary schools to open this year’s contest.

Open to bakers across the country, the annual competition aims to support and promote their interests, with ambassador Mich Turner urging “everyone who pops into their local bakery to vote for their favourite baked goodies.”

“Your votes could help them win Scottish Baker of the Year 2019...

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