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LACA
25/06/2019 09:06
The 2019 Main Event will include the ‘best ever’ LACA Live demonstrations.

Taking place on Wednesday 10 and Thursday 11 July it will include creative demonstrations for school caterers to take back to their schools.

On Wednesday the stage will take host to the likes of School Chef of the Year winner, Steven Cross and his winning dishes, presentation of Finishing...

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Industry
25/06/2019 08:06
A new law requiring food businesses to include full ingredients labelling on pre-packaged foods has been announced by the government.

The environment secretary, Michael Gove, has announced plans to introduce ‘Natasha’s Law’ by summer 2021 in an effort to protect food allergy sufferers.

Named after Natasha Ednan-Laperouse who died after suffering an allergic reaction to a Pret a Manger baguette, the new law will ‘...

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Industry
UK Hospitality welcomes Scotland food education programme
25/06/2019 05:06
UKHospitality, the trade body that represents the UK’s hospitality sector, has welcomed the launch of the Good Food Futures programme that is designed to teach children and young people about Scotland’s food industry.

The Good Food Futures programme, backed by £1 million of investment, aims to give children a greater understanding of where food comes from and the many career opportunities available in the industry.

The programme will also include more farm visits, healthy cooking lessons and put more...

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LACA
24/06/2019 09:06
British children are consuming as much as 10x the recommended sugar levels at school, sugar campaigning organisation, Sugarwise, has claimed.

It says that although the current standards place limits on what can be served and that individual items may adhere to the standards, there is no overall limit on how much sugar is consumed.

The campaigning and certification organisation claim that with breakfast and after school clubs...

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Industry
ISS crowns their School Chef of the Year 2019
24/06/2019 05:06
Cameron Dunbar, chef at The Hayesbrook School in Tonbridge, Kent, was awarded the top prize at the annual ISS Education Chef of the Year (COTY) competition.

The competition takes school chefs out of their comfort zone and challenges them to create fine dining calibre dishes.

In the final the contestants had to use their ingenuity to create an improvised dish from a mystery box of ingredients. He prepared a pan-fried duck breast on a bed of...

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LACA
19/06/2019 10:06
It's three weeks until LACA’s main event, which means the countdown to book delegate places is on.

As well as a multitude of speakers, including Liz Bonnin, host of TVs landmark documentary Drowning In Plastic, and Katharine Tate, the Food Teacher there are free to attend workshops and a LACA live demonstration theatre.

It will include the School Chef of the Year winner, Steven Cross,...

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Industry
Skelmersdale based Mellors Catering Services have announced the launch of the Big Red Bus that will go on a month-long tour.
19/06/2019 08:06
Skelmersdale based Mellors Catering Services have announced the launch of the Big Red Bus that will go on a month-long tour.

The traditional double decker bus is kitted out with a kitchen facility and has an upstairs dining area for 32 people.

It will tour schools and businesses across the North of England, the Midlands and Wales to provide an 'extra special' dining experience to Mellors customers.

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Industry
EAT. food poverty holiday hunger Fit and fed
19/06/2019 05:06
EAT. is partnering with Fit and Fed, an innovative holiday programme led by StreetGames, to launch a summer campaign highlighting the risk of holiday hunger and inactivity.

The campaign will run from 19 June until 31 August and is aiming to raise £25,000 for charity. Four Fit and Fed products will be on sale at all EAT. stores across the UK, with 25p of each sale going to charity.

Holiday hunger is where low-income families are unable to properly feed their...

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Industry
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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Electrolux Professional launch combi ovens buyer’s guide schools Michelin-starred
17/06/2019 05:06
In a bid to help chefs and distributors navigate the array of options and make the right purchasing decision, Electrolux Professional has launched a new combi ovens buyer’s guide.

Combi Ovens are the 'versatile heartbeat' of a modern kitchen offering a range of features which are beneficial to nearly every kitchen, from Michelin-starred restaurants through to school canteens.

The guide covers why a combi oven is such a powerful weapon in a chef’s armoury and...

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