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LACA
11/03/2019 06:03
School caterer, Alliance in Partnership (AiP), has won its first vegetarian and egg-free school meals contract at the multi-faith Nishkam High School (Birmingham).

Given it’s Sikh background, all menus at the multi-cultural school must be both vegetarian and egg-free, and include at least one traditional Sikh meal a week.

Having recently started the contract, AiP said it looked to Japanese, African, Greek and Italian cultures for inspiration, with...

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Industry
11/03/2019 06:03
New research has revealed the amount of pupil premium funding allocated to secondary schools across England and the proportions of pupils within those schools eligible to receive the grant.

The Pupil Premium is a grant given to schools in England, allocated to schools for each pupil who is eligible for free school meals.

Introduced in 2011, it is designed to help schools close the attainment gap between children from low-income households and their peers, helping to overcome...

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LACA
08/03/2019 08:03
Steven Cross, from Havant, Hampshire, has scooped the national title of LACA School Chef of the Year 2019, sponsored by McDougalls, after the final which took place on 7 March at Stratford Upon Avon College, Warwickshire.

He was one of two wild card entrants awarded a special National Final place nd won with his main course of Rocking Moroccan Chicken (marinated chicken chargrilled and served with homemade Moroccan flatbread and roasted harissa vegetables garnished with mint yoghurt, nasturtium, chilli and min...

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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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