LACA School Chef of the Year, sponsored by MAGGI® from Nestlé Professional®

This annual competition puts the preparation, cooking, creativity, technical ability and presentation skills of school chefs to the test with each entrant required to produce, in just one and a half hours, a healthy balanced two- course meal that would appeal to Year 6 pupils, comprising of a main course to include two MAGGI® products and a dessert using any Nestle ingredient.

The composition of the dishes must confirm to the Eat Well Plate and adhere to the principles of Nutritional Standards for school meals.  A maximum of £1.60 per head is allowed for the food cost of a main course and dessert for one child.

The competition is sponsored by MAGGI® from Nestlé Professional®. With school menus having to reflect popular themes and worldwide cuisine in order to appeal to today’s discerning youngsters, Nestlé Professional® has included an extensive cross-section of MAGGI® and Nestlé® products for use in your recipes.

School chef of the year 2015 heats begin in January

The first heats for the 2015 LACA School Chef of the Year competition will take place in January. School food providers will look to their employees to succeed Bedfordshire’s Tanya Watkin as the country’s best education catering chef. Initial judging has been completed and the stage is now set for the regional heats to take place across Britain. Read more

Tanya Watkin wins LACA’s school chef of the year 2014 title

Tanya Watkin of Woodland Middle Academy School in Flitwick, Bedfordshire has won LACA’s School Chef of the Year 2014 competition. She won through from among nine regional winners at the final held yesterday at Food Services Wing, Defence Logistics School, Worthy Down near Winchester, Hampshire. Read more

Do you have what it takes to follow in Tanya’s footsteps? Full details on the competiton and how to submit your registration and entry are below: