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Knorr gravy announces gluten-free masterclasses with Phil Vickery

Knorr gravy has joined forces with Michelin starred celebrity chef, Phil Vickery, to launch a new gluten-free gravy campaign dedicated to helping chefs deliver creative and nutritious gluten-free food.

According to research by Knorr, over half of 1,200 school caterers surveyed would like to offer more gluten-free dishes. When also asked if they currently had gluten-free meals on their menu, nearly a quarter (22%) of school caterers said no.

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Parents being misled by ‘healthy fruit snacks’ packaging, new research finds

New research by Action on Sugar has revealed that there is a huge amount of hidden sugars in ‘healthy’ fruit snacks, which are aimed at children.

It found that over three quarters (85%) of products surveyed contain more sugars than Haribo Starmix (47g/100g) confectionary per 100g.

Action on Sugar has claimed these fruit snacks are contained in “grossly misleading packaging” as they claim to contribute to ‘1 of your 5’ portions of fruit and vegetables a day.

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Electrolux to host kitchen management workshop for education sector

On June 23rd, manufacturer Electrolux Professional is holding a kitchen management workshop for those in the education sector to help them streamline daily processes and improve kitchen output.

Electrolux Professional will open up its center of excellence in Luton to demonstrate how the consideration of both machinery and the lifecycle of food can aid efficiency.

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McCain One Pot Meal Competition finalists prepare for cook-off

Top cooks from schools across the UK are set to battle it out in the final of the McCain Simply One Pot Meal Competition tomorrow (May 28th) at a live cook-off at Eckington Manor Cookery School.

The competition challenged school cooks to create a one pot recipe using the McCain Simply range. Judges will be looking for dishes that showcase a variety of criteria, including creativity, presentation, flavour, colour and texture.

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Calypso launches photo competition to engage school children

Calypso, the school drink suppliers, is launching its ‘My Calypso Story’ competition in secondary schools across the UK in a bid to raise brand awareness and to engage consumers with its drink range.

The brand behind Aquajuice, Rapidz and Pure Juice, will launch the photo competition to give pupils aged 11-18 the chance to win prizes by sharing the story of their day through a collection of photos.

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Green Gourmet aims to scoop hattrick of awards

Green Gourmet, the foodservice provider and LACA partner, is hoping to add two more wins to its recent OnBoard Hospitality Award, which it won for its Great British Fish and Chips product.

The packaging product was created in partnership with DHL for British Airways and enables caterers to keep batter crispy when in the air. It is the first consumer ready product for the global travel market to be Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified.

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Welsh school chef takes SCOTY 2015 crown

Kate Davies, the 2015 Welsh regional final winner, has taken the title of LACA School Chef of the Year 2015 (SCOTY) at the national final held yesterday at the Foodservices Wing, Defence Logistics School, Worthy Down in Hampshire.

The competition is organised annually by LACA (Lead Association for CAtering in Education) and is sponsored by Maggi from Nestlé Professional.

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Chartwells awarded £35 million contract by Lewisham Council

Chartwells, Compass Group UK & Ireland’s specialist provider of catering to schools, academies, colleges and universities, has been awarded a contract by Lewisham Council to provide meals to 67 schools across the area.

The contract, worth £35 million, will see Chartwells continue to provide school meals to Lewisham, as they have done since 1999, but with an updated school meals offer, reflecting the needs of children whilst maintaining its commitment to delivering great tasting healthy food.

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Hertfordshire Catering celebrates the best in education catering at inaugural staff awards evening

200 colleagues from across the Hertfordshire Catering Ltd (HCL) business gathered at the Hilton Hotel, Watford, to celebrate all of those nominated in its inaugural staff awards evening.

Each of the nine awards were sponsored by one of HCL’s suppliers who announced winners from each category. They were joined on stage by HCL’s chief executive, Lin O’Brien and chairman, Peter Maguire who presented each winner with an engraved glass trophy and framed certificate of achievement.

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LACA School Chef Of The Year final to take place today

The LACA School Chef of the Year (SCOTY) 2015 final sponsored by Maggi from Nestle Professional will take place today at Food Services Wing, Defence Logistics School, Worthy Down, near Winchester.

The annual competition is the flagship event for school chefs to showcase their professional skills and is used as a platform to show the high quality of school meals to parents and the important contribution they can make to the health and wellbeing of their children as well as their physical and educational attainment.

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