WhitePepper Chef Academy & Cookery School win The Education Award at this years’ BAPTAs.

ICSA member WhitePepper Chef Academy & Cookery School take home The Education Award at this years’ BAPTAs. “It takes great energy and empathy to try to inspire and empower on a daily basis. Our team is passionate and dedicated.” said Luke Stuart, Founder & Director As a top 30 UK Cookery School, striving to support … Read more…

TRENDS- JAMMY DODGERS

Organised retail is experiencing growth worldwide, leading to increase in number of private-label brands. Interestingly, the biggest growth is to be seen in  new retailers entering the market space, attracted by the growing popularity of fruit spreads for at-home consumption (that’s Jam with a difference to you and me.) ‘Fruit Spreads’ is an industry term for … Read more…

Thinking of Selling Your Cookery School ? Find out how to Calculate the value of your Life’s Work. 

New data from business adviser association the UK200Group shows that indices such as the BDO Private Company Price Index, which shows the average Enterprise Value to EBITDA (EV/EBITDA) ratios of larger businesses, may lead the owners of small businesses to over-value their enterprises. With most distributors being in the small to medium enterprise (SME) category, … Read more…

Career as a Cleaner better than one in Hospitality and Tourism, say parents. 

Most parents see a job in hospitality as being in the lowest category of careers for their children, a recent survey by the Best Western Careers Index. Do we need to have a serious rethink about how we encourage young people into catering. The falling numbers of NVQ full-time students at catering  college is at an all-time … Read more…

Top Tips to Raise your Game

We would like to share some great tips  from The Caterer. In our industry where everyone’s 5 minutes late before they’ve even started, there’s a rather whimsical outlook that you can start from scratch in the New Year. In light of this, our partner Travel Technology Europe have put together three top New Year resolution picks … Read more…

Government to encourage LHAs to tackle obesity 

Evidence of UK Government’s intentions, at least from the NHS point of view to actively  encourage local health authorities to up their game on obesity and diabetes prevention is evidenced by a number of conferences scheduled for 2018. These are delegated from health authorities and government, along with expert advisors who will discuss specific proposals … Read more…

Leiths How to Cook Series Nominated for International Accolade

Each year, the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards honour the best books in the world of food and wine. Founded by Edouard Cointreau in 1995, the awards represent the only international competition in the sector, with 205 countries participating per year. This year, Leiths School of Food and Wine’s How to Cook series has made the … Read more…

Allergen Awareness

This news comes from Allergen Awareness. As anticipated there was always going to be some element of change to the allergen labelling laws due in July 2016. *The attached guide is for distributing among colleagues responsible for food labelling.  Please add a printed copy to your allergen unit files. The focus here is the eradication … Read more…

Independent Cookery Schools Association (ICSA) members scoop awards November has seen a great month for our members with two South West schools scooping prestigious awards and a further nomination for its president Stella West- Harling.  On Thursday 2nd November, Rick Stein’s Padstow Seafood School were delighted to win an award at the annual Cornwall Tourism Awards … Read more…

ICSA Gift Vouchers: The Perfect Xmas Gift for the Foodie in your Life

Looking for the perfect gift for the foodie in your life this Christmas? Why not treat them to a cookery class at one of the UK’s top accredited cookery schools? The Independent Cookery Schools Association (ICSA) accredited cookery schools provide credible qualifications and excellent premises ensuring both practical and memorable courses for all levels. The … Read more…