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…

delicious! ICSA schools take to the stage at Ascot next week

We are delighted to announce that The Independent Cookery Schools Association ( ICSA) is donning its apron and putting its show on the road at the auspicious delicious. Magazine’s Food and Wine Festival at Ascot this year September 7th, 8th and 10th. For the first time the UK’s top cookery schools and chef tutors are … Read more…

The Death of Lunch

According to a number of food trend consultants to the ‘Posh People’s Supermarkets’, the big trend to watch is the blurring of meal times for busy people. Cities, in particular, where many people do not take time off from their desks for lunch, the trend for healthy snack food is a growth area that supermarket … Read more…

Health & Ethics Matter by Stella West- Harling

According to an extended report recently commissioned and published by Nestle, as a result of 63% of the UK population being overweight or obese , money is to be made promoting and supplying healthy food options, both in hospitality and in retail. Consumers want to improve their health and research by Footprint Intelligence revealed that … Read more…

Organic Market Growth Continues

Organic The Soil Association’s 2017 Organic Market Report reveals that the UK organic market has grown for its fifth successive year, boosted by a 19.1% increase in organic in the foodservice sector, which is now worth £76.6 million. There has been a 66% increase in sales of organic through the Food for Life Catering Mark. … Read more…