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…

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…

Cut sugar in cakes, chocolate by 20%, industry told

Sugar limits for everyday foods such as biscuits, chocolate bars and cereals have been published by public health officials in a bid to make UK children more healthy. Public Health England is challenging businesses to cut sugar by 20% by 2020, and by 5% this year. It says the food industry should try lowering sugar … Read more…

Bake Yourself Happy in The Taster by Kate Baily

Fairtrade Fortnight

After the excesses of Christmas and New Year, let us turn our thought to the rest of the world where many struggle every day to survive and keep their families from being hungry.  ICSA will be running articles and information during Fairtrade Fortnight (Monday 27 February – Sunday 12 March). We ask you to choose how you … Read more…

ICSA in the press

Since ICSA launched in 2014,  we have been featured in national press articles such as the Daily Express, Daily Telegraph and Metro,  high end food publications delicious., and Food&Travel Magazine and flagship sustainability publication The Taster as well as featuring in many online articles. We are building our press archives , so watch this space … Read more…

Book your Christmas courses now!

Want to provide a show- stopping Christmas this year? Cook the perfect Christmas dinner? Whether you’d like to brush up on some classics or try your hand at something brand new, sugar craft  your Christmas cake like a pro or create an edible hamper, book with an ICSA school this Christmas and learn with the … Read more…

Crème de la Crème: Squires Kitchen International School

Squires Kitchen International School has been teaching the art of cake decorating and sugar craft since 1987 and is now the leading independent school of its kind in the UK. From the basics of beautiful baking to mastering the art of cake decorating, chocolate and sugar craft, Squires Kitchen was formed to share a passion … Read more…

‘Naked’ pop-up restaurant to come to London

We noticed this Telegraph article this week and are pleased to report that we wrote about this two months ago in our newsletter – just goes to show ICSA members have their fingers on the foodie pulse. A pop-up restaurant that will encourage diners to eat in the nude is set to launch in London … Read more…