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Stir it up magazine NovDec 2017

Food & industry news WINNING SCHOOL’S SPECIAL VISITOR Hospitality Action appoints Mark Lewis as new chief exec >> Mark Lewis has been appointed the new chief executive of Hospitality Action. He will replace Penny Moore who will be leaving the charity in December. Lewis is stepping down from his current role as publisher with the Caterer magazine where he has worked for the past 14 years. Mark has vast knowledge of the hospitality industry and experience of the charity, previously holding the role of trustee for over 10 years. He said: “I’ve been fortunate enough to witness first-hand the invaluable work HA does to help current and retired industry professionals and their families, in times of need. It’s a charity I have been proud to support for the past 12 years.” www.hospitalityaction.org.uk NOV/DEC 2017 47 FOOD & INDUSTRY NEWS >> A Devon primary school received a very special visitor after winning a Stir it up competition. Buckland Brewer Primary School in Bideford welcomed Jeanette Orrey MBE (pictured), who came to see first-hand how the small rural school prepares its lunches. Jeanette is Kerrymaid’s brand ambassador and previously worked with Jamie Oliver in his TV campaign to highlight the need for improved school meals. As a federate school, Buckland Brewer Primary successfully functions financially by being federated with another small primary school in the area, meaning the catering staff cook for both schools – an option growing in popularity with smaller schools which helps procure better quality ingredients. The school also sources seasonal produce locally to not only be more economical but to educate pupils about food provenance and support the local farming community. A school spokesperson said: “We were thrilled to win the competition and the children really enjoyed having Jeanette with us for the day. Her insight was particularly helpful, and her praise of the way we do things here was really encouraging.” Kerrymaid has launched its brand new Kerrymaid Collection in exclusive collaboration with Jeanette Orrey MBE. This latest education channel tool is packed full of tried and tested recipes from both Jeanette and other great school chefs. Each recipe includes cost and calories per portion as well as a list of allergens present in each dish. Each recipe includes calories per portion and a list of allergens The collection also includes hints and tips to inspire engagement with pupils, increase understanding of food provenance for students as well as how to work towards achieving the Soil Association ‘Food For Life Served Here’ accreditation. The Kerrymaid Collection is available to download at www.kerrymaid.com.


Stir it up magazine NovDec 2017
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