News  for February 2011

Educational caterer gets royal nod

With preparations afoot for the Royal Wedding, the catering industry is looking forward to finding out who will get to the Top Table this Summer. Staff and students at Arthur Mellows Village School in Peterborough have already been given a Royal nod when Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex opened the final phase of […]

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Silver Medal for Cucina Chef in Culinary World Cup

Education catering expert Cucina Restaurants Ltd. is celebrating with chef Andy Wilcock after a silver medal win for Andy in Europe in the Culinary World Cup. Andy was chosen to represent Britain as he was a semi-finalist in the 2010 National Chef of Year competition. He was asked to represent the Culinary Academy as part […]

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Food for Life catering mark for Cucina at Southfield seals success on school meal take up

Staff and pupils at Southfield School for Girls Specialist Sports College in Kettering, Northants are celebrating the award of a Food for Life bronze catering mark at the school following stringent assessment by the Soil Association. The Soil Association congratulated Cucina Restaurants Ltd. and the school on their award which now allows Cucina to display […]

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Viral email on school meal standards

Staff at Teddington School in Middlesex and the Managing Director of Cucina, the catering specialists at the school, were bemused recently by an email received from a parent and school Governor expressing concern over changes to his children’s eating habits at school. Steve Quinn, Managing Director and Owner of Cucina, said: “Typically I am supporting […]

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How to meet Jamie Oliver’s healthy school eating challenge

One of the things I appreciated most about ‘Jamie’s School Dinners’ when it first appeared on TV, was the fact that it didn’t patronise or talk down to kids. Instead, it proved something I’ve always known – that if you put the right things in place, young people will be motivated to choose good, healthy […]

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Cucina chefs scooping top awards – that’s proof of our pudding!

When our chefs win international food awards it helps make people aware of the high calibre of food that we are serving to 25,000 young people every single school day. It was such a thrill for us to see Cucina head chef Andy Wilcox take silver at the recent Culinary World Cup in Luxembourg, an […]

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