Thoughts for September 2012

Our biggest challenge now – to keep it all going

It’s interesting that that since my recent appearance on Channel 4’s Dispatches programme, I’ve had a few comments and questions about why I talk so much about the quality of school food. Without wanting to sound in any way conceited, we really don’t need to be pushing any more school food frontiers at this stage […]

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Channel 4’s Dispatches highlights dangers of flawed nutritional guidelines

‘50% meat’ sausage still within government guidelines, says school caterer Channel 4’s recently-aired Dispatches programme ‘The School Food Scandal’ has shown how adherence to the government’s nutritional guidelines is still allowing schools in the maintained sector to prepare and sell low-cost, low-grade food to students each day. Echoing Jamie Oliver’s dissatisfaction with the nutritional guidelines, […]

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Reigning BBC Pro Masterchef champ teams with school caterer

Acclaimed culinary talent Ash Mair develops new menus for Cucina School catering company Cucina Restaurants recently employed the services of BBC’s reigning ‘Masterchef The Professionals’ champion Ash Mair to  develop new menu offerings for the start of this new school year. loans san jose Working alongside Cucina’s new Guild of Chefs, Mair, acclaimed a ‘supreme […]

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Cucina’s Steve Quinn to be interviewed on Monday’s Channel 4 ‘Dispatches’

School caterer to share insights on the state of school dinners in the UK: ‘The School Dinner Scandal’ – airing 8pm, this coming Monday 10 September

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