News  for December 2012

Dartford school student produces 200 Christmas puddings

Would-be chef mixes186 kilos of Cucina festive pud  13 year-old Levi Bartley, a year 8 student at Leigh Technology Academy was hard at work  before and after school last week, to help make 200 Christmas puddings in his school kitchen. Levi, who dreams of becoming a chef when he is older, has been working in […]

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Chicken and egg: How we get so many kids eating great food

By Cucina’s Director of Food, Sam Davies As Director of Food for a school catering company, I often get asked how we manage to keep producing top restaurant quality food and remain profitable, with prices going up all the time. This is actually a very good question and it deserves a full answer, so here […]

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Black Garlic: All hail the new superfood!

Many in the catering industry – including me – are now starting to understand and exploit the exciting possibilities of the new superfood sensation, black garlic. Black garlic is produced when ordinary white garlic is put through a 2-3 month heat-fermentation process. This endows it with properties strikingly different from the original. direct cash loans […]

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Masterchef school dinners for 50,000 secondary students

Reigning TV ‘Masterchef the Professionals’ champion Ash Mair unveils school food signature range 50,000 UK school students are now being offered Masterchef-created gourmet lunch items, thanks to Ash Mair, reigning champion of the popular BBC programme ‘Masterchef the Professionals’. Mair, dubbed ‘a supreme talent’ by 2-Michelin star culinary legend Michel Roux Junior, worked with Cucina’s […]

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