Wednesday 10th July
|10.00||Workshop 1 - Tendering & Procurement including use of existing templates and frameworkds to compile tender documents
Julia Richardson, GS Plus
|10.30||Workshop 2 - The increase in popularity of veganism and plant-based diets and how to implement these within your service
Helen Taylor, Forest Green Rovers and Mark Banhan, Vegan Society
|11.00||Workshop 3 - Allergens update, helping you comply with new law
Jacqui McPeake, Allergen Accreditation
|11.30||Workshop 4 - Apprenticeships & LACA Workforce Development Standards
Anne Bull and Beverley Baker, LACA board members
|12.00||LACA Annual Meeting
For full, associate and partner members only
|13.00||Lunch & exhibition viewing|
|15.00||Conference sessions open - Kings Suite|
|15.05||Chair's opening address
Michael Hales, national chair
Introducation to LACA Main Event 2019
Delivering a Healthy and Sustainable Future
Dr Hazel Wallace is the founder of The Food Medic. She is a qualified medical doctor, best-selling author, content creator, and health influencer. She believes that doctors should have food and nutrition training as part of their medical degree but that the scale of the problem extends beyond the walls of a hospital, and it is now time for all of us to take our share of the responsibility for global health. It is what we do today, and everyday moving forward, that will determine our future health.
|17.00||Conference day one closes|
|19.00||LACA informal networking evening|
Thursday 11th July
Conference chair, Dr David Bull
Demanding a Healthy & Sustainable Future
Never one to shy away from demanding change, Prue has been an advocate for better food and nutrition in the public sector for many years and was the first Chair of the School Food Trust at its inception in 2007. Prue continues to be vocal on education catering including the need for a return to teaching cookery in schools and will deliver a thought-provoking session to start Thursday’s programme.
|11.15||LACA Strategy Update
Michael Hales, LACA national chair will update delegates on LACA's upcoming stategy plans.
|11.45||Food Innovation - Bug Grub Chef
Andy Holcroft will discuss the science and environmental benefits of insect protein and how insect-based food and ingredients can be used to create exciting and tasty food. Andy will also hold one of the LACA Live demonstration sessions so delegates will be able to sample some dishes!
|12.15||Lunch & exhibition viewing|
|14.30||War on Plastic Waste
Liz Bonnin, host of BBC TVs landmark documentary Drowning In Plastic, saw first hand the global problem of plastic waste and the contribution it makes to pollution and the health of the oceans. What can the school food sector do to reduce packaging and improve recycling to assist the global challenge of reducing plastic waste?
|15.15||War on Plastic Waste - panel session
Liz will go on to host a panel session with industry experts looking to tackle the issue of plastic waste where delegates will be able to have their say on any measures currently in place or how to implement change in schools to play their part.
|16.00||LACA School Chef of the Year video and presentation to this year's winner|
|16.15||Fuelling a Healthy & Sustainable Future
Katharine Tate, The Food Teacher
Katharine Tate, also known as The Food Teacher, combines a background in education and nutrition and has developed an international reputation as an expert on the impact of nutritious food for all individuals, especially growing children and families.
|17.00||Conference day two closes|
|19.45||LACA Awards for Excellence Gala Dinner|
Friday 12th July
|8.30||Working breakfast served in the King's Suite|
|9.00||Conference opens with the Chair's Year in Focus|
|9.20||Introduction to Friday's programme
Dr David Bull
|9.30||Driving a Healthy & Sustainable Future
An update on key LACA and industry initiatives facing school caterers including holiday hunger, childhood obesity strategy, the healthy food ratings scheme and potential changes to the School Food Standards.
Damian Hughes, The Liquid Thinker
There are three types of people in the world:
Liquid Leaders make things happen, show courage, passion, resilience and the will to win, whatever the challenge and this session will help ensure that you fall into this category! Through demonstrating the
|11.00||Chairman's closing remark and handover|