Education Catering Exhibition

LACA School Food Show

Running alongside LACA The Main Event, it is the only Show in the UK which is dedicated the school food sector.

With caterers facing a greater challenge than ever before to deliver the right meal at the right price, the Show will provide visitors with the ideal environment in which to meet suppliers and manufacturers who can offer products and solutions to help them.

The School Food Show is an unrivalled opportunity to source new ideas and innovations and compare a range of suppliers under one roof.  Over 180 exhibitors will showcase food and beverages, equipment, systems and services.


Show Features

A live demonstration area that will feature a series of sessions featuring the latest food trends and how you can adapt and implement into your service.   View LACA Live programme and timings


Free to attend workshops

This year we are introducing two workshop streams: one for area/senior managers providing expert insight, ideas and best practice guidance on key strategic issues including sustainability; mental health and workplace wellbeing; and allergens.

Our other workshop stream has been developed specifically for kitchen managers with a focus on practical learning including a session on allergens.  A Certificate of Attendance will be provided to all workshop attendees and attendance at a workshop equals CPD hours.

All workshops are free to attendView workshop programme and timings

Finishing Touches is a very popular feature of the exhibition, it will return for 2020.  Held in conjunction with the Craft Guild of Chefs, there are 12 classes for school caterers to enter.  Finishing Touches is once again set to become one of the most talked about features of The LACA Main Event 2020.

Details of the 2020 Finishing Touches competition are coming soon!








Wednesday 8 July 2020:  9.30 - 17.00
Thursday 9 July 2020:  8.30 - 16.30

Free parking will be available.

Hilton Birmingham Metropole
The NEC Birmingham, Pendigo Way,
B40 1PP


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