LACA School Food Show


Running alongside LACA The Main Event Forum on the 3rd and 4th July, 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 175 exhibitors will showcase food and beverages, equipment, systems and services.

Show Features

LACA School Chef of the Year sponsored by Bisto - 2024 National Final

Visitors will be able to watch the live final taking place at the Main Event with the winners being revealed at the LACA Awards for Excellence dinner on the evening of 4th July.
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LACA Grab & Go Challenge sponsored by SchoolGrid

The finalists for the LACA Grab & Go Challenge will battle it out live on Wednesday 3rd July cooking their grab & go item in a competition environment to decide the winner who will be announced later that evening.  

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Finishing Touches Competition in association with the Craft Guild of Chefs

Finishing Touches is a very popular feature of the exhibition, and it will return for 2024.  Held in conjunction with the Craft Guild of Chefs, finishing Touches is once again set to become one of the most talked about features of The LACA Main Event 2024.  Entries will be displayed on Thursday 4th July with winners announced later that afternoon. 


We are also pleased to announce the return of LACA Live with cookery demonstrations with cookery demonstrations taking place in the Palace Suite on Wednesday 3rd and Thursday 4th July with the chance to see the winner of the LACA Grab & Go Challenge demonstrate their winning dish of tasty and nutritious 'on the go' food.



Our ever popular and informative Workshop Sessions will also return offering practical advice on key operational issues; the impact of new legislation and best practice case studies.  The workshops are free to attend and open to both visitors and delegates. View programme






Wednesday 3rd July 2024, 9.30 - 17.00
Thursday 4th July 2024, 8.30 - 16.30

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

Telephone: 0121 780 4242
View Hilton Birmingham Metropole website


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