EDUcatering Forum full programme announced!

EDUcatering Forum full programme announced!

The final programme for the EDUcatering Forum has been announced. The event takes place on 3rd May at Haberdashers’ Hall in London and will see people from across the school catering industry gather to discuss themes of head teacher engagement, food inflation, childhood obesity and holiday hunger.

Highlights of the day include a cooking demonstration by Chartwells and a keynote speech by Jason O’Rourke, head teacher at Washingborough Academy in Lincolnshire. Delegates will also be the first to hear from EDUcatering’s exclusive research into the catering services of multi-academy trusts.

To book your place for just £20, visit

Time Session
10.00 Registration

10.30 Opening Remarks Jane Renton, editorial director, EDUcatering Magazine

10.40 Creating a food education culture in your school Jason O’Rourke, head teacher, Washingborough Academy & EDUcatering Excellence School Food Plan Award winner

11.10 School Food Plan: The work continues. Welcome to the Alliance Stephanie Wood, School Food Plan Alliance & founder, School Food Matters

11.30 Refreshments and Exhibition viewing

12.00 Childhood obesity: An update Dr Rosalind Miller, nutrition scientist, British Nutrition Foundation

12.20 EDUcatering Research: The rise of multi-academy trusts Morag Wilson, editor, EDUcatering magazine

12.30 Cooking demonstration: Global Adventures By the Chartwells team

13.00 Lunch

14.00 Holiday hunger: What are you doing this summer? Rachel Warwick, founder, Make Lunch

14.20 School budgets and its impact on catering services Vickie Hacking, principle advisor, Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE)

14.40 Learnings on talking up great food and taking down food inflation Rich Watts, senior Catering Mark manager, Food for Life Served Here

15.00 LACA and the future An interview with Sally Shadrack, chair, LACA

15.20 Change4Life Be Food Smart campaign Public Health England

15.40 Closing remarks and the launch of the EDUcatering Excellence Awards Morag Wilson, editor, EDUcatering magazine