School chef wins NSMW 2016 competition

School chef wins NSMW 2016 competition

Tony Mulgrew, chef at Ravenscliffe High School in Halifax, has won a competition as part of LACA’s National School Meals Week (NSMW) 2016.

The competition #cookeditmyselfie was introduced as a new promotion for the 2016 programme. LACA asked for tweets showing the best examples of school meals and offered a prize of £500 worth of marketing resources or equipment for the winning school.

“I would like to thank LACA for giving me and all my colleagues in the education catering industry the opportunity to show the quality of what we produce on a daily basis,” said Mulgrew.

Mulgrew chose a custom built waste station as the school’s prize, which was presented to him and head teacher Martin Moorman, by LACA vice-chair Timothy Blowers on 4th May in the school dining room.

“I am delighted for Tony and for Ravenscliffe High School that they have achieved national recognition in the education catering industry in winning the #cookeditmyselfie competition,” added Blowers. “Despite the quality of entries Tony has set the bar high for those entering the competition this year and I am sure we will see a fiercely fought contest. What it does highlight is the quality of school meals today and the skills and knowledge of education caterers. I can safely say school food has never been better, healthier or tastier.”

To find out about the 2017 #cookeditmyselfie competition and other NSMW activity, visit