SchoolGrid sponsor LACA’s 2024 Grab ‘N’ Go Challenge

We’re delighted to announce SchoolGrid is to sponsor LACA’s 2024 Grab ‘N’ Go Challenge.

 The challenge is specifically designed for school chefs who are tasked with creating a nutritious food item that can be consumed on-the-go by young students.

The competition is open to all kitchen staff who are responsible for preparing meals for students. The chefs are required to cook four portions of a grab-and-go meal or a savoury snack that can be consumed during break time. The total cost per portion should not exceed 80p, which includes the cost of serving items such as boxes, cones, and paper wrapping.

Dugald Curtis, SchoolGrid CEO, comments: ‘SchoolGrid are both proud and excited to announce our sponsorship of the LACA Grab `N` Go Challenge 2024.  This is a great opportunity for school Chefs to showcase their skills and creativity and bring their culinary ideas to life.  SchoolGrid is a proactive supporter of providing good school food for young people and we are excited that all entries this year will use our award-wining kitchen management software to nutritionally analyse their recipes.”

LACA chair Anita Brown adds: “Grab and Go is a fundamental part of the school food service, particularly in secondary schools and academies, so we are delighted that the challenge is returning for a second year.” 

She adds: “We’d like to thank SchoolGrid for their support of the challenge; the ideas developed by the incredible school chefs who compete are an inspiration and help us all to develop this vital aspect of the service.”

The challenge will launch at the end of January 2024, when school chefs will be encouraged to submit their paper entries. Heats will take place in May, and the finalists will be invited to the LACA Main Event in Birmingham on July 3rd to compete for the overall title.

The winner of the competition will be given a demonstration slot on the LACA Live event to showcase their winning dish. The winning school chef will take home £500 in LACA prize money (plus a £500 set of Wüsthof Chef’s knives from SchoolGrid), with £250 going to second place and £100 for third place (plus a £100 voucher for both runners up from SchoolGrid).

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