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LACA webinar to explore Veg Power campaign and celebrate SCOTY 2021 winner

11th Jan 2022 - 06:00
The first LACA webinar of the year will explore Veg Power’s upcoming Eat Them To Defeat Them healthy eating campaign and the 2021 School Chef of the Year winner Rob Chambers will cook his winning dishes.

The webinar, which is taking place on 19 January at 2pm, is open to both LACA members and non-members. National chair of LACA Jacquie Blake will deliver an update to kick off the webinar before Dan Parker, chief executive of Veg Power, discusses the upcoming Eat Them To Defeat Them campaign.

LACA has announced that they are supporting the 2022 Eat Them To Defeat Them campaign, which aims to get more children eating vegetables. According to research 89% of children aren’t eating enough vegetables, so non-for-profit organisation VegPower started an annual campaign to change children’s eating habits. 

VegPower takes the unique approach of agreeing with children that vegetables are evil and taking over the world. The campaign encourages children the only way to beat them is to eat them in an attempt to increase vegetable consumption amongst young people.

In October 2021 Rob Chambers won the SCOTY title after competing against ten other school chefs at the LACA Main Event. On the webinar he will be cooking his winning dish:

  • Main Course: Aromatic steamed bao bun, sriracha glazed Chinese cabbage, Asian salad with a soy and chilli dressing. 
  • Dessert: Coconut and lemongrass panna cotta, pineapple compote, charred pineapple with coconut tuile. 

The 2022 LACA School Chef of the Year competition recently opened for entries and this webinar provides the opportunity to hear more about the competition which has been running for more over 25 years and find out why school chefs and caterers should consider entering in 2022.

Written by
Edward Waddell