Programme 2022


Seminar Programme
Tuesday 15 March 2022


Keynote Session:
Chris Packham CBE - Why we must hit net zero targets

Wildlife presenter and committed vegan Chris Packham will kick off the discussions at the PSC Expo with a keynote session that will look at the impact of climate change on the environment and wildlife. 

He will lay out in stark terms why we must reduce our carbon footprints and how changing the construction of menus, sourcing more locally and educating customers can all contribute to achieving the global goals.


Government Food Buying Standards Consultation
Public sector food and catering is a powerful lever to stimulate demand of local, sustainable food and support the Government’s efforts to promote a healthier and more sustainable food system.

Victoria Prentis, Minister of State
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Prentis will be delivering a keynote via Zoom, where she will outline the Government’s vision for public sector food and catering, the proposed changes to this policy area and how people can share their views on the new proposals.

12.30 PSC State of the Industry

Public Sector Caterers are driving forward the foodservice industry, leading on key issues like carbon reduction and rising to the challenges of the pandemic, food supply issues, recruitment shortages and prices rises.

The services always deliver and the customers always receive a healthy and nutritious meal.  Public  Sector Caterers are ‘working together to feed a health nation’ and the panel will discuss all these issues and more in a fast passed and dynamic debate.

Panel includes: Chair: Andy Jones - PSC 100 Group, Jacquie Blake - LACA, Sue Cawthray - NACC, Jayne Jones - ASSIST FM, Dave Oliver - HMPPS, Phil Rees-Jones - TUCO, Brian Robb - HCA, Molly Shaher - PACE


LACA Spring Seminar
We are delighted that LACA members will be joining us for their annual Spring Seminar.  Much of the content will be relevant to all public sector caterers.

  • Welcome and Chairs Update from Jacquie Blake

  • Stephen Morgan MP, Shadow Schools Minister will update delegates on the Labour plans and policies for school food.

  • NFU Education Programme - Bethan Cowell will talk about their education programme for schools and working with the school food industry

  • Love British Food and LACA have joined forces on a Schools Working Group.  Group members Linda Cregan and Steve Kemp from ISS will talk about the groups plans, aims and objectives.

Seminar Programme
Wednesday 16 March 2022


Public Sector Catering Kitchen
Hosted by Dr Rupy Aujla

Working in Public Sector Catering poses many challenges to delivering fantastically creative menu’s and dishes, but it is also an amazingly rewarding and satisfying career with loads of career options to suit everyone.

These sessions will showcase the incredible skills across the sector, focussing particularly on health and nutrition but also on delivering tasty food on a budget.  Dr Rupy will talk to the chefs as they demo and interact with the audience and other chefs as they chat about their jobs, careers and the food they create.

The first kitchen couldn’t have more contrasting chef challenges as we look at the best in school food with LACA School Chef of the Year Rob Chambers and the 3 meals a day that prison chefs Paul and Kevin have to produce 365 days a year.

Finally Dr Rupy will produce one of his quick and extremely healthy dishes, talking about his journey with food to discovering how diet is so important to a healthy body and mind.

Demonstrations from:

Rob Chambers – LACA School Chef of the Year 2021
Varun Shivdasani - Loughborough University

Kevin Carron and Helen McDonough - HM Prison Service
Demonstrations from:

Sanish Thomas & Sinto Mulavarickal – NHS Chefs of the Year
Aaron Watson – NACC Care Chef of the Year

15.00 Excercise Joint Caterer
Competition results

Join the chef competitors from across the our armed forces as we find out who has one the prestigious service of the year award.  Will it be the Army, Navy or Royal Airforce in 2022?