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Monday, 27 February 2017 11:48

Pricing Bulletin from 13/02/17 till current

Pricing Bulletin from 13/02/17 till current

Please note there is revised pricing on the following agreements:

Alcohol

Molson Coors

SH Jones

Catering Light & Heavy Equipment

Hobart

Confectionery

Bidvest

J W Filshil Ltd

Fish & Seafood

M&J Seafood

Frozen & Chilled

Bidvest

Hot Beverage

Coffee Conscience

Recruitment

Verve

Sandwiches

Adelie (Urban Eats)

 

Please note there are amended product files for the below suppliers

 

Confectionery

Palmer & Harvey

Innovative Food Concepts

Rollover

Sandwiches

Raynors

Simply Lunch

Tasties of Chester

 

New documents

Swithenbanks - Quality Alert, Market Update

Oliver Kay - Buyers Update, Strawberry update

Molson Coors - AWRS number, Harvest Report

Turner & Price - Market Reports

AG Barr - Iron Bru XTRA detail

Matthew Clark - Beer Brochure

A David - Fresh Produce update

 

We have a new survey ahead of the Kitchen Equipment Maintenance Services contract review meetings.

Could you kindly spare 10 minutes to give us your feedback on the suppliers you currently use for this framework, the closing date is 31st March. 

Supplier Assessment - Kitchen Equipment Maintenance Services 2017

Don't forget the Frozen suppliers survey is still open.

Supplier Assessment - frozen Framework Agreement 2017 

TUCO Members are invited to complete a BOL survey for Vending prior to a supplier meeting being held at TUCO HQ on 15th March 2017. All feedback should be submitted by 5pm on Wednesday 8th March.

TUCO Supplier Review -  LTT Vending

Friday, 24 February 2017 09:05

TUCO Conference Nottingham 2017

Following the fantastic TUCO Conference in 2016, hosted at the University of Exeter, we are excited to confirm the 2017 TUCO Conference will be held at the University of Nottingham, another of our member institutions, on 24th-26th July.

We have been working closely with the team at Nottingham and have made some exciting developments for this year’s TUCO Conference.
We’re continually looking to build on the annual event to drive even more learning, self-development, exposure to product innovation and to leave delegates with a wider network of colleagues and support. This year will be another amazing event, covering all these bases.

Our theme for 2017 is Health, Wealth & Wellbeing, three elements that have recently become core objectives for your catering and bars to improve the overall student experience.

We believe the speaker line up this year is the strongest and most interesting we have ever put together, and we will be sharing this with you very shortly.

Our exhibition has also grown in size and is conveniently located right next to the conference room and breakout sessions.

It’s certainly going to be another TUCO event not to be missed!

The full three-night delegate package which includes; your conference place, accommodation and all dinners for £305 plus VAT, offering exceptional value.

 

Check out the hightlights video from the TUCO Conference in 2016 below.

 

 

 

You can book your place straight away at www.tuco.ac.uk/conferencebookings

Wednesday, 22 February 2017 15:48

Réunion des Gastronomes Award 2017

Entries are already being received for the inaugural Réunion des Gastronomes Award 2017 which provides a unique chance for career enhancement and mentoring

Entrants can be of any age and in full-time employment in food and beverage operations, at a supervisory level or above. 

Click the link below to download the entry form.

Réunion des Gastronomes Award 2017 form

 

 

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 10:33

TUCO Sheffield Hallam Case Study

On the face of it, the Collegiate Campus at Sheffield Hallam University is ideally located to capitalise on a captive market and ensure its students eat and drink at the institution’s outlets. This sprawling collection of university buildings is in a leafy suburb more than a mile from the city centre.

 

Read more here...

Monday, 20 February 2017 16:00

Passion 4 Food

On 13 March 2017 TUCO will be the main sponsor for Institute of hospitality flagship student event: "Passion4Hospitality". This event will be taking place at Novotel London West, 1 Shortlands, Hammersmith, London, W6 8DR.

Expect to experience an exciting day of heated debating, innovative HOTS Business Games plus a Student and Graduate Careers Forum.Passion 4 Hospitality is completely FREE – including lunch and refreshments.
Find more details here on the Institute Of Hospitality website. 

Mr David Nuttall is currently Catering Manager at Harper Adams University. He has 30 years of practical experience in the catering industry internationally as a qualified chef at executive level and over 20 years' experience in the commercial world of Universities. His term has been extended until 31 March 2020.

Further information on the Committee including biographies of the reappointees can be obtained from the ACMSF Secretariat, 1c, Aviation House, 125 Kingsway, London WC2B 6NH (Tel: 0207-276-8946/8947) or from the FSA’s website http://acmsf.food.gov.uk/.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017 10:48

MBS Case study

In 2015, Alliance Manchester Business School awarded its contract to the University of Manchester’s in-house catering department after more than 20 years of using private sector caterers. Despite taking over at an extremely challenging time – in the midst of a major redevelopment – the university’s team has demonstrated how in-house teams can deliver unrivalled value, innovation and flexibility.

Click here to read more…

Tuesday, 14 February 2017 16:28

Pricing Bulletin from 27/01/17 to current

Pricing Bulletin from 27/01/17 to current

Please note there is revised pricing on the following agreements:

Alcohol

Bidvest

Catering Disposables & Kitchen Chemicals

Unico

Confectionery

Palmer & Harvey

Fruit & Veg

Accent Fresh 

Ralph Livesey

Meat & Poultry

Bidvest

Birtwistles

Milk & Bread

Capital Dairy Company

West Horsley Dairy

Promotions

 

Other documents

Oliver Kay - Buyers Update & Nurtured in Norfolk

Birthwistles - Market Report

Adelie - Avian Flu update & Weather impact

Swithenbanks - Quality Alert

Arthur David - Produce Update

Pasta King - Product brochures

 

We have a new survey ahead of the Kitchen Equipment Maintenance Services contract review meetings.

Could you kindly spare 10 minutes to give us your feedback on the suppliers you currently use for this framework, the closing date is 31st March. 

Supplier Assessment - Kitchen Equipment Maintenance Services 2017

 

Don't forget the Frozen suppliers survey is still open 

Supplier Assessment - frozen Framework Agreement 2017

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, 02 February 2017 14:22

Benchmarking Against the High Street

We’re delighted to announce that we are updating the 2016 research which benchmarked our members’ selling prices against the high street. The survey will look at universities and colleges where the catering and retails services are in-house and outsourced across a range of outlets and will take into consideration the size and type of university and college. 
 
Our research provider, The Litmus Partnership, will compare this information to members, high street chains and independent outlets in different parts of the UK. A relational database will be created to store the information which will allow members to interrogate the data using live tables with the ability to update and maintain the information and create bespoke reports.
 
Last year we had over 50 members complete the survey which provided a very robust sample and it would be great to meet or exceed this. As an incentive, members who complete the survey will automatically be entered into a competition to win an iPad mini. The winner will be selected at random when the survey closes. 
 
The survey is now open and will close on 24th February 2017 at 1700 hours.

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