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Thursday, 16 March 2017 14:10

TUCO The University Of Edinburgh Case Study

The University of Edinburgh is proving you can bring consistency to in-house catering without compromising on the quality and creativity of the food and the setting it’s served in.

TUCO have been working alongside The University Of Edinburgh to produce a Case Study to analyze market research, trends within the TUCO Frame work that has been implemented.

Click here to find out more about the total cash saving and more...

Thursday, 16 March 2017 15:16

Waste Management Services

Following requests from members for a food waste framework agreement; we are pleased to announce that we have advertised for Sustainable Food Waste Management Services Framework Agreement.

Returns for first stage are due back on 4th April 2017. Should you know of any potential providers please ask them to visit our e-tendering platform.

Lot 1 Food Waste Management Collection Service.
Lot 2 Waste Oil Recycling Service

The tender process will last throughout the summer and will be awarded on 1st October 2017.

We are also investigating Innovative Food Waste Management Services which would potentially include:

On-site Food Waste Management Innovation
Disposable Cups Innovation
Coffee Grounds Innovation.

Each Lot will encourage food valorisation.

For further information on either agreement, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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:


Molson Coors

SH Jones

Catering Light & Heavy Equipment




J W Filshil Ltd

Fish & Seafood

M&J Seafood

Frozen & Chilled


Hot Beverage

Coffee Conscience




Adelie (Urban Eats)


Please note there are amended product files for the below suppliers



Palmer & Harvey

Innovative Food Concepts




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…



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Contact Us

The University Caterers Organisation Ltd

3rd Floor, National House

St Ann Street, Manchester

M2 7LE

t: 0161 713 3420 e: info@tuco.ac.uk