We are pleased to have been back at the LACA Main Event and School Food Show 2022, which took place from 6th- 8th of July in Birmingham. It was great to discuss some of the most significant developments in our industry with school leaders, caterers, and MATs from all over the UK.
Our team also congratulated one of our clients for winning our giveaway of a bottle of champagne.
CRB Cunninghams shortlisted for the Outstanding Supplier of the Year Award
We had a brilliant time at the LACA Awards for Excellence evening and are proud to have been shortlisted for the Outstanding Supplier of the Year Award. The impressive list of candidates shows that we are all moving in the right direction to enhance our industry. We want to take this opportunity to congratulate all the finalists and worthy winners.
“The LACA Main Event 2022 was a success. It was great catching up with acquaintances as well as meeting new ones. The opportunity to demonstrate Nutmeg Software to school leaders, caterers and MATS was amazing. Positive feedback flooded in.” - Gareth Hunter, Corporate Account Manager.
Showcasing nutritional analysis software, Nutmeg
Schools and caterers had the opportunity to experience Nutmeg meal analysis and menu planning software at the LACA Main Event 2022. Our team demonstrated Nutmeg’s features, illustrating how Nutmeg aids with Natasha’s Law, helps meet National Food Standards and highlights food allergens in school meals.
Many conversations centred around supporting schools in measuring and meeting school meal guidelines. Nutmeg offers the complete nutritional platform solution for school caterers. The software demonstrations showcased smart reporting, showing the breakdown of nutritional content, costing per dish and allergen information, and that all-important link with our Fusion cashless system.
Discussing pre-order and cashless technology
The main topic we encountered from schools and caterers was reducing school meal queue times and streamlining their payment process to allow students more time to enjoy their break time and ensure they aren’t skipping meals.
Implementing a pre-order solution in schools can help speed up queues for students. Using the app also lets caterers know what food to prep in advance and gives insights into popular stock to order; this helps caterers save money, keep food waste to a minimum, and order more in-demand food as a priority.
Fusion Cashless takes centre stage
Our Fusion Online pre-order app integrates seamlessly with other solutions like Fusion, combining cashless catering and online payments into one system. Gareth Hunter discusses at the LACA Main Event 2022 how Fusion is one of the best EdTech solutions. Our software can ‘fit every scenario, whether for a secondary school, primary school or local authority.’
During the event, our team demonstrated how Fusion helps speed up lunchtime payments and allows till operators to serve a large number of students in a short time by using cashless methods like PIN, smart cards, and biometrics, controlled from a centralised GDPR-compliant database.