LACA (Lead Association for CAtering in Education) is the voice of the school meals industry. It aims to inform, develop, represent and support its members through a range of initiatives and services.
Whether you are part of a group or work independently you can make yourself heard by being a member of LACA.
The Association represents the School Food Industry and membership is open to all parties who make a contribution to the industry:
- Local authorities
- School meal providers (public and private sector)
- Client officers
- Suppliers and manufacturers
- Independent schools
There are twelve regions; the English regions are based upon the government regional geographic structures and additionally there is a region in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. For more information about the regions please visit www.laca.co.uk to see which one you belong to.
The organisation draws on the strengths of its membership nationally, and is managed through its members on a voluntary basis. Each region elects a representative to sit on the LACA Board and to become a Director of LACA Ltd. The Directors of LACA Ltd have overall responsibility for decisions made by the Association.
Why Become A Member?
There are a range of memberships from suppliers to local authority and independent schools. Joining provides many benefits including
- A range of resources
- Opportunities for networking and sharing best practice.
- Training and development seminars and sessions
- PR and newsletters
- Social events
- Plus much more
There is a continuing need for all involved in the industry to work together to maintain high standards in the school catering service, and thus make a major contribution to the health of future generations.
LACA Mission Statement: Together, We Achieve Excellence in School Food