M EM BER NE W S Updates from BFFF members
Snowbird Foods appoints new director Snowbird foods has appointed Helen Swan [pictured] to the key post of commercial director and she joins joint managing directors Albert McGovern and Philip Paul on a three person board.
Country Range Launches Student Chef Challenge 2018 The Country Range Student Chef Challenge has officially launched for 2018 with the contest now open for lecturers and students to register for an entry pack. The Country Range Student Chef Challenge requires teams of three full-time students to plan, cook and present a three-course, three-cover meal that looks sublime, is rich in flavour, and most importantly showcases the students' cooking skills and techniques. The 2018 challenge is guaranteed to have some international flair and test the students' knowledge of world flavours as the theme is ‘Around the World in 3 Spices’.
of the future and provides a brilliant platform for students to showcase their skills and talent to key influencers and employers within the foodservice industry. I would urge all chef lecturers to consider entering a team as it is a wonderful opportunity for their students to gain competition experience plus the rewards if you win are fantastic, not only for the students but for the college as a whole.
Well known in the food industry, Ms Swan joined the fully cooked sausages and meatballs company in 2003 and was latterly its national accounts manager. In addition to sales, Ms Swan has responsibility for the proactive ideas team which staffs the new product development department and is also tasked with driving forward an enhanced marketing programme. “Helen’s appointment gives us a perfectly balanced senior management team which will drive Snowbird foods forward on a series of exciting new product and business development adventures,” said Mr. McGovern. www.snowbirdfoods.co.uk
Coral Rose, managing director of the Country Range Group, said: “The Country Range Student Chef Challenge champions the chefs
Social Supermarket Calls for Local Partners Community Shop, the UK’s first social supermarket chain, has recently opened its fourth store in Grimsby. Community Shop Grimsby provides its members with access to high quality surplus food from the manufacturing supply chain, at hugely discounted prices. The social enterprise, which was founded by the UK’s largest redistributor of surplus stock, Company Shop in 2013, has had a transformational impact on the communities it serves.
Open to individuals living in areas of deprivation and in receipt of welfare support, Community Shop Grimsby supports its members to stretch their family budgets and kick start positive change in their own lives. The social, economic and environmental benefits achieved by Community Shop are not possible without the support of food businesses donating their surplus stock. So, the store is looking for more local partners, retailers and manufactures wanting to do something positive with their surpluses. www.companyshop.co.uk