LACA 2024 round-up

If you weren’t able to attend LACA’s Main Event recently, here is a selection of the best suppliers who were there and a round-up of what they were exhibiting...



Elevate your Catering with BRITA Managed Services

BRITA talk reliable and sustainable kitchens post LACA 

We were thrilled to be part of this year’s LACA Exhibition, showcasing top solutions for education caterers whilst engaging with industry leaders. With over 50 years+ expertise in water filtration, we deliver bespoke solutions tailored to schools and caterers. BRITA Managed Services offer comprehensive nationwide engineer coverage, including water testing and timely exchange notifications. Our service includes onsite diagnostics, issue resolution, and a filter recycling scheme empowering caterers to achieve their sustainability objectives. We prioritise equipment reliability, ensuring caterers can focus on delivering exceptional meal quality with peace of mind.

Elevate your kitchen experience today – check out our innovative products here.


Birds Eye Foodservice can support your business with the ultimate in high quality food solutions.

As experts in children’s menus, we understand the challenges faced in schools with the need to balance nutrition and enjoyment alongside cost.

We’ve developed a range of nutritionally balanced, school-compliant products guaranteed to leave pupils satisfied; from familiar Birds Eye favourites, such as nutrient rich MSC certified fish fingers, Aunt Bessie’s home-cooked classics to stone baked Goodfellas pizza and our innovative Green Cuisine plant-based range, we provide versatility across all dietary requirements and deliver the quality that you would expect from our trusted brand.


Thank you for joining us at the 2024 LACA event. We hope you had the opportunity to experience General Mills' exciting new offerings for the education catering sector. We highlighted the Old El Paso Nacho Concept and Stand 'N Stuff Tortillas, bringing bold flavors and convenience to your menu. If you didn’t get a chance to visit the General Mills booth, you can still learn how these delectable products can enhance your foodservice operations. Get in contact with Sam at [email protected].


Faster, more efficient, more digital: The new MKN FlexiCombi.

MKN is setting new standards in commercial kitchens with the new FlexiCombi combi steamer. 

The new FlexiCombi is significantly faster to operate than its predecessor, delivering an updated design and a new innovative lighting concept alongside all the existing features of FlexiCombi.

Discover the benefits.

Key innovations in the new MKN FlexiCombi:

  • Significantly faster operation  
  • Updated design, enhanced safety  
  • Easy to use MagicPilot operating system with Guided Cooking 
  • More capacity with FlexiRack capacity concept 
  • Easy, safe cleaning  
  • DynaSteam for optimised cooking results  
  • WiFi-enabled  
  • Multicook for organised, mixed loading

To learn more call 01329 757890 or visit our website.


Discover the Rational iVario – with the 6 week challenge.

Rational the market leader in thermal cooking systems is inviting operators who are curious about the iVario technologically advanced bratt pan, to trial its benefits in their kitchens, for free, by participating in the TrialBlazer challenge.

This exciting free trial gives operators the chance to have an iVario installed and running in their kitchen for six-weeks with a full package of accessories, backed by a tailor-made training and support package. The trial is available on all iVario models, suited for education kitchens. 

At the end of the six weeks trial the operator can hand the iVario back at no cost to them, or may choose to purchase or lease the cooking system.

To find out more about the TrialBlazer challenge, contact your Rational regional sales manager, or email [email protected]


How the UK's #1 brand can help you safely provide gluten-free options

Schär, the UK's leading gluten-free brand[1] and #1 for experience within the category(2), is the trusted food of choice for millions.

Our products cater for multiple meal occasions, making it easy for you to incorporate gluten-free onto your menu.

Loved our products and range at LACA 2024? Contact our team at [email protected] or [email protected] and explore gluten-free options for your menu.


This year at LACA, Soreen showcased its Lunchbox Loaves range for primary school children and the new Lift Bar range- the ideal healthier snack option for secondary school students and beyond. 

The Soreen Lunchbox Loaves range offers a tasty and healthier snack or dessert for Lower Education as it is school compliant, 50% less sugar than the average cake bar and under 100 calories each.

While Soreen Lift Bars are packed with naturally occurring Vitamin B12, proven to reduce tiredness and fatigue, making them an ideal snacking candidate for a break time pick-me-up.


Thank you for joining us at Stand H2-9 to meet the Tilda Foodservice team, now proud to be a certified B Corp dedicated to quality and sustainability. Our Brown & White rice, a must-have for schools, is packed with wholegrain goodness and recommended by the School Food Standards. Cooking with Brown & White means you're also donating meals through Tilda's partnership with Mary's Meals. We've teamed up with Veg Power to sponsor the Eat Them To Defeat Them challenge, encouraging children to eat more vegetables. Visit us for a chance to win £500 for your school and enjoy a glass of fizz while exploring our nutritious offerings. Enhance your school's menu and support a great cause!


Winterhalter’s new MT high volume conveyor dishwasher systems set new benchmarks in terms of performance, sustainability and adaptability.  Their high performance washing system produces first class results while minimising running costs, by lowering water use and thus reducing the energy needed to heat it.  MT systems have a huge washing capacity – the largest MTF (flight type conveyor) can handle 8,000 plates per hour, while the equivalent MTR (rack conveyor) has a capacity of 355 racks per hour.  Their versatile modular design means they can be precisely configured and adapted if requirements change over time.