Training and development forum

The National Association of Care Catering (NACC) Training & Development Forum returns to the East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham on 3-5 October 2018.

It will tackle key issues and challenges in care catering, including The International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative, dispelling the myths surrounding food allergies, addressing confusions within the nutritional groups and improving the mealtime experience for residents with dementia.

Designed to update and offer new perspectives on the latest innovations, ideas, standards and guidelines relating to care catering, this year’s interactive programme features a mix of relevant and uplifting speakers, certified training workshops, live culinary demonstrations, one-to-one supplier meetings and supplier exhibition.

Delegates will be inspired by experts such as Eric Evers of the Canadian Society of Nutrition Management, Dr Ben Hanson of the University College London, Alexia Robinson of Love British Food and British Food Fortnight and Candice Brown, the 2016 Great British Bake Off winner. 

Recognising the value of sharing ideas and best practice, the forum also connects care professionals through the frequent networking and entertainment opportunities across the two-day event.

Neel Radia, national chair of the NACC, says: “I’m really looking forward to this year’s NACC Training & Development Forum.  It’s fantastic that so many dedicated and exceptional people can come together in the spirit of learning, sharing and improving standards across care catering. It really is an inspirational event.

“We’ve got an action-packed, relevant programme lined up that addresses and offers practical guidance to deal with the ever-evolving challenges that the care catering sector faces; from the new International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative through to improving mealtime experiences for those with dementia, providing updates on food allergens and nutrition, and finding out the latest culinary techniques and product innovations.

"I’m also thrilled to welcome Eric Evers from the Canadian Society of Nutrition Management. It’s always fascinating and beneficial to hear the challenges and solutions of our overseas colleagues. I’m sure he’ll give us plenty to think about.

“As well as learning new skills and perspectives, the forum is also a place of camaraderie and celebration. The NACC Awards are a personal highlight of the event and it’s always a pleasure to recognise and celebrate the great work, passion and ingenuity of individuals and teams on the front line.  It’s going to be a great forum and I urge everyone to join in and reap the many benefits it offers.”

For further information and to book a delegate place at the NACC Training & Development Forum 2018, visit


Other news

Bake off raises funds

Upcoming Events

The Future of Care Conference

The King’s Fund, No. 11 Cavendish Square, London, W1G 0AN
19 March 2019

The Cleaning Show 2019

Excel, London
19-21 March 2019

Dementia Care & Nursing Home Expo 2019

NEC, Birmingham
26-27 March 2019

Care Roadshow Glasgow

Hampden Park Stadium,Letherby Drive, Glasgow, G42 9BA
30 April 2019

Care Roadshow Liverpool

Aintree Racecourse, The Golden Miller Suite, Earl of Derby Stand, Ormskirk Road, Aintree, Liverpool, L9 5AS
14 May 2019

Latest Issue

The Care Home Environment

The Care Home Environment

Jan 2019

How to streamline your waste costs

Register now to apply for regular copies of The Care Home Environment and free access to premium content, as well as our regular newsletters.