The Northern Ireland Branch held its Christmas soiree in Zen Restaurant, Belfast on 29 November. There was a good attendance and we all ate, drank and were merry; a great night was had by all.
Owing to ongoing industrial action, the Branch AGM was rescheduled for 3 January 2020. Members put forward areas of interest for the 2020 programme, and the Business and Development group will devise a programme based on their suggestions. Work continues on the implementation of Minimum Nutritional Standards, with a joint meeting scheduled to enable HCA Members and district council representatives to share experiences and assist in the rollout of the Standards to all public sector caterers, enabling a fitter future for all.