The Soil Association Food for Life Catering Mark provides an independent endorsement that food providers are taking steps to improve the food they serve, using fresh ingredients which are free from trans fats and harmful additives and better for animal welfare.
Caterers are audited to ensure they meet high standards of provenance and traceability, providing reassurance to customers that meals are freshly prepared using environmentally-sustainable and seasonal ingredients. They are also asked to demonstrate their compliance with relevant national standards, including the School Food Standards, or guidelines on food and nutrition.
Caterers who are accredited by Catering Mark are subject to an annual inspection, including on site visit, so we – and you - can be sure that your food meets our award food quality criteria.
The Catering Mark directly ties up with the Food Quality section of the School Award – so if you’re a silver caterer then your schools are already a quarter of the way to achieving their award.
If you are a food provider, find out how you can apply, please contact one of the Catering Mark Regional Co-ordinators:
Hannah Caswell, South West and Wales: 07917 230 120
David Persaud, Midlands: 07713 712 098
Caron Longden, North: 07500 874 048
Katrina Kollegaeva, London and South East: 07919 216 250
Sarah Duley, Catering Mark Development Manager, Food for Life Scotland: 07562 780302