Sustainable Catering


Our Sustainable Catering Awards are widely acknowledged as industry leaders, helping hundreds of caterers implement sustainable practices through our various offers; Food for Life Served Here, Green Kitchen Standard and Cool Food Pro.

For the past 20 years we have worked with caterers and businesses across all sectors providing expert advice, training, and support. Through our awards schemes and support tools, over a million sustainable and healthy meals are served per day throughout the UK, proving the work we do makes the food industry better for people and planet.

Food for Life Served Here

Our flagship catering awards verify the food on the plate to support caterers to demonstrate their commitment to climate, nature, and health through the food purchased and served.

Green Kitchen Standard

Sustainability in the kitchen goes beyond the food that is served. Our Green Kitchen Standard award provides a framework, tips, and guidance on how to implement sustainable processes and practices to reduce energy, water, and waste in your kitchen.

Cool Food Pro

A carbon calculator for caterers that identifies the environmental and financial savings that can be achieved by making small changes such as serving ‘less but better meat’ or sourcing vegetables locally, and providing simple ways of showing impact.

Training & Consultancy Options

Our highly experienced team have a selection of training and consultancy packages for those looking to build their knowledge when it comes to sustainable catering.

These packages can help organisations reach targets such as Net Zero, progress through the Sustainable Catering Awards journey or simply learn about lasting and impactful ways to make your kitchen more sustainable

Please get in touch if you would like to find out more: catering@foodforlife.org.uk Want to learn more? See our 2021 Impact Report