Meet our food champions from 2019

Friday 15th November saw the announcement of this year’s Soil Association Food for Life Served Here and Green Kitchen Standard Award winners at City Hall in London. The awards celebrated the very best in sustainable and healthy food across the UK.

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Award winners

Our independent judging panel included

  • Professor Tim Lang - Professor of Food Policy at City University of London, 
  • Bee Wilson - food writer, historian and school food campaigner, 
  • Myles Bremner - CEO of Bremner Consulting, 
  • Stephen Forster - National LACA Chair, and 
  • Lynsey Gordon - Category Manager at Scotland Excel.

The winners were people and food providers with an outstanding commitment to embedding the Food for Life Served Here standards, who are going above and beyond in sourcing and serving healthy food that’s better for the environment and made with sustainable practice in mind. The Food for Life Served Here and Green Kitchen Standard awards is an annual event, find out about previous winners here.

2019 Winners

Further and Higher Education Champion Award - Ivan Hopkins at Nottingham Trent University

Healthcare Champion Award - Carl Stevenson at Bondcare Summerfield House Care Home

Independent School Champion Award, sponsored by Yearsley Food - Simon Blackwood at King’s House School

Restaurants, Events and Leisure Champion Award, sponsored by Vintage Roots - Beverley Edwards at Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

Workplace Champion Award - Daniel Blackburn at John Lewis Partnership Victoria Head Office Campus

Schools Champion Award, sponsored by Yeo Valley - Marie Bridge at Christ Church Primary

GS Plus 

Early Years Champion Award - Tracy Miller & Olivia Cherry at Woodlands Day Nursery

Childbase Partnership 

Excellence at Silver and Gold Award, sponsored by Pip Organic - Oldham Council

Innovation in Customer Engagement Award, sponsored by ParentPay - Leicestershire Traded Services Catering

Food for Life Supplier Scheme Champion - Yeo Valley

Green Kitchen Standard Champion, sponsored by Wallaroo Foods - Aramark University of Westminster

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