Food for Life Served Here Awards 2018: the winners are announced!
On 3rd October, Food for Life took over the Council House in Birmingham for our national Food for Life Served Here and Green Kitchen Standard Awards celebration. The awards were presented by the Soil Association CEO Helen Browning and Food for Life co-founder Jeanette Orrey MBE and are a wonderful opportunity to shine a spotlight on and shine a spotlight on the excellent people and food providers who are doing great things with Food for Life.
The winners have been chosen from a shortlisted few by an independent judging panel who were looking for outstanding commitment to delivering Food for Life Served Here accredited meals. Awards were given across six categories, including an award for Green Kitchen Standard, a new certification run jointly with the Carbon Trust, which recognises caterers that are taking positive steps to sustainably manage energy, water and waste.
We’re delighted to announce that the winners of this year’s Food for Life Served Here Awards are:The Green Kitchen Standard Winner - Aramark at University of Westminster
Supplier Scheme Champion - Lower Hurst Organic
Schools Champion - Doreen Sharp at East Ayrshire Council
Leisure Champion - Sticklebarn F&B Team, National Trust
Higher and Further Education Champion - BaxterStorey at University of Gloucestershire
Early Years Champion - Windermere Day Nursery, Childbase Partnership
The celebrations kicked off with welcome presentations from CEO of the Soil Association, Helen Browning, who said “Our mission is to double the amount of silver awards by 2020 despite the challenges that are facing us. This mission has never been more important and there is much more work to be done. Today we recognize the inseparable role and importance of farmers, food producers and manufacturers across the industry who are so critical to the supply chain which supports caterers to achieve Food for Life accreditation.”
This was followed by a supplier showcase featuring many companies involved in catering including the Fairtrade Foundation. There were also information sharing sessions from the Food for Life Served Here and Green Kitchen Standard teams and the opportunity to network. Everyone then raised a glass to the winners and the celebrations continued into the evening with a light bite and a Food for Life-themed selfie booth.
Do you know a good food champion who deserves a Food for Life Served Here Award? Nominations will open for next year’s awards in spring 2019.