THE CURVE IS AWARDED THE BRONZE SOIL ASSOCIATION CATERING MARK!

Thursday 31 October 2013

Catering & Hospitality QM has been focusing on ensuring its food and sourcing meets the ethical and environmental demands of its customers, to demonstrate this, it has earned the Bronze Food for Life Catering Mark in recognition for The Curve and The Hive.

Catering & Hospitality QM has been focusing on ensuring its food and sourcing meets the ethical and environmental demands of its customers, to demonstrate this, it has earned the Bronze Food for Life Catering Mark  in recognition for The Curve and The Hive.

The Curve's catering service provides close to 120,000 meals to customers throughout the year and The Hive provides 126,000 meals to guests staying with Queen Mary during the summer vacation.

INDEPENDENT, VERIFIED CERTIFICATION

Run by the Soil Association the Food for Life Catering Mark is a UK-wide certification scheme, which provides an independent guarantee that food being served is fresh, free from controversial additives and better for animal welfare.

The bronze, silver and gold tiers encourage caterers to use more local, free range, fair trade and organic ingredients to produce healthier menus. The award also entitles both outlets to display the mark as a means of reassuring customers of the commitment.

The Bronze Standard ensures:

Commenting on the achievement, the Head of Catering, Graham Brundle stated: “We’re delighted that The Curve and The Hive have achieved the Bronze Food for Life Catering Mark. We think it is important for businesses to take practical action to improve the food they serve. Our Bronze award demonstrates our commitment to good food, our customers and the environment.”

For more information on sustainable food please visit: www.qmul.ac.uk/about/sustainability/what/sustainable.

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