Environment

Nando’s urges industry to talk more about sustainability

By Henry Unwin, Head of Sustainability, Nando’s Nando’s has been a member of the SRA since 2015 and is a founding member of their Groups and Chains working group. It’s great to be part of such an engaging and enthusiastic network, surrounded by individuals and businesses who are as passionate about sustainability as we are. …

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Six ways to wow your customers on Super Saturday

By Tom Tanner Independence Day, Super Saturday, the end of hibernation – whatever you’re choosing to call this weekend’s re-opening, for the more than 10,000 SRA Member kitchens readying themselves to serve customers on site again for the first time in more than three months, this is undoubtedly a massive moment. We’re as thrilled as …

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Ten top tips to re-open right on 4 July

By Tom Tanner In the introduction to Keeping workers and customers safe during COVID-19 in restaurants, pubs, bars and takeaway services it says they hope that the document, prepared by BEIS, businesses, unions, industry bodies will help you keep staff and customers safe, that the new distancing guidelines are practical. We’ve read and reviewed the …

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WEBINAR – Circular Restaurants

Summary by Tom Tanner, SRA Host Natalia Agathou, LWARB Guests: Andrew Stephen, CEO, CRA Arthur Potts Dawson, Chefs Manifesto and Omved Gardens Chef Grace Regan, Founder, SpiceBox LWARB’s Advance London Team and the SRA partnered on creating Circular Restaurants: Food that doesn’t cost the earth – a guide to help food businesses, and restaurants in …

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Red Tractor enhances chicken welfare

By Jim Moseley, CEO, Red Tractor The pandemic has brought food supply into sharp focus – perhaps more so than any other time since World War 2. It has changed the way consumers are buying food, with floods of consumers going direct to farm gates and smaller outlets to avoid the crowds, find a scarce …

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Why climate disaster should make us feel positive

By Eleanor McNeill, DESIGN AND DIGITAL EXECUTIVE, SRA As an Australian living in London, it is easy to feel like the home I thought of as safe (though others citing spider and snakes would disagree) and full of climate-change fighting trees, nature abound, is no longer the refuge it was. While it was previously hard …

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SU-Eatable Life & One Planet Plate 

by Rosie Rayner-Law, Membership Project Assistant “By choosing a One Planet Plate in a SU-Eatable Life canteen, you can be sure that you’re choosing a dish which has a low impact on the environment.“ The project  SU-Eatable Life is a project focused on increasing choices of sustainable food in canteens.     The SRA, alongside our partners, …

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Our trip to Food Made Good Business of the Year – The Wheatsheaf

AUTHOR: TOM TANNER   Come in out of the cold and walk up to the bar at The Wheatsheaf and apart from the warmth provided by the welcome of co-owner Lauren Hunter and the wood burning stove, visitors can’t help but notice a certain pride in this Wiltshire pub’s recent achievements. There, slap bang in …

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Eliminating single use plastic in hospitality

AUTHORS: RCH Managing Director Jonathan Raggett & Michelle Devlin, General Manager of The Egerton Integral to Red Carnation Hotels’ broad plan for a more sustainable future is their mission to eliminate single use plastic from each and every hotel in the collection. Here, RCH Managing Director, Jonathan Raggett and Michelle Devlin, General Manager of The …

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