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SRA travels on Eurostar’s new plastic-free train!

AUTHOR: HANNNAH DEAN-WOOD  This past Thursday we got to celebrate Eurostar’s 25th birthday with a trip to Paris on their first ever single-use plastic free train.   Having just received their first 3 Star Food Made Good Sustainability Rating with the SRA it proved an exciting opportunity to see their various initiatives come to life. The business lounge was a good …

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Expert helping hand keeps Eurostar on track to meet ambitious plastic target

AUTHOR: TOM TANNER   Included within Eurostar’s ambitious Tread Lightly campaign is a goal to reduce plastic by 50% by 2020. A business-wide review revealed the train operator was giving away over 1 million plastic water bottles a year onboard its trains and in its Business Premier lounges in London, Paris and Brussels. The aim …

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How to transform surplus to tackle food waste

AUTHOR: TOM TANNER   Your favourite fruit and veg supplier calls offering to offload some surplus produce. You’re a chef, you value food. It’s your most important asset. So we’ve put together some top tips from the best transformers of ingredients that might otherwise reach a rubbish end. Raymond Blanc OBE, President of the Sustainable …

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How Eurostar turned to youth to fast-track sustainability on the menu

If most boys’ dream of driving a train hits the buffers, then Matthieu Coiffard may just have found a pretty, chuffing good substitute. Last Thursday, your correspondent was lucky enough to take a day trip to Paris. But not half as lucky as young Matthieu (pictured with Yann Bayeul, Eurostar Catering Manager). Last summer, the …

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Saving the food system one plate at a time

We’ve launched a new campaign to give chefs worldwide a chance to demonstrate in food form how they’re contributing to a better food future. One Planet Plate is a restaurant campaign to put sustainability on the menu – to help diners use the power of the appetite wisely. More than 1,000 restaurants are serving these …

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Making food matter key to more sustainable diets

Take the SRA President, one of the UK’s most eminent and best known scientists, an executive from a major drinks producer and a major policy expert, and what do you get? A very lively debate about how to put sustainable diets at the top of the menu. A packed conference theatre at ExCeL was the …

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Local bees make Eurostar gin a sweet success story

By Yann Bayeul, Eurostar Catering Product and Service Manager On the eve of its 21st birthday in November 2015, Eurostar unveiled its very own gin designed by Business Premier Culinary Director, Raymond Blanc OBE, in partnership with artisan producers, Silent Pool Distillers. Named Toujours 21, the bespoke gin encapsulates Eurostar’s heritage, reminiscent of both British …

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Nutbourne vineyard – a world away from city limits

You’d be forgiven for thinking the hospitality business is fickle and precarious. You’d be right, of course. And Mother Nature can be a cruel mistress to anyone who relies on sourcing and serving fresh produce. But that all pales into insignificance when you look closely at the incredibly risky nature of wine making – especially …

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Join Raymond Blanc, Leon, Wahaca and the SRA at Food Matters Live

Marathon world record holder Paula Radcliffe, world renowned scientist Professor Lord Robert Winston, Food and Farming Minister George Eustice, and our very own President Raymond Blanc. If that sounds like your all-time dinner party wish list, then it’s definitely time to book your spot at Food Matters Live, coming up in November at the Excel in …

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