SRA Awards

ODE to sustainable joy: How Devon restaurant won big at National Restaurant Awards

By Tom Tanner There aren’t too many chefs or restaurateurs boasting a fine-dining restaurant, beachside café and a pizzeria in their portfolio. Where Tim Bouget and his trio of ODE-truefood sites really stand out from the crowd, is that they have all blazed a sustainable trail ever since their first service. Sustainability was literally built …

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New partnership means sustainability on tap

Born in the city, brewed in the country. That’s the story behind Freedom Brewery one of Britain’s most sustainable and largest independent beer makers, and we’re thrilled that we can now reveal them as a new partner of the SRA. Originally found in London, Freedom moved to its current home in the heart of rural …

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On the first day of Christmas he vowed to live waste free

Eco Chef and co-founder of Poco, the Food Made Good Restaurant of the Year 2016, Tom Hunt, has just embarked on a month long waste purge. Here’s a chef who doesn’t just talk the talk. If you run a restaurant which makes a virtue of only importing one fresh product – lemons – and once …

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The Gallery celebrates awards hat trick in style

The Gallery in Barry has been open barely three years. But in that short time it’s attracted more than its fair share of rave reviews and awards. Owner Barney Hibbert seriously downplays things in his description of the restaurant: a neighbourhood eatery serving seasonal and local produce. But when it comes to celebrating success, that’s …

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Moove away from meat can’t be done on the hoof

For the last of the SRA curated panel sessions at Conscious Hospitality, meat was on the menu. We brought together a beef farmer, Andrew Knowles from Approved Supplier Trenchmore Farm, Tom Hunt, chef and founder of Poco, 2016 Food Made Good Restaurant of the Year, and policy wonk, Simon Billings of Forum for the Future …

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Fish Friday just got a whole lot batter for thousands of service men and women

After nine years spent in the Navy, Calum Richardson knows the importance of a well-fed force. And with a decade of practice serving up award-wining fish suppers, he’s now marrying these two experience to good effect. One of the secrets to the popularity of The Bay Fish & Chips is the batter that wraps the …

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Book your seat now for Food Made Good Awards lunch

The countdown to the Food Made Good Awards 2016 continues with nominations for the People’s Favourite pouring in. A number of Members have seized the opportunity to remind their customers about the great things they’re doing and are encouraging them to nominate. Remember nominations for this category close this Sunday 7 February, so if you …

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Food Made Good open awards – get ready to enter!

Nominations for the People’s Favourite Award are now open. Tell your customers about the fantastic work you’re doing and encourage them to support you! Nominations for the Best Food Waste Strategy, Sustainable Innovation and Supplier of the Year are open! If your business is doing something extraordinary, we want to know… get recognised! Enter here. …

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Countdown to Food Made Good Awards 2016

With news of the National Lottery jackpot rolling over to a massive £50m+ this weekend, never has the oft-used expression ‘in it to win it’ been more apt. With frequent reminders from your Account Managers over the last few months, we know that the vast majority of you will by now have submitted your 2015 …

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Food Tech Week opens our eyes to future of food

Forget the hair shirts and a return to the Iron Age, sustainability is about the future. And innovation and technology are two critical elements. So, the SRA team here jumped at the chance to learn more at the inaugural London Food Tech Week – attending a number of the key events. As the organisers said: …

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