Community Engagement

The secrets of the most sustainable street food trader – Honest!

We’re proud partners of the British Street Food Awards – judging the Most Sustainable Trader category, sponsored by Hellmann’s, for the third time this year. Just as the standard of street food rises, so it does for the entries for this award. This year’s Honest Edibles was crowned Most Sustainable Trader. We asked founder Billy …

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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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How has Covid affected your confidence?

By tom tanner Last week we surveyed the sector to help inform our submission to the Westminster All-Party Parliamentary Group for Hospitality and Tourism’s ‘Pathways to Recovery’ inquiry which is looking at what measures the sector needs to successfully reopen, recover and thrive in the aftermath of the COVID19 crisis. The key focus of this …

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Avoiding food waste during COVID-19

By Tom Tanner   While it may not be absolutely top of your list of priorities right now, we know you’d want to do everything you can to feed people and not bins, especially when many more people are struggling to put food on the table and there’s the potential for huge amounts of food going to waste.   We …

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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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The National Food Strategy – what to expect

Author: Tom Tanner Given that one in eight people in the UK earn a living from it, we all eat it every day, it helps define who we are as individuals as well as a nation and is our primary social act – it’s pretty hard to understand why we’ve not had a national food …

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The Wheatsheaf donates £1,200 to Chilton Foliat Primary School

Food Made Good members support the community; The Wheatsheaf pub in Chilton Foliat has donated £1,200 to Chilton Foliat Primary School, following a fundraising initiative which has asked diners to contribute a voluntary donation of £1 at the end of their meal.   The funds raised through the scheme will help the school pay for …

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Show the Love

By Jenny Wilson, Project Manager, The Climate Coalition The Climate Coalition’s annual Show the Love campaign is highlighting the impact that climate change is having on food crops within the UK. As vital leaders in the food industry we would love to get your involvement in the campaign. The Climate Coalition is a group of …

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