Food Waste

Could street food venison be a sustainability game changer?

By Tom Tanner, Sustainable Restaurant Association What do you get if you take two former fine dining chefs, a hunter, one of the UK’s most under-utilised and most environmentally friendly meats and a food truck? Answer: The winners of the Sustainability Award at the British Street Food Awards 2022, as judged by the SRA. Yes, …

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Zero waste cocktails, 100% creative mixologists

By Abi Englefield, One Planet Plate, Global Project Manager As part of our partner rum brand Flor de Caña’s ongoing pledge to reduce waste and help fight climate change, they have launched Zero Waste Cocktails. It’s a campaign aimed at engaging bars and restaurants around the world to serve up delicious sustainable cocktails made from …

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National Food Strategy: the giant omelette that breaks no eggs

By Tom Tanner, Sustainable Restaurant Association After what seemed like an age, the government finally published its National Food Strategy for England. Publication has been greeted with the full range of food metaphors – none of them flattering: flat as a pancake or thin gruel. Take your pick.  The strategy followed the two reports published by …

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FareShare and KFC freeze out food waste

Helen Davies, Partnership Manager at FareShare Food waste is a growing issue, with 2m tonnes of good-to-eat food going to waste every year across the food industry. All of this food is wasted while 7m people struggle to get enough to eat – and with the cost of living crisis, even more people are facing …

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Good to the bone – tenth NRA sustainability award winner revealed

This is the tenth year of our involvement in the National Restaurant Awards – judging the winner of the Sustainability Award, now sponsored by Estrella Damm. The PIG, Grain Store (RIP) and Silo are among the illustrious and eclectic winners from the last decade. All of the past winners had a compelling sustainability story and …

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Is it just me or are cocktails really rubbish now?

By Kate Dranginis, SRA Climate Analyst Rubbish cocktails are the trend in bar world right now. By that, I don’t mean we’re in the middle of an ironic throwback to lurid and sickly-sweet Woo-Woos, though they do have their time and place. Low-waste cocktails which consider their environmental impact are what the industry is excited …

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Istanbul – gateway to sustainability

By Juliane Caillouette-Noble, Managing Director, Sustainable Restaurant Association  Two weeks ago, I had the immense pleasure of joining hospitality and tourism colleagues from around the world in Istanbul for the third Global Gastro-Economy Summit. Hosted by TURYid, the Turkish Tourism Restaurant Investors and Gastronomy Enterprises Association.  Packed in a conference center at the intersection of …

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One Planet Plate spotlight on…Hypha, Chester

We sat down with Hypha founder Nicholas Friar, to discuss the inspiration behind his restaurant, the local businesses he works with and the seasonal dishes on the menu including their One Planet Plate, a plant-based lasagne, featuring local, seasonal vegetables. How did Hypha and its concept start? What first interested you in creating a sustainably …

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MUME: A plum winner of Asia’s 50 Best Sustainable Restaurant Award

By Tom Tanner, Sustainable Restaurant Association Having worked with The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, judging their Sustainable Restaurant Award for almost a decade now, means we’ve seen the engagement with sustainability issues accelerate and deepen across the planet. Receiving submissions from restaurants in territories new to us that demonstrate new levels of commitment and creativity …

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How foodservice is facing up to the food waste challenge

By Tom Tanner, Sustainable Restaurant Association With food costs soaring, food poverty on the rise and the climate impact of wasted food now accounting for 10% of all greenhouse gas emissions, the economic, social and environmental case for driving down food waste has never been greater. Worryingly, WRAP reported that food waste in hospitality and …

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