Provenance

Bird flu – the lowdown for chickens, eggs and you 

By Tom Tanner, Sustainable Restaurant Association What is it?  Bird flu, or avian flu, is an infectious type of influenza that spreads among birds. In rare cases, it can affect humans. In October, the Government announced a package of measures to support poultry farmers in response to the UK’s worst ever outbreak with over 200 …

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Food Made Good Japan Awards help spread the global food sustainability movement

By Food Made Good Japan On 14th November 2022, the Food Made Good Japan Awards 2022 were held in Tokyo organised by the Sustainable Restaurant Association Japan (SRA-J). The award ceremony sponsored by Mitsubishi Estate was held in-person at 3x3Lab Future and shown online. Five of the SRA-J member restaurants were recognised for their outstanding …

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Celebration of native produce sees Guatemala restaurant to award success

By Tom Tanner, Sustainable Restaurant Association The clue is in the name. The winner of the Sustainable Restaurant Award at Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants, sponsored by Flor de Caña, is all about the provenance. For those non-Spanish speakers, Diacá, literally means, from here. And at this pioneering Guatemalan restaurant, where the ingredients come from, …

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Crusty craftsmen create award-winning base for future toppings

By Tom Tanner, Sustainable Restaurant Association There’s a perception that the bigger a restaurant business grows, the harder it becomes to retain, let alone expand upon, its principles. This year’s winner of the R200 Sustainable Restaurant Group of the Year, sponsored by Victoria Malaga (which we had the great pleasure of judging again), has shown …

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Give your team freedom to make things Peachy

By Tom Tanner, Sustainable Restaurant Association In March, we had the pleasure of judging the sustainability category at the Publican Awards. On the shortlist, Revolution Bar Group and the Peach Pub Company. To be fair, the latter were very worthy winners. Perhaps it was a slight case of sustainability envy that drove Revolution to purchase …

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Kent caterer fusing West African roots with local larder gems

By Winnie Adeyemi, Director, AFRICA: Seen & Heard Throughout Black History Month 2022, the theme for which is Time for Change: Action not Words, AFRICA: Seen & Heard and the Sustainable Restaurant Association have gathered the stories of Black-British foodservice providers across the country. Reducing and repurposing food waste, ensuring carbon neutrality and feeding communities …

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Award-winning young chefs shaping our food future

By Tom Tanner, Sustainable Restaurant Association Since 2010 San Pellegrino has been promoting a global talent platform for chefs under the age of 30, in the shape of its Young Chef Academy. We’re thrilled that for the second time we’re judging submissions for the Social Responsibility Award, having devised the criteria in 2019 for the …

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Put the ‘bee’ into biodiversity in your backbar

By Tom Tanner, Sustainable Restaurant Association Just as chefs have a big role to play in helping diners use the power of their appetites wisely, so bartenders and mixologists can satisfy customers’ thirst for drinks that don’t cost the earth. That’s why we’ve teamed up with Discarded Spirits, avallen, Sustainable Wine Solutions, The Uncommon Wine …

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Parisian bar opening the door to a better drinks future

By Tom Tanner, Sustainable Restaurant Association Little Red Door has opened a large green door to every other bar on the planet with a blueprint for how to operate with people and the planet at the very core of everything you do. Cheers to the 2022 winner of the Sustainability Award at The World’s 50 …

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Tenth winner of global award makes waves with its sea pantry

And the winner is…Aponiente. Congratulations to Ángel León and his team at their restaurant near Cadiz for beating off stiff competition from more than 30 of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, to win the Flor de Cana Sustainable Restaurant Award at this year’s celebration of the globe’s glitziest gastrodomes this year, hosted back in London …

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