The Sustainable Restaurant Association’s (SRA) Food Made Good Awards open for entry today with three new categories which recognise the chefs and their dishes bringing positive change in the sector.
The awards, the only ones dedicated to the trailblazers of sustainable foodservice, will be presented by its President Raymond Blanc OBE in front of more than 500 of the UK’s best chefs, restaurateurs and suppliers at Troxy in East London on 5th November.
Open to SRA members only, the categories reward food outlets in areas such as sourcing fish responsibly, celebrating local and seasonal produce, and treating staff fairly. There is also a category for restaurants with a takeaway or delivery which makes up at least half of their revenue and which can demonstrate successful initiatives to reduce food waste, single use plastic and meat on the menu.
New awards this year include Chef of the Year, Product of the Year and One Planet Plate, all of which have measures to tackle climate change at the heart of the criteria.
Andrew Stephen, chief executive of the SRA, said: “Restaurants, the wider foodservice sector and the businesses that supply them are channelling their creativity and innovation to help fix food.
“The Food Made Good Awards are the perfect platform to recognise these pioneering individuals, operators and their initiatives to tackle climate change in the most delicious way possible and share them extensively. This year we’re casting our net wider than ever before in our exhaustive search for the ideas effecting measurable change to the way we eat.”
The People’s Favourite award also returns and will be open for nominations from the public for the month of July, before a public vote on a shortlist for the winner in September. Cardiff ’s Dusty Knickle Pizza’s popular brand of locally sourced ingredients and aluminium reusable boxes won the largest slice of the votes in 2018.
To enter the Food Made Good Awards and for more information, click here. The deadline for entries is 13th September.