Forward-thinking finalists highlight short list for Food Made Good Awards

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Chefs inspiring positive change.

Foodservice operators meeting the need to serve more plant-based dishes and reduce meat consumption.

Suppliers designing new products to help fight climate change. 

Those three important sectors help highlight the 45 finalists who are making a difference in the food industry and are on this year's short list for the Food Made Good Awards 2019.

The winners of this year's standout class will be announced 5th November at the Troxy in London in a ceremony hosted by best-selling author and cook Melissa Hemsley.

"I am excited about presenting the Food Made Good Awards, and I can’t wait to discover, and of course reveal, all of the incredible winners," Hemsley says.

With the climate crisis accelerating and diner demand for an eating out experience with a minimal impact, the Food Made Good Awards 2019 are a showcase for those businesses making it possible for consumers to use the power of their appetites wisely.

“The whole world and kitchens across the UK are waking up to the climate threat," Raymond Blanc, OBE, President of the SRA, says. "The Food Made Good Awards are the perfect platform for shining a light on those kitchens and the teams working in them, that are using incredible creativity and taking risks to help their customers make food choices that are good for them and the planet. Every chef and restaurateur will take inspiration from this short list of dozens of inspiring ideas and initiatives successfully implemented by their industry colleagues.”

Of the 45 businesses that made that list, 32 are independent restaurants, pubs or cafés, while six of the UK’s best-known restaurant, café and pub brands also demonstrate that size is no barrier to sustainability.

Chantelle Nicholson, of London’s Tredwells, Deri Reed of the Warren in Carmarthen and Conor Spacey of FoodSpace, the Dublin-based caterer, all are vying for new Chef of the Year, which honours those extending their influence beyond the four walls of the kitchen, whether by pursuing a relentless championing of local producers or successfully encouraging diners, including committed carnivores, to eat more veg and fewer animal products.

Young’s Pubs has been shortlisted for two categories, including Celebrate Local and Seasonal. YO! is also a finalist in two spots, including the Treat Staff Fairly and Feed People Well award. The shortlist for the Support Global Farmers award includes Nando’s UK & Ireland and The Restaurant Group, which is also in the running for the Value Natural Resources award. JD Wetherspoon is in the final three in two categories; Treat Staff Fairly and Feed People Well. 

There are six pub businesses (The Buxton, The Roebuck, The Wheatsheaf Chilton Foliat, Young’s, JD Wetherspoon, and National Trust Sticklebarn) and three caterers,  FoodSpace, CH&CO and Vacherin) on the short list, as well as two UK universities: Lakeside Restaurant and Coffee Shop, University of Surrey, University of Edinburgh.

The Food Made Good Awards recognise restaurants and foodservice businesses whose accomplishments in the last year have driven progress in the industry and demonstrated that all food can be made delicious, ethical and sustainable. The shortlist is a treasure trove of concepts proven to make a positive difference.

Ten of the categories align with the 10 key themes of the SRA’s Food Made Good sustainability framework. Operators fulfilling all 10 are the very definition of a good restaurant or foodservice business.

In addition to the ten themed awards, there are a further 10 categories, including the People’s Favourite Restaurant. Readers of delicious. magazine have been voting for the five restaurants on the shortlist: café-ODE, Fodder, Poco Tapas Bar, SpiceBox and Yeo Valley Canteen.

Raymond Blanc’s Sustainability Hero 2019, will also be revealed at the ceremony, following in the footsteps of the likes of Jamie Oliver, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Tim Lang.


From: Tom Tanner <[email protected]>
Sent: Thursday, October 10, 2019 4:07:11 AM
To: Tom Tanner <[email protected]>
Subject: Shortlist revealed for Food Made Good Awards 2019
 
 

 

Press Release

10th October 2019

 

Food Made Good Awards 2019 shortlist showcases businesses and individuals


rising to the tastiest challenge on the planet


Chefs inspiring positive change beyond the pass and across the wider food system, foodservice operators introducing an array of creative initiatives to meet the urgent need to serve more plant-based dishes and reduce meat consumption, and suppliers designing new products to help hospitality fight climate change, all feature among the 45 finalists on the shortlist for the Food Made Good Awards 2019, published today.

With the climate crisis accelerating and diner demand for an eating out experience with a minimal impact, the Food Made Good Awards 2019 are a showcase for those businesses making it possible for consumers to use the power of their appetites wisely.

 

Raymond Blanc, OBE, President of the SRA, said “The whole world and kitchens across the UK are waking up to the climate threat. The Food Made Good Awards are the perfect platform for shining a light on those kitchens and the teams working in them, that are using incredible creativity and taking risks to help their customers make food choices that are good for them and the planet. Every chef and restaurateur will take inspiration from this shortlist of dozens of inspiring ideas and initiatives successfully implemented by their industry colleagues.”

Of the 45 businesses shortlisted for the Food Made Good Awards 2019, 32 are independent restaurants, pubs or cafés, while six of the UK’s best-known restaurant, café and pub brands also demonstrate that size is no barrier to sustainability.

 

Chantelle Nicholson, of London’s Tredwells, Deri Reed of the Warren in Carmarthen and Conor Spacey of FoodSpace, the Dublin-based caterer all make it onto the shortlist for the new Chef of the Year award, in recognition of their success in extending their influence beyond the four walls of the kitchen, whether by pursuing a relentless championing of local producers or successfully encouraging diners, including committed carnivores to eat more veg and fewer animal products.

 

Young’s Pubs has been shortlisted for the Celebrate Local and Seasonal and the Source Fish Responsibly categories. The latter also includes YO!, which features among the final three for the Treat Staff Fairly and Feed People Well categories too. The shortlist for the Support Global Farmers award includes Nando’s UK & Ireland and The Restaurant Group, which is also in the running for the Value Natural Resources award. JD Wetherspoon is in the final three in two categories; Treat Staff Fairly and Feed People Well. Costa Coffee is among the finalists for the Support the Community award.

 

There are six pub businesses (The Buxton, The Roebuck, The Wheatsheaf Chilton Foliat, Young’s, JD Wetherspoon, and National Trust Sticklebarn) and three caterers,  FoodSpace, CH&CO and Vacherin) on the shortlist, as well as two UK universities; Lakeside Restaurant and Coffee Shop, University of Surrey, University of Edinburgh,

 

In another new category for 2019, Belu, Oatly and Too Good To Go, make up the shortlist for Product of the Year. Between them they are helping operators reduce single-use, make dairy alternatives cool and save a million meals from the bin.

 

The Food Made Good Awards recognise restaurants and foodservice businesses whose accomplishments in the last year have driven progress in the industry and demonstrated that all food can be made delicious, ethical and sustainable. The shortlist is a treasure trove of concepts proven to make a positive difference.

 

The winners of the 20 Food Made Good Awards will be revealed at a special ceremony hosted by Melissa Hemsley, at Troxy, London, on 5th November. Melissa said: "I am excited about presenting the Food Made Good Awards and I can’t wait to discover, and of course reveal, all of the incredible winners when it comes to the big night on 5th November."

 

Ten of the categories align with the ten key themes of the SRA’s Food Made Good sustainability framework. Operators fulfilling all ten are the very definition of a good restaurant or foodservice business.

A full list of categories and the shortlisted restaurants are available below and here.

In addition to the ten themed awards, there are a further ten categories including the People’s Favourite Restaurant. Readers of delicious. magazine have been voting for the five restaurants on the shortlist: café-ODE, Fodder, Poco Tapas Bar, SpiceBox and Yeo Valley Canteen.

Raymond Blanc’s Sustainability Hero 2019, will also be revealed at the ceremony, following in the footsteps of the likes of Jamie Oliver, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Tim Lang.

 

ENDS

Notes to Editors

Photos available on request

 

The Food Made Good Awards are run by the Sustainable Restaurant Association to celebrate everything exciting about British hospitality businesses, chefs and suppliers doing the extraordinary to make food good – delicious, ethical, sustainable. Those businesses that have made it on to the shortlist have demonstrated impact, influence and integrity.

The judging panel for the awards consisted of a representative of each category sponsor, industry and issue specific experts as well as one of the SRA’s board of directors.

The Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) is a not for profit membership organisation helping restaurants become more sustainable and diners make more sustainable choices when dining out. Our Food Made Good programme helps foodservice to focus on the issues affecting the food system and to work towards a shared goal of serving meals that don’t just taste good but do good too.

@the_SRA

#FoodMadeGood19

www.thesra.org

https://awards.thesra.org/

Tickets for the Food Made Good Awards are available here.

 

FOOD MADE GOOD AWARDS 2019 shortlist in full:

 

Celebrate Local and Seasonal - for the business making the very most of the larder on its doorstep

EN_Food, Hertfordshire

Poco Tapas Bar, Bristol

Young’s Pubs, London and South

Sponsored by: Fooditude

Serve More Veg and Better Meat - rewarding the most innovative ways of flipping the menu

Lucky Beach Café, Brighton

Poco Tapas Bar, Bristol

The Wheatsheaf Chilton Foliat, Wiltshire

Sponsored by: Lightspeed

Source Fish Responsibly - for the business doing most to help ensure plenty more fish in the sea

 

Lussmanns Sustainable Fish & Grill, Hertfordshire

 

YO!

Young’s Pubs, London and South

Sponsored by: Open Blue

Support Global Farmers - for the business going above and beyond in ethical sourcing

Kemptown Project, Brighton

Nando’s UK & Ireland

The Restaurant Group

Sponsored by: Farm Africa

NEW Food Made Good Chef of the Year – for the chef who is most effective at leading as well feeding

Chantelle Nicholson, Tredwells, London

Deri Reed, The Warren, Carmarthen

Conor Spacey, FoodSpace, Dublin

Sponsored by: InnuScience

One Planet Plate – for the dish that’s had the biggest impact on the planet in 2019

The Good Egg, London

Purezza, London and Brighton

The Roebuck, London

Treat Staff Fairly - for the business doing most to value staff through pay & beyond the paycheque

THE PIG at Brockenhurst, Hampshire

JD Wetherspoon

YO!

Sponsored by: TiPJAR

Support the Community - for the business making food do good as well as taste good in its area

Costa Coffee

Overends Kitchen Restaurant, Dublin

Where the Light Gets In, Stockport

Open Right - Celebrating a site opened in last 12 months with sustainability built in

The Buxton, London

Ink Café, Dublin

Sponsored by: Shaftesbury

Feed People Well: for the business doing the most to help adults and kids make good food choices

CH&CO

JD Wetherspoon

YO!

Product of the Year – for a single product that’s had a measurable positive impact in foodservice

Belu

Oatly

Too Good To Go

Supplier of the Year: for a business helping its foodservice customers tackle the big sustainability issues

OLIO

Paper Round

Rubies in the Rubble

Value Natural Resources - for the business innovating to better preserve all resources, including energy and water

The Buxton, London

The Restaurant Group

National Trust Sticklebarn, Cumbria

Sponsored by: Good Energy

Reduce Reuse Recycle - for the most impactful way of keeping as much as possible out of landfill

 

BuJo, Dublin

University of Edinburgh

The City Farm Café, Bristol

Waste No Food - rewarding the very best ways of ensuring food stays on the plate and out of the bin

Petersham Nurseries, London

Vacherin, London

The Wheatsheaf Chilton Foliat, Wiltshire

Sponsored by: Kingspan

Food Made Good Champion - for the individual doing most to engage the industry on the key sustainability issues on the SRA’s online member community

Lauren Haffenden, Lakeside Restaurant and Coffee Shop, Surrey

Henry Unwin, Nando’s UK & Ireland

Andrea Zick, OXO Tower Restaurant, Bar & Brasserie, London

Sponsored by: Freedom Brewery

Good To Go - For the restaurant doing most to prove you don’t have to remove principles when taking away food

 

Buena Comida, Dudley

Chris’s Fish & Chips, Leicestershire

Happy Maki, Brighton

Sponsored by Just Eat

People’s Favourite Restaurant - Publicly-voted award run in partnership with delicious. magazine

Café-ODE, Devon

Fodder, Harrogate

Poco Tapas Bar, Bristol

SpiceBox, London

Yeo Valley Canteen, North Somerset

Food Made Good Business of the Year: The best in the business, excelling across the sustainable board – achieving the highest overall score in the Food Made Good Sustainability Rating

Top 20 to be announced on Tuesday 22nd October

Raymond Blanc Sustainability Hero – an outstanding individual inspiring positive change

To be announced at the ceremony on 5th November


From: Tom Tanner <[email protected]>
Sent: Thursday, October 10, 2019 4:07:11 AM
To: Tom Tanner <[email protected]>
Subject: Shortlist revealed for Food Made Good Awards 2019
 
 

 

Press Release

10th October 2019

 

Food Made Good Awards 2019 shortlist showcases businesses and individuals


rising to the tastiest challenge on the planet


Chefs inspiring positive change beyond the pass and across the wider food system, foodservice operators introducing an array of creative initiatives to meet the urgent need to serve more plant-based dishes and reduce meat consumption, and suppliers designing new products to help hospitality fight climate change, all feature among the 45 finalists on the shortlist for the Food Made Good Awards 2019, published today.

With the climate crisis accelerating and diner demand for an eating out experience with a minimal impact, the Food Made Good Awards 2019 are a showcase for those businesses making it possible for consumers to use the power of their appetites wisely.

 

Raymond Blanc, OBE, President of the SRA, said “The whole world and kitchens across the UK are waking up to the climate threat. The Food Made Good Awards are the perfect platform for shining a light on those kitchens and the teams working in them, that are using incredible creativity and taking risks to help their customers make food choices that are good for them and the planet. Every chef and restaurateur will take inspiration from this shortlist of dozens of inspiring ideas and initiatives successfully implemented by their industry colleagues.”

Of the 45 businesses shortlisted for the Food Made Good Awards 2019, 32 are independent restaurants, pubs or cafés, while six of the UK’s best-known restaurant, café and pub brands also demonstrate that size is no barrier to sustainability.

 

Chantelle Nicholson, of London’s Tredwells, Deri Reed of the Warren in Carmarthen and Conor Spacey of FoodSpace, the Dublin-based caterer all make it onto the shortlist for the new Chef of the Year award, in recognition of their success in extending their influence beyond the four walls of the kitchen, whether by pursuing a relentless championing of local producers or successfully encouraging diners, including committed carnivores to eat more veg and fewer animal products.

 

Young’s Pubs has been shortlisted for the Celebrate Local and Seasonal and the Source Fish Responsibly categories. The latter also includes YO!, which features among the final three for the Treat Staff Fairly and Feed People Well categories too. The shortlist for the Support Global Farmers award includes Nando’s UK & Ireland and The Restaurant Group, which is also in the running for the Value Natural Resources award. JD Wetherspoon is in the final three in two categories; Treat Staff Fairly and Feed People Well. Costa Coffee is among the finalists for the Support the Community award.

 

There are six pub businesses (The Buxton, The Roebuck, The Wheatsheaf Chilton Foliat, Young’s, JD Wetherspoon, and National Trust Sticklebarn) and three caterers,  FoodSpace, CH&CO and Vacherin) on the shortlist, as well as two UK universities; Lakeside Restaurant and Coffee Shop, University of Surrey, University of Edinburgh,

 

In another new category for 2019, Belu, Oatly and Too Good To Go, make up the shortlist for Product of the Year. Between them they are helping operators reduce single-use, make dairy alternatives cool and save a million meals from the bin.

 

The Food Made Good Awards recognise restaurants and foodservice businesses whose accomplishments in the last year have driven progress in the industry and demonstrated that all food can be made delicious, ethical and sustainable. The shortlist is a treasure trove of concepts proven to make a positive difference.

 

The winners of the 20 Food Made Good Awards will be revealed at a special ceremony hosted by Melissa Hemsley, at Troxy, London, on 5th November. Melissa said: "I am excited about presenting the Food Made Good Awards and I can’t wait to discover, and of course reveal, all of the incredible winners when it comes to the big night on 5th November."

 

Ten of the categories align with the ten key themes of the SRA’s Food Made Good sustainability framework. Operators fulfilling all ten are the very definition of a good restaurant or foodservice business.

A full list of categories and the shortlisted restaurants are available below and here.

In addition to the ten themed awards, there are a further ten categories including the People’s Favourite Restaurant. Readers of delicious. magazine have been voting for the five restaurants on the shortlist: café-ODE, Fodder, Poco Tapas Bar, SpiceBox and Yeo Valley Canteen.

Raymond Blanc’s Sustainability Hero 2019, will also be revealed at the ceremony, following in the footsteps of the likes of Jamie Oliver, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Tim Lang.

 

ENDS

Notes to Editors

Photos available on request

 

The Food Made Good Awards are run by the Sustainable Restaurant Association to celebrate everything exciting about British hospitality businesses, chefs and suppliers doing the extraordinary to make food good – delicious, ethical, sustainable. Those businesses that have made it on to the shortlist have demonstrated impact, influence and integrity.

The judging panel for the awards consisted of a representative of each category sponsor, industry and issue specific experts as well as one of the SRA’s board of directors.

The Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) is a not for profit membership organisation helping restaurants become more sustainable and diners make more sustainable choices when dining out. Our Food Made Good programme helps foodservice to focus on the issues affecting the food system and to work towards a shared goal of serving meals that don’t just taste good but do good too.

@the_SRA

#FoodMadeGood19

www.thesra.org

https://awards.thesra.org/

Tickets for the Food Made Good Awards are available here.

 

FOOD MADE GOOD AWARDS 2019 shortlist in full:

 

Celebrate Local and Seasonal - for the business making the very most of the larder on its doorstep

EN_Food, Hertfordshire

Poco Tapas Bar, Bristol

Young’s Pubs, London and South

Sponsored by: Fooditude

Serve More Veg and Better Meat - rewarding the most innovative ways of flipping the menu

Lucky Beach Café, Brighton

Poco Tapas Bar, Bristol

The Wheatsheaf Chilton Foliat, Wiltshire

Sponsored by: Lightspeed

Source Fish Responsibly - for the business doing most to help ensure plenty more fish in the sea

 

Lussmanns Sustainable Fish & Grill, Hertfordshire

 

YO!

Young’s Pubs, London and South

Sponsored by: Open Blue

Support Global Farmers - for the business going above and beyond in ethical sourcing

Kemptown Project, Brighton

Nando’s UK & Ireland

The Restaurant Group

Sponsored by: Farm Africa

NEW Food Made Good Chef of the Year – for the chef who is most effective at leading as well feeding

Chantelle Nicholson, Tredwells, London

Deri Reed, The Warren, Carmarthen

Conor Spacey, FoodSpace, Dublin

Sponsored by: InnuScience

One Planet Plate – for the dish that’s had the biggest impact on the planet in 2019

The Good Egg, London

Purezza, London and Brighton

The Roebuck, London

Treat Staff Fairly - for the business doing most to value staff through pay & beyond the paycheque

THE PIG at Brockenhurst, Hampshire

JD Wetherspoon

YO!

Sponsored by: TiPJAR

Support the Community - for the business making food do good as well as taste good in its area

Costa Coffee

Overends Kitchen Restaurant, Dublin

Where the Light Gets In, Stockport

Open Right - Celebrating a site opened in last 12 months with sustainability built in

The Buxton, London

Ink Café, Dublin

Sponsored by: Shaftesbury

Feed People Well: for the business doing the most to help adults and kids make good food choices

CH&CO

JD Wetherspoon

YO!

Product of the Year – for a single product that’s had a measurable positive impact in foodservice

Belu

Oatly

Too Good To Go

Supplier of the Year: for a business helping its foodservice customers tackle the big sustainability issues

OLIO

Paper Round

Rubies in the Rubble

Value Natural Resources - for the business innovating to better preserve all resources, including energy and water

The Buxton, London

The Restaurant Group

National Trust Sticklebarn, Cumbria

Sponsored by: Good Energy

Reduce Reuse Recycle - for the most impactful way of keeping as much as possible out of landfill

 

BuJo, Dublin

University of Edinburgh

The City Farm Café, Bristol

Waste No Food - rewarding the very best ways of ensuring food stays on the plate and out of the bin

Petersham Nurseries, London

Vacherin, London

The Wheatsheaf Chilton Foliat, Wiltshire

Sponsored by: Kingspan

Food Made Good Champion - for the individual doing most to engage the industry on the key sustainability issues on the SRA’s online member community

Lauren Haffenden, Lakeside Restaurant and Coffee Shop, Surrey

Henry Unwin, Nando’s UK & Ireland

Andrea Zick, OXO Tower Restaurant, Bar & Brasserie, London

Sponsored by: Freedom Brewery

Good To Go - For the restaurant doing most to prove you don’t have to remove principles when taking away food

 

Buena Comida, Dudley

Chris’s Fish & Chips, Leicestershire

Happy Maki, Brighton

Sponsored by Just Eat

People’s Favourite Restaurant - Publicly-voted award run in partnership with delicious. magazine

Café-ODE, Devon

Fodder, Harrogate

Poco Tapas Bar, Bristol

SpiceBox, London

Yeo Valley Canteen, North Somerset

Food Made Good Business of the Year: The best in the business, excelling across the sustainable board – achieving the highest overall score in the Food Made Good Sustainability Rating

Top 20 to be announced on Tuesday 22nd October

Raymond Blanc Sustainability Hero – an outstanding individual inspiring positive change

To be announced at the ceremony on 5th November

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