Foodservice operator BaxterStorey has been awarded a bronze Food for Life catering mark by the Soil Association for its contract at the University of Gloucestershire.
The accreditation recognises restaurants and caterers that serve fresh food which is free from additives and better for animal welfare.
BaxterStorey received the Catering Mark for its hot lunch food offer across at all three of the University's campus refectories at Oxstalls in Gloucester, and the Park and Francis Close Hall in Cheltenham.
James Back, general manager for BaxterStorey at the university, said: "The award will help our customers to recognise that the food they eat at the university is freshly prepared and sourced in an ethical and environmentally-friendly way."
James Twine, business development director for Soil Association Certification, added: "It is an excellent achievement and recognises the vital role that fresh, seasonal meals play in healthy, planet-friendly menus, especially for large-scale catering.
"The Catering Mark reassures customers that their meals are free from trans fats, guarantee traceability and are prepared from scratch."