School catering company Cucina Restaurants has secured accreditation from the Vegetarian Society for the second consecutive year.
It has been licensed to carry the Vegetarian Society Approved trademark on all of its vegetarian food products, across all of its catering sites.
The symbol confirms that all the items on the labelled food are free from animal fats and contain no GMOs (genetically modified organisms).
Vanessa Brown, head of business and catering services at the Vegetarian Society said: "It's great to have a school catering company showing this level of commitment to its vegetarian customers. Having its vegetarian dishes licensed to carry the Vegetarian Society Approved trademark gives reassurance to both parents and children. With three in ten people in Britain saying they have reduced the amount of meat they eat in the past twelve months, it also makes good business sense too."
Sam Davies, Cucina's director of food, added: "This award recognises our commitment to providing food of the very highest quality and we are delighted to be receiving it for a second consecutive year.
"Providing our customers with the widest possible range of daily options is a really important part of our quest to make school food the very best it can be. We consider our vegetarian choices to be a central part of our food offering, which is why we actively plan our vegetarian menus with all of our customers in mind, not just those who are vegetarians."
Picture: Ian Morgan, executive chef, Cucina Restaurants