WSH wins Good Food on the Public Plate Award

23 March 2012
WSH wins Good Food on the Public Plate Award

The UK's largest independent catering firm Westbury Street Holdings (WSH) has won a Good Food on the Public Plate Award for its commitment to offering a sustainable food service through its BaxterStorey, Caterlink and Holroyd Howe businesses.

The awards were presented at a ceremony at City Hall by Rosie Boycott, chair of the London Food Board, in recognition of serving more healthy and sustainable food to London's schoolchildren, students, and hospital patients.

Contract caterer BaxterStorey, Caterlink, the state education catering specialist, and Holroyd Howe, which caters for the independent education market, were all acknowledged with the Good Food Award.

Anil Alim, WSH supply chain director (pictured), said: "We believe that our food purchasing policy delivers improved menu quality to our clients and customers, while delivering real reductions in food miles and environmental impact.

"Food provenance is valuable to us and our clients. Through our network of British farmers and growers we are able to fully trace our food back to its very place of origin. It is these local suppliers that we actively promote and support to ensure sustainability of the British food chain."

The award recognises WSH as the first UK contract caterer to source Red Tractor accredited bacon and RSPCA Freedom Food free-range eggs.

WSH was also commended for its ethically sourced triple certified coffee, its commitment to sustainable fish sourcing and its food waste recycling policy.

The company's School Kitchen Garden Project, which is driven by funds from the WSH Foundation charity to supports UK schools in setting up and maintaining kitchen gardens, was also applauded.

The award ceremony marked the completion of the three-year Good Food on the Public Plate project that has contributed to implementation of the London Food Strategy and promoted a positive legacy from the London 2012 Food Vision - the healthy and sustainable food standards for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Louise Maxwell Symington, co-ordinator of the Good Food on the Public Plate project, run by the charity Sustain and supported by the Mayor of London, commented: "Working with Good Food on the Public Plate, our award-winning public institutions have proved that it is possible and cost-effective to serve good food to London's schoolchildren, hospital patients and students, in a way that also benefits British farmers, farm animals and the environment.

"We encourage all of London's public sector institutions to follow their inspiring lead."

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By Janie Manzoori-Stamford

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