Lancaster University is the first university in the country to be awarded two prestigious Gold ‘Food for Life’ Catering Marks.
As part of Lancaster University’s commitment to serving quality, locally sourced, sustainable food, the Soil Association has awarded its restaurants, Café 21 and The Lounge, the Gold ‘Food for Life’ Catering Mark for serving fresh and healthy meals using local and organic ingredients.
The university strives to provide great quality food for all of its students, staff and visitors and is aware that food production and consumption can have major effects on the environment, as well as social, health and ethical consequences.
Lancaster’s food strategy ensures the University is dedicated to reducing negative impacts as far as possible and recognises the importance of working closely with local suppliers and supply chains. The allotment on the campus also provides the University with additional fresh ingredients and herbs.
Julian Ankers, the university’s executive chef, said: “Our students, staff and visitors are increasingly interested in where their food comes from and where it is produced.”
In addition to being awarded two Gold Catering Marks, Lancaster University has achieved Silver and Bronze Catering Marks in four other campus food outlets as well as at the Pre-School Centre.