St John’s College wins gold award for ‘innovative and sustainable food practices’

Bill Brogan, St John’s College conference and catering manager
04/05/2018 - 07:00
The catering department at St John’s College (Cambridge) took home a gold award for its “innovative practices and commitment to sustainable food” at the annual Cambridge Sustainable Food Business Awards last week (27 April).

Celebrating local (Cambridge) food companies and institutions that work to improve their sustainable credentials by signing up to a pledge and award scheme, the annual ceremony this year took place at Anglia Ruskin University.

Having met a strict set of criteria, St John’s College was praised for implementing a sustainability policy; sourcing local and organic ingredients, sustainable fish and ethical Fairtrade ingredients; participating in a study of meat reduction; and monitoring food waste.

Bill Brogan, conference and catering manager at St John’s College, said: “It was a great honour to win this award for our commitment to sustainability in St John’s catering operation.

“Over recent years, we have introduced a number of initiatives to improve our practices, including looking at reducing waste and trialling alternative foods such as insects.

“While this is an excellent milestone to achieve, there is always more to be done and we will continue to explore ways to improve even further.”

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