The Wheatsheaf in Chilton Foliat, Wiltshire, took home the top award at this year’s Food Made Good Awards held at Troxy, London.
The restaurant was awarded Sustainable Business of the Year by the UK’s Sustainable Restaurants Association’s (SRA) Food Made Good Awards which recognise restaurants and foodservice businesses whose accomplishments in the last year have driven progress in the industry and demonstrated that all food can be made delicious, ethical and sustainable.
The Wheatsheaf, Wiltshire
The Wheatsheaf earned the highest score in the award’s Food Made Good Sustainability Rating and also claimed the Serve More Veg and Better Meat awards.
The business was praised for employing creative culinary techniques to cut the meat on its menu by a third, taking Sunday roasts off the menu, switching to 100% renewable energy, paying staff the Living Wage, hosting school outings to teach children about sustainable food, and giving team members regular time off to volunteer.
In all, 24 awards were handed out at the ceremony in London on November 5th. Other winners included Yo!, which was awarded the Source Fish Responsibly Award, having achieved its target to move from 60% to 100% sustainably sourced seafood 15 months ahead of schedule. It also received the Treat Staff Fairly award, while Deri Reed of the Warren in Carmarthen was named Chef of the Year.
Greta Thunberg was named Sustainability Hero with SRA President Raymond Blanc praising her for “waking one generation, shaking at least one more and inspiring millions to engage and act on climate change".
“Tonight’s winners of the Food Made Good Awards demonstrate that we can take risks, influence our guests to make better choices and use creative skills to ensure that every meal we serve has a positive impact,” said Blanc.
The full list of Food Made Good Awards 2019 winners
Celebrate Local and Seasonal: EN_Food, Hertfordshire
Serve More Veg and Better Meat: The Wheatsheaf, Chilton Foliat, Wiltshire
Source Fish Responsibly: Yo!
Support Global Farmers: Nando’s UK & Ireland
Chef of the Year: Deri Reed, the Warren, Carmarthen
One Planet Plate: The Roebuck, London
Treat Staff Fairly: Yo!
Support the Community: Costa Coffee
Open Right: The Buxton, London
Feed People Well: CH&Co
Product of the Year: Belu
Supplier of the Year: Olio
Value Natural Resources: The Restaurant Group