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Eurest reinforces sustainability goals with ‘Kitchen Promise’

Eurest, the workplace division of foodservice provider Compass Group UK and Ireland, has made a ‘Kitchen Promise’ to its clients and employees as part of its overall commitment to reach climate net zero by 2030.

This comprises a set of principles, which guides the company’s chefs when it comes to structuring sustainable menus. They include using fresh, seasonal produce, supporting UK farmers (80 per cent of everything Eurest uses is British grown), sourcing tea and coffee from ethical suppliers such as Fairtrade and creating tasty, healthy plant-based dishes.

As part of its Kitchen Promise, Eurest also has a zero-waste food concept adopting a root-to-stem / nose-to-tail approach to whatever it is cooking, actively promoting food waste on its menus and using recycled or reusable packaging where possible. It uses only accredited fish and farm-approved meat, as well as free range eggs, working closely with suppliers to ensure that products are seasonal and sustainable.

Ryan Holmes, Culinary Director at Eurest, said: “As one of the UK’s leading workplace food service providers and largest catering organisations we have a huge responsibility to drive the sustainability movement. We also need to inform clients and educate our chefs, who are extremely passionate and can craft menus that are flavourful, mindful and planet positive. It’s down to us to lead the way and inspire change.

“We set ourselves the target of becoming climate net zero by 2030 but wanted to ensure this food philosophy was integral to continually enhancing our food offering. Our Kitchen Promise aims to assure anyone eating in our restaurants, as well as our staff, that we are committed to sustainability and reducing our carbon footprint.”

Eurest will communicate its Kitchen Promise through digital signage in its restaurants, quarterly business reviews with clients, video content promoted through its social media channels, roadshows and webinars.

To help it reach net zero by 2030, Eurest has also committed to:

  • 100 per cent renewable energy by 2022
  • No single-use plastics by 2023
  • 40 per cent of proteins being plant-based by 2030
  • 50 per cent reduction in food waste by 2030
  • 65 per cent reduction in greenhouse gases emissions by 2030

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