Just Eat restaurant partner Chris’ Fish & Chips wins inaugural takeaway sustainability award at Food Made Good Awards 2017
Just Eat and the Sustainable Restaurant Association have announced the winner of a new award that recognises sustainability in the takeaway food industry.
The first ever “Good to Go” award included in the Food Made Good Awards was awarded to Chris’ Fish and Chips in Barwell, Leicester with the restaurant recognised specifically for its efforts in sustainable sourcing and reducing waste.
Just Eat, a leading global marketplace for online food delivery, has partnered with the Sustainable Restaurant Association to celebrate the work being done by takeaway food outlets across the country in the areas of responsible sourcing, environment and society.
All of the fish on the menu at Chris’ Fish and Chips is sourced from MSC-certified suppliers and comes from UK waters, with a board at the restaurant telling diners which ship caught their fish and where. The same level of detail applies to the chips – all of which are made from locally-grown potatoes.
Restaurant owner Stratis Kyriacou said:
“Fish is one of the biggest parts of our business and so I think we have to demonstrate that what we take out we have to put back in.“I grew up fully aware of dwindling species and it’s up to people like me running a busy fish and chip shop to look to the future and ensure that we can continue to serve fish of this quality for decades to come. We have the same approach to our packaging using fully biodegradable boxes made of rice pulp.
“We’re thrilled that Just Eat offered us the opportunity to be considered for a ‘Food Made Good’ award and so excited by our win. We can’t wait to celebrate with our customers.”
Graham Corfield, Just Eat UK Managing Director, said:
“Many of our restaurant partners work extremely hard to make sure their businesses are as sustainable as possible. Whether it’s through sourcing local ingredients, managing waste or engaging local communities, we support our partners and help to promote best practice.
“We joined up with the Sustainable Restaurant Association because we recognise the importance of celebrating the best in the industry. We know this matters to our customers as well. They want to be able to enjoy their favourite takeaway whilst knowing it’s not having a negative impact on the wider world.”
Andrew Stephen, CEO of the Sustainable Restaurant Association, said:
“The takeaway and delivery sector has expanded rapidly recently and with that growth comes the challenge of ensuring it isn’t at the expense of the planet. Chris’s Fish ‘n’ Chips is an inspiration to the UK’s tens of thousands of takeaways, by providing customers with a genuine feelgood factor which makes them want to come back for more.”
The other restaurants shortlisted for the “Good to Go” award included:
- Captain Café, Birmingham
- Green Tomato Café, Brighton
- The Captain’s Table, Glengormley, Northern Ireland
The award was presented to Stratis by Raymond Blanc OBE, President of the SRA, at a ceremony at RHS Lindley Hall on 5 October.