Sustainable Hinckley chippy wins Good to Go award at Food Made Good Award for second time
Hinckley takeaway, Chris’ Fish ‘n’ Chips, has been recognised for its efforts in sustainability for a second time by winning the Just Eat sponsored Good to Go award at the Sustainable Restaurant Association’s Food Made Good Awards 2019.
The annual accolades, which were held in East London at the Troxy in Whitechapel, celebrate the most progressive purveyors of food and drink in the industry.
Some of the UK’s best-known restaurant and café brands as well as independent operators, caterers and suppliers, were among the 20 winners rewarded for their positive response to the climate crisis. Winners demonstrated a host of innovative and impactful ways of reducing their environmental impact and increasing their positive impact on society.
The judges were impressed with takeaway owner Stratis Kyriacou’s comprehensive, ongoing approach to sustainability at Chris’ Fish & Chips, having previously won the award in 2017.
Vegan and vegetarian items on the menu are offered at a discount to incentivise customers to make more climate-kind meal choices. Whatever food they choose, customers can take it home in a bio-box and eat it with a recyclable wooden fork, thereby reducing single-use plastic.
As a measure of the restaurant’s commitment to its local community, it has also opened a small park opposite the shop where people can enjoy their takeaway.
Stratis Kyriacou, owner of Chris’ Fish & Chips, said:
“Winning this award means so much. It means that in a small way we are winning for the environment and our community, leaving a positive footprint on the world we live and work in. It proves that businesses can be ethical and successful at the same time.”
The Good to Go award, sponsored by Just Eat, is designed to reward businesses ensuring sustainability plays a full part of the experience in the £12.5bn takeaway sector.
The runners-up in this category were Happy Maki, Brighton, which serves planet-friendly vegan sushi rolls and makes its own teriyaki sauce to cut down on packaging, and Dudley’s Buena Comida which has created a number of delicious new dishes with items that used to be wasted and has switched to 100% biodegradable packaging.
Andrew Kenny, Managing Director, Just Eat UK, said:
“Huge congratulations to Chris’ Fish & Chips, for winning The Good to Go award for a second time. Whether it is helping the local community, tackling single-use plastics or inspiring customers to make healthier choices, Stratis is a great example of how sustainability can really be at the heart of any business.
“We’re delighted to support the awards for a third year to recognise and celebrate the takeaways across the industry who work hard to make sustainability an integral part of their businesses each and every day.”
Raymond Blanc, President of the SRA, said:
“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.”
Other notable winners at the Food Made Good Awards included The Wheatsheaf Chilton Foliat, which was awarded Sustainable Business of the Year; Yo!, which won the Source Fish Responsibly Award; and Greta Thunberg, who was named Raymond Blanc Sustainable Food Hero, by the SRA President, for “waking one generation, shaking at least one more and inspiring millions to engage and act on climate change.”
A full list of the Food Made Good Awards 2019 winners can be found here: https://awards.thesra.org/