Great Food at Leeds (GFAL) is delighted to announce that it has received the Sustainable Restaurant Association’s highest accolade, a three star ‘Food Made Good’ sustainability rating. The team achieved an overall score of 70% over three main categories; Sourcing, Society and Environment.

GFAL scored exceptionally highly in the following areas:

  • Supporting the community through volunteering time, raising money, donating surplus food, and working with the local community to make a difference.
  • Monitoring and reducing food waste.
  • Treating customers and staff fairly.
  • Supporting farmers to keep supply chains healthy and predictable.

Beverley Kenny MBE, Deputy Director of Commercial Services, saidReceiving the highest rating at the first attempt is a fantastic achievement. It is a reflection of the commitment of the entire team and the hard work they do every day, ensuring the catering service supports the sustainable aims and objectives of the University. We look forward to using the feedback from the Sustainable Restaurant Association report to guide improvements in sustainability across our catering outlets”.

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Sustainable Restaurant Association - Food Made Good 3 Star Badge

This month we  invited customers across the university to sample some of the new dishes from our Deli(very) refreshed menu. Over 30 people, including past and present Deli(very) customers, attended the food tasting session and had the opportunity to sample some of the new dishes from the refreshed menu, together with some exciting new cakes and tray-bakes!

The new menus have been expertly developed by Simon Wood, Head of Food Development for Great Food at Leeds, taking into consideration the feedback received by customers. Simon said:  Vegan options from Deli(very) have become so popular that we now have a brand new Vegan menu to make it easier than ever for customers to cater for their guests”.

“Standing still is not an option for Deli(very), it is all about changing to the demands of the Customer”

Anthony Lowe, Conference and Events Manager, also said: “Holding tasting events is a great way for our customers to try ranges before they buy, as well as being able to chat with staff face to face.  The event was a real success and the feedback received has resulted in the new menus being amended to reflect the opinions of our customers. Standing still is not an option for Deli(very), it is all about changing to the demands of the Customer!”

The new Yorkshire, International and Vegan menus will be launched after Easter and available to order online from 5th April. You can also keep up to date with Deli(very) by subscribing to the mailing list.