Deli(very), the delivered catering service provided by Great Food at Leeds (GFaL), has recently launched Thirsty Planet glass bottled water as part of the spring/ummer 2024 menu.

Thirsty Planet is a high quality British spring water brand with a mission – it guarantees a donation to Pump Aid with every bottle sold. To date over £2.2 million has been raised for clean water projects in disadvantaged communities, in sub-Saharan Africa. Thirsty Planet is passionate about inspiring and encouraging positive action through drinking well.

In addition to the charity focus, the stylish glass bottles are sustainably sourced and 100% recyclable, so it won’t end up in landfills and have a negative environmental impact.

At GFaL we are committed to reducing single use plastics in our operations wherever possible, contributing to the University’s Plastics Programme.

Ben Collier, Head of Catering and Hospitality, has explained more about the exciting new product launch.

“We have carefully selected Thirsty Planet as the brand of choice for the bottled water offer available through Deli(very). This high quality product has a strong purpose and sustainability focus, which supports our sustainability goals. This is a positive step to reducing single use plastics in our operations.”

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We’d love to hear your thoughts on how we can provide the best possible experience through our Great Food at Leeds outlets and services.

Let us know how the Refectory and our cafés on campus are doing by completing our 5 minute Catering customer survey and we’ll enter you into a prize draw for the chance to win one of our great prizes, worth up to £200.

There will be one top prize of a £200 Love2Shop voucher, one prize of a £50 Love2Shop voucher and five prizes of University of Leeds KeepCups.

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Great Food at Leeds (GFaL) is delighted to now be offering tea products from Taylors of Harrogate in our café outlets on campus, though Deli(very) and as part of hospitality catering packages.

Who is Taylors of Harrogate?

Taylors of Harrogate is a third generation Yorkshire family business, founded in 1886 by Charles Taylor in Harrogate, where the company is still based today.

Taylors is committed to quality, flavour and fairness. Their products are Rainforest Alliance Certified, meaning they are grown and harvested on farms and forests that follow sustainable practices.

What products are in the range?

Yorkshire Tea is the most recognisable product in the new range, however, we are also offering a great selection of teas, and fruit and herbal infusions. The range includes Organic Peppermint, Organic Chamomile, Earl Grey, Green Tea with Lemon and Blackberry and Raspberry.

Julie Brown, Head of Retail Catering, has spoken about the exciting move to a local supplier for our tea products.

“We are delighted to be serving Yorkshire Tea and an extended Taylors tea range in our cafés and through hospitality catering. We are passionate about supporting local suppliers and hope that our customers will enjoy trying the range on offer.”