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Catering Dept. shortlisted for national award

Posted 7 May 2013

Catering Manager, David Nuttall and Catering Assistant, Katie Smith.

The Harper Adams Catering Department has been shortlisted for a university catering award in recognition of its farm-to-fork ethos.

The ULiving CUBO Awards recognise and celebrate excellence among UK Higher Education Institutions. Being nominated for one of these awards means that a person, institution or company is already noteworthy within a highly competitive sector.

Harper Adams has been shortlisted in the ‘Best Catering Outlet’ category and has been commended for its ethical food sourcing and innovative use of by-products and leftovers.

Catering Manager, David Nuttall, said: “Sustainable development and environmental consciousness is at the heart of Catering Services at Harper Adams, so we are delighted to have been recognised and shortlisted for this award.

“As part of the university’s on-going sustainable development plan, the Catering Department endeavours to source food from local providers, thus decreasing food miles to mere metres.

“From field to fork; we envisage a food plan whereby the majority of produce is farmed and prepared self-sufficiently, right here on the university campus.

“100% of the food disposed of within campus catering outlets is used to feed the university Anaerobic Digester and we proudly recycle 85% of our materials used; these include paper cups, plastic wrapping, metal tins and cooking oil.”

The winners will be announced during the CUBO Summer Conference, taking place July 3-5 at the University of Essex. Harper Adams is competing against Durham University, the University of Kent and Imperial College.

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