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WINNER REVEALED FOR OPEN RIGHT AWARD SPONSORED BY SHAFTESBURY

The Sustainable Restaurant Association’s (SRA) annual industry leading awards for the most progressive purveyors of food and drink was hosted yesterday, which included the Open Category at the Food Made Good Awards 2018, sponsored by Shaftesbury.

The Open Right award, which is designed to recognise a foodservice business launched in the last 12 months with sustainability built in, either conceptually or practically, was won by Edinburgh-based newcomer, Fhior, whilst Claw, a London restaurant on a crusade to increase consumption of crab, and Hawksmoor Edinburgh, were worthy runners up.

Julia Wilkinson, Head of Group Restaurant Strategy at Shaftesbury said: “Shaftesbury has been committed to operating in an environmentally and sustainable manner for many years.  With over 280 restaurants in our portfolio, it is important for us to encourage our tenants to embrace sustainability, reducing food waste and plastics.  As such, defining and implementing their sustainability values is at the beginning of the environmental journey for operators and we are again proud to be the sponsor of the SRA Open Right award.”

The Food Made Good Awards recognise restaurants and food service businesses whose accomplishments in the last year have driven progress in the industry and demonstrated that all food can be made delicious, ethical and sustainable. The Food Made Good Awards recognise restaurants and foodservice businesses whose extraordinary accomplishments in the last year are helping diners use the power of their appetites wisely

Nando’s won the award in 2017 for its flagship new Cambridge restaurant powered entirely with renewable energy and featuring lampshades made of mushrooms, seats padded with cow tails and walls insulated with sheep’s wool.

Raymond Blanc, OBE, President of the SRA, said “The Food Made Good Awards shortlist always delivers incredible examples of what the leaders in our industry are doing to create a better food future. Whether it is chefs creating beautiful new menus that celebrate vegetables or finding new ways of using less plastic, the Food Made Good Awards are the perfect way to celebrate the people and businesses using food as a force for good. I would urge all chefs and restaurateurs to take inspiration from these sustainability pioneers and follow their lead.”

 

ENDS

 

About Shaftesbury

Shaftesbury PLC is a Real Estate Investment Trust, which invests exclusively in the liveliest parts of Londo's West End. Our objective is to deliver long-term growth in rental income, capital values and shareholder returns.

Focused on restaurants, leisure and retail, our exceptional portfolio extends to around 15 acres, clustered mainly in Carnaby, Seven Dials and Chinatown, with substantial ownerships in east and west Covent Garden, Soho and Fitzrovia.

In addition, we have a 50% interest in the Longmartin joint venture with The Mercers' Company, which has a long leasehold interest, extending to 1.9 acres, in St Martin's Courtyard in Covent Garden.

Our proven management strategy is to create and foster distinctive, attractive and prosperous locations. It is implemented by an experienced management team with an innovative approach to long-term, sustainable income and value creation, and a focus on shareholder returns. We have a strong balance sheet with conservative leverage.

For further information about Shaftesbury please contact: Jade Neal or Ollie Hoare at MHP Communications on 020 3128 8771 / Shaftesbury@mhpc.com

 

Notes to Editors

The Food Made Good Awards are run by the Sustainable Restaurant Association to celebrate everything exciting about British hospitality businesses, chefs and suppliers doing the extraordinary to make food good – delicious, ethical, sustainable. Those businesses that have made it on to the shortlist have demonstrated impact, influence and integrity.

The Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) is a not for profit membership organisation helping restaurants become more sustainable and diners make more sustainable choices when dining out. Our Food Made Good programme focuses on a single issue each month making it easier for businesses to come together and work towards a shared goal to help the whole foodservice sector serve meals that don’t just taste good, but do good too.

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FOOD MADE GOOD AWARDS 2018 shortlist in full:

 

Celebrate Local and Seasonal: for the business making the very most of the larder on its doorstep

FoodSpace, across Ireland

Kai, Galway

Loam, Galway

Sponsored by Just Hospitality

Serve More Veg and Better Meat: rewarding the most innovative ways of flipping the menu

The Good Egg, London

Poco, Bristol

Woods Hill Table, Massachusetts, USA

Source Fish Responsibly: for the business doing most to help ensure plenty more fish in the sea

Angel Hill Food Company, UK wide

Lussmanns Sustainable Fish and Grill, Hertfordshire

University of Plymouth

Support Global Farmers: for the business going above and beyond in ethical sourcing.

bartlett mitchell

The Gallivant

Open Right Award: Celebrating site opened in last 12 months with sustainability built-in.

Claw, London

Fhior, Edinburgh

Hawksmoor, Edinburgh

Sponsored by Shaftesbury

ENVIRONMENT PILLAR SPONSORED BY KINGSPAN

 

Value Natural Resources: for the business innovating to better preserve energy and water

Eden Caterers, London

Nando’s, UK-wide

Sticklebarn at Langdales, Cumbria

Sponsored by Quorn

 

Reduce Reuse Recycle: for the most impactful way of keeping as much as possible out of landfill

Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, Oxfordshire

ODE-truefood, Devon

University of Winchester

Sponsored by Paper Round

Waste No Food: rewarding the very best ways of ensuring food stays out of the bin

Petersham Nurseries, London

Vacherin, London

JD Wetherspoon, UK wide

 

Good to Go Award: For the restaurant doing most to prove you don’t have to remove principles when taking away food

Brunch, Merseyside

Joe & ‘Za, London

Kingfisher Fish and Chips, Plymouth

 

Sponsored by Just Eat

 

Food Made Good Supplier of the Year

Belazu Ingredient Company

Belu

Squeaky Energy

The People’s Favourite: Publicly-voted award run in partnership with delicious. magazine

The Black Swan, Oldstead, Yorkshire

The Breakfast Club, Soho

Dusty Knuckle Pizza, Cardiff

 

Treat Staff Fairly: for the business doing most to value staff through pay & beyond the paycheque

The Breakfast Club, London and the South-East

Cafe St Honoré, Edinburgh

LP Food at Work

Sponsored by Freedom Brewery

 

Support The Community: for the business making food do good as well as taste good in its area

The Breakfast Club, London and South East

Harissa Kitchen, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Nando’s, UK-wide

Sponsored by One Gin

Feed People Well: for the business doing the most to support adults and kids make good choices when eating out.

Cardiff Metropolitan University

Farmacy Kitchen, London

Gather and Gather, Bristol

Sponsored by Ozone Coffee Roasters

Food Made Good Champion: for the individual doing most to engage the industry on the key sustainability issues on the SRA’s online member community

Henry Burgess of Henry’s Burgers, Essex

Lauren Haffenden of Lakeside at University of Surrey

James Crouch of University of Plymouth

Sponsored by Borough Wines

The following awards will be also presented on 1 October:

 

Raymond Blanc Sustainability Hero: An individual doing the most to create positive change across the sector

Sponsored by openblue Cobia

Food Made Good Business of the Year: The best in the business, excelling across the sustainable board

Shortlist for this award to be published on 14 September