Sodexo commits to local produce through Love British Food partnership

Sodexo commits to local produce through Love British Food partnership
British produce served at Royal Ascot this year
23/09/2019 - 05:00
Global services company Sodexo is reinforcing its commitment to using locally sourced and sustainable produce through its partnership with Love British Food.

Love British Food is running a national campaign encouraging caterers to make British their preferred option. The British Food Fortnight is taking place from 21 September to 6 October 2019.

Sodexo provides catering contracts to the public sector at hospitals, schools and prisons. The global services company promotes the use of seasonal and sustainably grown products. For example, Sodexo is committed to sourcing Red Tractor assured products and sustainable fishing.

David Mulcahy, food innovation director at Sodexo, said: “We have supported Love British Food for a number of years now, and we are delighted to continue this partnership and really shine the spotlight on local food during British Food Fortnight.

“We know it’s important to our clients and customers that wherever possible we use locally sourced produce in the menus we serve, and we are proud that a large proportion of our recipes do use ingredients sourced in the UK. 

“That means that across our sites, from hospitals to offices, schools to stadia, our customers will be supporting British food when they eat our meals.

“From fruit and veg, to meat and dairy, there is a wealth of fantastic produce that is grown, reared and made in this country and British Food Fortnight is the perfect opportunity to celebrate it.”

Sodexo is committed to partnering with small to medium sized enterprises (SME’s), such as WB Chambers based in Maidstone, Kent.

James Miller, commercial director at WB Chambers, commented: “The UK has the highest standards in fruit production in terms of quality, flavour, variety of breeding and the minimal use of pesticides. 

“It’s exceptionally important to producers like ourselves that companies such as Sodexo work with us to promote the wonderful, high quality British fresh berries that we grow and supply.” 

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