Sustainability

Sustainability is at the heart of our ethos. Find out the latest sustainability news, developments and information on our blog. We cover concepts like food waste, plastic-free, seasonality and much more.

 

Sustainability Glossary

There are so many words that get thrown around with regards to sustainability that it can get a bit confusing at times and occasionally misleading. We thought we’d list the main ones here to help you live a little greener.

 

Carbon Footprint

A carbon footprint measures the total greenhouse gas emissions caused directly and indirectly by a person, organisation, event or product. A carbon footprint is measured in tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (tCO2e).

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10 Tips for Saving Water at Home

Reducing how much water you use and saving on water doesn’t have to affect your daily routine. These simple changes can make a huge difference.

It may feel like we have too much rain in Britain but the UK actually has less drinking water available per person than most other European countries. As the population increases, it means water resources will become even more stretched. Reducing water waste saves energy needed for treating and pumping water for use in our homes as well as protecting wildlife.

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Sustainable Cleaning

Sustainability has always been a key part of our ethos and we have always focused on minimising the impact on the environment by recycling waste, using renewable energy and sourcing local and seasonal produce where possible.

In an effort to become even more sustainable, we realised we needed to adopt a more eco-friendly way of cleaning so we made the switch to Delphis Eco, the leading manufacturer of ecological cleaning products in the UK.

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Delighted to be London’s Most Sustainable Cookery School

Sustainability is at the core of our school: we teach sustainable cooking for sustainable learning. This means that our classes and instructions are clear and fuss-free. They are straightforward- no jargon and no fads. Our students go away with lessons that are learnt thoroughly, equipping them with the ability and confidence to cook in their own kitchens at home.

Alongside our teaching philosophy, we ensure that we act sustainably in terms of limiting waste and sourcing our products.

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We’ve had a makeover!

Some of you have been asking why we’ve changed colour! So here’s a bit about why we’ve rebranded…

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We’ve gone green! In fact, we’ve always been “green” here at Cookery School but we now have a brand new look to reflect this. Since we started Cookery School we’ve always tried to be as sustainable as possible even before it was ‘cool’ to be so.

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Earth Day at Cookery School

Here at Cookery School, sustainability is not just a buzzword but has always been part of our ethos, even prior to the advent of wonderful organisations like the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) and Sustainable Fish City who push us to do even more. We are proud to be the only London cookery school with the maximum three stars from the SRA.

Facts about Cookery School

  • Over 75% of our ingredients is
    sourced locally.

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British Food Fortnight, 21 Sept – 6 Oct

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From the 21 September to 6 October we will be celebrating British Food Fortnight

Described as a modern day harvest festival BFF invites communities, businesses and individuals to celebrate the fantastic seasonal produce that is being grown, harvested, cooked and enjoyed! 

Love British Food offers some top suggestions on how to get involved from growing food,

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Three Star Sustainability Champions

Great news: we have been awarded three stars from the Sustainable Restaurant Assosiation SRA for a second year running, receiving an overall score of 84% with full marks (100%) in the society section. 

We worked really hard to improve our practices for this year’s rating and view the scheme as a way to push us further, to constantly look for new ways and methods to run our kitchens ethically,

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Why cookery schools need to ‘green up’

(via Looking to Cook)

Looking to Cook has featured us in its apt article about why cookery schools need to think and act sustainably. The Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) has been instrumental in helping us forward, and we are proud to be the first cookery school to obtain an SRA Sustainability Rating, achieving a Three Star rating in March this year.

The SRA has helped Cookery School in all three of the SRA’s key areas – Sourcing,

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We’ve Adopted a Plot!

We've adopted a plot in Regent's Park

How happy is this little green space? And how happy are we to be involved with it? We’ve joined the "Adopt a Plot" scheme, a joint partnership between Capital Growth and the Ethical Eats network. As part of the scheme, we’ve adopted a wonderful allotment garden plot in Regent’s Park.

The “Adopt a Plot” idea is this: local restaurants and food businesses like us make a financial contribution to the community garden space in return for a share of the produce.

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