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 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, however we were determined to include sustainable cleaning.
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.
We are proud 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.
Some of you have been asking why we’ve changed colour! So here’s a bit about why we’ve rebranded…
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.
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.
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,
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.
Sustainability is a central part of our cooking approach at Cookery School, and we’re thrilled to be sharing our 5 sustainable eating tips on Start UK’s blog.
Tip #4: Use every part of your ingredient
Our chicken salad recipe uses meat left over from roast chicken, our asparagus ends are saved for soup. We all should do our part to minimise food waste, and make the most of the ingredients available to us.
At the beginning of 2012 we set ourselves a target: to obtain the highest possible rating from the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA), the organisation that recognises sustainability within restaurants. We’re barely three months into the year and we have just been awarded 3 STARS!
What’s more, we’re the only London cookery school to have applied for and picked up an SRA rating, so we’re feeling pretty good about ourselves this week.
We truly believe in the value of learning to cook together. With over 15 years of experience, we are experts at delivering fantastic corporate events in a relaxed and informal, yet professionally structured environment.