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.

 

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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5 Sustainable Eating Tips

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.

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Three Star SRA Sustainability Champions

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.

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Sustainability Update: Green energy, recycled food waste and the quest for sustainable prawns

Sustainability has always been a big part of what we do, but this year we’re really upping the ante. There’s always room for improvement. Here are a few things we’ve been up to lately, and if anyone has any advice or tips that can help us do even better, please let us know.

On the trail for sustainable prawns…

We have found farmed prawns that we think tick all the boxes but we’re doing further research and checking a few other recommended suppliers to see what they stock.

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Why we love Original Beans chocolate

Just in time for Christmas, we’ve just added Original Beans “The Story of Cacao in Four Bars” chocolate set to our shop window at Rosalind’s Kitchen. Yes, loads of people are pushing chocolate this time of year, but we thing these bars are truly special and that if you’re going to buy chocolate this season, Original Beans is a company well worth giving your money to.

The reason we love Original Beans so much is that they’ve got a fascinating history with impeccable eco-sustainable credentials,

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