On Monday our client Cafe St Honoré was presented with the SRA Society Award by Raymond Blanc OBE, President of the Sustainable Restaurant Association which organised the event at OXO2 in London.
The SRA judges were impressed with the holistic way the restaurant approaches their role in society. Their many laudable initiatives include a profit-share scheme for staff, external placements for chefs and work placements for local school children in the kitchen. They also undertake regular community engagement activities, supporting both local and national charities, and are local ambassador for Slow Food UK and local produce. Chef Director Neil Forbes gives talks at local schools about food provenance and has an allotment at Queen Margaret's University where he hopes to teach students about horticulture and food production in the coming year.
Mark Linehan, Managing Director of the SRA, said: “Cafe St Honoré exemplifies the SRA’s firm belief that restaurants of all types can and should operate responsibly, because it’s the right thing to do for business, for customers and for the planet. This award is recognition of the wholehearted commitment Cafe St Honoré has demonstrated to do just that.”