Raymond Blanc OBE, President of the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) presented bartlett mitchell’s Managing Director, Francois Gautreaux with the award in recognition of their continued outstanding level of sustainability.
2015 saw bartlett mitchell add more sustainable seafood and free-range meat to its menus as well as adopt dozens of beehives and fund water pumps in Africa.
The SRA hosted the Food Made Good Awards, sponsored by Nestlé Professional at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Lindley Hall to celebrate everything exciting about British hospitality businesses, chefs and suppliers doing the extraordinary to make food good – delicious, ethical and sustainable.
Francois Gautreaux commented, “It was an honour to be awarded the Sustainable Restaurant Association’s, aptly named FOOD MADE GOOD, Sustainable Caterer of the Year”. Adding, “Having won for the last two years, we really had no expectation of retaining the title. Being an award winning sustainability champion is such an inspirational achievement, as it really ties us in with our suppliers and gives our teams’ added pride. When we talk about the ingredients we use with knowledge, passion and pride, it enhances our customers’ experience immensely. This drives sales for us, engages our teams and strengthens our supplier and client relationships. You can’t get a better win/win than that!”