We’re delighted to have won the Treat Staff Fairly award at the Food Made Good Awards 2018 - the Sustainable Restaurant Association’s (SRA) annual industry awards.
It was one of 17 awards presented at a special ceremony last night at FEST Camden in London. The Food Made Good Awards recognise restaurants and foodservice businesses whose accomplishments in the last year have driven progress in the industry and demonstrated that all food can be made delicious, ethical and sustainable.
Chef Director Neil Forbes said: “Since taking over Café St Honoré 10 years ago, and even before that, I knew I wanted to run a restaurant properly and to be a good employer. There are so many elements to getting this right, but in essence I make sure the people that work alongside me at Cafe are paid well and feel properly looked after. To be recognised for this at this year’s Food Made Good Awards is simply fantastic. I’m thrilled, and I know the rest of the team are too.”
The Treat Staff Fairly award, sponsored by Freedom Brewery, is designed to recognise progressive employers who’ve led the way in attracting and retaining staff by remunerating them properly and by devising innovative way of rewarding them beyond the paycheque.
Staff at Café St Honoré enjoy an equitable pay structure, transparent tipping system, constant on-the-job training, a four-day week, regular visits to suppliers, excellent staff meals and a nurturing environment.
Raymond Blanc, OBE, President of the SRA, said: “Year after year, chefs and restaurateurs continue to delight me with their winning submissions to The Food Made Good Awards, demonstrating how food can be a powerful force for good. Their greatest reward would be for consumers to eat in their dining rooms and for their colleagues across the industry to follow their lead.”
The Treat Staff Fairly award is one of ten categories that align with the ten key themes of the SRA’s Food Made Good sustainability framework. Operators fulfilling all ten meet the very definition of a good restaurant or foodservice business. See the full list categories and the winners here.