We're one of three finalists vying for the Treat Staff Fairly award on October 1st.
Today, we've been named as one of the UK-wide restaurants on the shortlist for the Treat Staff Fairly award, at the Food Made Good Awards 2018, the Sustainable Restaurant Association’s (SRA) annual industry leading accolades for the most progressive purveyors of food and drink.
This award is one of 17 that will be presented at a special ceremony on 1st October at FEST Camden in London. The Food Made Good Awards recognise restaurants and foodservice businesses whose extraordinary accomplishments in the last year are helping diners use the power of their appetites wisely.
Chef Director Neil Forbes said: “I'm absolutely thrilled to be nominated in the Food Made Good Awards Treating People Fairly category. Funny really, how my staff see this as a normal place to work, but all the extra little things we do, some may take for granted. I really do care about the people that work with me. Cafe St Honoré is a wonderful place to work and we have a great team of loyal, committed and professional staff. Fingers crossed we come home with this most prestigious award on the 1st of October."
The Food Made Good Awards recognise restaurants and food service businesses whose extraordinary accomplishments in the last year have driven progress in the industry and demonstrated that all food can be made delicious, ethical and sustainable.
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.
The 2017 winner of this category was Pizza Hut Restaurants, who, after introducing emotional training for all staff, saw job applications soar to 150,000.
The Food Made Good Awards recognise restaurants and food service 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. The shortlist is a treasure trove of concepts proven to make a positive difference. Every operator can find at least one great idea to try in their business.
Raymond Blanc, OBE, President of the SRA, said “The Food Made Good Awards shortlist always delivers incredible examples of what the leaders in our industry are doing to create a better food future. Whether it’s chefs creating beautiful new menus that celebrate vegetables or finding new ways of using less plastic, the Food Made Good Awards are the perfect way to celebrate the people and businesses using food as a force for good. I would urge all chefs and restaurateurs to take inspiration from these sustainability pioneers and 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 are the very definition of a good restaurant or foodservice business. A full list of categories and the shortlisted restaurants are available here: https://awards.thesra.org/awards/shortlist/