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Sustain / Food Legacy

For caterers, hospitality, hotels and events organisers

"With the inspiration of the London 2012 Food Vision, and working together, we can transform the food system, making significant improvements to people's health, the environment and good jobs in food and farming."
Rosie Boycott, Chair of the London Food Board

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The London 2012 Games organisers have committed to serve British and seasonal food, healthy options, animal products from higher welfare systems, sustainable fish, and Fairtrade products, and to reduce food and packaging waste. They are also aspiring to use food from environmentally friendly farming methods, such as organic.

We'd like to see the commitments in the London 2012 Food Vision adopted by lots more caterers, restaurants, hospitality and events organisers for the benefit of people, food producers and the planet. Please get involved!

What restaurants, caterers and events organisers can do:

If you work in restaurants or catering, or if you buy in catering services for your staff canteen, meetings and events, please sign up to the Food Legacy pledge. We will help you celebrate what you have already achieved, but also challenge you to go further to support health and sustainability. We'd love to hear from you! Email:, or call Food Legacy on: 0203 5596 777. 

Some more things that restaurants, caterers and events organisers can do include:

Read what caterers are already doing for health and sustainability:

15 Hatfields BaxterStorey City University London Restaurants 'adopt a plot' to support community food growers The Clerkenwell Kitchen Eden Caterers Feng Sushi GLA Group Brockley Market - the first market to sign up to a Food Legacy pledge
 Wenlock Community Herb Garden sells herbs to restaurants Cathedral caterer sources food from local and ethical suppliers  Goldsmiths University of London LEAF Marque food served in city institutions Community-grown Hackney salad sold to restaurants Greenwich Kitchen University of Greenwich Restaurants support Salop market garden's disabled growers Islington Council adopts a Healthier Catering Commitment for football caterers
University of Winchester Wahaca Vacherin Restaurant Associates use sustainable fish Busy Bees nurseries adopt Food for Life standards Central Street  Cookery School Plan ZHeroes help businesses donate food waste to charity Best Before project redistributes good food

We'd love to hear from you and discuss how you might like to get involved. Email:, or call Food Legacy on: 0203 5596 777.


Food Legacy: The campaign, launched October 2011, is inspired by the London 2012 Food Vision adopted by the organisers of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Food Legacy asks caterers, restaurants, event organisers and hospitality organisations to commit publicly to taking steps to improve the healthiness, ethics and sustainability of the food they serve.

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