Apr 2014 - SOIL ASSOCIATION AWARDS DINE CONTRACT CATERING WITH HIGHEST NUMBER OF AWARDS IN INDUSTRY
Leading national operator Dine Contract Catering has been recognised for its employee well-being initiatives, as nine of its business and industry (B&I) sites have been presented with Food for Life Awards.
The Catering Mark – administered by the Soil Association – is awarded to food providers that meet a stringent set of best practice standards. These include ensuring at least 75% of the food is freshly prepared onsite, a range of seasonal menus are provided with in-season produce highlighted, and the catering team is supported with skills training in fresh food preparation and the requirements of the Catering Mark.
Staff restaurants at nine of the companies largest blue chip group contract - received a Bronze award; the highest number of awards across B&I sites presented to any one catering company. Even more commendable is the fact that the sites are nationwide and offer bespoke, national menus.
Speaking about the award Ian Cartwright, Dine Contract Catering’s Managing Director, commented: “As a company we are completely committed to excellence. We believe if a job is worth doing, it is worth doing well and are delighted to be recognised for our work around employee well-being which is a key component of our business strategy.”
As a highly entrepreneurial operator, that has historically played a key role in driving standards and supporting best practice across contract catering, Dine Contract Catering is highly regarded across the hospitality industry for its ‘Eat Well, Live Well’ concept, which aims to actively promote healthy eating in the workplace without compromising on quality, choice or regional tastes.