Malvern Theatres claims to be the first theatre in the UK and the first venue in Malvern to gain the Soil Association’s Food for Life Catering Mark award, which is also the first catering mark accreditation for its catering partner, UK hospitality and catering collection, The Lindley Group.
Lindley has been the catering partner at the West Midlands art centre since 2005 and following a £4m contract extension in 2011, Lindley Heritage, the arts, leisure, heritage and visitor attraction division of The Lindley Group, invested £50,000 in converting the Malvern Theatres Restaurant into a 80-cover dining area which was rebranded as the Scene Bistro.
The Silver Food for Life Catering Mark was awarded to the venue for serving fresh and healthy meals that only use sustainable fish and meat, which is Farm Assured at its Scene Bistro.The accreditation recognises the commitment of both parties in ensuring the Scene Bistro menus focus on high quality, freshly prepared food using British and locally-sourced seasonal produce, which includes local cheeses from the Cheese Cellar, salmon smoked at the Severn and Wye Valley Smokery and Holywell Malvern Spring Water.
“This has been a team effort achieved through a partnership approach between Malvern Theatres, the Lindley Heritage team and local suppliers and producers,” says The Lindley Group’s Corporate and Social Responsibility Manager, Anna Standen. “We are proud that Malvern Theatres is the first venue in locality to receive the Food for Life Catering Mark, but that it is actually the first UK theatre to achieve this.”
Standen adds that work is already underway at a number of its other partner venues to achieve the accreditation.
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