Our talented catering team at the University of Stirling have been recognised with the Education Award at this year’s Cost Sector Catering Awards.
The winners were announced at a glitzy black-tie dinner and ceremony on Thursday 25th May at the Hilton Metropole, Paddington in London.
Fighting off stiff competition from some of the finest hospitality professionals, the team were praised for their innovative approach to deliver nutritious, well-balanced meals to those within the education sector.
The team launched our first Scotland-based vegan outlet, V-Go! to meet the rapidly growing demand for plant-based alternatives. The judges were captivated by the imaginative menu of the vegan hot spot, including the ever-popular vegan sausage roll and maple glazed tofu and beetroot hummus sandwiches.
Judges applauded the teams for their dedication to encourage students to become increasingly aware of the impact left on the planet, as many move towards more sustainable diets. The outlet promotes Grounds to Ground, an initiative encouraging customers to feed their garden with recycled coffee grounds, which acts as fertiliser.
This year the Awards saw nominees across 18 categories, including the esteemed Chef Award and Team of the Year.
Jeremy Wood, regional managing director at BaxterStorey commented: “Sustainability is of great importance to us and I am incredibly proud of the whole team, who have worked closely with our client at University of Stirling to create a nutritious, varied and innovative food and beverage offering. This award is a real testimony to their passion and dedication.”
General manager at University of Stirling, Alan Ratcliffe said: “With more students choosing plant-based foods, we wanted to support this lifestyle choice at the University. The vegan outlet has quickly caught the attention of students and staff alike and is proving to be a popular addition to our catering offer. I’m incredibly proud of the team to see their hard work recognised by the industry”.