The Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) and the Nationwide Caterers Association (NCASS) has launched a new online sustainability training programme to meet demand from traders for knowledge and skills.
There has been a huge expansion in street food across the UK, so the two membership organisations have devised an accessible and affordable course, accredited by City & Guilds, which will meet the needs of all traders as well as satisfy festival organisers and sports venues looking to improve their sustainable offering.
The programme will help traders get up to speed across a range of ten key sustainability areas including sourcing, menu planning, environmental best practice and fair treatment of staff, helping this growing sector match its customers’ values
Mark Laurie of NCASS, said:
“Sustainability is not just good for the environment – but good for business. From fuel efficiency to sustainable fish we can all do more. That is why we went to the experts to develop the course, the Sustainable Restaurant Association, as they have led the way in delivering sustainability for other sectors of the catering industry.”
Mark Linehan, managing director of the SRA, said:
“Street food and mobile catering has really taken off over the last couple of years and we are already working with some of the best vendors. We know major sports venues and music festivals are taking the sustainability of their food increasingly seriously. This training scheme will help provide them with the reassurances they require to match their values and those of their customers.”
The training costs £50 for SRA or NCASS members, £95 for non-members and takes two hours to complete. Participants must then successfully complete a test before receiving a certificate that can be displayed in their unit.
For more information
On the training: click here
On the SRA: click here
On NCASS: click here