By Angela Green, Content Executive: New catering contract at Goldsmiths to ensure carbon neutral menus by 2025.
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BaxterStorey have launched a new catering offer at Goldsmiths, University of London. Working in partnership to provide students and staff at the south London campus with a healthy and sustainable offering, the hospitality business has committed to transforming the on-campus provision to ensure carbon neutral menus by 2025.
The new seven-year partnership will provide Goldsmiths’ community of 12,000 students and staff with a range of refreshed locations to experience quality food and drink that is environmentally conscious, convenient, and packed with flavour.
Sarah Miller, Managing Director at BaxterStorey said: “We’re thrilled to be working with Goldsmiths and can’t wait to inspire minds and tastebuds across campus. Supporting the university’s mission to reduce carbon emission within catering is a key focus for us, and we have already launched new experiences and initiatives to create not only a memorable dining experience, but a sustainable one too.”
In keeping with Goldsmiths’ commitment to supporting local organisations and businesses in south London, coffee will be on offer from Extract Coffee Roasters which is based just over three miles away from campus and freshly made Wildfarmed bakery items, and a fresh and zingy street food concept called The Balcony offering sourdough pizzas and Wildfarmed tacos.
BaxterStorey’s commitment to sustainability and reducing food waste is a key component of the new contract. The company will use Waste Knot surplus vegetables to create its homemade soups and salads, while its War on Waste programme will continue to help reduce food waste across the campus.
Additionally, all beverage suppliers and products will be carefully selected for their sustainability credentials, including Nemi’s fully biodegradable and plastic-free tea, Toast Beer’s award-winning craft beer brewed with surplus fresh bread, and certified carbon-neutral wine made by pioneering young female wine producers.
Students will be encouraged to purchase reusable utensils with the promise of a free drink, and teams’ uniforms will be made from recycled plastic.
Mark Hughes, Director of Estates and Facilities at Goldsmiths, said: “We know that food sustainability is very important for our students and staff which is why it’s key for us to work with a catering provider which shares these values. We’re very excited to be able to refresh our catering offer and look forward to working closely with BaxterStorey.”