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Award recognises local caterer’s commitment to healthy school meals

By May 5, 2016January 26th, 2021Member News & Updates

Devon Norse has recently been awarded the Soil Association’s Silver Food for Life Catering Mark, for serving fresh and healthy meals made with selected local and organic ingredients.

With more and more, people wanting to know where their food comes from, and how it has been made, the Silver Food for Life Catering award recognises a supplier whose meals are prepared using fresh, seasonal, local ingredients, free from controversial e-numbers and from farms with animal welfare standards you can trust (at least 5% of ingredients are organic).

Devon Norse provides 15,000 schools meals a day across the south west, sourcing local ingredients from the rich vein of products provided in the region.

Commenting on their achievement, Sarah Harrison, Catering Operations Manager at Devon Norse, said: “We’re very pleased to have achieved the Silver Food for Life Catering Mark. This award recognises our commitment and the considerable work we undertake to serve fresh and nutritious meals, and allows parents to have confidence in the school meals their children are eating.”

“Our food ethos is, and has always been, to provide high-quality, local ingredients freshly prepared by happy and well-trained catering teams. It’s all about making healthy eating the easy option,” she added.

Martin Sawyer, Chief Executive of Soil Association Certification, said: “We’re delighted to see Devon Norse achieving the Silver Catering Mark and gaining recognition for serving great fresh meals made with seasonal, local and organic ingredients. Serving menus to Silver Catering Mark Standards supports local businesses and reassures customers that all meals are free from GM ingredients. A huge congratulations to Devon Norse on your achievement.”