We are delighted to announce that College and
CCJS have been awarded a Good Egg Award as part of
Compassion in World Farming’s Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards.
The Awards recognise organisations across Europe who are
making it their policy to produce and source higher welfare eggs, meat and
dairy produce. All eggs at Cheltenham
College are sourced free range from Abbots Wood Farm in Brockworth.
Mike Rooke, Executive Head Chef at College, said:
“We use an average of 65,000 free range eggs a year, from breakfast in the
morning to homemade cakes in the afternoon.
Sourcing ethical, sustainable and, wherever possible, local produce is
really important to us. All our meals are home-cooked on site and prepared with
fresh produce, ensuring the best possible nutritional standards.”
Caroline Hewitt, Director of Catering at CCJS, added: “Being able to trace our food, especially meat, from the
field to the plate is really important to us. While it is fantastic to have
been recognised with the Good Egg Award, it is just as rewarding seeing young
children being willing to try new foods and tucking into healthy school dinners.”
Katy Read, Head of Food Business at Compassion in World
Farming said: “It is great to see Cheltenham College’s catering department
taking animal welfare into consideration as part of its sourcing policy. Higher
welfare produce isn’t just the responsibility of large corporations but
something that can be achieved at all levels.”