Good Egg Award

Good Egg Award

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.”  


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