More and more consumers want plant-based or free-from meals, and those that support their health and the health of the environment. To succeed, businesses need to pro-actively cater well to these customers, so they can attract these customers, and be more profitable and sustainable
78% of Vegans eat out in non-Vegan restaurants
£673m – estimated value of ‘free-from’ industry
£100m – annual value of gluten-free business Food sector is missing out on
The rise in customers seeking menu options with less meat and dairy shows no sign of slowing down, driven by the explosive rise in Veganism, and those adopting a flexitarian diet for either health or environmental reasons.
It’s estimated 45% of UK Adults have a food allergy or intolerance. They are looking for hospitality businesses that can cater well for their needs.
A Sainbury’s study estimates 1/4 of Brits will be vegetarian in 2025 (up from 1 in 8 today) and 1/2 will identify as Flexitarians (up from 1/5 today)
Consumers are seeking food that support their health, with trends showing increased interest in food that supports gut health, immunity, moods. And they want it to taste good.
“Never before has the link between food and human and planetary health created such huge opportunities for Food Service businesses. “
“Managing a profitable Food service business in a competitive market is hard enough, let alone finding time to train your staff, identify new suppliers and create delicious, healthy, on-trend dishes that customers want”.
“We are specialists in plant-based, free-from and healthy sustainably produced food. As more customers make the switch to diets with less meat and dairy, and more focus on health, we can help you future-proof your business by helping you cater to these diners, whilst not losing sight of what makes you unique”.
“By working with us you get to leverage our health credentials, skills and years of experience, so that you can be free to do what you do best – run your day-to-day operations”.
Our unique team of Nutrition trained Chefs are experienced in creating, sustainable and health centric recipes. Our expertise covers:
See some of our great recipes here that we created for the sustainable meal home delivery brand Truli, and some of our other projects for food brands here
Our team of highly experienced Chefs, can be an extension to your team and support you in your product production cooking, either temporarily, or ongoing
We work with you to test the recipes in your kitchen, including development of HACCP plans, shelf life testing and more
Back of House & Kitchen Teams
We provide CPD Accredited Training in Sustainability for Food sector, plus plant-based, free-from and healthy cooking, so that your teams feel empowered, knowledgeable, and can create great recipes that reduce your emissions, and that your customers will love.
We come to you – Online, or in-person. There’s no better venue to learn new cooking techniques than in the environment you know, with your equipment, and your kitchen workflow. Or if more convenient, we have partner Kitchens that we can use. Many of our modules can also be taught online, such as Introduction to Fermentation.
Front of House Teams
Our unique Training includes specific modules tailored for your Front of House Teams. We give them an extensive overview of Sustainability, plant-based, free-from and healthy dishes, including regulations around health claims. We take them through role-plays covering specific questions that customers could ask, so they are confident to give safe and accurate information to all customers
Our courses are CPD accredited and can equip your team with the right knowledge and tools to understand and confidently navigate the topic of food sustainability. They cover:
ON FARM – TRAINING
Course participants will have the unique opportunity of learning first hand how sustainable farming practices are improving soil health and biodiversity and producing healthier and tastier food.
Customers love to know more about how their food is produced.
Health is equally as important as carbon when assessing the sustainability of our food choices.
Combining the expertise of Sustainable Kitchen Consultants with My Emissions, Healthy People, Healthy Planet assesses the health and environmental impact of meals, evaluating ingredients and sourcing practices
Display our QR code certification mark, and shine a spotlight on your delicious, healthy, and sustainable menu items.
Adapting your menu to cater better to a wide base of customers, and Training your team so they can create their own delicious plant-based, free-from and healthier dishes is a great first step to attracting more customers
But there’s more to making sure your operations are fully ready to provide a great end-to-end dining experience for these customers, to keep them returning. Here are more ways we can help…
Food waste is one of the biggest contributors to carbon emissions, as well as being a huge drain on profits.
We work with your team to reduce and repurpose food waste, right from the recipe development stage, to help you embed good food waste management processes that can help you cut your operating costs, and help the environment.
Schedule a Sustainability Assessment with us, so we can help you identify cost saving and greener practices that your whole operations can benefit from.
We introduce you to suppliers of great products and ingredients that are core to plant-based, free-from and healthy cooking techniques. Plus great suppliers that are doing good things to minimise their impact on the environment.
Finding the right suppliers for your business should be personal. We have an extensive network of suppliers from large to small that we work with to find you the best ingredients, plus the best fit for you, to help your business be more sustainable.
Adapting your menu to cater to more customers is a great first step. Telling them about that new menu in a visually engaging way is the final (refined sugar free!) icing on the cake.
Sharing photographs of food seems to be one of the world’s favourite pastimes, so it makes sense to invest in good photography of a new menu.
Our Chefs, food stylists (and if needed – our extended team of professional photographers and videographers) work with you to create mouth-watering content that will create great customer engagement.
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