University Hospitality Services
A very visible part of the university, Hospitality Services aim to fully support the university's commitment to sustainable development. They constantly review their performance and respond to staff and student comments and feedback, although some changes prove more challenging than others!
Read more about what they are doing on the Hospitality Services webpage. But here are some highlights:
Reducing food miles and supporting local producers and retailers
- Fruit and vegetables sourced from J R Wholesale, 20 miles distance
- Kent Frozen Foods supply a range of British produce for the university
- Meat is supplied by Heathfield Meats
- Network Seafood provides fresh fish to the university
- Infinity Foods (a Brighton based co-operative) supplies organic ingredients for bakery production at Mithras House and snack bags sold at outlets
- Grand Parade uses the onsite Edible Campus Garden developed as part of a university module in the Faculty of Arts - the kitchen gets fresh herbs and vegetables such as radishes, lettuce and spring onions
Supporting ethical trade
- The Unviersity has Fairtrade status since 2007
- The Fairtrade Steering group meets several times a year and has been responsible for events during Fairtrade Fortnight - if you would like to get involved, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Brighton Food Co-op
The Students Union also hosts the UoB Food Co-op, a student-run society which provides a fresh veg box scheme to staff and students. It is currently running out of Moulsecoomb, Grand Parade and Falmer - volunteers to start satellites on other campuses are more than welcome, just contact email@example.com
Visit their blog: uobfoodcoop.wordpress.com
Join them on facebook: facebook.com/UoBFoodCoOp
Our Students Union
Did you know the Students' Union cafe in Cockcroft compost all their green food waste using the wormery located in the inner courtyard?
I am really pleased to see that you are using a supplier which obtains British meat rather than from abroad. Are there any moves to obtain meat, which if not free range, is at least Freedom Food RSPCA assured. If we order or buy intensively farmed produce we effectively are investing in cruelty and contributing to massive environmental damage, which does not accord with our 'sustainable image'. I am happy to supply you with more info if you wish. If this is out of your control please could you tell me whom I should contact about this.
Thank you for your time