Nando’s, JD Wetherspoon and the Luke Johnson-backed Lussmanns were among the winners at the Sustainable Restaurant Association’s Food Made Good Awards 2018.

The Food Made Good Awards recognise restaurants and foodservice businesses whose accomplishments in the last year have driven progress in the industry and demonstrated that food can be made delicious, ethical and sustainable.

Raymond Blanc, OBE, President of the SRA, said: “Year after year, chefs and restaurateurs continue to delight me with their winning submissions to The Food Made Good Awards, demonstrating how food can be a powerful force for good. Their greatest reward would be for consumers to eat in their dining rooms and for their colleagues across the industry to follow their lead.”

JD Wetherspoon won the Waste No Food award for its successful 2018 war on food waste which saw it tacking the issue from all angles; offering smaller portions of favourite dishes, feeding thousands of people with surplus via Fareshare and switching waste contractor to send unavoidable waste to anaerobic digestion.

The Source Fish Responsibly award was won by Lussmanns Sustainable Fish and Grill where a five-year plan to overhaul its seafood menu now means diners can enjoy ten different dishes featuring eight species – 90% of which are Marine Stewardship Council certified. Cod cheeks, mackerel, crab, hake and bream are just some of the varieties on the menu.

Nando’s won the Value Natural Resources: for the business innovating to better preserve energy and water.

FOOD MADE GOOD AWARDS 2018 winners in full:

 

Celebrate Local and Seasonal: for the business making the very most of the larder on its doorstep

WINNER:

FoodSpace, across Ireland

RUNNERS-UP

Kai, Galway

Loam, Galway

Sponsored by Just Hospitality

 

Serve More Veg and Better Meat: rewarding the most innovative ways of flipping the menu

WINNER:

Woods Hill Table, Massachusetts, USA

RUNNERS-UP:

The Good Egg, London

Poco Tapas Bar, Bristol

 

Source Fish Responsibly: for the business doing most to help ensure plenty more fish in the sea

WINNER:

Lussmanns Sustainable Fish and Grill, Hertfordshire

 

RUNNERS-UP:

Angel Hill Food Company, UK-wide

University of Plymouth

 

Support Global Farmers: for the business going above and beyond in ethical sourcing.

WINNER:

bartlett mitchell, London

 

RUNNERS-UP:

The Gallivant, East Sussex

 

Open Right Award: Celebrating site opened in last 12 months with sustainability built-in.

WINNER:

Fhior, Edinburgh

 

RUNNERS-UP

Claw, London

Hawksmoor, Edinburgh

Sponsored by Shaftesbury plc

ENVIRONMENT PILLAR SPONSORED BY KINGSPAN

 

Value Natural Resources: for the business innovating to better preserve energy and water.

WINNER:

Nando’s UK & Ireland

 

RUNNERS-UP:

Eden Caterers, London

Sticklebarn at Langdales, Cumbria

 

Reduce Reuse Recycle: for the most impactful way of keeping as much as possible out of landfill.

WINNER:

ODE-truefood, Devon

 

RUNNERS-UP:

Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, Oxfordshire

University of Winchester

 

Sponsored by Paper Round

 

Waste No Food: rewarding the very best ways of ensuring food stays out of the bin.

WINNER:

JD Wetherspoon, UK wide

 

RUNNERS-UP:

Petersham Nurseries, London

Vacherin, London

 

Good to Go Award: For the restaurant doing most to prove you don’t have to remove principles when taking away food

WINNER:

Brunch, Merseyside

 

RUNNERS-UP:

Joe & ‘Za, London

Kingfisher Fish and Chips, Plymouth

 

Sponsored by Just Eat

Food Made Good Supplier of the Year

WINNER:

Belu

 

RUNNERS-UP:

Belazu Ingredient Company

Squeaky Energy

 

The People’s Favourite: Publicly-voted award run in partnership with delicious. magazine

WINNER:

Dusty Knuckle Pizza, Cardiff

 

RUNNERS-UP:

The Black Swan, Oldstead, Yorkshire

The Breakfast Club, Soho

 

Treat Staff Fairly: for the business doing most to value staff through pay & beyond the paycheque.

WINNER:

Cafe St Honoré, Edinburgh

 

RUNNERS-UP:

The Breakfast Club, London & South East

LP Food at Work

 

Sponsored by Freedom Brewery

 

Support The Community: for the business making food do good as well as taste good in its area.

WINNERS:

The Breakfast Club, London and South East

 

RUNNERS-UP:

Harissa Kitchen, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Nando’s, UK & Ireland

 

Feed People Well: for the business doing the most to support adults and kids make good choices when eating out.

WINNER:

Farmacy Kitchen, London

 

RUNNERS-UP:

Cardiff Metropolitan University

Gather and Gather, Bristol

 

Sponsored by Ozone Coffee Roasters

 

Food Made Good Champion: for the individual doing most to engage the industry on the key sustainability issues on the SRA’s online member community

WINNER:

Jim Crouch of University of Plymouth

 

RUNNERS-UP:

Henry Burgess of Henry’s Burgers, Essex

Lauren Haffenden of Lakeside at University of Surrey

 

Raymond Blanc Sustainability Hero: An individual doing the most to create positive change across the sector

WINNER:

Professor Tim Lang

Sponsored by Open Blue Cobia

 

Food Made Good Business of the Year: The best in the business, excelling across the sustainable board

WINNER:

Poco Tapas Bar, Bristol