Source, suppliers and sustainability. All these things play an important role in our ethics. As well as delivering quality food and drink, we want to ensure we're doing it the most environmentally friendly way we can.
We buy local
We're committed to using only the best locally sourced food and drink. This means only using ethical and sustainable suppliers.
Free range by David Hobbins of Seven Acres Egg Farm in Coventry.
Milk & cream
Supplied by Cotswold Dairy Ltd. Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire.
Fruit & veg
Seasonal produce from local areas, obtained from a Leamington wholesaler.
British origin, 100% traceability and Red Tractor Assured.
Sustainable and certifiable by the Marine Stewardship Council wherever possible.
We serve farmer-sourced coffee
All our coffee is supplied by Union Hand Roasted Coffee. They are a small, independent and ethically committed coffee roaster and supplier.
Winners of the 'Best Speciality Coffee Roaster Europe' at the Allegra European Coffee Awards 2018.
Union source their coffee direct from farmers. They pay them a fair price so they can invest in their farm, families, and workers.
See more about our coffee - Cambiar from Peru
We use compostable tableware
All our food and drink bookings use compostable tableware as standard.
- Reduced carbon emissions due to less van loads of crockery delivered to events
- Quieter and speedier deliveries
- Less room required for set up
- Reduced weight and better manoeuvrability of crockery, meaning less risk of injury.
We wash and reuse plastic buffet flats wherever possible and provide glass water jugs for refill in University House (collect from the staff kitchen opposite CMR1.0).