Elior holds Red Tractor awareness day

24 March 2011
Elior holds Red Tractor awareness day

Elior UK has hosted a Red Tractor Assurance awareness day for the London employees of law firm Baker & McKenzie.

The aim of the event was to highlight the importance of food safety, sustainable food procurement, environmental protection, and animal welfare in the supply chain.

The catering company produced a specially devised menu at the law firm's F3 restaurant, sourced from certified Red Tractor suppliers.

Prepared by executive chef Adam Davenport, Wednesday's lunch service included dishes such as roasted breast of chicken or topside of beef with seasonal vegetables and all the trimmings.

Giles Burton, hospitality manager for Elior UK, said: "We want to ensure that the food we serve has been sourced to guarantee the highest standards of quality, welfare and sustainability."

The event was attended by Red Tractor suppliers Sarah Marquis of speciality butcher Nigel Fredericks and Duncan Allison of Allison Risebro, who were on hand to underline the benefits to Baker & McKenzie employees.

Davenport said he hoped to increase the number of Red Tractor products on his menu over the next 12 months. "Every chef wants to cook with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Red Tractor enables chefs to achieve this, and, more importantly, reassures customers that when they see the Red Tractor mark they are consuming a first-class product," he added.

The Red Tractor is a mark of assurance that shows the food or drink product meets strict standards of food safety, environmental protection and animal welfare. The Union Flag featured in the logo highlights a guarantee of origin in the UK.

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By Gemma Rowbotham

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