At Angel Hill, we firmly believe that a robust and innovative approach to sustainability and sourcing will benefit everyone; not only today, but also for generations to come. That’s why we’re thoroughly committed to the initiatives below.
Red Tractor Assurance
We are committed to offering high quality, fresh, seasonal produce and, as part of that commitment, a wide-range of Red Tractor assured meat. The Red Tractor mark provides a guarantee of animal welfare, food safety and environmental protection and also ensures the traceability of produce back to the farmer.
We believe that all animals, farmed or otherwise, should enjoy a good quality of life. We therefore do not, under any circumstances, buy products that contravene these beliefs. As part of this commitment, we only serve free range eggs at our sites – resulting in us being awarded the Good Egg Award.
This position is best defined by the Farm Animal Welfare Council, and the Five Freedoms which they drew up. The five freedoms are: freedom from thirst, hunger and malnutrition; freedom from discomfort; freedom from pain, injury or disease; freedom from fear and distress; and freedom to display most normal patterns of behaviour.
We are utterly committed to only serving fish from the ‘Fish To Eat’ list drawn-up by the Marine Conservation Society. We constantly review this with our suppliers to ensure that we have the smallest possible impact on the well-being of our marine stock and that our seafood is obtained only from sustainable, well-managed sources.
The Better Chicken Commitment
We are proud to be committed to meeting the standards of the Better Chicken Commitment, addressing animal welfare, sustainability and food safety. By 2026, we will require our suppliers to meet strict requirements for 100% of the fresh, frozen and processed chicken in our supply chain.
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Food waste has rightly become an area of increasing public scrutiny, and one in which we are striving to tackle. We believe that in order to help reduce our waste, we are best off following a two pronged approach; reduction and redirection. We are actively trialling two innovative solutions to cut down on our waste and also to redirect it for human consumption.
Reduction: An innovative technological solution that will help us track where our food waste is produced, with the aim of reducing waste and sharing best practice across our sites. It also allows greater insight into customer tastes and will help boost menu optimisation.
Redirection: Food should be shared rather than wasted. That’s the ethos behind the app that we’re using to share our excess food. Our meals are feeding local people and helping build a greater sense of community, with food typically being collected only hours after being made available.
We are committed to recycling our waste cooking oil into biodiesel. Last year we recycled over 76,000 litres of oil, which provided a carbon saving of 136 tonnes. This equates to 657 family cars taken off the roads. As an integral part of our CSR strategy, we are proud to be able to reduce our environmental impact in this manner and will continue to drive performance in this area.
The usage of disposables in both the kitchen and the dining areas is another area where we wish to focus our efforts. As an environmentally responsible company, we wish to cut down on the use of disposables where possible. To meet these goals, we are able to offer strategies to promote the use of reusables and cut down on items sent to landfill.
Through Groundhouse, our artisan coffee brand, we offer Fairtrade and Rainforest Alliance certified coffee. This means that we are committed to giving our coffee farmers a fair price for their produce and are dedicated to protecting their environment for generations to come.
In addition, we also have an in-house Giveback Programme which will directly invest in the communities in which we buy our coffee. Our current programme will support young female entrepreneurs in Honduras by sponsoring their attendance at Business School. The community struggles to keep young people in the region, these development opportunities are absolutely vital for the future. So, you know that every time you buy a coffee from us, you’re having a positive impact on the community that grew it.
As a group, we monitor and evaluate our impact on the environment and strive to make improvements in all areas. A key pillar of this strategy is to reduce our carbon emissions. We do this in many ways, including; having a comprehensive staff training scheme, a driver behaviour tracking system for our fleet, increased use of recycled materials and compostable packaging, minimising deliveries and offering environmentally friendly alternatives to disposables.
Soil Association – Food For Life
We are proud to be able to say that we have Silver Food For Life certified sites within the group and that our team has experience of delivering this certification for our clients. The Food For Life mark addresses many of the problems that concern us all. It ensures meals are made up of seasonal, traceable, healthier, sustainable and fresh ingredients, free from trans-fats and nasty additives.
Let’s Talk Catering
It’s good to talk, but it’s even better to listen. We’re good listeners. By keeping quiet and letting you do the talking we can work out what you want, what you need, what will and won’t work for you. We can deal with the budgets and costings (boring but essential) then get on with the exciting bit, creating a catering solution designed for you, and you alone.
I am not a vegetarian because I love animals; I am a vegetarian because I hate plants.A. Whitney Brown
If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.J.R.R. Tolkien
A party without cake is just a meeting.Julia Child
I like rice. Rice is great if you’re hungry and want 2000 of something.Mitch Hedburg
Men may come and men may go... but pie goes on for everGeorge Augustus Sala