Our brands are not only committed to providing spectacular events and award winning catering, we also pride ourselves on supporting the communities we are part of and taking responsibility for the impact our business has on the environment.
We love local
We use local suppliers wherever possible which means you get great tasting food without the food miles. Here are some of the suppliers who we work with:
The potatoes are grown here in Yorkshire and are made into these deliciously moreish crisps, just 11 miles away from the University. We are proud to be their biggest customer and in the last 12 months we have sold 37,186 bags.
Our Cow Molly
The family run business based at Dungworth, 6 miles away from the University, makes creamy dairy ice cream for us. Their fresh milk also tastes amazing and once their herd is a bit bigger we’ll be using Molly milk too!
The famous country estate produces premium sausages and cuts of meat which are available on request for events, conferences and other catered functions. When the Queen visited the University in November 2010, we chose the finest Chatsworth lamb; if it’s good enough for her highness, it’s good enough for us!
Ethically sourced food
We serve Fairtrade coffee and tea which mean that you get great tasting drinks and farmers and their workers get a fair deal. We also serve a range of Fairtrade tea and snacks, such as the appropriately named Divine chocolate.
For every litre of Life Water we sell, drop4drop ensure a litre of clean water gets to those who need it most in developing world communities and those affected by disasters. Last year the University helped provide 10,000 litres of clean drinking water to Africa, Pakistan, Haiti and other affected areas.
Free range eggs
We like happy chickens so we only use free range eggs in our cooking. We even won a “Good Egg” award from Compassion in World Farming for our efforts.
Our fish comes from Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) approved suppliers who support sustainable fishing in our oceans.
We’ve introduced recyclable and compostable packaging, wherever possible, to help minimise the amount of waste which goes to landfill.