Doing our bit
It’s not just about creating delicious food. We feel it’s our duty to do all we can to help the friends and family of our team, the local community, and the charities that are close to our hearts.
Business as a force for good
When Charlie started our company from his kitchen table nearly 25 years ago, he had one ambition: to create a brilliant food business that would stand the test of time. And from the start that has meant working extra hard to look after our people, our community and the environment.
So we’re incredibly proud to have been awarded the B Corp certification, granted only to organisations using business as a force for good. But it doesn’t end there – the B Corp team have already helped us set new targets for water consumption, energy use and carbon drawdown. We want to keep getting better and better each day, and becoming a B Corporation is a fantastic way to make sure we do just that.
We’re delighted to be able to share our latest Impact Report with you. Inside, you can read about our ongoing support for charities, and why we’re so proud to be a Certified Great Place to Work.
Our Good Causes
We’re proud to have worked with City Harvest for 8 years now. They provide surplus food to those who might otherwise go hungry by providing delicious ingredients to homeless shelters, soup kitchens, afterschool programmes and more. We’ve now donated more than 10,000 meals and surplus ingredients, and in 2018 sponsored a delivery van.
Chefs in Schools
We’ve worked for 2 years with Chefs in Schools, who are on a mission to improve eating habits and child health, sending chefs into schools to train the kitchen teams. In that time, we’ve donated £30,000 through our Banquets, money that has helped fund their Hackney School of Food, where they teach chefs of all ages and abilities.
Based close to us in Wells, Heads Up is a mental health and wellbeing charity does vital work with our local community. They run therapeutic workshops and engage in community outreach as well as providing mental-health support for anyone who needs their help.