STAFF meals at a busy Redditch company can taste even sweeter now that their canteen has become the first in town to scoop Worcestershire’s top food award.
Refuel, the canteen run by EDM Catering for the 300 employees at Rockline Industries in Matchborough, achieved the Gold level Healthier Choices Food Award from Worcestershire Regulatory Services (WRS) for serving a wide variety of freshly-prepared, healthier meals with ingredients from local suppliers.
WRS Joint Committee chairman Councillor Bronwen Behan said: “Congratulations to EDM catering for being the first business in Redditch to take a Gold award for their hard work giving more people healthier, locally-supplied options to eat.”
In addition to their healthier breakfast, daytime and even night shift menu options WRS inspectors praised the passion of the catering team, who check the weather forecast before designing their menu and take the time to build relationships with their customers so they can recommend healthier options they know they’ll enjoy.
Meals served there range from poached eggs to vegetable-heavy poached salmon quiches, king prawn skewers, and stuffed chicken breasts with salads.
EDM Director Peter Thomas said: “We are delighted to receive this award which recognises EDM Catering’s commitment to buying local wherever possible as we deliver a well-balanced, healthy eating range of menu options for our customers at Rockline.”
The Healthier Choices Food Awards are for Worcestershire food businesses who offer customers a variety of healthier and customisable menu options, with a special Gold award for those who also use locally-sourced produce.
Eateries or caterers with the highest-possible five star Food Hygiene Rating are eligible for the awards that come with a range of additional business benefits such as nutritional analysis of recipes, discounted training and networking and informative events.
For full details of the award scheme visit www.worcsregservices.gov.uk/food.