Madingley Hall is delighted to announce that it has recently been awarded 2 stars from the Sustainable Restaurant Association. This is award recognises the ongoing work Madingley does to use locally produced, seasonal and ethically sourced meals to their clients. To achieve this accolade the Hall underwent a stringent audit, judged across 14 different categories. These included: sourcing local and seasonal produce, fish, ethical meat, dairy and Fairtrade; community engagement, healthy eating and responsible marketing and environmental initiatives incorporating water saving, supply chain, waste management and energy efficiency.
The Sustainable Restaurants Association (SRA), operates a Sustainability Rating system which helps diners to identify establishments that match their own sustainability criteria. Restaurants are graded One, Two or Three Star ‘sustainability champions’ according to the results of the audit. The Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) is a not-for-profit organisation headed up by leading Chef Raymond Blanc as President. It has over 4,000 members in the UK all united in their commitment to sustainability.
Madingley Hall is a conference venue and the home of the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education. We produce in the region of 150 meals per day to our conference clients and student guests. The Hall offers low carbon meals and uses locally grown organic bread from Cobs Bakery in Cambridge and Havensfield Free Range Eggs from Suffolk.
In addition to this exciting award Madingley is also the first venue in Cambridge to sign up for the Sustainable Cities Fish pledge. As a result the Hall promises to only service MSC certified fish at grade 2 or lower.
Paul Wright, Catering Manager said ‘Madingley Hall is pleased and proud to have won our 2 star award and to support the Sustainable Fish Cities bid. We hope to champion further sustainability issues across Cambridge in the coming months and years.’
Madingley Hall is a Conference venue fully owned by the University of Cambridge and offers all year round availability for conferences, private functions and accommodation.