Sustainability Award 2016
“In an SA first, Eat Out and Woolworths are recognising restaurants that are implementing environmentally and socially responsible practices with the inaugural Eat Out Woolworths Sustainability Award,” described by Eat Out in the public call for entries. EATegrity certainly agrees, this is a groundbreaking award and a wonderful opportunity for creating awareness about encouraging food sourcing from more sustainable practices and understanding the various production claims.
After many meetings, discussions, sharing and farm visits, the winner of this award will be announced at the 2016 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards Ceremony on 20 November 2016.
The event will be streamed live on Eat Out’s Facebook page on Sunday afternoon. The full event runs from midday to 6pm, the Sustainable Restaurant Award will be announced near the end. Follow the action on twitter @Eat_Out and @ search #EatOutAwards to see all of the action, pics and tweets from other guests.
The judging panel for this new award comprised of Abigail Donnelly, Pavitray Pillay of WWF-SASSI, Lynsay Sampson of Fairtrade South Africa, Sonia Mountford of Eategrity and Karen Welter of Longtable Project. Eat Out has worked with these partners to develop robust criteria for evaluating restaurants for this award.
The winner will be the restaurant that best meets these criteria. The serving of foie gras, veal, suckling pig, rabbit and SASSI red-listed fish is grounds for elimination.
Interested South African restaurants were invited to complete an entry form to enter and were required to show proof of claims, and subject to a site visit when they were shortlisted. Visiting the farms that they source their produce from was part of the due diligence of this award. All criteria needed to have been met for six months or longer in order for a restaurant to qualify.
See below to view the entry forms
Download the form here. Contact Julie Potgieter at Julie.Potgieter@newmediapub.co.za or 071 375 2220 for more information or to request an entry form if you have problems downloading it. You can also read the glossary here for explanations of the terms used in the form.
The closing date for entries was 15 August 2016.
If there are any restaurants that you think stand a chance to win next year then please ask them to enter.