2017 Eat Out Woolworths Sustainable Restaurant Award Entries Open

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The inaugural 2016 award created an environment for energetic dialogue and encouraging information sharing which resulted in significant changes being made by restaurants in procurement.

“Feedback from the 2016 awards has already resulted in restaurant owners making more connections with their farmers, asking for proof of claims from suppliers, and improving the education of their consumers, as well as taking steps to improve their own methods and menus.”

What will happen this year? Have last year’s entries gained enough knowledge to join us on the journey again?

Is yours the most ethically and environmentally sustainable restaurant in the land? Find out by entering for the 2017 Eat Out Woolworths Sustainability Awards now.

See here for what took place last year…

Click here to read more about the criteria. Also see our list of tips to guide you here.

Sonia Mountford

Sonia Mountford lived as an expat in the Middle East for a number of years and enjoyed travelling and exposure to third and first world cultures. Her interest in food security began while visiting in Sri Lanka after floods and discovering the politics around Food Aid. As a co-founder of Grass Consumer Action and the only full time member, she spent four years researching the dysfunctional food system in South Africa, investigating, questioning and exposing misleading claims. Although her interests range from food politics to toxins in our food, including harmful ingredients in processed foods and Big Food influence; she soon came to realize that the most important part of the food journey begins on farms. For that reason she spends much of her time visiting farms, learning and talking about constraints and concerns in production methods with farmers. Passionate about nutritional food security she believes higher animal welfare farming practices are not only necessary for ethical reasons but also for human health. She is an ambassador for SOIL, BEES and healthy WATER. Mountford started EATegrity (eategrity.co.za) “Helping You Find Integrity in the Food Chain” in 2015. Her aim is create greater consumer awareness about the food chain and to encourage transparency in the South African food industry.

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