Catering Mark in Scotland
When you visit most restaurants, schools and hospitals, it can be difficult to find out where the food on offer has come from, how it was made and what ingredients it contains.
The Food for Life Catering Mark can help you to find good food. It’s our unique award which guarantees that what’s on the menu is freshly prepared, free from undesirable additives and better for animal welfare.
Meals that have been awarded the Catering Mark are all free from artificial trans-fats and controversial e-numbers such as aspartame, tartrazine and MSG.
When you see the Catering Mark, you can rest assured that all meat and dairy products come from farms which meet Red Tractor animal welfare standards. Many go even further and serve organic meat, dairy products or eggs, which means guarantees a truly free-range life where animals have plenty of space and fresh air to thrive and grow.
Making it easier to find good food
The Catering Mark offers bronze, silver and gold awards, to encourage caterers to make step-by-step progress towards using more local, seasonal and organic ingredients. It is available for all types of caterers, including restaurants, local authorities and contract caterers.
If you are part of a hospital, children’s nursery, care home or university which doesn’t have the Catering Mark yet, why not find out about exactly what’s needed and get involved?
Find a place to eat with the Catering Mark near you:
Gold Award holders in Scotland:
- East Ayrshire Council: school meals service across 37 primary schools
- North Ayrshire Council: school meals service across 53 primary schools and 1 secondary school
- RSPB Loch Leven reserve: on-site café
Silver Award Holders:
- Sodexo: dining outlets at four Scottish Government sites
- Stirling Council: school meals service across 37 primary schools and 6 nurseries.
- Busy Bees Childcare: meals service at nurseries across Scotland
- Highland Council: school meals service in five primary schools
- Sodexo: school meals service at Beaconhurst Independent School
- City of Edinburgh Council Health and Social Care: meals service at Inch View Care Home
- City of Edinburgh Council: school meals service at Currie High School and Buckstone Primary School
- Aberdeen City Council: school meals services in 36 primary schools and 12 serveries
Bronze Award Holders:
- Highland Council: school meals service across 166 primary schools
- University of Edinburgh: meals service at the John McIntyre Conference Centre, Pollock Halls of Residence
- South Lanarkshire Council: community meals service across 13 lunch clubs and school meals service across 124 primary schools and 5 nursery schools.
- East Lothian Council: school meals service across 35 primary schools
- City of Edinburgh Council Health and Social Care: meals service at Castle Crags, Clovenstone House Care Home, Ferrylee Care Home, Marionville Court Care Home and Firhill Day Care Centre
- City of Edinburgh Council: school meals service across primary schools, secondary schools and ASN schools
- Levy Restaurants at Edinburgh Zoo: breakfast. lunch and snack menus at three eateries across the zoo
- Argyll and Bute Council: school meals service across 75 primary schools
- East Renfrewshire Council: school meals service across 21 primary schools
- Aberdeenshire Council: school meals service in 151 primary schools and 4 ASN schools
- Pear Tree Nursery: catering for two Scottish nurseries, in Haddington and Dunblane
- Sodexo: staff dining at the Scottish Parliament