The Food For Life Served Here Award
Fresh, Local, Honest Food
The Food for Life Served Here award (previously known as the Catering Mark), is an independent award scheme that means you can guarantee that the food on your menus meets certain standards.
A Food for Life Served Here award means you’re serving local, fresh and honest food cooked by chefs who really care about quality and ingredients, in a setting that takes your customer’s health and well-being seriously. It means your staff and customers know that the majority of food on the menu is freshly prepared, free from undesirable trans fats, sweeteners and additives, and is cooked by trained chefs, and use ingredients from sustainable and ethical sources.
The scheme started in schools (and over 10,000 of them serve food to our standards), but you will now find Food for Life Served Here meals in hospitals, care homes, universities and colleges, and in a growing number of workplaces and visitor attractions – in fact 1.7 million Food for Life Served Here meals are served a day all around the UK.
Thinking of applying for the Award?
Find everything you need to know to gain, upgrade and maintain your Food for Life Served Here Award.