How To Apply
So you've decided getting the Served Here Award is the right decision for your business.
Not sure whether Bronze, Silver or Gold award is right for you?
Read the Food for Life Served Here handbook. This will tell you which of our standards you’re already meeting and what changes you need to make to achieve the others.
The application form
You’ll need to fill in and return your application form with your fee payment. Your fee is determined by the sector that you work in. Please refer to the relevant handbook below or contact us to confirm your Food for Life Served Here fee.
If you are able to supply everything we need to get started, the whole process from application to receiving your Food for Life Served Here award should only take between 8-12 weeks.
Fee sheets from 1st April onward for:
Nurseries and Early Years Settings
Universities and Colleges
Care Home Settings
Restaurants, Cafes and Visitor Attractions
Once we’ve received your application form, your dedicated Certification Officer will get in touch. You’ll be shown how to provide all of the information we need to gain your Food for Life Served Here award.
When you’ve shown that you meet the standards, we’ll arrange an on-site inspection so we can see how you’re putting them into practice.
Preparing for your inspection
Your Certification Officer will let you know what you need to do to prepare for your inspection, so that on the day there should be no unexpected hitches.
After the inspection
The inspection will highlight any changes you need to make to meet the standards required for Food for Life Served Here. We’ll support you to make those changes. When they’re done, and you have provided us with evidence of the changes, you’ll receive your award.
What support do we give you?
Dedicated Certification Officer
Your Certification Officer guides you through the process. He or she helps with everything from filling in the form to preparing for inspection. They are there to support you as you progress from the Bronze through to the Gold award. Meet the team here, and find out who to contact in your area.
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