How can trade be established between local suppliers and catering companies in times of disrupted value chains? The tool provides general guidelines for connecting with local suppliers in order to reduce public kitchens’ dependency on distant suppliers.
How can trade be created between farmers, small-scale processors, and catering companies? This tool provides a concept for a dialogue between these stakeholders to get to know each other and discuss the potentials and obstacles to business relationships.
Did you ever consider how much water, energy, detergent, dish-washing equipment, labour, and money could be saved by removing trays in public catering? This tool provides guidance on how to stop using trays.
Caterers planning to use EU or national eco-labels to promote their organic meals have to ensure that they contain a high share of organic ingredients (at least 95%), leaving no room for a transition phase. Learn how to establish a national or local eco-label specifically for caterers, who may use differing amounts of organic food in their meals.
This tool supports plant-forward eating by encouraging caterers to include different plant-based diets in their menu plans, from flexitarian to vegan. This helps expose customers to the different recipes and meal possibilities that a more plant-based diet offers.
Portions of public meals are often much too large, leading to increased food waste and/or unhealthy overeating. This tool shows how caterers can reduce their meal sizes to create “regular” and “small” portions.
This tool provides ideas for generic marketing materials to promote organic labels or certificates for public catering facilities and restaurants. This should help raise customer awareness and motivate other caterers to modify their menus and apply for the label/ certificate.
This tool helps to make regional organic agriculture more visible for young people and offers strategies to get more regional organic food onto their plates. It encourages closer links to regional organic farmers, the provision of educational material, and changes in the menu.
This tool shows how to make the provision of sustainable public meals more binding for public institutions by integrating adequate criteria into administrative regulation for sustainable public procurement.
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