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This tool focuses on serving techniques as a way to increase the consumption of plant-based food.
Which steps and possible sustainable procurement criteria should procurement officers consider when preparing a call for tenders for catering services? This checklist provides ideas and inspiration.
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.
This tool helps to avoid food waste in catering services by taking an overall view of the public meal provision process, learning about the reasons for waste, and then eliminating them.
This tool helps school caterers to monitor the generation of food waste in school kitchens and dining halls and to record developments in its reduction.
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.
The upskilling of kitchen professionals may be necessary to help increase the number of plant-based meals in public institutions. This tool provides an approach for organising such training.
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.
This tool shows how public authorities can promote the drinking of tap water from reusable bottles. Drinking tap water saves money, supports human health, and has a positive climate impact.
Find out more about the necessary steps to develop a roadmap for sustainable school catering in this tool description.