Sustainable Location Catering for Film & TV

Sustainable Location Catering for Film & TV

How We Make Sustainable Location Catering Happen

It is truly uplifting to witness the seamless integration of the concept of sustainability into the field of film and TV catering, highlighting the pivotal role that sustainable location catering now plays in our lives. Rose Catering, as dedicated providers of this eco-friendly and sustainable catering, began our journey during a time when the idea of sustainability in catering was still in its infancy. However, over the past decade, the awareness and commitment to sustainable principles have grown significantly, and we take immense pride in our role as providers of such catering for film and TV shoots.

Expanding on this, it’s evident that sustainability has evolved from a mere trend to a fundamental pillar of the film and television industry. The demand for environmentally responsible practices in all aspects of production, including catering, has increased substantially. Rose Catering, with its long-standing tradition, has adapted and embraced this positive change. We have made substantial changes in our operations to minimise our environmental footprint and contribute to a cleaner, greener entertainment industry.

Our Commitment to Sustainability in Location Catering

Sustainable location catering happens as a result of changing what we do, in order to help others to make changes too. What doesn’t change is the Rose Catering team’s passion to provide excellent food for your crew, served to deadline in a friendly environment.

Here are a few of the ways we ensure that our catering is environmentally friendly and excellent value:

  • We have a sustainability and environmental policy which guides all our decisions around purchasing, preparation, and the disposal of food. 
  • We use one central supplier to reduce our carbon footprint.
  • We ensure traceability within our supply chain.
  • We use recyclable products wherever possible when preparing for service.
  • All of our disposables are supplied by Vegware. They are are made from plants and are fully compostable.
  • We make it a priority to use seasonal food, purchased – where possible – locally.
  • We make every effort to run a paperless operation, and use recycled paper if printing is unavailable.

Working with Albert

Rose Catering teams have collaborated on numerous productions certified by Albert, and they are well-versed in adhering to the sustainability protocols and practices advocated by the organisation. Albert leads the charge in the fight against climate change, uniting the film and TV sectors to tackle our ecological footprint and inspiring screen audiences to embrace a sustainable future.

Sustainable Location Catering Vegetarian Options

Sustainable Catering with Vegan and Vegetarian Menu Options

Rose Catering has always recognised the importance of attention to dietary requirements and allergens. For this reason, our staff are trained to understand both the medical and ethical underpinning of dietary choice.

We ask for cast and crew’s dietary requests in advance to ensure our teams can plan menus around them. With 7.2 million adults in the UK who follow a meat-free diet, our vegetarian and vegan options have been popular for a while. We are happy to adhere to all production requests for ‘Meat free’ days, and our teams are experienced in creating vegetarian and plant-based menus.

Rose Catering is happy to oblige, with an ever-growing range of vegetarian and plant-based specials, buffet items, and drinks. Our standard main service includes separate vegetarian and vegan options to give wider choice to the people who follow these diets. These options are not only delicious but also contribute to sustainability by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, conserving natural resources, and promoting a more environmentally responsible approach to food production and consumption.

Continuous Improvement

The staff at Rose Catering is dedicated to achieving sustainability in all our endeavours. Although we haven’t reached our final goal, we are consistently learning, listening, and actively seeking the best practices. Our policy entails a continuous review of our operations with regular incremental improvements. Our ultimate objective is to offer eco-catering for film and TV location shoots without causing any adverse effects on our clients’ schedules, budgets, or the variety of food we continue to provide.

Working With Rose Catering 

As we continue to cater to the film and TV industry, we remain steadfast in our commitment to the principles of sustainable location catering. It’s our firm belief that sustainability is not just a choice; it’s an ethical obligation, and Rose Catering is wholeheartedly dedicated to fulfilling that obligation with the utmost dedication.

If you would like to know more about our sustainable practices, we’d be delighted to talk to you. Call the Rose Catering team on 01869 345204 or contact us online.

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