Is yours the most ethically and environmentally sustainable restaurant in the land? Find out by entering for the 2017 Eat Out Woolworths Sustainability Award now.
Last year we launched this first for SA as part of the annual Eat Out Restaurant Awards. The strict criteria were compiled by our esteemed judging panel including Eat Out editor Abigail Donnelly, Pavitray Pillay of WWF-SASSI, Lynsay Sampson of Fairtrade South Africa, Sonia Mountford of Eategrity and Karen Welter of the Longtable Project. The Table at De Meye in Stellenbosch was named the winner.
The judges looked at, amongst other things, the sourcing of meat, seafood and fresh produce; the design of menus; the impact of the restaurant on its surrounding communities; treatment of staff; use of resources like water and electricity; and efforts to recycle. Feedback from the 2016 awards has already resulted in restaurant owners making more connections with their farmers, asking for proof of claims from suppliers, and improving the education of their consumers, as well as taking steps to improve their own methods and menus.
Do you think you have what it takes to compete? Click here to download the entry form. Click here to read more about the criteria. Also see our list of tips to guide you here. The closing date for entries has been extended to 30 September 2017.