Find out what Kent is doing to increase Sustainable Food across our food offering.
Visit Kent Hospitality's catering pages to see their latest sustainable food news.
Our refreshed and renewed commitments to sustainable food for 2023-25
In this blog post we look at what is it that makes food sustainable?
Volunteer and grow sustainable food at our community garden on the Canterbury Campus.
As voted for by PETA, Kent appears in their list of the top vegan friendly UK Universities.
1 October 2018 saw the launch of the University’s first ever sustainable food strategy, which provided a road map for increasing the sustainability of our food offering from field to fork and beyond. The plan was reviewed and refreshed for the second time in 2023 to better reflect the key activities needed within the context of increasingly complex supply chains and complimentary university initiatives such as Right to Food. The action plan supports the University’s overall response to the climate crisis and meets ever increasing demand for more sustainable options across our campuses’ menus.
The action plan is delivered by each of the catering outlets and overseen by the Sustainable Food Steering Group comprised of representatives from catering, procurement, waste, Kent Union and the sustainability team.
Sustainability Champion Dan, Food and Beverage Manager has been leading the efforts at the Gulbenkian to improve the sustainability of their catering outlet.
All wild caught fish served in our dishes across our campuses are Marine Stewardship Council Certified meaning we know that it was fished responsibly and where it came from.