BaxterStorey celebrates two Soil Association Accreditations

BaxterStorey has been awarded two Bronze Standard Accreditations by the Soil Association for its catering operations at both Guildhall School of Music & Drama and the Barbican Centre.

The certification, a first for both locations, recognises the high standard of BaxterStorey’s catering services provided to around 1,600 staff, students and artists in the Green Room staff and artist restaurant at the Barbican Centre (kitchen pictured), and the Foyer Cafe and Milton Court Cafe at Guildhall School; as well as The Artists’ Bar, a cafe and hospitality space, which serves artists performing in the many events throughout the calendar year at the Barbican.

As part of the accreditation process, the locations were reviewed to ensure they met the highest standards of provenance and traceability and that all customers routinely received freshly prepared meals, using environmentally sustainable and seasonal ingredients.
Soil Association Certification is the country’s leading organic certifier and offers a large range of organic and sustainable certification schemes across food, farming, catering, health and beauty and forestry.

Following the audit, the BaxterStorey team were commended for using organic and free-range ingredients throughout their menus, such as grilled Essex reared chicken breast, with a focus on seasonality and provenance, including their seasonal vegetable tagine with cous cous.

Head of commercial development at the Barbican and Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Adrian Morgan said, “We are delighted to hear that our catering partners BaxterStorey have been awarded the Bronze Standard accreditation from the Soil Association. We are committed to providing all our staff, visitors and students with high quality, fresh food, and work closely with BaxterStorey to continue in our drive for sustainable practices, such as our commitment to provenance.”

BaxterStorey managing director, Sarah Miller added, “Creating a sustainable business is at the core of what we do at BaxterStorey. We’re incredibly proud of our teams at both the Barbican’s Green Room restaurant and Guildhall School of Music & Drama, who ensure our customers receive the finest food and drink possible in a sustainable and considered manner.”