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Gold Catering at RSPB Loch Leven

In 2014, the View Cafe at RSPB Scotland’s Loch Leven nature reserve became the first visitor attraction in Scotland to achieve the prestigious Gold Food for Life Catering Mark from the Soil Association, an improvement from the Bronze they received in 2013, and the catering staff have continued to work extremely hard to maintain this standard. 

Dougie Rutherford, the Catering Manager at RSPB Scotland Loch Leven, said: “We’re delighted to have maintained our Gold standard. We’re passionate about producing great food while looking after wildlife and the environment. Our menu is simple, tasty and ethical and reflects the aims of the RSPB by trying to source food from places that help give nature a home such as organic farms.”

The award guarantees that the cafe serves freshly prepared, homemade food using local produce which is free from harmful additives and is better for animal welfare. It also means at least 15% of an eatery’s budget goes towards organic ingredients. Loch Leven goes well beyond that, spending 70% on organic ingredients and demonstrating a real commitment to serving sustainable food that supports wildlife.

Big congratulations to the team at View Café!

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