Healthier Catering Commitment

As a food business, you can make a significant contribution to improving your customers’ diet and health by making a few simple changes in how you prepare and cook your food by joining the Healthier Catering Commitment (HCC) scheme. As consumers are becoming a lot more aware of healthier eating, taking part in the HCC scheme could give you a competitive edge and increase both your customer satisfaction and your sales.

The scheme encourages businesses in London to:

  • demonstrate a commitment to reducing the level of saturated fat and salt content in their foods
  • offer some healthy options (for example, lower sugar drinks and snacks)
  • make smaller portions available on request

This follows the principle that 'small changes can make a big difference'.

The scheme is run by London Borough of Redbridge in partnership with the Greater London Authority, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) and supported by the Mayor of London. Further information on this scheme can be found on the healthier commitment site.

 

Customer research

Based on local research, residents have told us that they would prefer healthier options. As part of the Great Weight Debate young people in Redbridge stated that they would like to see food establishments and takeaways provide and promote:

  • more vegan and vegetarian options
  • healthier alternatives such as grilled chicken wraps
  • smaller portions of chips and takeaway boxes


Eligibility

All catering establishments can apply including fast food outlets, sandwich bars, cafes, restaurants and leisure centres. Businesses must have a food hygiene rating score of 3 or above.

To use the Healthier Catering Commitment logo, a business must achieve 8 criteria including 4 essential criteria (plus a further 3 for those who deep fry food). They are all designed to be simple to use.

The criteria cover the main areas:

  • healthier frying
  • reducing salt
  • reducing sugar
  • health promotion
  • reducing portion size / providing child size portions

 

Apply for the HCC scheme

For a full list of the criteria and to apply to the scheme please email healthiercateringcommitment@redbridge.gov.uk

 

HCC benefits

Businesses can achieve an award and receive recognition on the London Borough of Redbridge's website and in local publications. You will be given a certificate and a window sticker to promote your award on your premises.

Current award holders can be found below:

 Business   Address  Date Awarded
Brothers Fish Bar  7 Cameron Road, Ilford, IG3 8LG  October 2017
Evya Turkish Grill and Meze  7-13 Goodmayes Road, Ilford, IG3 9UH  March 2018
Griller  649 High Road, Ilford, IG3 8RA  March 2018
TFL Canteen, Hainault Depot (private access)  Thurlow Gardens, Ilford, IG6 2UU  March 2018

Owls Play Centre

 Fairlop Waters, Forest Road, Barkingside, IG6 3HN

 April 2018

The Gallery Bar & Grill

159-161 High Road, South Woodford, E18 2PA

June 2019

Valentines Park Cafe

Valentines Park, Ilford, IG1 4SB

June 2019

Gardener's Cottage Cafe

Emerson Road, Ilford, IG1 4XA

June 2019

Mirage Turkish Restaurant

740 Eastern Avenue, Ilford, IG2 7HU

June 2019

Shri Bheemas Indian Restaurant

33 Woodford Avenue, Ilford, IG2 6UF

July 2019

Tz Peri Peri

644 Chigwell Road, Woodford Bridge,IG8 8AY

July 2019

Subway

251 High Road, Ilford, London IG1 1NE

July 2019

Le Bistro

6 Clements Road, IG1 1 BA

July 2019

Faroz Turkish Restaurant

2-4 Clements Road, Ilford, London IG1 1BA

July 2019

HFC Express

214 High Road, Ilford, IG1 1QE

July 2019

Yummy Chicken

12 Goodmayes Road, Ilford, IG3 9UN

July 2019

LA Mama Acasa

81 Cranbrook Road, Essex, IG1 4PG

July 2019

Apni Rosoi

155 Cranbrook Road, Ilford, IG1 4TA

July 2019

Serene Fish & Chips

27 Woodford Avenue, London IG2 6UF

July 2019

Wazir Turkish Restaurant

55-57 Cranbrook Road, Ilford, IG1 4PG

July 2019

Original Fried Chicken

693 High Rd, Ilford, IG3 8RH

July 2019

Fivelads

823 High Road, Ilford, IG3 8TD

July 2019

Nuffield Health Café

68-90 Clements Road, Ilford, IG1 1BP

July 2019

Zest

107B George Lane, South Woodford, E18 1AN

August 2019

Wood Oven BBQ

126 George Lane, South Woodford, E18 1AD

August 2019

Wood Oven Kitchen

111 George Lane, South Woodford,  E18 1AD

August 2019

Marina

352 High Road, Woodford, London IG8 0XQ

August 2019



 

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