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News: Highgate House Gets Involved in ‘Love Food Hate Waste’

8 Aug 2009

August was 'Love Food Hate Waste' month in Northamptonshire. Promotions around the county were aiming to reduce the public's amount of food waste. It is estimated that 6.7 million tones of food goes to landfill every year in the UK! The food then rots in the landfills, producing potent greenhouse gases that contribute significantly to climate change. It has been shown that reducing food waste could have as great an environmental benefit as taking 1 in 5 cars off of the road.

Sundial's well established passion for the environment meant that the group was keen to become involved in helping the county which is home to Highgate House. On Saturday 8th August the team at Highgate House got on board the Heart Radio Road Show at the Market Square in Northampton. The idea was to promote The Terrace Restaurant's use of local produce.

The Terrace Restaurant aims to keep an eye on its environmental impact by using only local produce, meaning a reduction on mileage and therefore a lesser carbon footprint. We source as many ingredients as possible locally such as fruit and vegetables from a green grocer just 3 miles away as well as using only British meat, from local butchers. Highgate House took their converted double-decker Routemaster bus to Northampton's Market Square ‘Love Food Hate Waste' event, from which the venue's Head Chef, Lee Gaskins, was cooking the Terrace Restaurant speciality, premium sausage and mash. The public tasted the delicious dish and saw for themselves that great food doesn't need to come from hundreds of miles away.

 

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