Gloucestershire focuses on waste reduction with catering switch
Gloucestershire Cricket has opted to bring its catering in-house at Bristol’s Seat Unique Stadium in a move that it believes will help the County Championship club to reduce waste and increase the use of locally sourced produce.
The move will enable Gloucestershire to take full control of its matchday and non-matchday catering, including hospitality dining and in the stadium’s café-style Thatchers Bar & Kitchen, which was introduced in March last year.
Gloucestershire has also committed to sourcing all ingredients from local suppliers in the southwest of England that share the cricket club’s strict values regarding sustainability. The club will also offer vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and dairy-free options to cater for all dietary requirements.
To cut down on food waste, Gloucestershire has also signed up to the ‘Too Good To Go’ app, which offers locals the chance to purchase unsold food at a discounted price.
Neil Priscott, Deputy Chief Executive at Gloucestershire Cricket, said: “We’ve listened to feedback from members and have decided to take full control of our catering to allow us to better meet the food and beverage requirements of everyone who visits the Seat Unique Stadium.
“We set ourselves exceptionally high standards and are committed to providing an improved catering offering in all facets at our venue, whether that be for members on matchdays or a bespoke offering for a private event on non-matchdays.”
Priscott added: “This is incredibly exciting for all of us at Gloucestershire and over the coming weeks we will be working hard to get our in-house catering operations firing on all cylinders. We are determined to provide a much-improved catering provision over the coming years and are excited to be recruiting some talented events and catering people to make this happen.”