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Catering consciousness awarded

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Edinburgh Zoo, the largest wildlife attraction in Scotland, and its catering partner Levy Restaurants has been awarded the highly regarded Food for Life Catering Mark, becoming the first zoo in the UK to achieve this accolade.

The Catering Mark, awarded by the Soil Association, recognises the steps food providers take to ensure they serve the highest-standard of food, using fresh ingredients which are free from undesirable additives, and better for animal welfare.

Edinburgh Zoo was awarded a bronze Catering Mark for the breakfast, lunch and snack menus in the Grasslands, Penguin Coffee Shop, Jungle Food Court Coffee Shop and the staff restaurant. These outlets have met the standards set by the Soil Association, which includes; ensuring at least 75% of the food is freshly prepared onsite, a range of seasonal menus are provided with in-season produce highlighted, and the catering team is supported with skills training in fresh food preparation and the requirements of the Catering Mark.