We hear from Kate Ploughman of Kate’s Kitchen Catering about the positive changes the company is making this year to mark 15 years in business, starting with going electric on all their delivery vans. Read about some of the simple and effective steps taken already by Kate’s Kitchen to reduce their environmental footprint. If you run a food business and are working to reduce your environmental footprint, please get in touch so that we can share your story through Bristol Bites Back Better too.

This week Better Food published its first ever impact report, taking a look at social, economic and environmental impact. Danni Rochman is both Ethical Sourcing Coordinator at Better Food Company and Communications Coordinator here at Bristol Bites Back Better. In our latest blog, Danni looks at the report’s highs and lows, and Better Food’s plans for the future. If you are working for a food business and have studied your impact in this way, please get in touch so that we can share your story too.

New research suggests that Bristolians are missing out on flavour when it comes to the vegetables they buy. The research commissioned by Riverford shows that only 53% of Bristol residents prioritise quality of flavour, while only 41% think that supermarket vegetables have great taste. Riverford will be conducting more blind taste tests in Cabot Circus this weekend. You can put organic veg to the test at home by buying from the wealth of organic veg box providers available in Bristol.

Pieminister and Tapestry Brewery are collaborating with Bristol Going for Gold sponsor GENeco to create a carbon neutral beer using pie pastry off-cuts. Pie-oneer will be available at Pieminister’s Stokes Croft and Broad Quay restaurants in Bristol from Friday 7 January. 10p from every can sold will go to Bristol-based charity Props, which supports adults with learning difficulties to achieve their full potential. We hear from Jon Simon, Founder and Managing Director at Pieminster, about this exciting collaboration

The Bristol Eating Better Award is a great opportunity for food businesses to provide food that is sourced, prepared and served in a healthy and sustainable way. As part of helping make Bristol a more sustainable food city, now is a great time for food businesses to get involved and promote the opportunities presented by the award. David Hudgell from the Communities and Public Health division in Bristol City Council explains.

Lucy Bearn, Head of Food and Logistics at FareShare South West, writes the latest blog post about how Fareshare are helping Bristol and South West businesses #BiteBackBetter when it comes to their surplus. Get in touch with Lucy if you wish to discuss redirecting your surplus food.

In the summer of 2020, five Bristol businesses came together to develop Breaking Bread – a pop-up tipi village of socially distanced dining and drinking venues on Clifton Downs. As a response to the coronavirus pandemic and its devastating effects on the events and hospitality industries, Pauline Bourdon, Breaking Bread’s sustainability and social cohesion coordinator explains how they joined forces to build a socially responsible and sustainable enterprise.

Associate William Pullan explains why law firm Osborne Clarke are so pleased to be involved in Bristol Bites Back Better and why it’s worth all businesses joining the campaign for good food. The organisation encourages other Bristol-based organisations, no matter the size, to get involved.