Healthy Catering Commitment 

People want healthier choices on the menu and many think it is the responsibility of the caterer to provide a healthier choice.  The Healthier Catering Commitment Award is a fantastic opportunity for food businesses to be recognised for making healthier choices easier. 

 

The Healthier Catering Commitment (HCC) is a voluntary scheme designed to support food businesses to help them make simple and affordable changes to the food they sell, to make it healthier for the customer.

 

As we eat out more and more, customers are demanding healthier options, and we think food businesses can cash in on this increasing market by having more choices on offer. Be ahead of the curve and make a name for yourself by joining the HCC scheme and giving your customers that choice. It’s super easy and free!

How can you achieve it?

If you’re interested in joining, you need a 4 or 5 Food Hygiene Rating Score. If you have this, contact livia@gcda.org.uk and she will visit you and support you to make the changes in order to comply.  These could include:

  • Changing the oil you cook with to a healthier alternative

  • Heating oil to correct temperature and regularly replacing used cooking oil with fresh cooking oil. This can help chips, and other fried foods soak up less fat during the cooking process

  • Offering some healthy options (for example, lower sugar drinks and snacks), and making smaller portions available on request or as the norm – ‘super-sizing’ to attract customers needs to become a thing of the past

  • Promote attractive, healthier options to your customers to help them choose and enjoy a healthier diet