CLC Trenython Manor, a Club La Costa World resort in Cornwall, has now received its prestigious Gold Level CHEFS Award in recognition of its commitment to offering healthy menu options using locally sourced food.
The Award means that CLC Trenython Manor can display the distinctive blue logo, which tells customers that it has adopted and maintains a high degree of food safety and standards as well as offering healthier options on its menus. It was presented by Stephen Boyle (left in photo) Cornwall Council’s Commercial Food and Safety Officer, when he met Head Chef Richard Bennett, and Resort Manager Nick Waddington.
Nick Waddington said: “We would like to say a very big thank you to all our staff, led by head chef Richard Bennett, in helping us achieve this award and to Cornwall Council for recognising our hard work and ongoing commitment to maintaining and continually improving standards. We believe that the standard of our menus and quality of our food, together with the healthy choices offered to our guests, is second to none. There are always dishes on our menus designed to appeal to the most discerning healthy or vegetarian palate and we are delighted to reach this Gold standard. The certificate will take pride of place in the restaurant for all our customers to see.”
The Cornwall Healthier Eating and Food Safety (CHEFS) Award was created by Cornwall Council’s Public Health and Protection Service working in partnership with the Eatsome Programme, part of the NHS Health Promotion Service and the change 4 life initiative.
Stephen Boyle said: “This is the most prestigious award we give and reflects extremely high standards in both food hygiene and standards, combined with offering a wide range of healthier food choices to the customer. The staff at CLC Trenython Manor have worked tremendously hard to ensure it met all the criteria, and should be very proud of this achievement.”
Customers will have a guarantee that a percentage of the items on the menu are sourced locally. However, businesses are not expected to ensure that every dish served or item sold meets all the criteria – it’s about choice.
Cornwall Council’s Portfolio Holder for Community Health and Protection, Lance Kennedy, said: “This award is designed to encourage businesses to promote local produce, and that can only be good for the local community as a whole. CLC Trenython Manor is to be heartily congratulated for so successfully achieving the objectives.”
The award has three levels: the prestigious gold award, silver and bronze. There are criteria at each level which have to be met.
When a business gains an award it gets a certificate and a window sticker for display and is added to a list of current award winners.
The Chef’s Award is the second leading award for the kitchen at CLC Trenython Manor. It was earlier this year awarded five stars – the top mark – by Cornwall Council’s food safety environmental officer in the national food hygiene rating system “Scores On The Doors”. This is the No 1 scheme which lists the official local authority hygiene ratings.