Sustainable Food

Lancaster University Catering works hard to improve the sustainability, quality and healthiness of food provided on campus, whether this be in catered accommodation, hospitality or cafe, bar and restaurant outlets.

We have:

  • Switched to organic milk, working closely with Emma's Organic Farm.
  • Eliminated fish on Marine Conservation Society (MCS) 'Red List' and maximised use of fish on MCS 'Fish to Eat' list.

Green Lancaster is running a campus-wide planting project, Edible Campus. Feel free to pick the fruit, vegetables and herbs around campus and cook seasonal dishes with them. You can also help them tend the vegetable patches on Wednesday afternoons, contact Darren Axe for more information. ‌


  • LU Catering achieved 6 ‘Food for Life’ Catering Mark from the Soil Association in 2012-13. 
  • We are the first University to achieve the Gold Food for Life Catering Mark in two of our catering outlets, The Lounge and Café 21. 
  • The Food for Life Association has chosen Lancaster University to run their pilot scheme, to help other Universities thrive in food quality like we do. 
  • The Executive Chef is reviewing all menus in order to improve local sourcing and reduce environmental impacts, as well as improving quality.

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