Consumers are increasingly aware of the relationship between the food they eat and their health. Manufacturers and retailers are seizing the opportunity to promote and market ‘healthy options’ of food. Sales of these products are growing rapidly. A substantial proportion of meals are being consumed away from the home or as takeaways.
The Healthier Catering Commitment is a London wide project supported by the London Mayor, the Greater London Authority and the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health along with the Association of London Environmental Health Managers. The scheme has successfully been implemented in 27 London boroughs and is continuing to grow rapidly.
The Healthier Catering Commitment recognises those businesses in London that demonstrate a commitment to reducing the level of saturated fat, salt and sugar in their food. It utilises the ‘small changes make a big difference’ principle and is designed for to be easily implemented and not a burden for businesses.
To be eligible to sign up to the HCC, it is a pre-requisite that businesses achieve ‘broad compliance’ standards or above, for their food hygiene standards. This means having a Food Hygiene Rating Score of at least 3* and above.
The scheme is designed to be implemented by a dedicated Environmental Health Officer (EHO) with support from Public Health, nutritionists and other interested parties across 32 London boroughs. Businesses wishing to take part in the scheme are assessed by a visit from an EHO and will be looking to see if the business meets the criteria set.
We have adopted a tiered approach which sets out different levels of commitment from businesses. In order to be an approved HCC premises, you must meet 8 criterial. There are 4 essential criteria and an extra 3 essential criteria for those who fry food.
Catering outlets will have the opportunity to make more of a difference and achieve a HCC Silver or Gold award. As well as maintaining the seven essential criteria for HCC, there will be additional criteria to aim for in order to achieve the Silver and Gold awards.
The areas covered are:
The Food Business Operators are encouraged to sign up to as many criteria as practicable and to aim for our prestigious Gold award. The assessor may request evidence to support particular requirements and will look at the way food is prepared during a site visit.
If the business meets the requirements for the HCC, they are awarded a Healthier Catering Commitment door sticker, a certificate, social media advertising as well as other media platforms. Business will also have an opportunity to attend our annual London Wide Awards Ceremony.
The scheme is continuously promoted to increase public awareness through our website, through social media and advertisements in the local newspaper. You will have a dedicated Healthier Catering Commitment officer and the support and knowledge of professionally qualified nutritionists to help guide you through the scheme.
You will be given a HCC window sticker and a certificate to proudly promote your award on your premises. A list of award holders will also appear on the council website, which is regularly accessed by the general public.
The award helps to:
If you would like to join the Healthier Catering Commitment or have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Cinnamon Spice||12 to14 Glenworth street, NW1 5PG|
|Ahl Cairo||13 Bell street NW1 5BY|
|Moment Bakery||12 Blenheim street NW8 0EB|
|Kentucky Fried Chicken||149 Praed street W2 1RL|
|Sheila's Take Away||24a Craven terrace W2 3QH|
|Chicken Valley||330 Harrow road W9 3HP|
|LHA London LTD||11 Belgrave road SW1V 1RB|
|LHA London||38 Lancaster Gate W2 3NA|
|LHA London||Sanderman-Allen House, 40 Inverness Terrace W2 3JA|
|Maroush Restaurant||21 Edgware road W2 2JE|
|Sam's Chicken||359 Harrow road W9 3NA|
|San Marco||10 London street W2 1HL|
|Mosob Restaurant||339 Harrow road W9 2HP|
|Le Maison Du Gateau||367 Harrow road W9 3NA|
|Crystal Fish Bar||407 Harrow road W9 3NF|
|Benugo Regents Park||The Regents Park Golf and Tennis School|
|Benugo Hyde Park||Hyde Park|
|Benugo St James Park||St James Park|
|The Nest Cafe||549 Harrow road W10 4RH|
|Little Venice Fish Bar||264 Harrow road W2 5ES|
|Pakhtoon||7 Edgware road W2 2ER|
|Marble Arch News||24 New Quebec St W1H 7SF|
|Yaa Flamingo||1 Chippenham Mews W9 2AN|
|Perfection Chicken and Pizza||494 Harrow road W9 3QA|
|Les Douceurs De La Tentation||8 Fernhead road W9 3ET|
|Tothelo||2 Norfolk Place W2 1QN|
|Da Daniela Italian Canteen||60 Porchester road W2 6ET|
|Hazef||5 Hereford rd W24AB|
|Flavors of India||46 Gloucester Terrace W2 3HH|
|Lolita Sandwich Bar||21 Spring Street W2 1JA|
|Sandro's Sandwich Bar||22 Spring Street W2 1JA|
|Munch Thoughtful Catering||Bradbury House, 1-5 Cosway Street NW1 5NR|
|Zonzo||342 Edgware Road W2 1EA|
|Poncho||8-12 Sheldon Square W2 6DQ|
|Roof Top Kitchen||Alfies Antique Market, 13-25 Church Street|
|Sindian Grill House||73 Fernhead Road W9 3EY|
|Village Organic Bakery||43-45 Porchester road W2 5DP|
|DWP Caxton House||6-12 Tothill Road SW1H 9NA|
|Diyarbakirlilar Sofarsi||458 Edgware Road W2 1EJ|
|Iran Restaurant||59 Edgware Road W2 2HZ|
|La Portes des Indes||32 Bryanston Street W1H 7EG|
|Kurdistan Restaurant||394 Edgware Road W2 1ED|
|Micky's Fish Bar||332 Edgware Road W2 1EA|
|Melur London||175a Edgware Road W2 1ET|
|Al-dyaifa Restaurant||228 Edgware Road W2 1DW|
|Gogi Restaurant||451 Edgware Road W2 1TH|
|DJ's West Indian||616 Harrow Road W10 4NJ|
|M & B||494 Harrow Road W9 3QA|
|Anima Sarda||414 Harrow Road W9 2HU|
|Soor Restaurant||361 Harrow Road W9 3NA|
|Arincina||19 Westbourne Grove W2 4UA|
|Transport for London||33 Horseferry Road SW1P 4DR|
|Victoria House||39 Victoria Street SW1H 0EU|
|DEFRA||Nobel House, 17 Smith Square|
|MOD Whitehall Catering||Horse Guard Avenue|