At the University of Bristol, we strive to carry out food and drink procurement and service delivery in a manner that enhances positive social, ethical and environmental benefits whilst also encouraging and promoting healthy eating. This is why we have a Sustainable Food and Beverage Strategy in place.  

Source Café, the University of Bristol's in-house catering, has been working hard to improve its offer of fresh, healthy and sustainable food. The team successfully maintained its accreditation: Red Tractor, Marine stewardship Council, Good Egg Award, Soil Association Bronze award and achieved a three-star rating from the Zero Waste Award. Through its initiatives and sustainable food practices, the catering team has supported the Bristol city application for the Gold Sustainable Food City award 

Local Sourcing

We work with a number of suppliers to source ethical and healthy food across our services. We are working to increase the percentage of local suppliers located within a 30-mile radius of the Clifton campus to 60% by 2024. Some of our local suppliers include Cotteswold Dairy, Fair Ash Farm or Real Wrap Co. Our university catering updates its suppliers and 3rd party catering list on a regular basis in line with the strategic targets and its tender specifications within food policy. The team also ensures that suppliers can demonstrate good environmental and social practices across their supply chains, and this is built into the University’s contract requirements.

Fair Trade

Learn more about our fair trade initiatives and the products we stock.

Did you know?

Waste oil from our kitchens is converted into biofuel, which is used to power the lorries delivering to campus. Every 1,000 litres of oil recycled represents a saving of 2 tonnes of carbon.

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