Raymond Blanc is presented with Special Achievement Award at 2012 Footprint Awards
24 May 2012
Raymond Blanc was last night rewarded for his outstanding contribution to sustainability and the environment by being awarded the ‘Special Achievement’ Award (sponsored by BaxterStorey) at the “Footprint Awards 2012”.
Nominated for his passion and deep down conviction to sustainability in an environmental, social and economic sense which seems to be built into his DNA, the chef’s nomination in this Special Achievement Award comes as a result of the public pressure he has put on the foodservice industry by being outspoken about the responsibility across the whole foodservice industry to be experts and teachers in sustainability issues.
At an event organised by the Sustainable Fish City campaign at Fishmongers' Hall in London attended by Michelin-starred chefs, independent restaurant owners, some of the UK's largest restaurant and pub chains, policymakers, fish sustainability experts and fishermen; Blanc advocated that London's caterers and chefs must use their buying power to make the capital the world's first-ever sustainable fish city.
Having talked about sustainability long before it became ‘trendy’, Blanc champions an ethical approach to cooking and is devoted to energy efficiency and recycling. Le Manoir is viewed by many in the industry as the model to aspire to.
The video of Raymond Blanc accepting his Special Achievement Award can be seen here:
The award was accepted on Raymond's behalf by Gurval Durand, Deputy General Manager of Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons.
In a glittering ceremony that told a story of sustainability, last night’s Footprint Awards at the stunning 8 Northumberland in London, rewarded its winners for their contributions to sustainability and environmental excellence.
For further information about the Footprint Awards 2012, please visit www.footprint-awards.com
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