Lexington Catering: allergies, CSR and sustainability month
It's sustainability month and the latest Lexington Catering update tackles the important topics of sustainability, allergies and CSR.
Allergens: education is key
Lexington is working hard to train both chefs and front-of-house teams so that they understand different allergens, are able to advise customers and essentially know how to cook safely. But they also want customers to feel safe and 'in the know' so on every menu you will see pointers to ask the team or an allergen hero.
The School has seven allergen heroes supporting the on-site catering team and customers – they are easy to identifiable by the badges they wear. The team provides information on the 14 allergies and intolerances. Whether you’re a customer in retail or a host to 100 guests in the dining room, the team will support you to ensure food on campus is always safe.
Keep it simple
Lexington provides food that is packed with flavour, locally sourced, in season wherever possible. They use suppliers that champion products at the highest standard for a fair price. During sustainability month the team will be publicising all the ways that they reduce food waste, from bread crusts turning into croutons to our food being donated to Central London Rough Sleeping Committee and the launch of the TRASHED concept on 21 October.
All things people
Lexington are also very proud to support children’s charities. The School's kitchen team cooks and teaches classes for patients at Great Ormond Street Hospital and hold 'Dreams Come True' events for parents of sick children.
They are also proud to be part of the Elior Chef’s school where we support young students who want to work their way into fast paced London kitchens. The apprentices work on-site, training throughout the year and spend one day a week at college. In 2019, Jeremy graduated from his first-year training and is now a strong confident member of the kitchen brigade.
Lexington catering is now served in plant-based disposables, reducing the School's plastic footprint. To go one step even further, why not use a reusable cup and or salad container and receive 20p off any hot drink or seasonal salad.