Edible Edinburgh have launched a new Good Food Business Charter, following our first ever Business Breakfast event on 8 November 2019. The event was hosted by Edinburgh International Conference Centre and opened by the Lord Provost, Councillor Frank Ross. Businesses from across the city came together to hear speakers from Levy UK, Breadshare and Edinburgh Community Food discuss ways to encourage more local production, local supply and markets, encourage healthier eating, and reduce food waste and food packaging.
The Good Food Business Charter was launched at the event by Pete Ritchie, Director of Nourish Scotland, and businesses were given the opportunity on the day to sign the new business charter, demonstrating their support and commitment to sustainable food within the city.
If your business, charity, community group or organisation wants to see good food for all in Edinburgh, please sign up to our business charter and show everyone your commitment to ensure Edinburgh is a thriving food economy.
Read why some businesses and organisations support the charter:
Make sure you sell and serve the best food
The capital’s public and private sectors have a role to play in transforming Edinburgh into a thriving, sustainable food city. If you are an employer then make sure your staff have access to fresh,healthy, local food at work. Join a scheme like the Healthy Living Award or Soil Association Catering Mark, or get a fruit delivery to the office. If you are a tourism business, then perhaps you could help promote Edinburgh as a destination with great, unique, food and drink on offer for visitors? If you serve food and drink, then can you buy more local food and train your staff to tell more people about it?
There is plenty of support out there to help you to serve and sell more sustainable food.
Set up a new food enterprise
Have you got a talent you want to share with the world, or a brilliant new food or drink product? Talk to the experts about how to turn your dreams into reality. Talk to Business Gateway about your plans or if you are a young person, then try the Princes Scottish Youth Business Trust or Business Gateway. If you want to set up a social enterprise, then talk to Senscot about how to set up a business that can also benefit your community. There’s plenty of advice out there to help you get your plans off the ground.