“Sustainable seafood sourcing has become a watchword for caterers and restaurateurs over the past few years. Celebrity campaigns and retailer commitments have driven huge public awareness of the issues of overfishing,” a Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) spokesperson said.
The 2014 award winners are:
- Best MSC restaurant menu 2014: Wahaca
- MSC chef of the year 2014: Raymond Blanc
- MSC university of the year 2014: University of Greenwich
- MSC fish supplier of the year 2014: Brakes
George Clark, MSC UK commercial manager added: “These caterers, suppliers and restaurateurs are leading the way for sustainable seafood sourcing. By offering their clients and customers MSC certified seafood, they are helping to transform fishing practices around the world. To date, MSC certified fisheries around the world have made over 400 improvements. Those changes wold not be possible without the strong, visible support from the foodservice sector.”
The awards, which coincided with World Oceans Day on 8 June, also marked the 15th anniversary of the MSC.