Tender specification documents for University food suppliers or catering contractors include the requirement for service and supply standards to be met and delivered, as outlined within the University Sustainable Food Policy and against targets outlined within the framework. As these documents are commercially sensitive we are unable to publish them here. Please contact us for further queries. Our Sustainable Food Standard and Sustainable Procurement Standard are both reported on through the University’s Sustainability Steering Group and in our Annual Sustainability Report
Great Food at Leeds is proud to support our local suppliers. We always try to use local suppliers wherever possible, and we’ve been working with Bradford-based crisp suppliers Seabrooks since 2009. Great Food at Leeds recently catered for the University of Leeds Sustainability Awards, where all food provided was vegetarian and locally sourced. Space is provided by the University in the Sustainable Garden for community, staff and student food growing.
The University of Leeds holds a number of accreditations and awards for their catering facilities including Green Tourism Gold. For more information on the work that we do on Sustainable Food and for details of our accreditations please visit the Great Food at Leeds’ main web page, Sustainability page and Our Food page.
The University uses local food on University menus and has campus to kitchen food projects, including planters outside of the Student Union containing herbs which are used in the Great Food at Leeds kitchens. Locally sourced produce is also used at the Annual Sustainability Awards. See the link below for further details. An example food map can be found here.