Sustainability has always been a key part of Cookery School at Little Portland Street’s ethos. Since 2003, the school’s founder Rosalind Rathouse, has been inspiring and teaching students how to cook good food with confidence using her principle-led teaching approach that provides sustainable learning.
Cookery School at Little Portland Street was runner-up for “Most sustainable Cookery School” in the UK Cookery School Awards 2014 – no mean feat for a central London location – and has a three star rating from the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA), making them the most sustainable cooking school in London.
Although there has been an industry wide move toward improving sustainability, Rosalind believes the catering sector is moving far too slowly when it comes to adopting sustainability practices.
Cookery School at Little Portland Street has always focused on minimising the impact on the environment by recycling all waste, using renewable energy and sourcing local and seasonal produce where possible.
In an effort to become even more sustainable, Cookery School at Little Portland Street realised that they needed to adopt a more eco-friendly way of cleaning so they made the switch to Delphis Eco, the leading manufacturer of ecological cleaning products in the UK.
Rosalind was impressed that the range of Delphis Eco’s products were not only very effective but also carbon neutral, non-scented and that the bottles are refilled and diluted from concentrate at a central dosing station in the kitchen.
In every class and course at Cookery School at Little Portland Street, students are encouraged to think about sustainability and consider how they could lessen their impact on the environment. Rosalind says “We show our students how easy it is to be more sustainable at home and at work just by making small tweaks, such as thinking about which products they use, sourcing local and seasonal ingredients and not using cling film or foil.”
With Delphis Eco, all products are made from ecological ingredients making them safer for the environment and the people using them. “We’ve been really pleased with Delphis Eco products because it is the only total system available that fits our requirements,” says Rosalind. “It doesn’t pollute the environment, and for us that’s very important.”
Delphis Eco has received Royal Warrants from both HM Queen Elizabeth II and HRH The Prince of Wales, in addition to being named the “Food Made Good” supplier of the year 2016 by the Sustainable Restaurant Association. With a business model that contributes to minimising pollution and its impact on the environment at every stage, Delphis Eco perfectly complements Cookery School’s commitment to sustainability.