Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 19 April 2014

Food sector scheme open for business

Gary McFarlane, director of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health; Michele Shirlow, chief executive of Food NI; and Gordon Harvey, hospitality consultant

Businesses in the food sector are being invited to take part in a new scheme aimed at making savings and cutting waste.

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health NI, in partnership with Food NI and Pubs of Ulster and supported by the Department of Environment's Challenge Fund, will see participants receive advice from a team of specialist advisers with considerable experience in the restaurant sector.

Gary McFarlane, director of CIEH NI, said restaurants can save money whilst also reducing their environmental impact, improving their economic performance and profitability and ensuring they stay in business.

Gordon Harvey, formerly of Botanic Inns, will be heading up the practical aspect of the project.

"We are looking for 15 companies within the food service sector in Northern Ireland to commit to a scheme that will undoubtedly be beneficial for their business."

The closing date for application is next Friday, January 31.