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The Bull's-Eye: What Healthy Eating Week meant at CCT Venues

on Monday, 01 July 2019.

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As a self-confessed ‘foodie’ with a keen interest in health and nutrition, when I heard about British Nutrition Foundation’s Healthy Eating Week taking place in June, I was immediately interested and wanted CCT Venues to get involved.

Our award winning Executive Head Chef Jamian Lewis leads a team of chefs who all create delicious, nutritious food on a daily basis for our clients, and I knew they would all be happy to take part.

As I’m sure you know, over the past few years there has been a noticeable shift in eating habits, with an increased emphasis on healthy eating. For example, number of vegans in the UK has grown from 150,000 to 600,000 since 2014, and as we continue to learn more about the impact of our eating habits on the environment, this shift is sure to continue.

At CCT Venues we take great pride in continuously providing outstanding food for our clients, using the freshest ingredients and providing great choice and plenty of options for those on minority diets. Therefore adapting for British Nutrition Foundation’s Healthy Eating Week felt natural.

Our approach during Healthy Eating Week was to challenge the chefs to adapt all menus on offer at CCT Venues to use less salt, less saturated fats and increasing fibre, antioxidants and vitamins, whilst still ensuring their usual excellent standards of quality and taste. Breakfast, lunch, and break-time snacks, were all reviewed and menus were adapted across all the venues. Take a look at our menus Healthy Eating Week Menus.

We contacted all of our clients who had bookings that week to check that they were happy with the changes, and we were overwhelmed by the positive response. Throughout the week we received great reactions to the food and as a result many of the dishes are being added to our regular menus.

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Favourites from the week included:

  • Ryvita crisp breads with smashed avocado and chilli
  • Porridge made with coconut milk, accompanied by dried fruit, coconut flakes, agave syrup & pumpkin seeds,
  • Energising smoothies made with dairy free coconut yoghurt - varieties included blackberries, blueberries, mango & pineapple, curly kale & poached apple, forest fruits and crushed carrot & orange
  • Cajun spiced pork loin steak with fresh apple and red cabbage slaw
  • Guilt free chocolate brownies!

Food at CCT Venues is responsibly sourced from suppliers who meet the highest standards in sustainability and animal welfare. This means by hosting your event at one of our London venues, you’ll enjoy tasty, healthy food and can rest assured that quality and traceability from farm to fork is guaranteed.

Read how we’re ensuring as much of our produce is as responsibly sourced here, so we can be sure that our clients are continuously receiving healthy nutritious meals, every week of the year.

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