Last updated: 28/06/2013
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Look out for this distinctive blue logo in food businesses
throughout Cornwall and you’ll find among others, restaurants,
cafes and hotels where healthier eating and food safety and
The Cornwall Healthier Eating and Food
Safety (CHEFS) Award was launched at the Eden Project in October 2005. It
is awarded by the food
safety and trading standards officers at Cornwall Council
working in partnership with the Health Promotion Service
and change for life.
The award has four levels, namely the prestigious platinum
(achieved after receiving the gold award on three separate
assessments), gold, silver and entry level.
Over 100 food businesses in Cornwall have achieved the CHEFS
award, each having to demonstrate a least a broadley compliant
standard of food hygiene, offer healthy options on their menus and
source some Cornish ingredients in order to qualify for it.
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The aim of the scheme is to:
- reduce food borne infection
- reduce levels of obesity/excess weight
- increase food sustainability
- increase economic impact of Cornish food industry
- recognise and reward caterers who adopt and maintain a high
degree of food safety and standards as well as offering their
customers healthier options/choices on menus.
The award links with several national and local documents on
The CHEFS award has received national recognition on the
food-vision website which
aims to promote safe, sustainable and nutritious food to improve
local community health and well-being.
If a business is successful in gaining an award they will get a
certificate and window sticker to display. They will also be added
to a list of current winners which will be displayed on our website
(see who’s got one?)