We’re on the lookout for 2017’s rising star in vegetarian and vegan care catering.

Here at VfL we think that care caterers who make a special effort to create delicious and nutritious vegetarian and/or vegan meals deserve special recognition.

That’s why last year we launched the VfL Award for Excellence in Vegetarian Care Catering. With more vegetarians and vegans who might move into residential care every year, this annual award recognises those who are pioneering the way in modern care catering.

Annika James receiving the 2016 Award for Excellence
Annika James receiving the 2016 Award for Excellence

Last year the award went to Annika James, creative Dining Services Coordinator at Sunrise Senior Living in Wolverhampton. Ms James was selected for the award because of her commitment to combining nutritional needs with appetising presentation in her vegetarian meals, making them a hit with veggies and meat-eaters alike.

Can YOU think of someone in a care catering team who enthusiastically rises to the challenge of catering for older vegetarians and vegans?

Who would you nominate?
Who would you nominate?

If so, we want to hear from you. We’d like you to write approximately 200 words about why they go above and beyond in the vegetarian meals they prepare for people in care environments.

Things you could think about:

  • What makes this caterer special?
  • What do residents say about the meals?
  • Are the meals visually appetising, nutritious and satisfying?
  • Are they made specially for vegetarians or vegans or even better can meat eaters choose the veggie option, too?

Email to submit your 200 word email nomination. We’d also love to see any photographs that support your nomination! The deadline is 4 August 2017.

We look forward to hearing about your hero.

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