Eurostar first transport company to join SRA
Eurostar has become the first transport provider to join the Sustainable Restaurant Association. The train company has also appointed SRA President Raymond Blanc as its Culinary Director to promote sustainable and seasonal food with its Business Premier passengers.
Blanc said; ‘As a chef, I’m always searching for the purest ingredients, striving to ensure that everything I use is traceable and responsibly sourced. I’m delighted to work with Eurostar and their suppliers in the UK, France and Belgium who share these same values. Together we’re working to change the perception of on-board cuisine and serving sustainable and locally sourced food which is at the heart of our new Business Premier menus.’
Mark Linehan, managing director of the SRA, said: ‘Two thirds of business travellers surveyed by Eurostar highlighted the importance of eating sustainably sourced, seasonal and organic food. This echoes our understanding of restaurant-goers across the UK, so we are really pleased that Eurostar has taken the sensible business decision to meet consumer demand.’
Reuben Arnold, Head of Commercial Development for Eurostar commented: ‘Our research shows that eating sustainably sourced, seasonal and organic food is important to over two thirds of business travellers. Appointing Raymond Blanc as Eurostar’s Culinary Director is part of our ongoing commitment to ensure that business travellers have the best possible onboard experience.’