A LEEDS-based hospitality specialist has teamed up with a city charitable project in a venture which will promote ethical foods, support local producers and help communities.
Dine Hospitality, which is part of the Dine Group, organises catering at one of the city’s most historic and prestigious venues, Leeds Town Hall.
It is launching an ethical corporate buffet menu based on food which is sourced locally or is from sustainable stocks.
The produce will travel fewer “food miles,” meaning more benefits for the environment.
Events organised by the company will also help the Leeds community. Dine Hospitality has teamed up with local charity the Leeds Community Foundation and will donate £1 per guest to the foundation for every buffet order.
Leeds Community Foundation works with communities facing problems ranging from crime to health, affecting young and old.
It provides financial support for many of the 3,000 community groups across Leeds which take action to deal with such problems.
Daniel Gill, managing director of Dine, said: “We are very pleased to be in partnership with the Leeds Community Foundation and hope that our corporate clients will help us in raising money for this very worthy cause. Not only does this new ethical menu allow us to support local producers, but it also benefits the regional community as a whole.”
Buffets can also be delivered to customers’ offices.
Leeds Community Foundation marketing and events manager, Amanda Bennett, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to partner with Dine on its new ethical menu.
“The donations from every buffet will be a great support in helping us continue our work in the local community, and we look forward to sampling the new menu ourselves!”
The Dine Group comprises four companies; Dine Hospitality, Dine Events, Dine at Allerton and Dine at the Mansion.