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Award for Birmingham-based catering company

May 11th 2012


ChangeKitchen CIC, based in Digbeth, Birmingham, has deservedly won the title of Birmingham’s Green Restaurant of 2012. ChangeKitchen CIC is a vegan and vegetarian catering service providing delicious and healthy food at a range of events, from conferences to private celebrations. Formed as a community interest company, they are a social enterprise - using locally sourced materials and providing employment and training to people who have been homeless or otherwise disadvantaged. This opportunity to work for ChangeKitchen CIC gives disadvantaged individuals a platform to gain new skills and ultimately, change their lives.

Managing director of the company, Birgit Kehrer, said of the achievement: “To win this award is a great endorsement and recognition of the work that we do, not only in environmental terms, but also the work that we do for the community”. She added they were honoured to receive the award, “especially against such worthy competitors”. Other nominees for the award were much larger chains - for example Pizza Hut - as well as other restaurants and large hotels.

Birgit went on to say that ChangeKitchen CIC hopes the award will bring new opportunities for their catering business, as no doubt the publicity gained will make new people aware of their organisation and hopefully bring some fresh clients to the table. As awareness of ChangeKitchen CIC grows, the organisation will continue to be able to use the profit to employ and train members of the community, as well as support local businesses and promote a greener way of living.

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