Glendale’s Red Roof Skye café and gallery has become only the second establishment in Scotland to earn a coveted award.
The popular dining place has been presented with an Organic Served Here three star award from the Scottish Soil Association celebrating its commitment to serving food, using 50-75% organic ingredients.
Red Roof Skye café sources ingredients from local businesses including Glendale Salads, Macleods Organics, Highland Whole foods and Connage Highland Dairy to ensure quality and freshness.
Gareth Craft of Red Roof Skye said: “Great food begins with great quality fresh ingredients, and we are lucky that Skye and the Highlands have great produce to offer. We try to serve the best tasting food we can whilst minimising our impact on the environment and making a positive contribution to our local economy and society.
“Food and drink provenance is extremely important to us and organic certification gives reassurance to us, and our customers, that food has been produced in a sustainable manner.”
As she announced the award, Alison Muirhead, the Association’s Business Development Manager in Scotland said: “We're thrilled to see small businesses supporting each other and the outcome of this is great quality food. Red Roof Skye puts sustainability at the heart of what they do, despite the difficulties that come with being on a small island.
“Diners who come to the island-based café can be assured they are eating top quality ingredients, supporting better animal welfare and caring for the environment around them."
The Organic Served Here award was launched earlier this year in Scotland. It assures customers that where they are eating is sourcing between 15% and 100% of their ingredients from certified organic suppliers. The higher the percentage of organic ingredients an award holder uses, the higher the number of award stars they can apply for. As organic food sales are on the rise, more and more customers want to know where their food is coming from, making the award a great way to promote any food provider.
Red Roof Skye have been acknowledged for their contribution to serving top quality food and are optimistic that other businesses will join them in serving up organic.
Gareth added: “We are delighted to accept this award and be one of the first in Scotland to achieve this standard. We hope the Organic Served Here scheme will encourage more sustainable producers to achieve organic certification.”