• Catering & Food

Catering & Food

GCU’s commitment to sustainability extends to the provision of food on campus and here you’ll find details of practical actions the University is taking to deliver on this commitment.

Sustainable Food Policy

The University’s Sustainable Food Policy translates GCU’s sustainability commitments into the on-campus food offering, which is outsourced to Baxter Storey. The primary mechanism for monitoring and reporting on progress implementing the SFP will be through Food for Life Served Here certification of on-campus catering operations.

Sustainable Food Policy

Free Water

The University provides free water through a network of water fountains across the campus (including catering outlets).

Community Food

The University’s supports the University’s Gardening Club with growing space at Caledonian Court (its student residencies) and funding for equipment, seeds and other supplies.

Re-Useable Mug Discount

The University, in partnership with its caterers, offers 10p off the purchase of any hot drink to anyone using a re-useable mug. The 10p discount was originally introduced in 2014 after an initial pilot. As of July 2018 around 8% of all hot beverages were sold in re-useable cups.