Updated: 12:37 am, Aug 02, 2016
A FAMILY-run cafe and restaurant with a proud Bromsgrove history has become the first in the town to be given a prestigious gold ‘Healthier Choices Food Award’.
Banners Foods on Finstall Road, Aston Fields, received the gold level Healthier Choices Food Award from Worcestershire Regulatory Services (WRS) for their flexible healthier menu options and use of local food.
The popular venue is the first eatery in the town to achieve the award.
Banners, which was established in 1906. took gold for using meat from their own butchery next door, Banners Foods, in addition to having a wide variety of healthier options including fish, chicken, eggs, soups, chargrilled meat and fish skewer dishes, light bites for smaller appetites, and healthier breakfast options.
Manager Adam Banner said: “It’s great to receive this award, especially being the first in Bromsgrove.
“It acknowledges all the hard work the staff have put in and it’s just in time for the new evening menu that started at the end of July.”
WRS Joint Committee Chairman Coun Bronwen Behan said: “Wherever we see a Healthier Choices Food Award we know that business is making a special effort.”
The Healthier Choices Food Awards are for Worcestershire food businesses who offer customers a variety of healthier and customisable menu options, with a special Gold award for those who also use locally-sourced produce.
Eateries or caterers with the highest-possible five star Food Hygiene Rating are eligible for the awards that come with a range of additional business benefits such as nutritional analysis of recipes, discounted training and networking and informative events.