Raymond Blanc is presented with Special Achievement Award at 2012 Footprint Awards
Nominated for his passion and deep down conviction to sustainability in an environmental, social and economic sense which seems to be built into his DNA, the chef’s nomination in this Special Achievement Award comes as a result of the public pressure he has put on the foodservice industry by being outspoken about the responsibility across the whole foodservice industry to be experts and teachers in sustainability issues.
At an event organised by the Sustainable Fish City campaign at Fishmongers' Hall in London attended by Michelin-starred chefs, independent restaurant owners, some of the UK's largest restaurant and pub chains, policymakers, fish sustainability experts and fishermen; Blanc advocated that London's caterers and chefs must use their buying power to make the capital the world's first-ever sustainable fish city.
Having talked about sustainability long before it became ‘trendy’, Blanc champions an ethical approach to cooking and is devoted to energy efficiency and recycling. Le Manoir is viewed by many in the industry as the model to aspire to.
The video of Raymond Blanc accepting his Special Achievement Award can be seen here: