Orchard Café wins Healthier Choices Food Award

The Orchard Cafe at Worcester Countryside Centre has recently achieved the Healthier Choices Food Award.
The Healthier Choices Food Award scheme, which is run by Worcestershire Regulatory Services, is open only to those premises that have either a Four or Five star food hygiene rating, as part of the Food Standards Agency’s Food Hygiene Rating Scheme.
The award recognises Worcestershire food businesses that cater for customers by offering them a variety of healthy and flexible options, with a special Gold Award for businesses that also use food that has been grown or produced nearby.
The Café is owned by Guy and Nett Ward, and has been operational for ten years.  Their ethos is to serve locally sourced, fair-trade, homemade, seasonal, free-range and sustainable food.  They cater for a wide ranging audience with fresh foods for adults and children, with a wide vegetarian menu on offer as well. 
The establishment is set within the beautiful Worcester Countryside Centre, offering two superb play areas and extensive walks within the woods and meadows.
The Café has also been awarded Level 5 (the top score) in the Food Standards Agency rating scheme for food hygiene.
“I would like to congratulate Guy and Nett at The Orchard Cafe on their Healthier Choices Food Award,” says Cllr Lynn Denham, Cabinet Member for Sustainable Communities at Worcester City Council. 

“Worcester families and visitors now know that after playing at the Countryside Centre or walking through the Woods, they can pop in and have a healthy snack or meal.   This is an excellent addition to our ambition for a healthy active city.”

As well as showing customers that the restaurant or café is part of a scheme that puts customer satisfaction first, the Healthier Choices Food Award comes with a range of additional business benefits such as nutritional analysis of recipes, discounted training for staff and networking and informative events.
For full details of the award scheme visit www.worcsregservices.gov.uk/food
The Orchard Café is located at Worcester Woods Country Park, Wildwood Drive, Worcester, WR5 2LG. Tel 01905 766492. www.theorchardcafe.co.uk

Sarah Dawes