Published on 16/03/12


Social enterprise, ChangeKitchen CIC has been announced as Birmingham’s Green Restaurant for 2012.

The Green Restaurant Awards 2012, backed by the City Council and Veolia Waste Management are in their third year and prizes were presented in the now-traditional categories of Waste Management, Energy Reduction, Staff and Community, and Purchasing.  Change Kitchen were also announced as the overall winner in the Waste Management category and runner-up in the Staff and Community category.

Birgit Kehrer, Director of ChangeKitchen said: “Healthy eating and great food shouldn’t just be a privilege for those who can afford it, it should be a right for everyone, and ChangeKitchen is part of the revolution that is making that happen! How many people know that inside the Fireside building just opposite Birmingham’s wholesale market, is a professional catering outfit cooking up great tasting, organic, vegan and vegetarian food for events for between 10 and 400 people – from corporate canapés to celebration feasts – all ethically sourced and produced? Not only that, we are offering employment opportunities and training to others furthest from the job market.” She added: “our food celebrates diversity and is inspired by cuisines from around the world: curries from South Asia, South East Asia and the Caribbean, as well as dishes from around the Mediterranean and the Americas and our own very popular versions of British favourites like sausage rolls and pies! As a team we really enjoy picking up recipes from different cultures – and making them part of ChangeKitchen’s repertoire by putting our own stamp on them.”

Photo: Dr. Birgit Kehrer receiving the Birmingham’s Green Restaurant award with Deputy Lord Mayor of Birmingham Councillor Len Gregory