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Sustainable Food


Cardiff Metropolitan Catering, are part of TooGoodToGo – helping to revolutionise food waste. Download the app, browse, pay and collect your food parcel from Llandaff Atrium, CSM.

The contents will vary each day from sandwiches, bagels or filled croissants, fresh fruit, vegetables, flaky pastries or even a packet of crisps.

Cardiff Met first in Wales to be awarded Gold rating with the Sustainable Restaurant Association

Cardiff Met is the first university in Wales and the fifth in the UK to receive a three star rating by the UK's leading sustainability accreditation and membership body for the hospitality and food service sector.

The Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) has awarded Cardiff Met's catering team a three star 'Food Made Good' rating – the maximum rating in this category.

The three stars rating, regarded as the Michelin stars of sustainability, is achieved by completing a rigorous and wide-ranging assessment that covers the three pillars of sustainability: sourcing, society and environment.

Cardiff Met's Catering and Hospitality Service Manager, Andrew Phelps, commented: "We are delighted to be awarded the three star rating by the SRA.

"This accolade is a great credit to the catering team, recognising their hard work in the last year, and showing their commitment to the University's wider strategic plan."


SRA - Food made good report 2016​   2* 64%

SRA - Food made good report 2017   3* 75%

SRA - Food made good report 2018   3* 76%

SRA - Food made good report 2019   3* 78%

SRA - Food made good report 2022   3* 80%



At Cardiff Metropolitan University we are passionate about Fairtrade and have been supporting and selling Fairtrade products since 2003. In 2007 the University obtained Fairtrade status and continues to support activity to support Fair trade.​​


Cardiff Metropolitan University use locally sourced food wherever possible and 65% of our suppliers are within 40 miles of the University. We follow a strict food policy which ensures ethical, sustainable procurement of all food.


The Atrium café, The Bench café and the gallery all serve 100% coffee is sourced from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms which mean that the farms and people this coffee comes from are carefully supported and sustained. So you can be confident that whenever you drink a Coffee on site you're helping to support coffee growers and their communities.