At 1001 Bites we are committed to minimising our carbon footprint and have adopted a reduce, reuse and recycle policy. We recycle our packaging as well as reuse a lot of our supplier packaging. Waste oil is collected and reused by a local engineer. Being a local company in Cambridge we use only local and regional suppliers for meat, chicken and vegetables and in doing so attempt to reduce our food miles. As a company we are very aware of how moving food around is a major source of the CO2 emissions that fuel climate change, and therefore try to do our bit to reduce this. Also, a local vegetable contains far higher nutritional content than one that has been picked long before ripeness and kept in transit for weeks meaning more taste and flavour in our vegetables. All our eggs are free range and sourced from a local egg farm in Rattlesden, a company which adhere to extremely high standards of animal welfare. This is apparent from the excellent quality and taste of their eggs. For any outdoor events we use biodegradable cutlery and packaging and also put practises in place to reduce and recycle as much of our waste as possible.

Our ethical principles we believe reflect hugely on our general well being and on the health of our business and for this reason we trade using the following criteria:

  • Working conditions are safe and hygienic.
  • Wages are fair and comparable to other retailers and wherever possible exceed the minimum wage.
  • Child labour is not used.
  • No discrimination is practiced.
  • Working hours are not excessive.
  • Regular employment is provided for those who are employed on a permanent contract.
  • No harsh, cruel or degrading treatment or practices are allowed.
  • No bribery, corruption, blackmailing or bullying is allowed.
  • Suppliers and buyers are both free to sell and buy from any number of other businesses or outlets. No restrictions, as a way of guaranteeing business, are allowed.
  • All employment is voluntarily opted for.
We cannot thank you enough for the magnificent meal that you provided for our wedding reception. It most certainly was the 'icing on the cake' for us and our guests were truly treated. We look forward to dining with you again in the not so distant future. Yours truly,
Rick & Zoe Wilson
64-66 Cherry Hinton Road, Cambridge, CB1 7AA
Tel: 01223 412299     Fax: 01223 248063