To mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One we had limited edition Real Food Café enamel pin badges made with a commemorative poppy incorporated into the name. The café sign also had a makeover for the occasion.
We’ll be collecting money in the café in donation canisters and for our limited edition badges, with 100% of donations going to Poppy Scotland.
Last year we won a Gold Award in the Fish and Chip category, and we’re up for the same award this year as well as being in the Crème de la Crème category for our Gluten Free menu.
The Amazing Women Awards, dubbed #50over50, were launched by Woman & Home Magazine to recognise and celebrate the achievements of amazing women over 50 across 10 categories.
The Scottish Thistle Awards are arranged by VisitScotland along with a number of food and tourism associations across the country, and find the best tourism businesses in five regions in Scotland which then go on to the national finals. For over 20 years the Scottish Thistle Awards has been recognising Scotland’s tourism talent in what is the Oscar’s for the industry, and we couldn’t be prouder to be involved.
The MSC has spent the last 20 years ensuring our oceans are healthy and full of life by promoting sustainable fishing practices and encouraging us to eat fish from eco-friendly fisheries. The blue fish with the white tick is a recognisable symbol on fish products in supermarkets, and the café will now proudly display the logo on its menu. In order to be recognised for certification, restaurants must serve dishes which source 95% of its seafood from sustainable fisheries.
To start the day café owner Sarah Heward and General Manager (and the café’s Chipologist) Colin McGeogh spent the day visiting 3rd year students at Oban High School to discuss career opportunities within hospitality and the fish and chips industry in particular.