At Friends Catering
Services, all aspects of our business conform to our Environmental
Policy as follows:
We strive to save energy when chilling our beverages by having our
beverages delivered directly to our cold rooms. The cold rooms
maintain the temperature at around 8 degrees Centigrade. Before
taking bottled beverages outside to your event, they are chilled
down to 4 degrees Centrigrade overnight, then transported in
commercial cold boxes to your event an hour before they are required
for service. The cold boxes maintain the temperature of the contents
for 24 hours. This also means we do not require refrigeration
facilities at your venue.
Our modern, state-of-the-art waterless flash coolers chill the
draught beer and lager instantly, and turn off automatically when
not being used. In addition to this, as our lager and beer kegs are
also stored in temperature controlled cold rooms, the coolers
utilize less power to chill them to service temperature.
Our vehicles are regularly serviced and well maintained, and our
drivers are trained in good driving practice to be fuel efficient,
and of course to be safe and be considerate to other road users.
All empty bottles, single use disposable beverage serviceware, and
cardboard boxes are recycled.
Should your venue have a glass washing machine, then we would use
glassware for beverage service.
We are actively looking into using only biodegradable beverage
serviceware instead of plastic and will start doing so once we get
consistency of supply.
We are striving towards an entirely paperless operation. To this
end, we have published all our brochures and price lists on our
websites, and use e-mail as much as possible to correspond with our
clients and suppliers. However, we can send you a hard copy of our
brochure which is printed on 100% recycled paper, by post on
All staff members are trained and hence fully conversant with the
above, and are encouraged to suggest ways of improving our
operational efficiency, with a view to softening our impact on the