Sustainability is at the very heart of ODE-true food.

Guided by sustainable principles in every aspect of “what we do” has enabled us to grow and develop. Our family micro business is to date the highest rated restaurant and cafe in the UK putting us firmly at forefront of the sustainable food movement.

ODE dining, Cafe ODE and ODE&Co are all in Shaldon but at different locations.

They are unique, offering innovative, quality food and service in differing environments but most importantly they hold the same core values.

Our business focuses on three key areas

  • Sourcing
  • Environment
  • Community

To find out more why not have a look at our audits from the Sustainable Restaurant Association here.

See what chef Raymond Blanc has to say at the 3rd Sustainable Restaurant Awards here

Community

ENGAGEMENT                                         

Sharing goodwill, time and expertise to make a positive difference in the community.

TREATING PEOPLE FAIRLY                                           

Treating employees fairly, paying suppliers on time and ensuring that customers experience the highest levels of service.

HEALTHY EATING                                                          

Ensuring that menu options are well balanced, with reasonable portion sizes and the option for customers to request healthy cooking methods.

RESPONSIBLE MARKETING                                             

Making legal, fair and honest claims about the business’ operations and communicating clearly with customers on sustainability and costs.

Sourcing                                                      

ENVIRONMENTALLY POSITIVE FARMING                

Sourcing from farmers that are committed to high environmental stewardship.

LOCAL & SEASONAL                                                         

Buying locally and seasonally to support British producers and reduce the negative environmental impacts associated with importing produce from abroad.

SUSTAINABLE FISH                                                        

Sourcing sustainable seafood to help conserve fish stocks, protect the marine environment and offer customers better seafood choices.

ETHICAL MEAT & DAIRY                                               

Purchasing high welfare meat and dairy to help combat animal cruelty and protect the environment.

FAIR TRADE                                                                    

Sourcing fairly traded produce to ensure producers in the developing world have access to a trade system based on justice and fairness.

Environment                                                           

WATER SAVING                                                                  

Using water wisely and monitoring water consumption to meet the highest possible standards of efficiency.

WORKPLACE RESOURCES                                           

Ensuring that workplace resources, including paper, cleaning products and furnishings, are sourced sustainably.

SUPPLY CHAIN                                                                          

A responsible supply chain policy considers the environmental and social impact of logistics, such as the greenhouse gasses emitted during transportation.

WASTE MANAGEMENT                                                  

Managing waste effectively in order to reduce, reuse and recycle wherever possible.

ENERGY EFFICIENCY                                                    

Improving energy efficiency across all areas saves resources, protects the environment