This annual award highlights restaurants for their sustainable practices. These restaurants and chefs hold themselves accountable for both their ethical and environmental standards and work with sustainable producers and suppliers to avoid waste and reduce plastic and other non-recyclable materials from their supply chain. They are a source of inspiration for current ICA chef students and the hospitality industry as a whole, delivering dining experiences that combine culinary excellence with outstanding eco-friendly commitments.

Michelin Inspectors look for those at the top of their game when it comes to their sustainable practices.

They consider things such as the provenance of the ingredients; the use of seasonal produce; the restaurant’s environmental footprint; food waste systems; general waste disposal and recycling; resource management; and the communication between the team and the guests about the restaurant’s sustainable approach. There are 291 Michelin Green Star restaurants across the world and Chef Hylton’s Culture Restaurant in Cornwall, UK, is one of them!

At the ICA, we have a strict and forward-thinking approach to sustainability. Students learn the importance of their impact on nature and the world around them from day one and various kitchen practices and theory lectures emphasize this crucial viewpoint. Graduates carry the foundations laid during their time on campus with them into their careers and if, like Hylton, they remain true to these principles and culinary excellence, well-deserved recognition will follow.