“Three Stars demonstrates an exceptional standard of sustainability – going above, beyond & pushing the boundaries of how restaurants & event caterers can be run!”

Rare is the first event caterer to join the Sustainable Restaurant Association & we were pivotal in redesigning the rating system with the SRA to measure sustainability in event catering.


By working with like-minded organisations, we will ensure that we place ethical responsibility, knowledge & education in the mind of all members of our team. Our aim is to reconnect our gastronomy with all the aspects of our food production; be it soil, ecosystems or our own farming land & producers. Every choice we make must be responsible, so we can help create a sustainable food chain.


Rare is committed to improving its environmental impact on the local & global community through ethical & sustainable policies. We encourage & influence our staff, suppliers & clients to help us create a more sustainable business.


We choose our suppliers carefully & visit producers whenever possible. This means we are satisfied that acceptable standards of stocking densities, medication & feed are met (allowing us to assure our clients’ safety). We rely on reputable assurance schemes & government-regulated standards. We take pride in these high standards & our clients should expect nothing less.


  • Our eggs must be free-range or organic.
  • 30% or more of our cheese is from British artisan producers & the remainder of all our cheese comes from within Europe.
  • Data sheets are kept for all produce.
  • We ensure all suppliers/produce fall/s under at least one of our chosen assurance schemes.
  • We carry out regular tasting sessions on all produce to include local, recommended, past, present & new suppliers to find the best quality product.


  • To respect the rules of seasonality.
  • To use produce from local farms & growers as much as possible.
  • To endeavour not to use any genetically modified (GM) produce.
  • To use organic where possible – if not we use a quality assurance scheme such as LEAF.
  • To carry out periodical tasting sessions on all produce.
  • To use our experience & knowledge so we can choose food which is traceable, ethical & from a sustainable source.


We adhere to the following principles when buying fish & seafood:

  • Our suppliers to be accountable & responsible.
  • To not utilise fish during their spawning season.
  • To ensure we know the minimum size for all species we use.
  • To use fish caught by sustainable, ethical methods for each species, as advised by MSC (i.e. line caught, hand dived, etc.).
  • We only serve fish that is rated 1-3 by the MCS.
  • When sustainable fisheries are unavailable, we will use fish from the best quality, organically farmed fisheries.

We buy solely from R. Green Fisheries as they are committed to sourcing sustainably & we applaud their strict sourcing policies & provenance.


  • All meat products must be free-range as a minimum standard & organic where possible.
  • Data sheets to be kept for produce.
  • To ensure all suppliers/produce falls under at least one of our chosen assurance schemes.
  • To carry out periodical tasting sessions on all produce.
  • Game suppliers to have current licenses & periodic audits by law.


  • Can crushing scheme.
  • Fat waste recycling.
  • Glass & paper recycling.
  • Using tap water or if not Belu water as our primary supplier.
  • Food waste recycling.
  • Initiating energy & water use audits.
  • We use greenplanet 100% recycled chlorine free print paper & an eco-printer.


  • At Rare we treat our staff with respect & care.
  • We pay every team member above the London living wage & supply every team member, even freelancers with a contract.
  • We offer free staff meals, training & supplier visits as well as other rewards & incentives.
  • We regularly recruit through charity & restorative recruitment agencies.


  • We work closely with chosen charities & schools.
  • We hire some key members of our team through restorative recruitment organisation Working Chance.
  • We encourage staff to get involved in various initiatives.
  • We offer direct assistance to environmental & community arts based charities & deliver excess food to our local hospice.

RARE RECEPTION +44 (0)20 7428 0313 [email protected]