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Exemplary Food Safety Practices at Alnwick Castle: A Five-Star Achievement

As the Health and Safety Advisor for the Northumberland Estates, it is my pleasure to share some exciting news about our catering team’s recent accomplishment. Following a thorough inspection by the local authority environmental health officer, the team, led by Head Chef Matt Carroll and Front of House Manager Gemma Lee, proudly achieved a perfect score of 5 – the highest accolade in food hygiene and safety standards.

The Culinary Champions: Matt Carroll and Gemma Lee, at the helm of our catering team, have exhibited an unwavering commitment to upholding the highest standards of food safety. Their leadership has been instrumental in ensuring that every meal served at Alnwick Castle not only tantalises the taste buds but also prioritises the health and safety of our visitors.

The Importance of Food Safety: In a year that saw over 273,000 visitors to Alnwick Castle, maintaining impeccable food safety standards is our number one priority. The recent 5-star rating reflects not only the dedication of our catering team but also the Estate’s commitment to providing a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone who steps through our gates.

Praise for the Team: Behind every success is an exceptional team, and in this case, the main kitchen, the cafe, and the fryery teams have proven themselves to be culinary wizards. Their collective effort, precision, and attention to detail have contributed significantly to the outstanding achievement in food safety. From sourcing the freshest ingredients to meticulous food preparation, each member plays a crucial role in maintaining the highest standards.

Alnwick Castle stands as a testament to the harmonious blend of history, culture, and now, culinary excellence. The recent 5-star rating is not just a recognition of our catering team’s efforts but also a celebration of our commitment to the safety and well-being of our visitors. As we continue to welcome guests from around the world, rest assured that every meal at Alnwick Castle is not just a feast for the senses but a guarantee of top-notch food safety. Kudos to the entire team for their dedication, and here’s to many more years of excellence at Alnwick Castle! Well done everyone.