National Star College's bistro wins national award

Congratulations to National Star College's Star Bistro, in Cheltenham, which has just been voted the People’s Favourite in the Sustainable Restaurant Awards 2015. From hundreds of entries and a shortlist of five, the public voted Star Bistro the winner, acknowledging its commitment to improving the health and well-being of vulnerable people. The restaurant also helps fight poverty in the area by delivering food packages to those in need, while all profits go to the No Child Hungry Gloucestershire campaign.

The idea for the restaurant came after the National Star College, which provides further education to people with learning disabilities, asked for advice from The Wiggly Worm, a charity that uses food to improve the health and well-being of the disadvantaged, and give them skills that can translate into paid work. The college’s idea was to build a refectory on site for students to work in.