Dukes Dubai has received the prestigious Snail of Approval awarded by Slow Foods Dubai, a renowned organization working under Green Emirates. Its goal is to assist UAE-based businesses with corporate social responsibility.
The award acts as a medium of recognition to food producers, artisans, retail outlets, restaurants and cafes that demonstrate a philosophy of adopting earth friendly practices. These include practices such as reduction in the use of chemicals, use of local and low food mile ingredients, preserving vanishing animal breeds and plant varieties, animal-friendly practices, support of small producers and striving to create food that is good, clean and fair.
Dukes Dubai general manager Tristan de la Porte du Theil said: “We recognise that, as a large operation, we have an equally large responsibility for the protection of the environment and we are delighted to play our part. We take great pride in the fact that we only use the very best quality, seasonal ingredients, which are sustainable and sourced from local producers, for our menus across our restaurants. We recycle our waste and also employ a composting system at the hotel.”
Dukes Dubai operates a number of establishments in Dubai which include The Great British Restaurant, West 14th American Steakhouse, Khyber Dubai and a Champagne and Tea Lounge.
The award was established in the year 2015 in Dubai and was expected to be a catalyst for change. The award is valid for a period of 12 months and is not renewable. On receiving the Snail of Approval, the restaurant is monitored by Slow Foods members and is expected to maintain its high standards.