The quality of the produce served in the a la carte restaurants on board the NorthLink ferries Hjaltland and Hrossey has been recognised with a top catering award.
The Ladeberry and Lönebrack restaurants, which deliver menus crafted around a selection of fine Northern Isles produce, have been recognised with the granting of a healthy living award given as part of a Scottish government initiative to encourage healthier eating.
The award, winners of which are entitled to display the scheme’s green apple logo, forms part of the government’s campaign to promote a healthier diet.
NorthLink support services manager Peter Hutchinson said: “We are keen to promote healthy eating on board for passengers and crew and the starting point was to ensure that our chefs went through the Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland food and health training course.
“The next step was to go for the healthyliving award, and we decided to start with the a la carte restaurants. These restaurants offer fine dining which we believe to be as good as any to be found ashore.
“The menus already made extensive use of high quality island produce, such as locally landed fish and seafood from Shetland and lean island-reared beef from Orkney. This healthy produce gave us a good head-start towards meeting the award criteria, while remaining true to our policy of supporting local producers.”