News article via the BigHospitality website:
Chefs back National Vegetarian Week
16-May-08 - Emma Eversham
Dozens of restaurants, pubs and cafes will be adding extra veggie dishes to their menus next week in support of National Vegetarian Week.
The annual campaign, organised by the Vegetarian Society, aims to promote the benefits of a meat-free lifestyle and show off a range of inspirational vegetarian recipes.
Independent restaurants and pubs that cater well for vegetarians could also be in the running for the best UK independent restaurant or pub for vegetarian food award.
Nominations for the award â€“ part of the Vegetarian Society Awards 2008 â€“ are open until June 30 and can be made by clicking here. Winners will be announced in October.
Businesses that have so far failed to get behind National Vegetarian Week are being urged to get involved and help boost sales.
â€œCatering well for vegetarians will not only make veggie food lovers happy but a good range of meat-free meals will keep all your customers coming back for more. After all, interesting tasty food appeals to everyone. Customers are often put off because menus rely on cheese, heavily salted food or wheat as the basis of their meat-free experience,” said Christine Tilbury, Manager of the Cordon Vert cookery school.
National Vegetarian Week runs from May 19-25. For more information about how to get involved visit the Vegetarian Societyâ€™s website.