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Low Carbon Footprint for Catering Professionals

Cool Food Pro

Cool Web2
Specific Objective Low Carbon Technologies
Project Budget €1,2m
ERDF Amount €832,825
Duration 3/2021 – 6/2023 (27 months)


Cool Food Pro is dedicated to supporting Public and Private Sector Catering to make changes to their practices and contribute to the achievement of carbon neutrality by 2050 driven by national and European policies.

This project responds to challenges in the UK and France around sustainability and food security, and its associated role in health and public wellbeing.

Cool Food Pro builds on the award-winning micro project Coo-L Food, which has shown the benefits of creating a digital platform to measure CO2 savings in real- time. 

This new project, led by Université de Bretagne Occidentale, will design and develop a low-carbon web app that is free to end users, with a customized support program for roll-out in school canteens, hospitals and workplaces.

The web app will provide personalised inventory and measure the progress of caterers in real-time against several indicators including CO2 savings, and food waste. The app will be tested, evaluated and delivered in the FCE area with 32 catering sites.

As a result, the project seeks to promote long-lasting change amongst Public and Private Sector Catering and to promote the purchase of organic, local and seasonal products, the introduction of plant-based meals, and reduction of food waste and food packaging across the sector.

Image credit: Nick Raingsey via Flickr

Lead Partner

Université de Bretagne Occidentale
Bretagne, France

Project Partners

Soil Association UK
Gloucestershire, England
Peterborough Environment City Trust
East Anglia, England
Maison de l'Agriculture Biologique du Finistère
Bretagne, France