An award-winning museum in Malton has maintained its high food hygiene rating after a difficult two years.
Eden Camp Modern History Museum has been working against covid and staff shortages to maintain and develop the catering facilities on site.
An Environmental Health Agent visited the site last Friday (24th June) before awarding the cafe five stars for food hygiene.
And the Museum is making a strong commitment to preserving the planet too.
The Directors at Eden Camp have recently invested in new equipment in the café, replacing one of the hot serveries with two large ambient chillers.
The aim is to cater for new audiences who want a quick snack on the go whilst maintaining some of the hot food options on the menu, including their famous homemade chips.
This balance has been carefully researched and planned following covid and suits the now reduced staff team.
With difficulty of ongoing recruitment, the new menu allows for hot and cold snacks to be served in a timely manner, whilst being able to maintain the high standards of cleanliness across the facilities.
Managing Director Paula Peace said:
“I am immensely proud of the hard work and dedication both our permanent and seasonal staff have put into the Café.
“We have always been passionate about high quality service and high hygiene standards and this award proves the team have overcome challenges and conquered goals.
“A fantastic effort all around and we hope our visitors can see the effort put in to making their day out the best it can be!”
Catering Supervisor Rebecca Biggins said:
“2022 has been a year of change so far, as we have had to adapt to a different way of working since coming out of lockdown,” Catering Supervisor, Rebecca Biggins explains,
“It has been a very hard couple of years for everyone, and I am so proud to be part of a such an amazing team that we can all call family.”
The museum is also celebrating another milestones as it reaches its 80th anniversary of the camp being built.
The M50 Sherman Tank “Mother” restoration has been completed and was showcased at The Tank Museum’s Tank Fest 2022 last weekend.
The whole of site has had a makeover, now complete with brand new black and white signage in keeping with the 40s military aesthetic.
In addition, Eden Camp Modern History Museum has launched its Green Policy which includes a strategy plan to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030.
The environmental performance will be monitored across several fields including climate change, waste, and biodiversity.
These directly drive their investment areas targeting efficiency enhancements, renewable energy purchase and generation, as well as waste management.
The Museum aims to maximise recycling with as little waste as possible going to landfill, including using food waste (where compliant) as compost in their very own Dig for Victory Garden, and have an expanding biodiversity enhancement program across the site.