Taste of Angus Food CharterThe Taste of Angus Food Charter promotes the use of local food through cafes and restaurants, schools, public bodies, community groups, shops and by individuals. It aims to support local food and drink businesses and farmers, and create a healthier food culture in Angus, which will result in the availability of higher quality and tastier food for residents and visitors.

Anyone can sign up for the charter, pledging to make small (or large) changes in the food they buy, sell, cook or eat that will help address locally important priorities related to food such as strengthening the local economy, shorter supply chains, environmental sustainability, good food for all and improved community food culture.

All you have to do is read and agree with the objectives of the charter and make your individual pledge. If you are already doing brilliant work to support local good food you can use this as your pledge as well – tell everyone about it!

The Taste of Angus Food Charter objectives are:

  • Good food for all 
  • Strengthening the local economy
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Strong community food culture 

View the objectives in full.


Make Your Pledge

Make your pledge. Once you have made your pledge, you will receive a window sticker to confirm your participation and access to the Taste of Angus Food Charter logo to use on packaging, menus or websites if required. 

No matter how big or small your input, you can make a difference to the food culture and economy in Angus. Let’s keep it local!

Membership of the scheme does not imply compliance with food hygiene legislation. Find out more about the Food Hygiene Information Scheme.


Pledges

Hamish's Hogs & M&G's on the Road
I source locally wherever I can, including locally reared pigs for my hog roast. I think it's important to let people know where their food comes from so that they are assured that they are getting a good quality product that tastes great. Street food is a huge trend at the moment, and I'm proud to make Angus a part of it.

Tayberry @ Kinnettles Castle
I always use the best, freshest ingredients in my kitchen. Angus is rich in some of the most excellent produce in Scotland, such as seafood, fruit and vegetables, as well as iconic foods like Aberdeen Angus beef so it is easy to have a strong local flavour running through our menus without compromising on quality.

The Gin Bothy
As a rural producer we have such an abundance of amazing quality on our doorstep. Local collaborations allow us to work with some of the finest ingredients grown here in Angus - we use fresh raspberries, strawberries, rhubarb, blueberries and sloe berries to name a few! We couldn't have grown as a brand without the support of our local customers, farmers market and restaurants promoting their local gin so thank you!

Fresh Food Express
Angus produce is so unique as we have a rare combination of culinary heritage with modern day food and drink innovation. Not only does Angus offer iconic traditional foods such as Arbroath Smokies, Aberdeen Angus Beef and Forfar Bridies, we are also pioneers in producing world class soft fruits, drinks, seafood and vegetables including asparagus and potatoes. Our exceptional natural larder is mainly due to our unique land and sea environment and the fishing and farming communities that

Julie Bell
To make more effort to buy locally-grown and produced food and drink, to increase use of local suppliers, reduce food miles and encourage others to do the same.