Club La Costa resort Trenython Manor, near Fowey in Cornwall, has achieved the highest 5-star rating for its standards of food hygiene in a nationwide scheme.
‘Scores On The Doors’ is a UK rating system which reveals to the public how clean the kitchens at their local pub, takeaway or restaurant are considered to be.
Trenython’s kitchen received top marks for hygiene, cleanliness and training and will be able to proudly display its award – which gives it one star more than London’s Ritz Hotel.
Head chef Richard Bennett has also been nominated under a separate scheme to receive a Gold Star for his ‘healthier eating’ dishes. Richard, 45, has previously worked in Switzerland, and on the QEII and Eden Project, among other places, and has worked at Trenython since 2003.
The resort menu uses fresh flavours from Cornwall, with the best produce from local farmers and the finest locally produced ingredients wherever possible. The chefs’ awards will be made in October.
Resort manager Nick Waddington said: “We are delighted to receive our five stars and also with Richard’s nomination. We work very hard to make sure that our standards of hygiene and cleanliness are always at the forefront in our kitchen. As for our menus, they are designed to tempt the taste buds with a rich variety of options, and there are always dishes to appeal to the most discerning healthy and vegetarian palates.”
Trenython is also proud of its green credentials and holds a Green Tourism Business Scheme silver award, it is also a participant in the Eden Project Green Foundation.
Trenython Manor is an elegant manor house originally built in 1872, near Fowey, overlooking St Austell’s Bay. It has been tastefully renovated and opened in 2006 as one of Club La Costa’s premier UK resorts. (www.trenython.co.uk)
The Scores On The Doors scheme (www.scoresonthedoors.org.uk) is designed to give a star rating from 1 to 5 to food businesses which are then made available so that members of the public can see the results of food hygiene inspections.
Cornwall Council is expected to make its Scores On The Doors public via its website in October. During the inspections environmental health officials carry out a full hygiene inspection for each food business and give stars for the standard of hygiene found during the visit.