A State Government program championing the local food industry is now part of Western Australia’s restaurant scene.
Agriculture and Food Minister Dean Nalder said restaurants which offered mostly locally farmed or fished produce could now join the ‘Buy West Eat Best’ program.
“This buy local scheme, run by the Department of Agriculture and Food WA, has earned strong support from consumers and producers since it was introduced in 2007,” Mr Nalder said.
“The popular green ‘Buy West Eat Best’ logo has been seen in grocery stores and supermarkets for years, and now it is set to feature in restaurant menus.
“Restaurateurs have the opportunity to be part of this State-wide program, which is known for its passionate members, high-quality produce and brand integrity.
“Participating restaurants must commit to ensuring at least 70 per cent of entree and main meals on the menu have Western Australian produce as the main characterising ingredient.
“WA has some great produce which deserves to be celebrated.
“I encourage those who are keen to support our local producers and showcase our State’s outstanding produce to take advantage of this opportunity.”
Membership entitles restaurants to add the Buy West Eat Best logo to their menus, bars or windows and shows consumers that they will enjoy an authentic, genuine Western Australian food experience.
The City of Swan are early adopters of the new initiative meaning customers will already see this logo on menus in the area.
More than 120 Western Australian food producers, manufacturers, retailers and restaurants now support the ‘Buy West Eat Best’ program.
Further information is available at www.buywesteatbest.org.au
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