Roskilde Festival food policy
The Roskilde Festival Food Policy is based on high quality, sustainability and ecology. All food served at the festival must:
- Be inspiring – We want the food to be an integrated part of the festival experience, and that guests will look forward to their next meal. In addition, we will make sure the selection in the food stands is varied, giving festival guests the opportunity to try as many different types of food as possible.
- Be made with passion – all food served from festival food stands is made by impassioned volunteers, who want to make a difference both for their clubs and associations and for festival guests. When festival guests buy food and drink at the festival, they help support both the local clubs and the festival. Any festival profit is used for charitable purposes.
- Be made with care – festival guests will see that it is no problem cooking high quality, good and healthy food, quickly and for many people, without harming the environment more than need be. We are trying, as far as possible, to use organic and locally produced ingredients.
- Have attitude – Roskilde Festival makes a point of every meal served in festival stands being made with fresh, locally grown ingredients, rather than tinned food or semi-manufactured ingredients. At the same time, the ambition is to keep food prices at a reasonable level, ensuring that everybody can join in.
Sustainability is an important focus area for the Roskilde Festival. Suppliers are selected from the local area, ensuring that transport of goods will put the least possible strain on the environment. As far as possible, the Festival want to use organic and locally produced products. Food stands are e.g. encouraged to plan their order placements from an organic and sustainable approach.
Looking out for our natural resources and utilising them in the best possible way, is a common human responsibility. That is the Roskilde Festival's position. The ambition is to give festival guests a comprehensive experience. Therefore, it is important to us that food served at the festival is of high quality and shows respect for the nature, by being as sustainable and organic as possible.
After every festival, Roskilde Festival and the food stands have a big surplus of products. These ingredients and leftovers will be donated to aid organisations such as Kirkens Korshær, similar to the English Church Army, and to the country's asylum centres. As a new initiative in 2012, take-away dishes will be made from some of these good ingredients. The dishes are frozen and given to the day centre Kafe Klaus in Roskilde, and will later be given to the centre's visitors throughout the year.
Food served at the Roskilde Festival must live up to a high standard. That is the clear position of the Roskilde Festival. Great importance is put on the ingredients being fresh and the food, as much as possible, being home made.
The food policy ensures that you have access to a varied food selection, everywhere on the grounds – even when it comes to portion size and price level.
Ecology and sustainability are important issues for the Roskilde Festival. The goal is to increase the number of organic and sustainable products in the food stands. That is why, all food stands are trying to incorporate as many Fair Trade products, organic and local ingredients as possible in their product ranges.
Furthermore, a requirement from the festival is that all food stands offer at least one vegetarian dish.