In Bella Center Copenhagen we value sustainability and quality. Naturally the food we serve is no exception to this, which is why we carefully select our many suppliers in order to ensure we serve quality food and support sustainability whenever we can.
Among our suppliers:
Hopballe Mølle Chicken
We get our chicken from the farm Hopballe Mølle, their focus is on animal welfare and good ingredients. They offer quality meat sold directly from the farm without expensive intermediaries. Hopballe Mølle has bred chickens for more than 20 years and their experience shows in the daily work. The chickens thrive and have plenty of room to roam which, can be both tasted and seen on the meat as it results in better texture and taste.
Our beef is supplied by Nordic Beef. The vision behind Nordic Beef is to preserve and protect natural areas and landscapes in North Jutland, which are endangered by overgrowing. This means that the beef comes from animals that are also used to care for the vulnerable areas of nature. Through natural grazing, the open and bright landscape is preserved. Nordic Beef is based on selected cattle breeds - Healthy, rugged and calm animals enjoy the free life and the fresh green pantry in the nature of Northern Jutland.
Pork from Henriksfälts Gård
The Swedish family driven farm “Henriksfälts Gård” is our supplier of pork. They breed pigs under healthy and environmentally friendly conditions. Animal welfare is the highest priority on the Swedish farm, this ensures that the pigs’ needs are always the focal point of the production. The pigs get hay from the surrounding fields, and have curly tails. Only natural fertilizers are used in the farm’s area, and it is all self-produced or from the nearby farm “Löderups Lantmän”. These conditions allow both animals and crops to live in harmony.
Carefully selected fish
We buy our fish based on WWF's Seafood Guide (World Wide Fund for Nature), which is a guide to making sustainable choices when buying fish and seafood. 61% of the fish stock are fully utilized, while 29% are overfished. WFF cooperate with suppliers and supermarkets in order to increase the supply of sustainable seafood, they also engage in dialogue with the industry as well as researchers, to improve the environmental labels MSC and ASC. As we want to support this work, we have chosen to buy our fish according to WWF’s seafood guide.
Orang Utan Coffee
In our search to find a better and at the same time more sustainable coffee has led us to Orang Utan Coffee. The Orang Utan Coffee Project helps farmers operate ecologically friendly coffee plantations without clearing rainforests. Thus this high-quality coffee is cultivated in a protected natural area on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia, as part of efforts to preserve the rain forest habitat of the endangered Orangutan. For every kg coffee we purchase 0,50 EUR is given to the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme. In addition, 0,50 EUR is given as an incentive to coffee farmers to follow the strict Orangutan Guidelines for producing Orang Utan Coffee. The guidelines are a combination of the Indonesian National Standards for Organic Farming SNI (essentially similar to Swiss organic farming standards) plus some additional requirements.
Milk from Øllingegaard Mejeri
Our milk comes from the dairy Øllingegaard Mejeri, who get their fresh milk from 11 organic farms in Zealand. Øllingegaard is in charge of both the production and transporting it to the consumers. By doing so, they ensure that great quality and sustainability is a part of every single step in the production. Øllingegaard Mejeri is 100% organic and driven by a non-profit fund.
Honey from ByBi
In addition to our traditional guests, Bella Center Copenhagen and AC Hotel Bella Sky Copenhagen host more than a million bees every summer. The green areas that surround Bella Center Copenhagen and the flower beds of urban Copenhagen is a paradise for honey bees, which has become an endangered species due to the widespread use of pesticides. Our bees are cared for by the bee-keepers of ByBi, who recruit their staff from among asylum seekers, the long-term unemployed and the homeless. Our local bees can produce up to 50kg honey per hive, which we serve to our guests, and is used to produce a local honey beer, called Bien Amber Ale.