What does foodservice mean to you?

“Foodservice” is one of those words you hear bandied around a lot, but do you know what it means?  Well it would appear it’s another one of those words we have the Americans to thank for.  What we in the UK would call “the catering industry”, they call “foodservice operators”.  But what’s a foodservice company then?  Well foodservice companies specialise in providing a comprehensive range of products and services to the catering industry.  From specialist foods to wholesale ambient, chilled, frozen foods and non-food products, with experts to help you with menu planning, promotions and costings, if you’ve got a catering business, they’re there to help you.  We’re pleased to introduce you to four foodservice companies that you can meet at Expowest Cornwall in March:

Doble Quality Foods

Doble Quality Foods have been supplying the catering trade in Cornwall for over sixty years and deliver frozen, chilled and ambient wholesale foods 6 days a week to Devon and Cornwall caterers.  They are a Cornish owned family business committed to providing quality products and service.  As members and shareholders in Fairway Foodservice plc they have the purchasing power to compete with their national competitors whilst retaining their independence and flexibility.  This includes being able to source special products to meet your specific needs, especially Westcountry ones.  They are committed to constantly expanding their Cornish collection to help you keep local produce on your menu.  Their experienced representatives are happy to help with menu planning and costing.

WG Chaffin & Co Ltd

Chaffins Foodservice offers a complete ambient, frozen, chilled and non-food wholesale food service for hotels, restaurants, cafés, nursing homes and schools.  They pride themselves in offering a range of products that offer quality and value for money, with a comprehensive list of branded and non branded lines for every food business. Chaffins currently has a customer base in excess of 800, in Cornwall and Devon including the Isles of Scilly.  Chaffins predominantly services these regular customers with a daily or twice weekly delivery.  They provide not only the quality one would expect from a family business, but also a distinct reflection of Cornish and West Country needs, pleasing their customers with value for money, good quality products and an understanding of their needs.

J & R Food Service Ltd

J & R Food Service Ltd is a family owned business, located in Exeter and has been successfully trading as a local catering wholesaler for over 30 years.  They specialise in the reliable delivery of ambient, chilled, frozen and non food products to customers throughout the South West.  They have always focused their business on local products and suppliers, and stock a range of premium products endorsed by Taste of the West.  Their customer service team are available to process orders, assist in customer enquires and help make the correct decision from 08:30am through to midnight 6 days a week.  Their dedicated Area Sales Managers assist in all aspects of costing, ordering, promotions and menu planning.  The team have 25 combined years of working within the business and have the skills to help any catering business develop.

Olympia Foods (SW) Ltd

Olympia Foods supply specialist foods from around the world to the foodservice industry in the South West.  They offer a wide range of speciality gourmet foods and ingredients – plus the essentials that every busy kitchen needs.  They are constantly improving their range and continually search for new and exciting products from around the world.

The latest industry reports show a positive outlook for foodservice operators as food sales rise, thanks to the recovering economy and increased consumer confidence.  The future looks bright, so now’s the time to make the most of what foodservice companies have to offer.

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