Care homes

12 days of Christmas

This year might feel like it’s going to be harder than ever to get into the Christmas spirit. Time has been really tough recently but we want to make your lives as easy as possible and help you find your Christmas cheer. We know that there may be a number of your residents who are unable to celebrate with loved ones this year so we have put together a range of recipe and activity ideas to support you and help lighten the mood if you can. We’re here for your care home.

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Nourish your residents with a food wholesaler that cares

We realise what a challenging time this is for care homes. You are under a huge amount of pressure to continue to cater to residents’ requirements whilst keeping them and your staff safe. As an experienced supplier to the sector with a team of people that fully understand your challenges, we will help you with efficient deliveries, a specialist product range and support tailored to your business.

What matters to you

Keeping residents safe and well

We will help keep residents and staff safe through contactless deliveries to reduce the number of touchpoints, with our drivers briefed on the safety protocols they need to follow. Our range of personal protective equipment and hygiene products will support your staff to create a safer environment.

Efficient deliveries through a one stop shop

We pride ourselves on our consolidated delivery service. This means that we compile all categories – including fresh, ambient, frozen, meat and alcohol – onto one lorry. So you only have to deal with one invoice, and one supplier drop off. Because our prices are competitive, you can save time by placing fewer orders with multiple suppliers or retailers.

Catering to residents’ dietary needs

We appreciate the challenge of providing a tailored diet to meet your residents’ needs. Our support includes learning tools for catering for dysphagia including understanding the IDSSI guidelines. We also offer an exclusive specialist product range suitable for residents with dysphagia through the Simply Puree brand of specially prepared puréed meals. Additionally we provide support to help cater for residents suffering with dementia.

The right range for you

Your product needs are diverse so our range contains a balance of everyday scratch cook ingredients through to specialist brands such as Simply A La Carte, exclusive to Bidfood. We also offer meat expertise with butcher-quality, farm-traceable products through Farmstead. Our Unity alcohol brand contains your favourite products, plus support to create wine lists, food-pairing ideas and range development support. We also offer a complete range of Catering Supplies including personal protective equipment, kitchen tools, specialist tableware and cleaning chemicals.

Experience and sector expertise

We want to help make your life easier with a library of information and sources, from videos on catering for specialist diets, to handbooks and product guides. Our experienced chef development team create menu cycles, recipes and learning tools to help your teams plan menus. Our Catering with Care (available from your Bidfood account manager) and Care Caterers Handbook are brilliant go to resources for your teams. We also support customers to minimise waste and manage costs.

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NACC Premier Partner

We are proud to be a Premier Partner to support the National Association of Care Catering in their quest to unite, support and represent everyone working in and associated with catering in the UK care sector.

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Our wider support

Care Home Recipe Book

Available from your Bidfood account manager

Catering with care

Available from your Bidfood account manager

Helping you grow

Sustainability

Sustainability

Hear about the progress we’re making in sustainability to benefit your business

Inspiration and innovation

Inspiration and innovation

We aim to lead the way in product innovation for the healthcare sector

The people to support you

The people to support you

We have a dedicated sector support team to help you cater for your residents

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