Sectors

A forward thinking approach to care home catering

Helping our customers deliver joyful meal times to all residents

Why choose Bidfood for your care home?

  • Experience

    For more than 20 years as a leading foodservice wholesaler. We’ve supplied fresh, frozen, ambient food, catering essentials and more...

  • Expert

    Our dedicated care team provide an array of support to help you create joyful resident meal times.

  • Bidfood Direct

    Order on our online shop a time that suits you. It also supports you through allergens, menu planning and much more…

  • Real Value

    From competitive pricing to delivering strong commercial value, we work with our customers to deliver real value that makes an impact. 

  • Range

    We carry a range of over 10,000 products, including our award winning own labels and the best supplier brands.

  • Support

    Supporting your teams to develop their knowledge through our e-learning platform Caterers Campus.

Awards and partners

  • out of home wholesale award 2023 bidfood

THE CATERERS CAMPUS Our e-learning platform for care

Our e-learning platform, Caterers Campus, is dedicated to supporting the care sector. Your teams can learn virtually in their own time. Some of the modules include:

  • Dysphagia and IDDSI
  • Dementia
  • Fortification
  • Hydration
  • Menu planning
  • Cost control
  • Diabetes
  • Understanding profit
Find out more

Our partnerships

All the ingredients for a partnership that delivers. We are committed to serving up the recipe for your success for your care home. Your residents expect great food, pure and simple. And we’re here to bring you all the right ingredients, so that you can create the magic.

Latest support

  • Videos
  • Podcasts

Videos

Podcasts

  • YOUR IDEAL SUPPLIER FOR

    Fresh ingredients

  • YOUR IDEAL SUPPLIER FOR

    Food solutions

    Simply Food Solutions is Bidfood’s new extensive range of quality food solutions for healthcare. From delicious individually plated meals ready for your a-la-carte menu, to pre-prepared meals that are texture modified to support those with dysphagia, Simply Food Solutions offers the right choice for all our care home customers.

  • YOUR IDEAL SUPPLIER FOR

    The right range

  • YOUR IDEAL SUPPLIER FOR

    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, wholesale 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.

Meet the care sector team

  • Wayne Wright

    Culinary Development Chef

  • Emily Butler

    Customer Marketing Manager

  • Gemma Benford

    Head of Customer Marketing

  • Gavin Squires

    Business Development Controller: Healthcare

  • Martin Dore

    Account Manager

  • Vincenzo Cicchirillo

    National Account Manager, FTM

  • Taz Hussain

    National Account Manager, FTM

Specific need? Our Bidfood care team have you covered…

Understanding the care sector needs

We are proud to offer care sector expertise for all our customers. Whatever your need is, we will help support you to deliver exceptional meal times for all your residents.

How can you help us with resident dietary needs?

We have a variety of support tools available to help you ensure you are delivering exceptional meals to all your residents. From a diabetes menu cycle to our Simply Food Solutions we will work with you to ensure you have all the support and tools you need.

Do you have menus for care homes?

Our dedicated chef team have developed over 500 recipes for care homes. We also have menu cycles suitable that cover all resident dietary needs that are ready to apply to your care home.

Dysphagia support: what foods are good for dysphagia?

We have lots of products to help you cater for dysphagia. Our simply food solutions offers an extensive range of quality food solutions made in the UK with care especially for you. All meals come frozen, ready to serve and individually prepared, providing quick and convenient meals that simply need to be placed in the oven. Have you looked at our guide to IDDSI?

How to use the latest food trends in care

Explore the latest food trends within the care sector, from bold tropical flavours to new grab & go options… Read here

Training and support tools for staff within care homes

Consistently creating nutritious and delicious meals tailored to residents’ individual needs is challenging, especially when you are juggling time, budgets, stock levels and the skill level of your staff. Caterers Campus is an online learning platform for all our customers that will help your teams learn key skills, enabling them to better cater for your residents. We now have eight modules all designed to help train your staff with care home specific topics… Learn more here

CARE SECTOR SPECIALISTS Join Bidfood today!

  • Nourishing your residents with a food wholesaler that cares
  • Efficient deliveries, specialist product range and customer support
  • Exclusive customer-only content and guides
Become a customer
Over the past year we have been accessing the Catering Campus for our chefs. This has made a huge difference to the chefs as many come into Care without any previous understanding of the adaptations they need to make for our residents. This is a very unique training platform covering the basics and we have included on all our chefs Learning Pathways and their Induction. This is the first place I have found tailored training for chefs in health and social care. I would highly recommend to other Care providers.
Samantha Varnals, Learning & Development Manager
Gold Care Homes
I would highly recommend Caterers Campus online learning platform, Bidfood fully understand challenges we are facing in the care sector, they have been helping my catering team by providing variety of courses tailored to our business, absolutely fantastic training experience, and not to mention the great support.
Westward Care Ltd.
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