Contract caterers

Whether you want to provide a full range of food, or a quick on-the-go solution for your employees, we have all that you could need.

There are a plethora of new outlets opening on the high-street, providing new tastes and trends which are used as a way of differentiating from one another and reaching out to customers who want a variety in food options. As competition continues to rise, it is therefore vital for contract caterers to keep up with what is happening in the market.

We want to work in partnership with you to develop solutions within your business to meet your customers’ needs, whether that’s in providing insights and trends, working with you to build the right offering, or even simply helping with industry challenges, such as managing allergens.

Channel insights

As an outlet, it’s important to continually develop your offer in line with trends and customer demands.  In order to help keep you up to date with this, we aim to support you through sharing the insights we gather from our team of experts.

Trends to consider


Grab and Go

As more and more people find themselves having less time, quick and easy solutions are becoming increasingly appealing for customers. With more variety appearing on the high-street, and with it becoming easier to get food through apps like Just-Eat and Deliveroo, it is vital for the workplace  to keep up with the market.

Mintel Foodservice Trends – 2018


Street Eats

Street food is currently booming. The rising trend of street eats is not just on the street, we are seeing the style growingly make its way into the workplace as experiential eating becomes the norm. It’s more to do with the type of food and how it is served than anything else.

MCA Street Food Market – June 2018


Loyalty Schemes

Loyalty schemes such as loyalty cards or apps are ever more being used to promote repeat purchases. In most cases, the scheme offers a reward for a set amount of purchases. Why not incorporate a loyalty scheme at your locations?

Mintel 2018

Joe Blogs


Welcome to Joe Blogs where each month we discuss all the hot topics and key insights in the contract catering market by Joe Angliss (pun intended), our Customer Marketing Executive.


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Our support tools

Theme days

To stay on-trend and up-to-date with the latest themed days for each month we have made it easier for you to keep ahead.

In a workplace it is important to freshen things up to provide new and different choices since customers are increasingly looking for more variance in offering. To do this we have created posters that have recipes you can use for the events, another one that can be used at sites to promote the day/week, and an empty belly poster which can be adapted any way you want.

For a higher resolution version of these posters, please get in contact with your account manager.



Why not have a look at our previous theme days!

January – Burns Night

January – Healthy New Year

January – Veganuary

February – Chinese New Year

February – Valentine’s Day

February – Fairtrade Fortnight

March – World Book Day

March – St David’s Day

March – British Pie Week


Point of sale

In order to help promote your offering, we have created a number of posters as well as a social media planner with example posts.  The posters can be used as posters or flyers to help promote our customers coffee and food offers.  The social media planner is a simple layout designed to help you plan your communications.  The example posts are split into seasons or topics to help aid you in creating content for your social media feeds. Contact your sales representatives for these.

Managing Allergens

Estimated to be worth £837 million in 2018, the UK free-from market has seen stellar growth over 2013-18 with sales growing by 133% over this time period. However, only 37% of consumers agree that it is easy to identify which allergens a product is free from by its label,* showcasing just how important it is that you clearly state these facts. *Mintel Press Team, 2019

Our team of experts at the Bidfood Advice Centre are available for all your units to answer any question about our products.

Email us at or call us on 0370 3663 000

What’s more, we have a range of brochures to help inspire your chefs…


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