A forward thinking approach to school catering

Leading UK wholesale food supplier supporting school caterers to increase meal uptake, inspire pupil engagement, and navigate industry challenges.

Why choose Bidfood for your school?

  • Trusted supplier

    A proud partner to LACA, delivering over 1,000,000 meals to schools nationwide everyday

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  • Real value

    From competitive pricing to support to meet budgets, we work with our customers to deliver real value that makes an impact

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  • Range

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

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  • Experience

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

  • Expert support

    Our dedicated education team provide an array of support to help you meet sustainability goals and create school-compliant meals that get students excited

  • Bidfood Direct

    Order online on our award-winning online shop. Find hundreds of recipes as well as allergen information, menu planning, and more…

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Education support hub

Check out our library of support for primary schools, secondary schools, academies and colleges including recipe inspiration, posters, podcasts, industry support and more.

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Bidfood have worked closely with us, helping to offset industry wide cost increases. They’ve also hosted kitchen sessions with us to review key menu items, helping review our range so we can offer our clients the best quality and value.
Peter Tate, Head of Purchasing
Accent Catering
We have been working with Bidfood for many years. They’ve worked closely with us to minimise inflation costs, develop new products for innovation, and meet excellent quality and standards
Katy Kelleher, Food Buyer
Hampshire County Council
Vertas Group have enjoyed a genuine partnership with Bidfood which has added exceptional extra value to our business from reduced costs, increased efficiencies, minimising price volatility, consolidation of our supply chain, to greater flexibility with nominated suppliers.
Nina Whale, Procurement Manager
Vertas Group
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Compete with the Street

Are your students longing for street food and delicious takeaway flavours? With the high street offering up stiff competition, it’s time to adapt your school menu to keep students in your canteens. This guide is designed to help school caterers cook up innovative and exciting menus that will give high street pizza chains a run for their money.

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AWARD-WINNING ECOMMERCE PLATFORM Bidfood Direct – our online shop

Bidfood Direct is our award-winning ordering platform that helps you manage everything from allergen information to order forms. We are proud to deliver a platform that stays ahead of government legislation and helps you remain compliant.

  • Shop 24/7 via desktop or app
  • Live pricing & stock availability
  • Easily download allergen & nutritional information
  • Set automatic standing orders
  • Set order approvals and spend limits
  • Manage resources and budgets
  • Access to highly nutritious recipes
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Education support hub

Helping our education customers deliver school-compliant and exciting menus that rival the high street and increase meal uptake.

Education team

  • Emily Butler

    Customer Marketing Manager

  • Cally Ip

    Senior Customer Marketing Executive

  • Adam Denny

    Culinary Support Chef

  • Wayne Wright

    Culinary Development Chef, Public Sector Catering Chef of the Year

  • Gavin Squires

    Business Development Controller

  • Greg Newcombe

    National Account Manager

  • Sharon Moore

    National Account Manager

  • Rebecca Okeefe

    Business Development Controller


We are proud to offer education expertise to all of our customers. Whatever your need is, we will help support you to deliver exceptional menus that encourage meal uptake and excites students.

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Do you have menu cycles?

Find our primary school 3 week menu cycle recipes, alongside our menu posters for your school canteens.

Can you help with theme days?

We have theme day support for all the key dates in the school calendar, whether it’s Autumn, Winter, Spring, or Summer.

How can I compete with the high street?

We understand how important it is to deliver school meals that tantalise student taste buds. Check out our Compete with the Street pizza & sides guide and Asian fusion.

Can you support with food and drink trends?

Explore the latest food and drink trends for 2024 here.

What support do you have for allergens?

We have a wealth of support for allergens including our dedicated allergens page, as well as blogs, our Advice Centre, and Bidfood Direct allergen information.

Ready to become a customer?

  • Trusted supplier delivering over 1,000,000 meals to schools daily
  • Competitive pricing to meet your budget
  • A range of over 10,000 products
  • 20 years experience as a leading foodservice wholesaler
  • Expert education support team
  • An award winning online platform

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* Business customers only and cannot deliver to private addresses. Minimum spend per order is £175 payable by PayPal or card.

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