Universities

Helping you achieve a 1st class food offering

Consider us the experts, and a one stop shop for all your university catering needs. Whether you’re looking for help with trends and insights, innovation, or help with sustainable food-to-go solutions, we’ve got the support to help you create the best food offering for your students.

Let's celebrate event guide!

We understand organising university events can be overwhelming, but we are here to make your planning hassle-free.

So whether you are planning the next round of graduations and award ceremonies or hosting conferences and events,  we’ve specially selected an array of dishes to delight your guests in our new celebration guide. From menu inspiration to event set-up and clean down, we’ve got it all covered!

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Creating Menus of the Future: street food edition

Watch our episode of The Bidfood Kitchen ‘Creating Menus of the Future: street food edition’ where Chef Craig and Chef Stuart show you how to easily make healthier and more nutritious switches to cook up food that rivals the high street.

Menus of the Future

We know that universities are keen to make their menus and operations more healthy and sustainable but may not know how to do it. So to help you achieve your health and sustainability goals, we’ve put together this hub of resources, recipes, and expert tips to help you easily implement health and sustainability principles into your operations to help improve the future of university food offering, today.

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University cuisines

If you’re looking for a one-stop-shop on the trendiest cuisines including insights, recipes, and non-food recommendations, you’ve come to the right place. In our first cuisines guide we’re excited to introduce you to Bowl Foods and show you how they can provide an easy yet innovative way to elevate your food offering.

Click here for the Bowl Food guide

√ Self: student well-being

Students are under a huge amount of stress with assignments and deadlines on top of their day-to-day lives. It’s no wonder why there has been a 450% increase in student mental health issues over the last decade. Whilst we cannot take away our students’ struggles we can help alleviate them by providing recipes, advice and insights for university caterers.

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Unlocking your menu's full potential

Creating a great menu offering for students can be tough. That’s why we’ve pulled together some advice and guidance to help you navigate challenges such as staff shortages, cost savings, and creating a flexible menu.

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Trends and innovation

We have our own in house Insights team dedicated to delivering the latest on food trends and innovation. Working closely with our channel marketing experts we are able to help you deliver new and exciting food offers all year round.

Food and drink trends 2024

Working with Bidfood

Hear Alison Shedlock from the University of Manchester discuss how we have supported her business to offer innovative and on trend products that help her meet students’ changing needs. We’re always looking to support our university customers with ideas to help prevent students eating off campus where possible.

Why choose Bidfood

Menu development

We have a dedicated Food Development Chef team here to help you customise and create a range of recipes and menus for your university. From food to go and vegan  to graduation we can  support with your entire food offering.

What matters to you

Promotions

From a nervous hello to a tearful goodbye, allow us to take away the headache of delivering excellence on those special days with our tailored offers on fresher’s week and graduation, enabling you to spend more time on what matters whilst still making great savings. 

Consolidated deliveries

A university’s food requirements are diverse. We offer a fully consolidated delivery solution with ambient, chilled and frozen products all arriving on the same lorry saving you precious labour, time and costs. 

Our wider support

What our customers say about us

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 inspire by turning consumer trends into innovative, great tasting product ranges and support

The people to support you

The people to support you

We have a dedicated sector support team to work alongside your business

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