Catering Food Supplies Wholesale - Grand Opening

Menu Fresh’s Grand Opening

On the 5th August 2022, we invited our employees, customers and suppliers to our Grand Opening at our new warehouse near Wixams, Bedford. We also had some special guests – the Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, and our wonderful partners at the British Institute of Innkeeping.

Food Warehouses Near Me - Cutting the ribbon on grand opening day
Restaurant Food Supply - Menu Fresh Vans
Food Wholesalers Near Me - Team on Grand Opening Day

Menu Fresh, previously trading as IDC Ltd, has been supplying food to professional chefs in hospitality, catering, care, business, industry and public sector organisations for over 27 years. Over that time, the industry has not witnessed much innovation, leaving customers with either the labour-intensive option of buying food from a variety of suppliers, or an unaccommodating, one-size fits all, industrial scale delivery option.

This complete restructure of the business comes in response to the increasing pressure faced by Menu Fresh customers. Many will be forced to strip costs from their business and supply chain, whilst having to maintain quality. By making these changes first, Menu Fresh aims to remove some of the burden from its end users.

Local businesses will be able to order all fresh food categories from our new quality-controlled warehouse. Customers will benefit from an enhanced level of service, complete with one ordering system, one dedicated customer relations team, and one consolidated invoice for efficiency, all delivered in one of our new beautifully branded, eco-friendly vans.

Chris Edwards, Chief Executive Officer said:

“I’m a firm believer in seeking a positive from negative situations and we’ve used the lessons of Brexit, the pandemic and now war in Ukraine, to revolutionise our business model.“

Food Service Wholesaler - The Grand Opening
Wholesale Catering Suppliers - Menu Fresh Sign

He goes on to say “We have taken control of the supply network to make sure our customers get food with impeccable provenance, delivered with a low impact fleet of vehicles that won’t be vulnerable to driver shortages.

I’m a Bedford boy and I’m delighted to be able to offer jobs to people in the local community, as Bedford becomes the hub of our national network”.

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