A brochure specialising in Scottish produce has been launched into the bar and pub sector by leading supplier Bidvest Foodservice.
Produced by Bidvest Foodservice Scotland, it contains over 370 food and drink products exclusively sourced from Scottish suppliers.
It includes the finest products from Scottish start-ups as well as large-scale suppliers, from Highlands-based Cobbs Bakery, Dundee-based tea and coffee supplier James Aimer, and Tillicoultry-based confectionery supplier Mrs Tilly’s.
Bidvest Foodservice worked closely with Visit Scotland to promote the “Taste Our Best” accreditation which is featured in the brochure. This seal can be awarded to those in the foodservice industry who feature 40% Scottish produce on their menus. The brochure explains how customers can achieve the quality mark and how to make the most of it on menus.
Tapping into the demand for provenance of food, the brochure was launched at an event attended by over 500 hospitality professionals at Hopetoun House in Edinburgh (pictured).
John Forteith, head of business development at Bidvest Foodservice Scotland, said: “The Scottish food and drink industry is thriving and we have formed strong relationships with over 100 Scottish suppliers to promote their branded products to our customer base throughout Scotland.
“The brochure’s launch comes as Bidvest Foodservice Scotland continues to expand its Scottish product offering to meet the increasing demand for native Scottish food. Making it easier for our customers to capitalise on the growing trend, the brochure is designed to help our customers tell the story behind their food and helps their businesses to grow.”