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Friday, 13 January 2017 11:43

Pricing Bulletin from 19/12/16 till current

Pricing Bulletin from 19/12/16 till current

Please note there is revised pricing on the following agreements:

Catering Disposables & Kitchen Chemicals

Bunzl
Crosbys
Delphis Eco
Magenta
Planglow
Shorrock Trichem

Confectionery

Brakes
Palmer & Harvey

Fish & Seafood

Direct Seafood
M&J Seafood

Frozen
Brakes

Fruit & Veg
Ron Chalker

Grocery
Brakes

Innovative Food Concepts
Dr Oetker
Love Joes

Meat & Poultry
Brakes

Sandwiches
Raynors

Soft Drinks
Janes Beverages
Lucozade

 

New promotions

New documents
Swithenbanks - Quality Alert
Oliver Kay - Spotlight & Buyers Info
Love Joes - Pulled Meats
IFC - review meeting notes
A David - Order tips & Spinach issues
Soft Drinks - Contract review notes
Birtwistles - January Specials
Tugo - Innovation
DCS - product flyers
M&J Seafood - Outlook Report
Matthew Clark - Vini Issue 10

 

It is nearly time for the annual contract review meetings for the Alcohol framework which means we have a survey to collect feedback from the suppliers you are using. We would be grateful if you can spare 10 minutes to share your experiences. We share the information (anonymously) with the suppliers and it is helpful for us here at TUCO to understand how the framework is behaving. Please follow the link below and complete by 20/01/17:

https://tuco.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/tuco-alcohol-agreement-supplier-assessment-2017

It is nearly time for the re-tender of the Fresh Fish and Seafood framework (where have those 4 years gone?!). We have a short survey we would be grateful if you could complete as this helps create the most effective framework for your needs. Please follow the link below and complete by 31/01/17:

https://tuco.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/pre-tender-survey-fresh-fish-and-seafood

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, 06 January 2017 10:15

Pricing Bulletin 19/12/16 to 06/01/17

pricing Bulletin 19/12/16-06/01/17 

Please note there is revised pricing on the following agreements:

Catering Disposables & Kitchen Chemicals
Crosbys
Delphis
Magenta
Planglow
Shorrock Trichem

Confectionery
Palmer & Harvey

Fish & Seafood
Direct Seafood
M&J Seafood

Frozen
Brakes

Fruit & Veg
Ron Chalker

Innovative Food Concepts
Dr Oetker
Love Joes

Sandwiches
Raynors
New Promotions

New documents
Swithenbanks - Quality Alert
Oliver Kay - Buyers Info
Love Joes - Pulled Meats
IFC - review meeting notes
A David - Order tips & Spinach issues

Monday, 05 December 2016 10:15

Pricing Bulletin 05/12/16 to 20/12/16

Pricing Bulletin 05/12/16 to 20/12/16

Please note there is revised pricing on the following agreements:

 

Catering Disposables & Kitchen Chemicals
Tri-Star

Confectionery
Palmer & Harvey

Fish & Seafood
M&J Seafood

Milk & Bread
West Horsley Dairy
Morris Quality Bakers
Wrights

New documents
Arthur David - Christmas Delivery Deadlines & Brochure
Oliver Kay - Buyers Update & info
Swithenbanks - Quality update
M&J Seafood - Outlook report
Brakes - Interim Market Report
Rollover - Halal Certificates

TUCO recently attended the NFU Dairy Board meeting hosted by Our Cow, Molly Sheffield on Tuesday 11th January. This was s a great opportunity for TUCO to meet with farmers, producers, consumers and purchasing groups as well as representatives from NFU to discuss the value of milk and the challenges faced by British dairy farmers.As the number of dairy farms in Great Britain continues to decline with dairy producer numbers falling by 9% over the last 3 years – the equivalent of almost 1 farm a day, the responsibility for consumers to pay a fair price for milk is greater than ever. The TUCO fairly traded initiative pays the farmer 30 pence per litre for which covers their cost of production and helps to smooth the market volatility extremes which are commonplace with the industry. We hope to see our members support the initiative so that we can take steps to supporting and protecting the industry.

 

Wednesday, 11 January 2017 15:13

TUCO – IIP Accreditation

In December 2016 TUCO was assessed by the Investors in People and achieved an impressive Standard accreditation.

TUCO applied for the IiP framework to recognise their commitment to their employees. TUCO works hard to create a culture of wellbeing and continuous development and improvement and following the successful application for Customer Service Excellence. To receive a Standard IiP accreditation is a fantastic achievement for TUCO and highlights the dedication and hard work invested in their people management. The assessment indicates that TUCO are strongly committed to developing the skills of their workforce at all levels and with clear support from stakeholders and partners TUCO have formed an excellent infrastructure to build upon.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017 09:44

2017’s BBC Cook of The Year begins soon…

Who will you nominate?

The BBC Food & Farming Awards, the event described by Jamie Oliver as the “Oscars of the food world”, open for your nominations on January 15th. It’s time to start thinking about who deserves to be named BBC Cook of The Year. The Awards were established in 2000 to celebrate “the best of the best” in food and farming throughout the UK; a means of giving recognition to the unsung heroes of food. The team of judges including chefs Giorgio Locatelli and Allegra McEvedy together with BBC1’s “Gastronaut” and food educator, Stefan Gates and presenter of Radio 4’s The Food Programme Sheila Dillon will be searching for this year’s winners including BBC Cook of The Year. This category is for outstanding school cooks, volunteers working in community kitchens, chefs in hospitals, care home caterers and less familiar settings, from prisons to sports centres. Do you know someone who puts their all into feeding their community? Perhaps you know someone who can magic up meals in a work canteen but who rarely receives recognition for their hard work? If so, the judges want to hear about them.

 Nominations will be open between 15th – 29th January 2017. If your nomination is successful the finalists will be visited by Allegra McEvedy and Stefan Gates, and their stories will be featured on BBC One’s The One Show and Radio 4’s The Food Programme. Last year’s winner was Dee Woods, a volunteer chef at the Granville Community Kitchen in Kilburn, north London. Dee provides free meals on one of London’s most deprived estates; giving cookery lessons and encouraging people to sit down and share a meal and get to know each other. Other winners include prison caterer Al Crisci who opened the Clink restaurant, encouraging inmates to pursue careers in food; school dinner lady Jeanette Orrey, now a writer and children’s food campaigner and Jane Sen of the Bristol Cancer Help Centre, who helped reform the NHS’ approach to care and nutrition.

To find out more go to bbc.co.uk/foodawards On social media use the hashtag #bbcfoodawards

Tuesday, 10 January 2017 13:58

Steps To Employment

Did you know that one third of all employees are disabled or close to a disabled person?

Source: gov.uk

Forming support networks is key in business and members of TUCO benefit not only from improved spending power, but are able to share best practice and knowledge from within the catering industry. In a similar fashion, St Loye’s Foundation has, for nearly 80 years also worked as part of a consortium to help and improve employment opportunities for disabled individuals.

Made up of four leading charities including St Loye’s Foundation, Steps to Employment has supported individuals into work through ongoing development, training and workplace support to give them independence and allow them to live a full and functional working life. The support works by sharing knowledge, working closely with partners and placing an emphasis on quality of service and delivering with integrity and commitment.

Sharing the values of TUCO members is just the beginning; we can support employers across the UK in their employment goals, from offering voluntary candidates through to paid employees as well as offering support in interviewing and hiring individuals with disabilities.

In a report by Tourism For All (April 2016) 88% of people working with a disabled colleague say that this experience “is enriching, likely to modify their opinion of disabled people and to give a new sense of value to their job.”

Access to Work funding from the Government means the reasonable adjustments can also gain funded support without the employer needing to pay. So, with the support available and your options when recruiting.

 

This award is voted for by the readers of Restaurant Magazine and BigHospitality.co.uk. With a record-breaking number of votes this year, over 9,800 individual chefs across the independent and multiple restaurant space giving a true insight into the suppliers of choice for the industry.

For more information about Matthew Clark here.

Coca Cola have launched a Christmas Campaign to give a festive boost to FareShare! This Campaign is aimed to help raise the awareness of FareShare.FareShare is a UK-wide charity that tackles hunger and food waste by redistributing good food that would otherwise go to waste, to frontline charities and community groups that support vulnerable people. The food provided by FareShare contributes towards 21.9 million meals per year catering for 4,652 charities and community groups, enough to provide almost 22 million meals for people in need.‘FareShare’s logo will feature on 30 million promotional 500ml bottles of Coca-Cola Classic, Diet Coke, Coca-Cola Zero and Coca-Cola Life, and 1.25l bottles of Coca-Cola Classic, Diet Coke and Coke Zero, stocked by major high street retailers and convenience stores over the festive period.’‘Shoppers can ‘Donate a Meal to Someone in Need‘ simply by buying a promotional bottle, taking a photo of the FareShare logo on the bottle’s label and uploading it to a promotional website. Coca-Cola will then donate 25p to FareShare for every image successfully uploaded – enabling us to redistribute enough food for a  frontline charity, such as a homeless shelter or older people’s lunch club, to serve up a meal for someone in need.’read more READ MORE

Monday, 19 December 2016 13:12

Introducing Innovative Food Concepts

Following the success of the first IFC event in June 2015, TUCO will be holding its second Innovative Food Concepts 'Meet the Suppliers' event! This will be taking place on Thursday 23rd February 2017 at Harper Adams University.

     
This Event will be centred around an extensive range of food and drink concepts available on the TUCO Innovative Food Concepts framework agreement. 11 of the nominated suppliers will be there on the day to present their concepts. They will also have the opportunity to showcase their products in a dedicated seminar so you can watch them prepare and serve their concepts. This event is perfect if members are looking to introduce a new concept as they will be able to see, smell and taste them on the day!

Below shows a list of the confirmed Suppliers:

  • Aryzta (Delice de France)
  • Country Choice
  • Dr Oetker UK Ltd/Chicago Town
  • King Asia Foods Ltd
  • Love Joes (Chicken Joes)
  • Pasta King (UK) Ltd
  • Pieminister
  • Rollover UK Ltd
  • Theo's Food Company
  • TUGO Food Systems
  • We Love Food Ltd trading as The Street Food Company

 Time: 11.00am to 3.00pm


Transportation will be available to and from Stafford and Telford train stations during the day.

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. register your interest.

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