Thomas Ridley Foodservice : Education Supplies
Thomas Ridley provides a total foodservice solution for school meal providers, meeting the diverse needs of caterers across the entire education sector from primary and secondary to higher and further education institutions, working with them as their preferred foodservice partner.
Our range of products includes everything from grocery, chilled, fine foods, fruit & vegetables, butchery and frozen foods, to beverages, cleaning products, catering & janitorial disposables and a range of sundries and disposables. We continuously work with suppliers to develop and source school compliant products.
As well as carrying a wealth of branded products, Thomas Ridley is proud to bring you our own dedicated foodservice brand, Country Range. Comprised of more than 500 carefully selected products across our whole category range, the Country Range brand delivers a high level of consistency and quality that caterers have been depending on for more than 20 years. Every product under the Country Range brand is sourced using BRC (British Retail Consortium) accredited production methods.
Here at Thomas Ridley we are passionate about delivering the best to caterers in the education sector, working hard to provide a number of products, resources and services to help our customers. We are committed to encouraging and promoting the benefits of a balanced diet to children and young people.
Understanding the bespoke needs of the sector, we have a dedicated team of professionals servicing our education sector accounts with a wealth of experience and an in-depth understanding of the needs of school caterers. These teams use their considerable knowledge to work with our customers on menu planning and cost control whilst offering product demonstrations, menu development and advice on how to meet the increasingly stringent requirements to reduce fat and salt content. This ensures we deliver the products and services that are right for your establishment. A monthly magazine is distributed to all of our customers. 'Stir it up' covers the latest catering industry news, provides inspirational recipe ideas and includes a promotional brochure for the Country Range brand - plus other branded offers across all of our product categories.
We continue to invest back into the business, and have recently made huge investments into web ordering, communication systems, order processing, picking procedures, warehouse management and bulk storage. All of these investments increase our efficiency and accuracy, resulting in savings that can be passed on to you.
As an associate member of LACA, we are kept informed of the latest industry developments, ensuring we maintain the best service for school caterers, giving you peace of mind that you are dealing with professionals who understand your sector. We are also members of the British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF) and Federation of Wholesale Distributors (FWD).