Sourcing top quality, local products at national supply prices and with one single point of contact. Menu Fresh's technology combined with expert local suppliers means they can make local supply work on a national scale.

They work along side a brilliant team of accredited local suppliers, many of whom are small family businesses. They care more about the quality of their products and always do that little bit more, and lower overheads mean lower costs! Local is Better

 
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Market Reports

Read the latest month's market report providing specialist insight into Menu Fresh's key industries.

To view previous monthly market reports click here.

October’s Market Report features potatoes, root vegetables, brassicas, stone fruit, citrus fruit and strawberries. Also news on Turkeys with Christmas on the way.

September's market report, although the UK had a bumper crop of Cherries, the short shelf life means the supply will only last a few more weeks.

Recipes

Menu Fresh have put together some great recipes for you to use in your pub, hotel or at home, making the most of all the cuts of meat available.

Our Experts

Meet the experts from Menu Fresh.

Simon Rigby

Fresh Produce, dairy and dry goods.

Simon has worked in the food industry for nearly 20 years, gaining widespread experience in fresh, dairy and dry goods in catering supply and importing direct overseas.  His most recent rolls were in the fresh product sector working for Oliver Kay Produce and then Bidfood.

He combines a thorough understanding of customer requirements and priorities with an impressive knowledge of the seasonal availability of fruit and vegetables and how best to utilise this in menu development.  Simon is responsible for sourcing new supply partners and working closely with existing partners, assisting with maximum costing efficiency across the full range. 

 

Simon Rigby

 Director of Procurement

Stephen Hellewell

Fresh Meat & Poultry 

Stephen has worked for over forty years in the industry, working his way from Saturday boy at the age of eleven to Managing Director of Clifton Quality Meats of Blackpool, Lancashire.  His career started as a Saturday helper at Ken’s Meat Market in St Anne’s in 1974. Ken’s Meat Market became Clifton Quality Meats in 1996 and Stephen was first Factory Manager/Buyer, then General Manager/Buyer and ultimately Managing Director. Over the decades, he has been involved in all aspects of the industry and is highly trained and experienced in each one.  

Stephen is working closely with our meat supply partners and is available to discuss and advise on buying policies and menu development. He brings a passion for and expertise in quality butchering that supports our drive to maximise the potential of meat on your menus. 

Stephen Hellewell

Expert in Fresh Meat and Poultry

 

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