Search
The Caterer

Aramark appoints Chef Direct as UK food service distribution partner

15 October 2012 by
Aramark appoints Chef Direct as UK food service distribution partner

Contract caterer Aramark has appointed Chef Direct, a division of the Booker Group, as its new food service distribution partner in the UK.

The new deal, which commences this week, aims to give Aramark's clients a reliable delivery service while at the same time increasing efficiencies and reducing the caterer's carbon footprint.

Chef Direct was appointed following a comprehensive tender process involving 13 companies. It will take over Aramark's main food and non-food distribution, with responsibility for frozen, grocery, chilled, meat, fruit and vegetables, beverages, chemicals and disposable goods.

Matthew Flood, logistics director at Aramark, said: "This is a major move. We have developed a unique, market-leading distribution model with Chef Direct which will significantly improve efficiencies and remove complexity from our supply chain.

"Not only will our clients benefit from the most dependable delivery service in our market, it is a positive environmental move, too. As multi-temperature vehicles will be used, all products can be brought to sites in one lorry or van, reducing the number of deliveries."

Evan Hooper, Aramark buying director, added: "The new model offers the ability to leverage the scale of the Booker Group, with the buying expertise of Aramark. This will result in delivering the best value goods which are the right fit for our diverse client base.

"The locations we will operate from ensure we have the flexibility to offer regional products on a national scale, without compromising our commercial offer."

By Janie Manzoori-Stamford

E-mail your comments to Janie Manzoori-Stamford here.

Tabletalk
Tabletalk
If you have something to say on this story or anything else join the debate at Table Talk - Caterer's new networking forum. Go to www.catererandhotelkeeper.com/tabletalk

Catererandhotelkeeper.com jobs

Looking for a new job? Find your next job here with Catererandhotelkeeper.com jobs

Blogs on Catererandhotelkeeper.com ](http://www.catererandhotelkeeper.com/blogs) Catch up with more news and gossip on all Caterer's blogs
[E-Newsletters](http://www.catererandhotelkeeper.com/email-newsletters.htm)[ For the latest hospitality news, sign up for our E-newsletters
The Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email

Start the working day with The Caterer’s free breakfast briefing email

Sign Up and manage your preferences below

Thank you

You have successfully signed up for the Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email and will hear from us soon!

Jacobs Media Group is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

The highest official awards for UK businesses since being established by royal warrant in 1965. Read more.