JJ Foodservice has expanded its team and product range to support schools, colleges and universities.
An investment into telematics has helped the wholesaler’s multi-temperature vehicle fleet to reduce the amount of time spent idling, resulting in significant fuel savings. Elsewhere in the business, the use of solar panels helps to generate renewable energy, while paperless invoicing has dramatically improved order accuracy and helped to reduce waste.
“Providing children with a nutritionally balanced menu that tastes great and stays within a tight budget is no easy task for caterers,” said Terry Larkin, group general manager at JJ Foodservice. “At JJ’s, we have the products and experience to support schools, together with a passion to promote healthier catering options and environmentally friendly processes.”
The company has appointed a business development manager to grow its education business and a dedicated Education Product Guide is available to download on the website, while a schools YouTube video has been made to promote JJ to education caterers.
One such schools client is Juniper Ventures Ltd, the caterer for Newham. Kevin Hobart, head of Juniper Ventures, said: “Working with the right supplier is key – we chose JJ’s because they are responsive, competitively priced and can work in a fully digital environment.” This is particularly important since Newham school cooks have been getting technical.
“All of our kitchen managers have touch-screen tablets, which they now use to process information on a daily basis.
“It’s a slick operation with little margin for error. It’s helped to improve our service and allows us to reduce our carbon footprint, as we have been able to cut down on our use of paper and limit food wastage through having frequent access to real-time data. JJ’s is the first wholesaler that’s been able to work with us in this way.”