JJ Foodservice Increases Support to Schools

National wholesaler JJ Foodservice has expanded its team and product range to support schools.

Group general manager at JJ Foodservice, Terry Larkin, said, “Providing children with a nutritionally balanced menu that tastes great and stays within a tight budget is no easy task for school caterers. 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.”

Carpenters Primary School in Stratford, a JJ Foodservice customer

JJ Foodservice positions itself as a ‘one stop shop’ for schools, offering everything from food and drink products to disposables, packaging and cleaning products.

An investment into telematics has helped its 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.

Kevin Hobart, Head of Juniper Ventures Ltd, a JJ Foodservice customer, says, “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.”

Staying hydrated with JJ’s own-brand water VIVAT

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”, explains Kevin.

“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,” he said.

JJ Food Service has appointed a Business Development Manager to grow its education business. A dedicated Education Product Guide is available to download on the website and a schools YouTube video has been made to promote JJ to education caterers.

Education caterers can contact education@jjfoodservice.com for more details.

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