25/10/18 - Bidfood Experience

posted Oct 25, 2018, 9:31 AM by Moorbridge PRU   [ updated Oct 25, 2018, 9:55 AM ]
Bidfood operates as a foodservice wholesaler supplying fresh, frozen, ambient and non-food products to customers in a wide range of sectors within the foodservice and catering industry; including local authorities, NHS trusts, defence contractors, hotel and restaurant chains as well as many independent operators in the hospitality industry.

Our students had a fantastic opportunity to see the day to day workings behind a supplier and the many different strands that need to operate together in order to make a successful business.

Firstly Bidfood introduced themselves to our students and gradually worked through a presentation in order to describe the ins and outs of the business and how it has grown over the years. They also provided fantastic refreshments which went down very well with our students and staff.

Later we split off into two groups and worked our way around the premises. We were shown various different sections of the company from telesales, stock taking, warehouse management, freezer department and inside of the delivery vans. This gave our students a quick insight into a working environment and the many different departments that work together in order to keep the operation under control.

Afterwards we arrived back into the meeting room to ask any questions that the students had, as well as a first hand experience from one of the staff who worked his way through the apprenticeship program at Bidfood. He also gave advice to our students who will be looking for employment in the future.

We would like to say a massive thank you to Bidfood for their excellent hosting, deliverance, co-operation as well as the refreshments on the day, I'm sure you will see some of our students in the future. Also a big thank you to the Dallaglio Foundation for co-ordinating the experience for our students.