Creed Foodservice been confirmed as National Trust’s foodservice partner for the next five years. The business, which employs a workforce of 330, will service every National Trust site that offers a tea room, café or restaurant facility across the country.
Rob Owen, Creed’s executive development chef will be working closely with Clive Goudercourt, development chef for the National Trust, to select appropriate ingredients and to bring innovation and creativity to existing menus, whilst adhering to the Trust’s well-defined and very specific product sourcing criteria which all suppliers and products must meet.
This Chef-to-Chef approach has been instrumental in driving compliance to the Trust’s catering strategy, with the Trust having achieved Soil Association’s Food for Life catering mark at 140 of its places.
Philip de Ternant, managing director at Creed, added: “Successfully securing the National Trust account for the next five years is a huge testament to the hard work and dedication of our entire team.
“It’s gratifying to know that our great service and ‘believe in more’ attitude, coupled with a competitive offer of course, secured and retained this prestigious and highly valued account.
“As a partnership we’ve been focused on helping the National Trust deliver their key strategies and plans and we’re looking forward to further developing future growth for both organisations.