Caterforce marked its 25th anniversary with a gala charity dinner dance at London’s Natural History Museum on 29 June.
The event was also used as an opportunity to support food redistribution charity FareShare, and was attended by over 200 industry figures.
With a prize draw and a charity auction, over £48,000 was raised for FareShare.
Caterforce was established in 1991 and has grown over the last 25 years to comprise eight of the country’s largest independent wholesalers. With a turnover figure that is now around the £500m mark, the group has also grown to include an own-brand foodservice range of over 300 lines, as well as an in-house marketing and photography studio.
Group MD, Nick Redford, said: “We are excited to mark 25 years of the Caterforce Group. The event has been a great opportunity to celebrate with our members and suppliers, but to also give something back. The FareShare charity is a wonderful organisation which supports charities and community groups to redistribute surplus food from the food industry. We are proud to partner them in this, our 25th anniversary year.”
Lindsay Boswell, Chief Executive at FareShare, said: “We are grateful to Caterforce for choosing FareShare as their charity partner for their 25th anniversary, and would like to thank everyone that supported us so generously at the gala dinner. The amount raised will enable the charities and community groups that we support to provide 193,000 more meals for hungry and vulnerable people across the UK, and will make a huge difference to many people.”