London-based Woods Foodservice has extended its service offering to the Bristol and Manchester areas following the success of its first extension to the Brighton region.
The move forms part of a strategy to service the needs of the UK’s top chefs beyond the capital, with leading restaurants in the two new cities already using Woods, an example being Bristol-based chef Rhys Grayson, of the restaurant Klosterhaus: “Woods have an outstanding reputation, and this move gives us regular, easy access to some of the very finest ingredients available. That’s good news for me and my customers.”
Darren Labbett, managing director for Woods Foodservice, said: “While London remains very much our core, we are extremely excited to share our produce further afield, working with some of the incredibly exciting chefs driving the flourishing food scenes in both Bristol and Manchester.”
Woods operate an extremely reliable delivery service with an order deadline of 1am for delivery that same morning. Additionally, Woods are a certified carbon neutral company, offering a recycling scheme on cardboard, plastic and oil for free.
Labbett adds: “We are constantly striving to improve every aspect of our business, in particular looking to reduce our environmental impact.”
Gabor Nyiri ,head chef at Blues Kitchen Manchester added: “The food scene in Manchester is thriving, boasting everything from classic British cuisine to trailblazing tasting menus. Top restaurants need top ingredients, and demand has never been higher so Woods and their extensive product list are a very welcome addition to the supplier base.”
Coppa Club Clifton in Bristol has also partnered up with Woods, stating that: “Quality produce, great service and an eco-friendly outlook are values we look for in our suppliers, and Woods ticks all of those boxes. We want to be able to rely on fantastic ingredients, when we need them, to deliver stand-out dishes.”