Newham County Council testimonial

The London Borough of Newham rely on McCain to be more than a supplier – meeting challenges head on and helping to control unit costs. The result is first class potato favourites every time, in every school, whatever dish is on the menu.

Michael Hales, Managing Director of Juniper Ventures Ltd, Catering supplier for Newham, explains: “Our relationship with McCain and the various potato products we serve across the menu are a key part of what we do. With 32,000 meals to serve every day, it is imperative that we standardise the quality of that food so we’re confident it tastes fantastic in every school, no matter the equipment, or the cook preparing it. It also helps us to control unit costs.

“For fish and chip Fridays, one of our most popular meals, we needed a quality chip that would meet pupils expectations in terms of flavour and texture. In McCain Menu Signatures Staycrisp Traditional Thick Cut Chips we have a first class solution – the chips taste fantastic, stay hot and crispy for longer and they’re quick to cook. Now I can be confident the dish is going to be made to a high standard every time we serve it. What’s also good for us is that it’s made with British potato, as we try to buy as locally as possible.

“McCain has a reputation for quality, and the products and service we get backs that up. We even put the McCain logo on the menus we send home to reassure parents that we are serving good quality food. The results speak for themselves – consistent costs across all units, simple product solutions for catering staff, support when we need it, and a positive image for our customers. McCain are much more than just a supplier.”

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