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Q Catering announces partnership to elevate school dining experience

17th Nov 2023 - 06:00
Steve Clarke, managing director at Q Catering, Credit: Sharp Relations
Kent-based wholesale distributor Q Catering has announced a strategic alliance to supply The Pollen Partnership with a wide range of products and ingredients for them to create high quality and nutritious meals for schools in the South East.

The Pollen Partnership is a catering company that specialises in catering at independent and boarding schools. Q Catering's expertise in sourcing high-quality ingredients complements Pollen's dedication to creating nutritious and delicious meals tailored to the unique needs of schools.

Steve Clarke, managing director at Q Catering, commented: "We are thrilled to partner with The Pollen Partnership and proud to play our part in ensuring students at schools in the South East can enjoy high-quality meals. Together we can offer schools a comprehensive solution combining top-tier ingredients, expert logistics and culinary excellence."  

The partnership is expected to bring about numerous benefits for schools, including:

  • Expanded menu options: Schools will have access to a broader range of ingredients and menu choices, accommodating diverse tastes and dietary preferences.
  • Enhanced sustainability: A focus on sourcing local produce and eco-friendly products, including a new seaweed-based disposable packaging from Notpla.
  • Streamlined logistics: Q Catering's efficient, bespoke distribution network will ensure reliable and timely deliveries to each of the mobile sites, guaranteeing fresh ingredients for school meals, working to each of their specific needs.
  • Culinary innovation: The partnership will foster culinary creativity and innovation bringing cutting-edge food to school menus, making dining a more enjoyable and educational experience.

Simon Silverman, managing director of The Pollen Partnership, added: “We don't settle for the ordinary – for us it’s not about the cheapest option; it's about delivering the best possible quality we can deliver for our customers consistently, on a daily basis. 

“We offer a truly bespoke service from start to finish, working closely with our clients to ensure that we meet their individual requirements, and the Q Catering team are an integral part of that. They offer exceptional service, in fact they now know each of our chefs by name. We share a unique camaraderie and a strong, professional partnership, where trust and respect run deep on both sides."   

Written by
Edward Waddell