Bidfood

Bidfood

Bidfood

Bidfood

Bidfood

Bidfood UAE Launches myBidfood, the First Foodservice E-Distribution Platform

Bidfood

Bidfood KSA Exclusive signs up with Martini & Rossi

Bidfood

Bidfood

Bidfood

Bidfood

Bidfood

Bidfood UAE Launches myBidfood, the First Foodservice E-Distribution Platform

Bidfood

Bidfood KSA Exclusive signs up with Martini & Rossi

ABOUT BIDFOOD

ABOUT
BIDFOOD

Bidfood is the world's leading foodservice distribution company outside North America covering more than 34 countries in five continents. Focused on foodservice, Bidcorp comprises a mix of well-established leading and rapidly growing market positions, offering significant future upside. The profile of the customer base is strategically targeted to fully service the foodservice industry’s needs.

 

 

Bidfood Middle East, part of JSE-listed Bidcorp, currently operates in five markets in the GCC (United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman, and Jordan) catering to customers as a wholesale food distributor in a wide range of sectors within the foodservice and catering industries. These include hotels, restaurants, cafes, QSRs, sub-distributors, wholesalers, entertainment, as well as many independent operators in the hospitality industry.

Operating Across

5 continents
34 countries

Employees

27,000

Listed on the

Johannesburg
Stock Exchange

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LATEST NEWS

January 10, 2022 | 12:00 PM

Bidfood Secures Exclusive Foodservice Distributorship For JING™ Tea In The UAE


We are excited to announce our distributorship agreement with JING™ Tea to supply the rarest and most exceptional tea products in the United Arab Emirates. JING™ Tea is the first tea brand in the ever-expanding portfolio of Bidfood UAE and Bidfood KSA; with plans to further extend its regional partnership in the Sultanate of Oman.   Hisham Al Jamil, Bidfood Middle East CEO said, “Our partnership with JING™ Tea is a significant milestone as we work to diversify and grow our sustainable products portfolio in a way that responds to ever-changing market and consumer needs. JING™ Tea’s commitment to provide a high-quality tea experience is perfectly aligned with Bidfood Middle East’s mission to deliver excellence and value throughout our industry leading foodservice and support services. With this new partnership, we look forward to further strengthening our solid base, distribution network and market share in the region’s dynamic foodservice industry.”    According to recent statistics released by the Market Data Forecast, the Middle East and Africa tea market is worth $6.73 billion in 2021 and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 5.3% to reach $7.88 billion by 2026*.  Bidfood plans to cater to the growing awareness and demand for luxury tea in the region by leveraging its value-added distribution network.     Catherine Archer, CEO, JING Tea, said: “We take pride in our partnership approach, providing not only the best teas possible from our personal relationships developed with our master tea makers but also by working with our customers to deliver against their individual needs- from a wide range of handmade teaware and ability to create bespoke service styles to our word-class training and tailored support for their teams. We look forward to partnering with BIDFOOD and bringing more exceptional tea experiences to the UAE.”   JING was founded to enable people to access the highest quality, distinctive teas and enjoy the most fulfilling tea-drinking experiences. JING™ sources teas from single gardens and master tea makers to ensure that they not only wow the senses with their clarity and purity, but also enable the people and places behind them to thrive.     JING’s focus on quality and service means they have been selected by some of the world’s greatest tastemakers. They proudly work with some of the world’s leading restaurants- with over 100 Michelin stars between them, as well as partnering with inspiring chefs and are enjoyed in some of the world’s most loved and respected hotels.   We look forward to a great partnership together. 
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November 17, 2021

5 Practical Changes to Healthify Your Restaurant Menu


Nearly all restaurants have something healthy to offer on their menu. Some of the well-known restaurant chains with guilt-free dishes you can indulge in are Chipotle, Wendy’s, McDonald’s, Subway, and The Cheesecake Factory. Since even big, global restaurant chains are constantly looking for ways to incorporate healthier dishes in their menus, if you own a food business, it’s crucial to follow this trend. Doing so allows you to cater to health-conscious customers who are always willing to pay more to enjoy healthy meals. Making changes to your menu also enables you to offer more nourishing dishes that appeal to both health-conscious customers and those who want to expand their palates. All these can translate into an increase in your sales and profits and ensure you stay on par with the competition. Easy Ways to Make Your Restaurant Menu Healthier Making your menu healthier may sound challenging. However, there are simple and practical steps you can take to make these changes. Bidfood, one of the top food suppliers in Dubai, shares the below five easy tips that can help your restaurant have a healthier menu: 1. Introduce healthy substitutes. Before modifying the content of your menu, you need to make some changes in the kitchen to ensure you can serve up healthier dishes and back up your claims. An easy way to start is to replace the unhealthy ingredients you usually use with healthier ones. If you use sunflower, canola, or any type of vegetable oil, switch to healthier ones, such as coconut oil or olive oil. Also, serve salads with olive oil and vinegar instead of creamy, fatty dressings. If you use sour cream in some dishes, switch to Greek yogurt, which contains less sugar and more protein. Instead of offering white rice exclusively, start offering brown and cauliflower rice as healthy alternatives. Also, start making sugar swaps. Instead of using refined sugars in your desserts and sweet beverages, opt for natural sweeteners such as organic honey, dates, or monk fruit. These changes may not be huge, but they’ll help you get on the right track to having healthier menus. 2. Serve leaner cuts of meat. If different types of meat are staples in your menu, you can make these dishes healthier by choosing leaner cuts. For beef, flank, sirloin, tenderloin, top round, and eye round are some of the leanest cuts since these have lower fat content. On the other hand, loin chop, boneless ham, tenderloin, and top loin roast are the leanest cuts of pork. For chicken, breast and drumstick are the leanest cuts. You can cut their fat and calorie content in half by serving them skinless. You can also make your meat dishes even healthier by skipping unnecessary fats like butter and cream when preparing and cooking lean cuts. Add more seafood dishes to your menu. Fish and shellfish are nutritious since they are excellent sources of omega-3, vitamins B and D, iron, and protein. However, the average person does not eat the recommended servings of fatty fish and shellfish per week, which means they are losing out on a lot of nutrients. You can turn things around by serving more seafood in your restaurant. Use both wild-caught and farm-raised fish and shellfish in your new dishes or add them to tweak your current offerings. If you want to use frozen seafood, choose products that are responsibly sourced. Make sure you also prepare your seafood using healthy cooking methods, such as broiling, grilling, or baking. 4. Reduce portions. Reducing portion sizes is one of the best strategies you can try to help people lower their risk for obesity and other diet-related diseases. It is also an effective way to reduce food waste. Try to cut your serving portions in half. You can offer the smaller portion sizes at lower prices suitable for one person and the usual ones at their regular prices, which two or more customers can share. If you choose to serve smaller portions only, be prepared to deal with some negative reactions. You can minimize and manage those by highlighting the nutrient quality and great flavor each dish provides. Also, focus on enhancing the dining experience so your customers can enjoy themselves when they visit your restaurant. 5. Offer more healthy beverages. Sugary and carbonated drinks are unhealthy for various reasons. To have a completely healthier menu, add more fresh juices and smoothies. Fresh juices and smoothies are popular menu items since they are refreshing, especially during the summer. In cities like Dubai, where the weather is hot nearly all year-round, you’ll have additional offerings that are sure to sell. Since you’ll use fresh fruits and veggies, you’ll be able to serve beverages that are tasty, nutritious, and low-calorie at the same time. Make use of both seasonal and year-round fresh fruits and vegetables for your healthy beverages. Again, always use natural sweeteners, such as honey and dates, to give these drinks flavor. Lastly, don’t forget to highlight your healthy alternatives to sugary fizzy drinks, such as water, brewed coffee, and tea. Aside from serving plain drinking water, work with your sparkling water suppliers to find out what other water products you can add to your beverage menu. Sparkling water is an excellent option since it makes this natural, healthy beverage less boring to drink. Also, when served plain, coffee, and tea are actually calorie-free beverages and are excellent healthy options since they contain antioxidants and flavonoids that are good for your health. With these tips, you can have healthier food and beverage offerings and more varied menu items that will satisfy your loyal and new customers. You can get more ideas on how to improve your restaurant menu by visiting our blog page.
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November 03, 2021 | 12:00 PM

Diwali 2021 at Bidfood UAE


A very Happy Diwali from all of us at the Bidfood family to you and yours!           Earlier today, our entire team of Bidfoodies in the UAE came together to celebrate Diwali with pomp and splendour!    Diwali is known across the world as the "Festival of Lights", and is one of the major festivals celebrated across India. Earlier today, the office was brought to life as we learned about the Festival of Lights and its symbolism - the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance.   To add to the excitement, various members of our team were dressed in Indian traditional wear and prepared a table full of food, ready to share a hearty Indian breakfast with the rest of the Bidfood UAE team.      We are proud to be part of an organization where we are encouraged to celebrate our culture, uniqueness and diversity and look forward to growing and learning about each other's traditions together.  
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