Brack ‘n’ Brew

By |2018-06-28T09:11:43+01:00June 28th, 2018|Categories: Meet Our Suppliers|

Brack ‘n’ Brew

Who they are …

Overlooking the idyllic shores of Ullswater in the Lake District, the micro-brewery started brewing beers back in 2015. The ‘Boathouse Blonde’ was their first success and now they have five different ales to enjoy.

Ben Clementson, master brewer, is passionate about the ales they produce and is proud to claim that they are the only brewery at Ullswater, making their product truly unique.


“Working with Pioneer is huge for us, it will open up opportunities for our range of beers to be enjoyed not just by the few but the many.

We have only been […]

Celebrating Carlisle College learners

By |2018-06-25T15:29:08+01:00June 25th, 2018|Categories: Community, Latest News|

Celebrating Carlisle College learners

On Thursday 21st June, we were honoured to attend the Carlisle College Awards 2018. The event was held at the college and was celebration of hard work and achievements of all the further education learners. After a delicious meal, which was made by the talented catering students, the certificates were awarded by, Grant Glendinning, principal of Carlisle College.

Once again, we were proud to be involved with the awards event and were a keen sponsor of the Maths Prize. Our managing director, Graham Jenkins, went along to the event to hand out the prize.

Student, Megan Abba was the recipient of the prize as […]

Chefs’ Selections win awards at the CCM Chefs’ Own-Brand Awards

By |2018-06-20T08:39:32+01:00June 18th, 2018|Categories: Latest News|

Chefs’ Selections win awards at the CCM Chefs’ Own-Brand Awards

On Tuesday 5 June, Chefs’ Selections by Caterforce won prestigious awards at the Cash & Carry Management (CCM) Own-Brand Awards.

At an awards lunch held at Westminster Kingsway College, London, three of our Chefs’ Selections by Caterforce products were awarded ‘Best of the Best’ accolades:

Chefs’ Selections by Caterforce Sweet Potato Falafel (205491C)

Category: Fork Buffet

Chefs’ Selections by Caterforce Profiteroles with Chocolate Sauce (202973C)

Category: Desserts

Chefs’ Selections by Caterforce Garden Peas (200004S)

Category: Frozen Vegetables

The judging panel, who have decades of experience between […]

Fun run fundraising beats last year’s total!

By |2018-06-14T10:14:34+01:00June 14th, 2018|Categories: Community, Latest News|

Fun run fundraising beats last year’s total!

Our team of runners who took part in this year’s Eden Valley Hospice’s Colour Run raised a whopping £594 for the Carlisle charity; beating last year’s fundraising total.

Natalie Bingham, corporate relationship co-ordinator at the hospice popped along to our office on Wednesday 13th June to complete the handover of funds and she had this to say:  “We were delighted that Pioneer decided to sponsor our Colour Run for the second year in a row. It was great to work alongside the team again and the fact that they smashed last year’s fundraising total is a real credit to the whole team there. They […]

We’re award winners again!

By |2018-06-13T14:04:36+01:00June 13th, 2018|Categories: Latest News|

We’re award winners again!

On Thursday 7th June, we were once again successful in scooping a prestigious award.

Over 170 people gathered at the May Fair Hotel, London to celebrate the Family Business Awards of the Year 2018.  We were shortlisted for two award categories and emerged victorious with the accolade of ‘North of England & Northern Ireland Family Business of the Year’.

Paul Andrews, founder of Family Business United and creator of the national awards explains: “Pioneer Foodservice is an established family firm with three generations in the business.  Worthy winners of the ‘North & Northern Ireland Family Business of the Year 2018’, as this is a first-class business that […]

Food packaging made from plants

By |2018-08-30T10:55:39+01:00June 7th, 2018|Categories: Latest News|

Food packaging made from plants

The call for ending the use of single-use plastic is becoming increasingly stronger. Each year, the world produces about 400 million tonnes of plastic, of which 40 per cent is used only once.Therefore we are introducing a range of food packaging made from plants.

 Some big names are fully backing the idea of reducing the waste.

After filming some shocking scenes for his recent series, Blue Planet II, David Attenborough urged us all to take responsibility for the longevity of our planet. Following the hard-hitting series, the Queen has taken the steps to ban single-use plastic by all staff across her estates. The BBC […]

Celebrate National Cream Tea Day in style

By |2018-06-18T08:23:04+01:00June 6th, 2018|Categories: Latest News|

Celebrate National Cream Tea Day in style

Bring out the best china, dish out the scones, jam and cream and enjoy a feast on National Cream Tea Day 2018.

Rodda’s and Tiptree are working together to help the country celebrate a quintessentially British tradition on Friday 29th June this year.

We have just the perfect products which will help you celebrate this day in style …!

(204703C) Handmade Cake Company Sultana Scones are large all-butter scones which are made just as you would at home. Team these up with Rodda’s Clotted Cream (206024C) and Claire’s Handmade Strawberry Jam (307935C).

Don’t forget […]

Father’s day menu ideas

By |2018-06-01T09:38:35+01:00June 1st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorised|

Father’s day menu ideas

Families across the region will be coming together to celebrate Father’s Day on Sunday 17th June.

Have you got your menu planned yet?

This month we have Lakeland beef T-Bone steaks on offer at just £13.10 per kg – a saving of over 15% on our normal list price.

Of course, no steak would be complete without a side order of fries!

As ever, we have a wide selection of McCain fries on offer at the moment. From skin-on to gastro chunky chips, we have everything you could possibly need, just take a look at our June Flavour of the Month to […]