Bidfood Meet the Buyer

Bidfood is looking for new products to help them deliver their local sourcing vision in the out-of-home foodservice market. 

Nov 29, 2023

Bidfood is a leading foodservice supplier to the catering and hospitality market, providing quality food and drink to hotels, restaurants, cafes, as well as care homes, healthcare and education customers across the country. 

Working with more than 100 Scottish suppliers, ranging from artisan producers to nationally recognised brands, Bidfood Scotland is proud to supply over 700 locally sourced food and drink products and is keen to support further growth.  

In partnership with National Trust for Scotland and us at Scotland Food & Drink,  Bidfood will host a Meet the Buyer with pre-selected producers for the opportunity to pitch their products and secure a Scotland-wide listing. 

What is Bidfood looking for?


New products to help them deliver their local sourcing vision in the out-of-home foodservice market. They will be looking out for the following:


Story – tell a story with the people and products  

Sustainability – whether you use sustainably sourced ingredients or products, how you operate your manufacturing site, or the packaging used  

Safety – is very important and Bidfood ask for a minimum of SALSA technical accreditation

Scope – to grow a category with a range of products  

Savings – can your products save a chef or catering manager time or money? 


What products are Bidfood interested in?


- Milk & Eggs

- Fresh (Meat, Game, Fish and Dairy) 

- Ready to Serve 

- Afternoon Tea 

- Conferencing/Buffet 

- Sharing Boards

- Vegan and Free From 


Who is this opportunity for?


This opportunity is open to any Scottish food and drink producer or manufacturer with ambition to supply Bidfood in Scotland and scale to grow.  


What are next steps for successful suppliers?


Successful suppliers will be on-boarded by March and will be auto-enrolled to the newly launched Scottish e-commerce platform on Bidfood Direct, supported by Scotland Food & Drink – an opportunity to showcase and sell your products to over 5,000 Bidfood customers across the country. 


Applications are now closed. 


Shortlisted applicants will be notified at least 7 days in advance of the event with further information.


Please contact with any questions.

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