Stock up on frozen foods, caterers told

Caterers in London and other Olympic areas should stock up on frozen food to sidestep the potential of delivery disruptions during the Olympic and Paralympics, the British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF) said this week.

With just over two months until the start of the temporary Olympic and Paralympic Road Network, foodservice operators are likely to find their delivery schedules severely disrupted, the Federation says.

BFFF is advising that reducing reliance on time-sensitive fresh deliveries and switching to frozen ingredients and prepared meals “is the ideal preparation” for foodservice operators in avoiding “the scramble for fresh deliveries which will often be out of hours and less frequent, leading to both staffing and stock control challenges.”

Brian Young, director general of BFFF, said: “By stocking up on frozen in advance, caterers in restricted areas can guarantee availability throughout the Games and continue to fulfil requirements without having to make significant changes to menus and staffing.”

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