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Potential catering suppliers invited to Moray Council event at Elgin Town Hall


By Jonathan Clark

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MORAY Council is inviting potential catering suppliers to learn about what is involved in helping to feed the children of Moray.

Business interested in supplying fresh meat, fruit and vegetables or bakery products to local schools are invited to attend the Food for Moray event at Elgin Town Hall on Tuesday, June 7.

Attendees will have the chance to speak with the catering and procurement teams to find out any criteria for supplying schools and what’s involved in the application process.

They will also hear from existing suppliers about their experience providing fresh produce to the council.

With new contracts available from later this year, Moray Council’s catering manager Elaine McRae said it is the ideal time to get involved.

Left to right: Catering manager Elaine McRae, Cook supervisor Irene Walber, Catering asistants Janette O’Carrol amd Jennifer Dixon and Adele McIlwraith.
Left to right: Catering manager Elaine McRae, Cook supervisor Irene Walber, Catering asistants Janette O’Carrol amd Jennifer Dixon and Adele McIlwraith.

“We are often asked what do businesses need to commit to or how do they get approved to supply our schools locally," she said. "This event will explain everything suppliers need to know so they can get involved with our contracts.

“Potential suppliers should also bear in mind they don’t have to be in a position to supply the whole of the Moray area.

“Our Business Gateway advisers, procurement and catering teams will be on hand to chat through any queries and provide an information pack for businesses considering joining our fantastic supply chain locally.

“We are also keen to hear from potential suppliers on how they view the tendering process, so we can help make it as efficient as possible for all involved.”

The Food for Moray event runs from 12.30pm until 5pm on an informal, drop-in basis, with presentations from catering and procurement taking place at 1pm and 3.30pm.

There will be coffee, teas and homemade scones for attendees to enjoy while learning about these supplier opportunities.

For more details, queries and to register interest in attending please email schoolmeals@moray.gov.uk.


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