Partner profiles

Headline Partner

ESTRELLA DAMM, BREWED IN BARCELONA WITH MEDITERRANEAN INGREDIENTS SINCE 1876

To this day, Estrella Damm is brewed in Barcelona using the original 1876 recipe and 100% natural ingredients: barley malt, rice and hops.  The quality of our ingredients is of the utmost importance and as such, we work closely with local Mediterranean farmers and process our malt to the strictest standards in our own malt house: La Moravia. Estrella Damm’s yeast is unique and it is sorted under high security measures.

Ultimately, in our relentless search for quality we have not only kept our brown bottle, but have further darkened to provide 30% more protection against harmful light than the standard brown bottles, to ensure that you can enjoy the true, pure Mediterranean taste of Estrella Damm.

www.estrelladamm.com/en

 

Lead Partners

Schweppes

With a history dating back to 1783, Schweppes is a much-loved brand that’s instantly recognisable to consumers and is a strong choice for operators looking to maximise on the growing popularity of premium mixers. It is more than 225 years since Swiss watchmaker and ‘creator of bubbles’ Jacob Schweppes arrived in London with his Schweppes drink, having pioneered carbonated drinks when he invented an industrial process to capture bubbles in liquid.

Launched in 2017 as part of the biggest investment in the brand in over 200 years, Schweppes 1783 is a distinguished range of naturally-flavoured premium mixers. The six high-quality variants complement and elevate spirits rather than overpower them for an enhanced, more professional mixing experience. The Salty Lemon, Quenching Cucumber, and recently launched Muscavado Dark Spirit Mixer, push the boundaries of the mixer category with their unique, innovative taste profiles and are perfect for bartenders and mixologists to experiment with and for discerning drinkers to enjoy.

For more information about Schweppes 1783 visit www.schweppesmixers.co.uk.

www.schweppesmixers.co.uk

 

Seedlip

SEEDLIP is the world’s first distilled non-alcoholic spirit, solving the ever-growing dilemma of ‘what to drink when you’re Not drinking ®’. Seedlip’s spirits boast zero calories, are sugar-free, sweetener-free & artificial flavour-free.

Available in three expressions, Seedlip Garden 108 a herbal blend, Seedlip Spice 94 an aromatic blend and the recently launched Seedlip Grove 42 a citrus blend.

seedlipdrinks.com

Partners

Harvey & Brockless

We are a producer and distributor of speciality foods, working with artisan food producers across the globe. Every day, we supply to a nationwide network of customers from the smallest farm shops, to five star restaurants, hoteliers and food manufacturers.

As well as the largest collection of British farmhouse cheeses in the UK, our remarkable range includes Mediterranean deli products from Dell’ami, an enviable range of British cured meats and premium patisserie ingredients. We also have our own cheese making dairy in Worcestershire where we make our own goats cheeses. Whatever we do, from sourcing amazing food to delivering it on time, we always stick to one simple rule……an absolute dedication to honest, authentic, remarkable food.

www.harveyandbrockless.co.uk

 

Hildon

Natural Mineral Water must come from a single protected source to ensure its purity and consistent mineral composition. The source of Hildon Natural Mineral Water is a jewel that lies deep within the Test Valley in rural Hampshire. The Hildon Estate comprises 180 acres of beautiful English countryside where hares bound, wild deer roam and birds of prey soar high above. Passionate about protecting our natural surroundings, we strive to keep the estate as environmentally friendly as possible. The purity of the environment is reflected in our Natural Mineral Water giving a clean, well-balanced flavour that has become synonymous with fine dining, enhancing the food and wine it is shared with.

The exquisite taste of Hildon has won blind tastings conducted by the most refined palates, and for good reason. Hildon has been selected as winner of the Chefs’ Choice Awards for four consecutive years (2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016).

www.hildon.com

 

 

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 John Mower

John Mower supplies leading restaurants, hotels, bars, deli’s and more with quality branded dry goods, such as flour, sugar, salt, pasta, cooking chocolate and vinegars.

They have been trading for over 60 years and customer service is at the forefront of their success.  Priding themselves on stocking the finest range of products and offering an efficient service, customers are always at the heart of all that they do and their commitment to understanding them has been the key to their  success.

www.johnmower.co.uk

 

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 OpenTable

OpenTable is the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations, seating more than 28 million diners per month via online bookings across more than 51,000 restaurants. For restaurants, OpenTable hospitality solutions enable them to manage their reservation book, streamline their operations, enhance their service levels and deliver personalised hospitality. The OpenTable website and mobile apps enable diners to see which restaurants have available tables, select a restaurant based on verified diner reviews, menus and other helpful information, and easily make an instantly confirmed booking. OpenTable has integrations with nearly 600 brands, including Facebook, Google, Apple, TripAdvisor and many more. Since its inception in 1998, OpenTable has seated more than 1.9 billion diners around the world.

OpenTable is proud to be sponsoring the ‘Fit For Foodies’ award. Many OpenTable diners consider themselves to be foodies – informed, adventurous and, above all, appreciative of unique dining experiences. The OpenTable ‘Fit For Foodies’ award represents the combined opinions of all reviews submitted from verified OpenTable diners over the last year.

www.restaurant.opentable.co.uk

 

Quandoo

Quandoo is the fastest-growing real-time reservation platform for restaurants. In less than seven years, Quandoo has expanded into 12 countries and has seated more than 150 million diners in 18,000+ restaurants. Quandoo’s technology-enabled marketplace equips both restaurants and diners with the necessary tools to elevate dining out as we know it. Headquartered in Berlin, with international footprints in Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Italy, Turkey, the UK, Hong Kong, Finland, Singapore, Australia and the Netherlands, the vision is to grow Quandoo into the world’s leading marketplace for dining out experiences. Quandoo is a subsidiary of Recruit Holdings, and with its sister companies HotPepper and AirRegi, forms the world’s largest restaurant marketing and software company. Quandoo currently employs more than 490 people from 50 countries.

Quandoo connects diners with the best restaurants around the world via a table reservation system that’s smart and always personalised. Quandoo is a convenient way for diners to discover new places to eat, book tables online, get exclusive deals and offers and review their experience afterwards. Founded in 2012, Quandoo is showing no signs of slowing down and is constantly developing products to make dining out a more efficient, fun and memorable experience. From local favourites to Michelin stars, you’ll find it all on Quandoo!

b2b.quandoo.com

 

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Ritter Fresh

Ritter Fresh, part of Ritter Courivaud, is one of the UK’s leading fine food wholesalers specialising in the very best fresh meat, fish and game. Sourcing from around the world, we have been proud suppliers of the best quality ingredients to the most prestigious restaurants and leading establishments in London, and the rest of the UK, for over 20 years.

Ritter Fresh is renowned for our extensive and diverse fish supply which includes day boat fish and shellfish such as langoustine, diver caught scallops, crabs, lobsters and cockles. This is complimented by an expertly source meat range. Many of our products are reared on small farms to breed the finest produce.

www.ritterfresh.co.uk

 

San Marzano

San Marzano is a leading wine producer from the wine producing region of Puglia, in the heel of Italy’s boot. Recently recognised in the Sommelier Wine Awards as the European Producer of the Year in 2017, San Marzano embodies the region’s terroir.

The story began in 1962, when 19 vine growers from the village of San Marzano, whose families had farmed the land for generations, came together to follow their dream and founded Cantine San Marzano. Throughout the decades this cooperative has grown significantly and now attracts over 1,200 top-quality vine growers.

The vines are cultivated with the utmost respect for the natural rhythm of the vineyard.  The native grapes are grown in the beautiful Puglian countryside, where gentle sea breezes, the azure blue skies and sun-kissed vines produce ripe, juicy fruit bursting with flavour.

Using modern vinification techniques, winemaker Caterina Bellanova produces elegant wines that pay homage to the ancient Apulian wine traditions. This fusion of time-honoured tradition, passion and contemporary craftsmanship, enables them to produce wines with distinctive varietal characteristics that reflect the essence of the local terroir. These vibrant wines have been growing in popularity in the UK on-trade.

Imported into the UK by Hallgarten & Novum Wines.

 

 

Woods Foodservice

Established for over 40 years, Woods Foodservice is today, a renowned supplier of general and specialist, dry, chilled and frozen ingredients to the majority of London’s top chefs, fine dining restaurants and leading gastropubs. The business imports over 2,500 products from around the world and has a permanent presence in Rungis Market, Paris.

Innovation, passion and exceptional customer service are at the core of the Woods’ offering. The company’s continued commitment to its customers has won them Restaurant Magazine’s Chefs’ Choice Award for the last four years – testament to its dedication to the fundamental values of exceptional products through outstanding service.

www.woodsfoodservice.co.uk

 

Jägermeister

Mast-Jaegermeister UK, is the first wholly owned subsidiary outside of Germany and is responsible for the distribution of Jägermeister, the UK’s Number One best-selling speciality spirit and the on-trade’s second best-selling spirit. Best served Ice Cold, Jägermeister is a unique herbal spirit made from 56 different herbs, blossoms, roots and fruits. The botanicals also work exceptionally as a long drink, the Jägermeister Mule, for more relaxed drinking occasions, or with a meal.

With consumer drinking trends and habits constantly evolving, Jägermeister continues to stand out from the crowd by offering exciting experiential activities, innovative offerings and out-of-the box thinking. For more upmarket occasions, the nuanced flavours of Jägermeister lend themselves well a range of different cocktails, including the Purple Stag (with blackberry jam) and the Jägermeister Sour. Jägermeister cocktails are represented in London’s top bars including The Gibson and Nightjar. It’s also sold in most of the country’s best bars, pubs, clubs, hotels and restaurants and is the most consumed spirit amongst 18-24 year olds.

The reason behind its popularity is heavily down to versatility and ability to adapt to the ever-changing needs of consumers and drinks trends. In addition Jägermeister continues to invest heavily in the music world – an initiative that sets them apart from other competitor drink brands and continually drives them as trend leaders. During the summer, Jägermeister is present at the stand-out festival, All Points East, providing an experiential venue for party goers to interact with Jägermeister in a whole new way – an award winning immersive event activation known as the JägerHaus.

In addition, Jägermeister has also partnered with independent lifestyle and music stations, Soho Radio (London) and Reform Radio (Manchester). These brands fiercely champion innovative music from local, established and emerging talent, making them perfect partners for Jägermeister.

www.jagermeister.com