UK’s #1 automated hot-food catering service, Bon Appetit, partners BonCulina to deliver 24/7, ‘back to work’ solution; BonCulina Anytime

Sarah Robinson

Sarah Robinson

Other 23rd October 2020

UK’s #1 automated hot-food catering service, Bon Appetit, partners BonCulina to deliver 24/7, ‘back to work’ solution; BonCulina Anytime

After successfully announcing its intention to expand UK operations, BonCulina takes another step in providing affordable and delicious meals from around the world, as it can announce it has been selected by Bon Appetit to be its UK food partner.

The strategic partnership, led by the UK’s #1 workplace hot food vending service, Bon Appetit, will deliver a 24/7, plated, hot food vending solution across the foodservice market.

The new collaboration will see the rebrand of Bon Appetit machines to BonCulina, as the two companies jointly bring to market BonCulina Anytime, a 24/7, automated solution for plated meals.


In a significant move, the partnership immediately makes BonCulina’s delicious individual meals available in approximately 70 hospitals across the UK. Bon Appetit has a successful heritage of delivering a hot food vending solution to staff and visitors in the healthcare market and is an established operator for the sector.

The new BonCulina Anytime concept will be rolled out through 2020 and beyond, providing BonCulina additional operating capacity across UK foodservice sectors, with a strong focus on business and industry. The vending solution will be complementary to BonCulina’s other delivery models such as its ‘smart restaurant’ concept.


Keith Pordum, managing director Bon Appetit comments,
“We are absolutely delighted to choose BonCulina as our trusted food partner. This collaboration is extremely exciting. The joint solution of our automated vending system and BonCulina’s incredible meals will provide a major opportunity for workplace caterers across business and industry to offer a unique, 24/7 ‘back to work’ catering solution.

We have been extremely impressed with the BonCulina food offer, the quality is strong, whilst plating through Torus Pak® ensures that each meal is delivered with perfect presentation, we know our customers will be delighted”

Chris O’Neil, BonCulina UK sales and operations director adds,
“We are thrilled that Bon Appetit has chosen us to work with us in helping the nation back to work. This is especially important for businesses who are struggling with how to safely and cost effectively re-open their in-house catering operations.

Bon Appetit’s award-winning, vending solution is the perfect complement to our business and supports our ambitions to expand our sector share within the UK”

Workplace confidence
The partnership will serve the workforce of professionals across business and industry who are slowly returning to their offices. The collaboration combines the vast network of Bon Appetit’s automated hot food catering service, with the high-end meals provided by BonCulina, offering customers, flexibility, variety, and quality.

BonCulina offers a distinctive foodservice approach by enabling customers to choose from a global larder of individual frozen meals, all possible through incorporating the patented Torus Pak® plating technology with innovative supply chain logistics. This unique combination enables BonCulina to provide hundreds of options to their customers, without the need of operating kitchens and chefs on site.


BonCulina Anytime - 24/7 hot plated meals
Bon Appetit’s hot food vending platform provides the nation’s workforce with 24/7 access to hot, tasty, and nutritious food. Now working in partnership with BonCulina it will expand its food offer, taking advantage of BonCulina’s high quality prepared meals in the BonCulina Anytime vending solution. The meals will be delivered through market-leading vending machine, scanner microwave and contactless payment technology. In addition to this, all the vending machines are fitted with remote management telemetry systems as standard.


BonCulina

• Brand new collaboration with the UK’s #1 hot food workplace vending company Bon Appetit, to deliver ‘BonCulina Anytime’. A hot, plated meal vending offer
• UK foodservice operator and distributor with international heritage
• Vast global larder of cuisine available
• Specialist diets available including free from, vegan, vegetarian, children’s range and dysphagia meals
• Multi-sector approach, across business and industry, social care, education, healthcare, and defence
• Partnered with equipment manufacturers, to deliver a high-end, hot vending solution for the business & industry sector
• Using patented Torus Pak® technology and packaging

BonCulina – Simply Different Foodservice

www.bonculina.com/en

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