Sponsors of The Staff Canteen Awards 2020

Koppert Cress


Join Koppert Cress through a global landscape where gastronomy meets horticulture. On an epic quest for the right combination of flavours. A journey with the ultimate goal to satisfy enthusiasts with the wonders that nature has to offer us. Discover the Journey. Koppert Cress is always on the lookout for natural, innovative ingredients which chefs can use to intensify the flavour, aroma, or presentation of their dishes; products that meet the increasingly stringent requirements of restaurants worldwide. Cresses are freshly-sprouted seedlings from 100% natural aromatic plants. They offer a freshness and intensity of taste and aroma that is only found in young seedlings. The success of Koppert Cress is entirely dependent on its recognition and acceptance by the professional user. Flavour is the top priority in this regard, but there's more to it than just taste. Owner Rob Baan realized at an early stage that healthy eating will play an increasingly important role and that we will be involved in this more and more. The company has opted for the vision ‘Good nutrition is crucial for a healthy life’.


Bord Bia Irish Food Board


Ireland has a long standing heritage in beef farming with farms traditionally family owned and passed from one generation to the next. Ireland’s mild climate, plentiful rainfall, rich soils and resulting abundant grasslands create the ideal environment for cattle rearing – delivering excellent tasting grass-fed beef. Our network of over 50,000 Sustainable Beef and Lamb Assured farms uphold the highest standards in animal welfare, traceability and quality care. Grass-fed Irish beef is proud to be working with some of the UK’s leading chefs who, like us, are passionate about using the very best ingredients. Over the years we have developed longstanding relationships with chefs across the UK working collaboratively on recipe development and consumer tastings and events, supporting on-menu restaurant activations and bringing UK chefs on educational trips to Ireland to experience the environment and learn more about the product and our rich agricultural history.   Bord Bia (The Irish Food Board) is an Irish semi-state agency responsible for the promotion, trade development and marketing of Ireland’s food, drink, and horticultural products globally.  With a network of 15 international offices, we support the Irish beef industry through a range of services including trade and consumer promotions, bespoke research and buyer-supplier contact events.




At Gusbourne we embrace tradition but readily challenge convention, even to make what might seem like minor alterations to the finished wine. Attention to detail is often the difference between great and exceptional. The original Gusbourne Estate in Appledore, Kent dates back to 1410. The de Goosebourne family crest was made up of three geese and can be found in our local parish church in Appledore - nowadays, each and every bottle of wine crafted at Gusbourne carries a contemporary goose crest in honour of our heritage. This ‘Goosemark’ is a symbol of trust, representing our pursuit of uncompromising quality. In 2004, Andrew Weeber took over the estate with a clear vision and a single goal: to create English sparkling wines that would stand up alongside the very finest offerings from across the globe. The first vines were planted that year. Our debut vintages of Gusbourne Brut Reserve 2006 and Gusbourne Blanc de Blancs 2006 were released to critical acclaim in 2010. Gusbourne quickly earned a reputation as a producer of outstanding quality wines, with accolades from some of the industry’s most exacting critics. A combination of the best age-old traditions with modern technology and cutting-edge equipment allows us to sit comfortably between old and new world winemaking, while at the same time bringing our own exacting quality standards to the process. Respect for the vineyards, the fruit and the natural elements involved in winemaking means that our approach favours minimal intervention.




It’s been an amazingly tough year for everyone, but during all the heartache we’ve seen some real heroes emerge. People who gave up their time and resources to help others in need without a moment’s hesitation. When the chips were down these people became a shining beacon and stood for everything that is great about the human spirit when facing adversities. That’s why we are so proud to team up with the Staff Canteen to sponsor the Lockdown Community Hero award, a community hero or a team, operation, or business that went that extra mile to support their community. We want your nominations as these people deserve to be recognised. At Major we are all so passionate about the industry we love and proud to serve within it. We will help you and your businesses bounce back and go the extra mile for you! We will provide you with innovative recipes, allergen guidance and even PR support, anything to try and help you get back on track. Our bases are created by chefs for chefs, delivering authentic, natural flavour with every use. Saving you precious time in the kitchen without compromising on quality. With one eye always on the latest trends, we have developed a portfolio that covers everyone’s needs. From our award-winning stocks, the complex flavours of our global cuisines Mari Bases to our Vegetarian Society approved Vegan Gravy, there really is something for everyone, all created with ease of use in mind, all completely gluten free, nut free and contain no added palm oil. We are here for you!




MEIKO pursues a policy of working closely with our clients, understanding their warewashing needs and designing the most practical and professional clean solutions. MEIKO provides a full turnkey solution for everyone’s individual needs. Consideration of critical areas such as ergonomic working practice, energy and water management, water treatment, the handling and treatment of food waste and the reduction of detergent consumption, ensure that our clients have the optimum warewashing solution that fits within their budget. The MEIKO UK team is involved in projects from the initial meeting and submission of project-specific designs, through to system manufacture, installation and on-going service back up. This ensures that our equipment performs efficiently, minimising the risk of breakdown or poor washing performance.



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RATIONAL cooking systems deliver a commercial kitchen’s complete thermal cooking solutions. They replace a large range of cooking appliances and replicate a range of cooking processes while saving space and reducing cooking times and energy consumption. The new iCombi Pro combi-steamer and the new iVario Pro multifunctional cooking system contribute significant advances in productivity, efficiency and ease of use on their predecessors. With the new iCombi Pro, RATIONAL redesigned the combi steamer from the ground up, incorporating a range of innovations that deliver up to 50% higher productivity while reducing cooking times and energy consumption by up to 10% compared to its predecessor. Similarly, the new iVario Pro refines the original VarioCookingCenter to deliver up to 20% additional searing capacity and maintenance-free pressure cooking that is up to 35% faster than cooking without pressure, while reducing connected load compared to the previous version. RATIONAL Live online events are an easy way to discover the quality, range of applications, economic efficiency and ease of operations that RATIONAL cooking systems can offer. A RATIONAL expert host will be on hand to answer questions live in a chat room.


WPA Healthcare


Daniel Wade from WPA Healthcare is a former chef and understands the pressures of working in hospitality but also understands the importance of recruiting the right staff and looking after them once they join to ensure they stay with the business. This is something he is keen to help the hospitality sector with. WPA are a specialist health insurance provider. We work with companies to help provide healthcare schemes to recruit, retain and reward staff. Daniel Wade is a healthcare partner (franchise owner) and looks after small-medium businesses on a local level. We are in a competitive industry with the likes of Bupa, Axa PPP, Vitality and Aviva as our competitors. We are different as we provide local, face to face advice and personally look after the clients for as long as they are with WPA. Also, WPA are a not-for-profit insurer with a heritage of over 115 years so we are very well established whilst remaining at the forefront of the industry with our technology.

For sponsorship enquiries please contact:

Jen Farrell

Head of Sales


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