Bidfood is committed to supporting our industry.
We support the following groups:
Hospitality New Zealand
Hospitality New Zealand is all about giving hospitality operators a helping hand in as many ways as possible with their business. They are a voluntary trade association representing 3,000 hospitality businesses committed to adding value to their members via individual membership service and by local and national advocacy.
Through their membership service they are able to gauge the views and experiences of a wide variety of New Zealand hospitality operators including restaurants, café bars, hotels, taverns, off-licenses, casinos and a wide array of short and long term accommodation providers.
Membership of Hospitality New Zealand is voluntary and is primarily funded by member subscriptions and comprises predominantly small businesses.
From 24/7 expert support and advice on all employment and liquor licensing issues from their Regional Managers and in-house lawyer, to saving heaps on your operating costs, to their up-to-date library of free business resources and member discounted offers.
Members also have access to a range of member training opportunities to upskill and help upsell their business, a scholarship programme to nurture future industry leaders, free marketing of members' businesses and industry recognition through their Awards for Excellence programme.
No matter what type of hospitality business you operate Hospitality NZ covers it all.
For more information visit www.hospitalitynz.org.nz
The promotional arm of Horticulture New Zealand, promotes fresh New Zealand grown vegetables. Over the last few years they have had a major focus on hospitality and food service, and as a result we are certainly seeing far more fresh New Zealand-grown vegetables take centre-stage on chefs' plates.
Their website is full of fantastic ideas to help you eat and enjoy great tasting fresh New Zealand vegetables. There are recipes and information about popular vegetables; information about seasonal availability, cooking methods, advice on healthy eating and nutrition, advice for chefs, teachers and educators.
Their Blog News keeps you up to date with activities and news about vegetables. They have many resources which you can download featuring New Zealand grown vegetables.
Vegetables.co.nz are also a key sponsor of major industry competitions and events such as the New Zealand Vegetarian Dish Challenge, National Secondary Schools Culinary Challenge and Training Team of the Year.
For more information visit www.vegetables.co.nz
Potatoes NZ Inc is the voice of - and for - New Zealand's potato industry.
Potatoes NZ Inc represents the interests of over 200 New Zealand potato growers, who grow potatoes for the table, for processing into potato products, or as seed potato.
Potatoes.co.nz promotes potatoes in New Zealand and aims to increase consumption of the versatile and nutritious potato.
For more information visit www.potatoesnz.co.nz and www.potatoes.co.nz
The New Zealand Chefs Association is the national organisation representing Chefs, Cooks, and Patissiers. We represent the practitioners in a vibrant and demanding industry. We inspire young people to enter our industry and gain qualifications and experience. We encourage continued development, mentoring and networking between our members to enhance their profession.
We offer continued education through our Judges qualifications, our involvement in culinary competitions and trade events at local, national and international levels. This provides opportunities for many of our members to showcase their creativity and skill in the public arena.
As the New Zealand Chefs Association is a not for profit organisation that seeks to give back to our Industry, we could not do this without a strong and committed membership, and the support we receive from our industry sponsors and corporate members.
For more information visit www.nzchefs.org.nz
The Chip Group
FREE advice ensures BETTER CHIPS!
Want to make more money? Improve your business? Lower costs? Increase product quality? And have more satisfied customers? The Chip Group provides you with all of this and more. And the best part - it is absolutely FREE. Their Online Best Practice Frying Training has a series of ten easy to follow videos that talk you through chip size, cooking/deep frying, oil temperature, types of frying oils, oil maintenance, basket drainage, filtering and cleaning, serving size and salt.
The new ‘Business Tips’ module provides ways to help improve all aspects of your business; combined with techniques and advice from the rest of the training we guarantee it will be beneficial to you! Their user-friendly website contains news updates and other resources to support your hard work including our bonus feature software ‘Find a Great Chip Shop Near You’. A smart phone application that allows the public to search for the nearest trained chip shops (who are serving chips with less than 9% fat!). Complete the training and get in touch to find out how to be a part of this awesome marketing opportunity.
Ultimately The Chip Group is here to support you and your business to ensure New Zealanders can enjoy top quality fish and chips with less fat!
For more information head to: www.thechipgroup.co.nz
The Hospitality Hub
The Hospitality Hub has healthy catering covered.
For foodservice businesses seeking information and assistance to produce healthier meals and foods, the Heart Foundation has the tools for you in the form of the Hospitality Hub. The Hospitality Hub is an innovative and informative section of the Heart Foundation's website which is aimed at giving people involved in the foodservice sector links to resources and information to help them produce healthy and delicious food. There is a great deal of information for food producers on developing menus and recipes, how to use healthy ingredients and healthy cooking methods, food safety requirements and allergies to name just a few of the subject areas.
One of the most well used parts of the Hospitality Hub is the catering recipe section. The catering recipes are designed with larger scale yields in mind and the number of portions made can be easily changed with the click of a button. These recipes can also be downloaded in a costing spreadsheet format so you can alter, adjust and calculate the food cost and profit of these recipes.
The content and range of areas of interest reflected in the Hospitality Hub came about through extensive consultation with key members of the food and hospitality industry and health professionals who work closely with food preparers.
The Hospitality Hub is the ideal first step for any food producer that requires information on producing healthy safe food. If the information required is not located on the Hospitality Hub there will be well labelled links directing users to the appropriate source.
Within the Hospitality Hub there is a large amount of information relevant to all food service sectors as well as sections with information that is relevant to specific food service sectors, these include; event catering, cafes, bars and restaurants, bakeries and fast food outlets amongst several others.
There is no other online site within New Zealand which offers as much information and access to resources for chefs and cooks from all food service sectors as the Hospitality Hub does.
For more information visit www.heartfoundation.org.nz/hospitality
HETTANZ - Home Economics and Technology Teachers’ Association of New Zealand Inc.
HETTANZ encourages the lifelong learning of Home Economics and Technology education. It is a future orientated teachers association promoting professional support and advocacy for all HETTANZ educators.
They offer many benefits including professional learning opportunities, curriculum and assessment updates, online forums and networking events.
The objectives of HETTANZ is to:
- Provide a national voice and to act as a forum where all teachers of home economics and technology can share ideas and experiences
- Promote the professional development of home economics and technology teachers and to provide professional support
- Promote the teaching of home economics and technology at all levels of the education system and beyond and to unite all teachers of home economics and technology
- Encourage and foster research related to home economics and technology education
- Provide liaison with international organizations and other national associations for the teaching of home economics and technology
For more information visit www.hettanz.org.nz
PMA Australia-New Zealand Limited (PMA A-NZ) is the first stand-alone global affiliate of the Produce Marketing Association (PMA Global) - the leading global fresh produce trade association serving member companies around the world, and every segment of the fresh fruit, vegetable, and floral supply chain.
By working across the whole supply chain, PMA A-NZ strives to assist businesses to increase their sales of fresh and safe produce to regional and global consumers and develop their internal business capabilities through motivated and skilled employees.
PMA members are buyers and sellers from every segment of the fresh produce and floral supply chain. Our global community includes seed companies, growers, packers, processors, shippers, importers and exporters, wholesalers and retailers, foodservice, government agencies, associated suppliers to the industry, and many more.
For more information visit www.pma-anz.com
Fuelled4life is a fantastic tool (that is free!) that helps early childhood education (ECE) services and schools to easily identify and source healthier ‘everyday’ and ‘sometimes’ foods and drinks for ECE services and schools.
How does Fuelled4life work?
Food companies register products with Fuelled4life that meet the everyday or sometimes nutrient criteria. The foods and drinks are classified according to the nutrients (fat, sugar, salt) they contain and whether they are recommended for provision or sale in ECE services or schools. These products are listed in the Buyers’ Guide and also on Fuelled4life website. The website also helps with tips, recipes, and has regular updates with great ideas to help provide cost effective, nutritious options with more variety and choice. All ECE services and schools can sign up to this free tool online to receive the printed Buyers’ Guide each year and also the regular updates and information.
The Fuelled4life team can help you with ideas on how to make your menu healthier, what category a particular food or drink fits into, how to make healthier versions of foods, meal ideas and snack options.
For more information visit www.fuelled4life.org.nz
As an industry body, the Restaurant Association offer members a wide range of business tools and avenues for saving money, plus a free 0800 helpline for advice on any number of issues.
The Restaurant Association also owns and organises the following industry events:
In addition to representing, educating and promoting the restaurant industry, Membership offers benefits that provide valuable tools and resources for foodservice operators, educators, suppliers and more. There are several ways to become a member of the Restaurant Association. It’s about what works best for you.
For more information visit www.restaurantnz.co.nz