Blog: Harrison talks British produce & British Food Fortnight!
Harrison Catering Services is proud to once again be an official partner of British Food Fortnight.
While the fortnight puts the spotlight on the great ingredients and traditional dishes found throughout Britain, Harrison believes that supporting British food is important all year round. We are committed to offering seasonal dishes made from local ingredients throughout the year, and all our fresh ingredients are of the highest-quality and British-sourced wherever possible.
Making British produce a priority not only supports our own farmers and producers and the overall economy, it provides great benefits to our business, our clients and our customers. Focusing on seasonal, UK-sourced ingredients ensures we are getting the best quality produce at its peak time. Plus, we’re getting the best value for money, which is particularly important when providing nutritious meals.
Using British produce also inspires our chefs and enables them to be more creative in their menu development, creating wonderful fresh dishes packed with flavour and nutrition, which ultimately benefits the children and adults who enjoy our meals every day.
Our suppliers understand Harrison’s commitment to fresh, responsibly-sourced food and our exacting standards, and they go the extra mile to make sure we can deliver our clients and customers fantastic-tasting meals. We work closely with them to offer special promotions, like our Great British Produce Day where pupils across our London primary schools had the opportunity to try asparagus—seldom seen on school menus due to the cost and a vegetable that many may not be familiar with or get the chance to try at home.
We also run a featured ingredient promotion each month in our primary schools, encouraging our youngest customers to broaden their palates and try something new, while providing them with educational facts about the ingredient and its nutritional benefits. Here again, we prioritise British produce, featuring a British-sourced ingredient at least every other month if not more frequently. Our ingredient and recipe promotions in our secondary schools and business and industry contracts make similar use of the bountiful produce of our country, providing recipe cards to encourage our customers to cook select dishes at home and highlighting the nutritional value of key ingredients.
All of this means we are well prepared to celebrate British Food Fortnight and looking forward to it!
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