ABM teaches school buyers the art of catering


ABM Catering for Leisure recently opened its doors to give local authorities and school catering professionals in Wales a masterclass in catering equipment procurement.

The Cardiff-based distributor set out to answer all school-orientated catering questions by offering free, practical advice and menu development with cooking demonstrations.

There were also specific recipe-planning sessions, tutorials on how to get the most from equipment and advice on how to create healthy meals effectively and efficiently.

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The open day, which consisted of a morning and afternoon session in the company’s showroom, was supported by Electrolux Professional and Youngs for Chefs.

Andrew Bladon, director at ABM Group, said: “The open day was of real value to schools in Wales that are looking to enhance their school meals programme – whether that’s through finding more efficient methods or developing healthier menus for children.”

Chris Giles, area sales manager at Electrolux Professional, said the brand was pleased to support authorised partners such as ABM Group, especially when it involves communicating with end-users on important issues such as school meals.

“Although UFISM is stealing much of the headlines when it comes to school meals in the UK educatering sector, it’s vital that schools in unaffected areas, like Wales, are still continuously looking to develop and better their school meals offering for children — especially when longer term cost savings can also be achieved,” he said.

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