There are no fees or formal contracts for Schools, Academies or Colleges to become Members of CaterBuy and link into the preferential pricing ‘framework’ arrangements with the suppliers of your choice.
The CaterBuy suppliers offer a comprehensive range of product categories — Fresh Fruit and Vegetables, Fresh Meats, Chilled and Frozen Foods, Grocery, Non-Food items, and Catering Equipment all at preferential pricing. The need to keep your administration and office costs low is crucial.
We have therefore negotiated, with each supplier, pricing terms across a very broad range of products enabling you, if you wish, to streamline your purchasing — needing only a small number of suppliers to fulfil the majority of your needs and considerably less administrative paperwork.
There are no fees or formal contracts for Schools, Academies or Colleges to become Members of CaterBuy and link into the preferential pricing arrangements with the suppliers of your choice.
Becoming a CaterBuy Member is very easy. If you already have accounts with any of the CaterBuy suppliers, we will ask for your consent for your account(s) to be linked to the CaterBuy pricing terms. If you do not have an account with any of the CaterBuy suppliers that you wish to use, we will arrange with you for an account to be set up. Your supplier accounts remain entirely yours, merely linked to the CaterBuy special prices.
Importantly, Members transact directly with the suppliers of their choice to place their orders. Those orders may be placed through the suppliers’ telesales teams, or through online ordering on the suppliers’ own websites — or both — as best suits your needs every time. Similarly, each Member pays their own accounts directly with their chosen suppliers — monthly, on statement — by BACS, Direct Debit or cheque.
At CaterBuy we understand the requirements of ‘in-house’ catering teams. We are here to assist your team in using the CaterBuy suppliers and, through our wealth of operational catering experience allied with our procurement expertise, provide advice and guidance on day-to-day catering matters that might occur.