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29 November 2018

Leading the way to a compostable future.

Oliver Kay Produce are wholesale greengrocers, operating from two main warehouses, one in Bolton a second in Wednesbury in addition to three other, smaller sites. The business delivers to approximately 3,500 catering establishments 6 days a week. “A business of this type and size obviously generates an amount of waste in the form of packaging and food waste” says Paul Leyland, Commercial & Sustainability Director for the company. “Deliveries come in to us in cardboard boxes, we QC each item by hand (with any items not to standard being rejected), and we then separate and re-pack to send out to our customers”.

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22 July 2018

Potato Update

As you are probably aware, we have been working our way through a very difficult growing period for English produce. In what has been the hottest summer since 1976, our staple grown favourites really have taken a hit. None more so than the humble potato. Farmers were late planting crops due to a dreadfully wet February and March, and with the current heatwave many farmers are falling behind in their harvest cycle by a good 3-4 weeks. As a company we have done our very best to alleviate any seasonal issues, unfortunately though, we could not combat them all. So what is the next stage?


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17 June 2019

Development Chef Award at the Craft Guild of Chefs Awards

We were very pleased and proud that Laurence Tottingham, our Development Chef here at Oliver Kay Produce, was honoured with the Development Chef Award at the Craft Guild of Chefs Awards. Laurence has 22 years’ experience as a chef, with a CV that includes a stint with Heston Blumenthal at the Fat Duck and Hinds Head. He has worked here at Oliver Kay for five years, helping with menu and recipe development and customer support. Laurence said: “It’s an honour to receive this award, and to be recognised by your peers with an like this is really humbling. Everyone in the hospitality industry works hard to deliver unforgettable customer experiences, and to play a part in helping our customers do this through menu development and innovation is very rewarding. “I enjoy working with our customers across all parts of the industry to help make their businesses more successful, and I’m very grateful to those customers who took the time to support my entry into the Craft Guild Awards, as well to my colleagues at Oliver Kay.

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31 May 2018

Maris Peers Coming Soon!

Our Buyer, Ross, took a trip to our suppliers in East Anglia this week to check out how the new season, Maris Peer, Salad Potatoes are coming along. We're very pleased to report that they are almost ready!


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27 August 2018

Bolton Food Festival

Our Development Chef, Laurence Tottingham, took part in this years Bolton Food Festival Gala Dinner, working alongside renowned chefs including; Michael Caines, Andrew Nutter, Aiden Byrne, Mike Harrison and James Martin’s Manchester 235 team. The chefs served a crowd of 220 guests. Laurence’s Cheese Course was served before Michael Caine’s dessert. For his course, Laurence created: Whipped Fine Fettle (feta-style cheese from Yorkshire) with seasonal, English Cantaloupe Melon (grown in Hampshire) Salsa made with sliced Roquito Pepper & diced Cucumber; Served on Rye-bread Crisps with Borridge Cress, Flowers and Guava Jam. To order any of the products used in Laurence's dish, please call the office to order or place your order online. 

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20 May 2018

Bank Holiday Opening

Bank Holiday trading is as normal over the weekend.  Prep order cut off times are also as usual; 2pm Monday to Friday, 12pm Saturday. Please call 0844 847 9790 with your orders to get you through the busy Bank Holiday weekend. Wishing you all a sunny and successful weekend!


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Bolton Site
Oliver Kay Produce
Produce House, Britannia Way, The Valley
Bolton, Lancashire, BL2 2HH

Tel: 01204 385463

Wednesbury Site
Oliver Kay Produce
Unit A, Kings Hill Park, Darleston Road
Wednesbury, West Midlands, WS10 7SH

Tel:0121 622 8837

Bidfresh Limited trading as Oliver Kay.  Registered in England
Company Registration Number: 04227047  VAT Registration Number: GB 173 9880 60

Registered Office Address: Units 10-14 Cedar Way Industrial Estate, Camley Street, London, N1C 4PD



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