Focussed on chefs!
Over the years we have built great, long-standing relationships with many customers. We have the pleasure of supplying some fantastic chefs and establishments, and serve a wide range of sectors from restaurants, hotels and gastro pubs to schools, colleges, universities, care homes and sports and events stadiums. We supply independent customers as well as those with multiple sites throughout the UK.
We are passionate about seafood and the service we provide. We appreciate the demands on our customers and the need for great quality ingredients, priced fairly, prepared to specification and served on time – ready for service.
Direct Seafoods Colchester supply fresh and frozen fish and seafood to a wide range of customers, including:
Fine dining restaurants
We are proud to supply a wide range of fine dining restaurants, including many which have Michelin stars.
We supply the whole sector, from small independent and boutique hotels through to well known, large branded chains in the UK.
We have seen the growth of this sector over the years, for both independent and large branded groups as many public houses increase the quality and standard of their food.
Catering and events companies
We supply a range of caterers, from companies specialising in bespoke dinner parties and weddings to large catering specialists supplying business, leisure and sporting events across the country.
Contract caterers, education and healthcare
Customers from this sector are mainly national accounts where portion control is of paramount importance.
If you have fish or seafood on your menu and are looking for a supplier who cares about quality ingredients, we would love to hear from you! Please contact our team.
We don’t just deliver fish, we use our experience and involvement in the seafood world to deliver knowledge and support! As a customer we offer you a number of additional support services:
We can offer assistance with menu planning:
Our team receive regular training on the latest industry news and seasonality updates which they can share with you to help you plan the best quality dishes for your menu.
Knife skills training for chefs:
Our skilled fish filleters can educate your teams in fish prep, for those wanting to prepare whole fish themselves or gain a better understanding of the process. Talk to your account manager about where and how we can help up-skill your team.
Regular market updates in the form of our quarterly ‘Catch-up’:
By signing up to our mailing list you will receive quarterly updates on the latest industry news, seasonality updates and our buyers recommendations.
As a customer you will be the first to know about the freshest daily landings into the local market, giving you the opportunity and advantage to add prepare and serve the best, locally sourced seafood into your specials board.
We have talented chefs on hand to help create dish ideas utilising seasonal seafood to offer inspiration for your menus.
We conduct regular research and have access to the latest trends from the world of ‘out of home’ dining and the seafood industry which we share with our customers.