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Supporting the healthcare sector

Healthcare catering and wholesale food for the welfare and care sectors.

Catering in the healthcare sector is challenging work at the best of times. Not only do chefs have to cater to individual tastes and needs, but it’s critical to ensure patients are receiving nutritionally complete and balanced meals and snacks, too.

When every detail matters, Birchall Foodservice are your trusted partner in fueling well-being through delicious, nutrient-dense meals.

We understand the unique challenges of catering for residents with diverse needs, strict dietary requirements, and often delicate appetites. That’s why we go beyond just food, offering a comprehensive range of solutions to support your team and enrich the lives of those in your care.

Through expert dysphagia training, specialised recipe development and leading industry insights and support, you can rely on our healthcare catering expertise for even the most complex of patient cases.

With over 80 years of experience in healthcare catering and wholesale food solutions, our team at Birchall are ready and waiting to support your residents’ care.

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Don't just take our word for it

“Birchalls’ name is synonymous with quality and reliability. We price ourselves on using only the finest products and we can trust them to source the best for us”
Fence Gate Inn, Fence
“When we wanted to host a companywide bake-off competition, without missing a beat, Birchall offered their premises and ingredients for all our care homes. The team are not only generous in sending our homes and staff treats for Christmas but they’re also generous with their time."
Rochcare Group
“Birchalls have always been such a wonderful company to work with – so reliable and friendly – and after working with them for so many years, I feel like part of the family. The new building is magnificent. They deserve it, because they have worked so hard”.
Barbara Pearson, Birchall Foodservice customer since 1969
“I cannot praise the whole Birchall team enough, from the sales team to the drivers and the team on the phones. I’ve never worked with a company so polite and courteous. From taking the orders to delivering the goods and just the all-round excellent customer service. It’s a pleasure working with Birchalls”
“Birchall Foodservice has come a long way in the 25 years I have known the company. It’s the personal touch of family business that makes them so successful.”
Simply Classic, Lancashire
“The products are of excellent quality, and we love the Country Range own brand goods, but the after sales service is also first class. Their rep service is second to none.”
St Anne’s Hospice, Greater Manchester
“Birchall Foodservice has been our principal supplier for a couple of years now, and have been a great addition to our college. We use certain branded lines but predominantly use the Country Range products and we find these to be of a very high standard and now buy our fresh butchery from them as the price and quality is excellent.”
Hugh Baird College, Liverpool
"Our chefs and staff at head office feel completely comfortable and confident in being able to contact the regional sales manager or the account departments on any matter.”
Rochcare Group
“I cannot recommend the Birchall family enough, you know you get honesty from them and are always on hand to help out and go that extra mile for our business if and when required.”
Nelson & Colne College
“OrderMate is so much easier than other sites to negotiate and I think you will find I’m buying more each time because I’m seeing so much more of the Birchall range now. I love it.”
The Crows Nest, Cheshire
“This app is an absolute game changer. Its functionality is outstanding, and allows us to order as we walk around our stores, fridges and kitchens. We love OrderMate.”
Burnley Leisure & Culture
“Well done Birchalls. This app has saved me a lot of time with menu costing, stock take and ordering.”
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“We all had a brilliant time at The Care & Education Show; the tour, the suppliers, the demos and (the students’ favourite part) sampling the food & drink! It was a really well organised event and we all gained a lot from it. Thank you!"
Macclesfield College, Cheshire
“What a brilliant facility. The perfect venue for our seminar. Thanks for the tour and arranging the pastries. Hope to use you again.”
East Lancs Chamber of Commerce
"I recently had the pleasure of attending a Dysphagia Workshop at Birchall Foodservice. The training was informative and really well-organised! Gary, the trainer, was a very engaging speaker and made the day both fun and educational."
Turfcote Care & Nursing Home, Rossendale
"Deliveries and the times of our deliveries always meet our needs and are agreed to suit both parties. The drivers are very polite and clean which is what you want when they’re handling your food. They always go above and beyond for you."
Mount Carmel High School, Accrington
"The Dysphagia Workshop was very good. The fact that it was run by a professional chef made a massive difference for me. I have worked in food all my working life, healthcare is new to me, so the terminology and demonstrations made sense and put things into perspective for me.”
Worthington Lake Care Home, Wigan
"We’re really happy with the service we receive from Birchalls, especially from the friendly drivers. We didn’t get this level of service from our previous supplier."
Shuttleworth College, Padiham
"Birchalls’ products are of excellent quality, and we love the Country Range's own brand goods, but the after-sales service is also first class. Their rep service is second to none too. We highly recommend Birchall Foodservice."
St Anne’s Hospice, Greater Manchester
“I’ve had a great overall experience with Birchall’s. They always go the extra mile to make sure we get what we need. Our deliveries are always on time, and the drivers are excellent. Their products are great quality and competitively priced too.”
Battlefield 1403, Shrewsbury
“The BIG Event was a great experience. It was really nice to see and meet the suppliers and, of course, the people who run Birchall Foodservice!! I recommend attending this show.”
Oakhill School, Whalley
"I have worked with several other companies in the past, but none as supportive as Birchall Foodservice. They are definitely my favourite supplier!"
Mount Carmel High School, Accrington

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Dysphagia Training

We offer complimentary dysphagia training for our customers. With the help of Gary Brailsford from Dining with Dignity, our workshops explore innovative and straightforward approaches to crafting meals that are both nutritious and enjoyable for individuals with dysphagia. Gary will guide you through the key aspects of meal preparation, cooking, and presentation, ensuring that your meals are suitable for residents with dysphagia. The workshops conclude with a hands-on session where participants can apply what they've learned in a practical setting, focusing on the delivery of dysphagia meals.

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Social care

Nutrition and hydration are a huge priority on health and social care agendas. However, eating and drinking means so much more than just providing nutrients - mealtimes are very much social in nature and, for many people in care homes, they are the highlight of their day. Catering for patients and residents with very specific medical and dietary needs can be a challenge, and we have the know-how to help inspire and aid your menu planning. Our dysphagia recipe training days, for example, have proved a huge success in helping care chefs to create visually appetising meals for residents with dysphagia.

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Our next events

Care & Education Show

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Tuesday 14th May - 2024
10:00am – 3:00pm Birchall Foodservice, Burnley Find out more