Sponsors of the Best Restaurant & Bistro Category
From small rural beginnings in 1988, Castell Howell Foods has grown to become Wales’ largest independent food service provider, servicing the length and breadth of Wales, the Border Counties and the South West of England. From their headquarters in Cross Hands, Cash and Carry in Carmarthen, as well as four satellite depots in Blaenau Ffestiniog, Chirk, Merthyr Tydfil and Avonmouth, they service well over 5,000 customers and employ over 600 staff.
Being one of the few businesses to attain BRC AA Grade, their solid reputation drives their continuous growth and this in turn enables them to offer wider product ranges, invest in new product development and compete strongly on price against the competition. Recent expansion includes a 50,000 sq. ft. depot extension at their headquarters, which has doubled their storage capacity. They have recently set up a fresh fish division that delivers the freshest fish available from around the British Isles, to the table within 12 hours.
With well over 12,000 product lines stocked, they invest and promote Welsh produce heavily – never forgetting their roots. They also manufacture their own range of products, including delicious award winning deep filled pies under the Celtic Pie Co brand, mouth-watering cakes under the Celtic Cake Co brand, tasty sandwich fillings and the finest cured meats. Their butchery division ‘Celtica’ is home of the celebrated Celtic Pride premium beef & pork brand, which champions the rigorous protocol that allows all produce to be traced from field to fork.
Above all, in being a home grown company they understand the importance of customer relationships and service, as well as regional support and growth of the industry.
Tel: 01269 846080