October 31, 2020

Leeds-based Blue Pepper acquisition spices up work day lunches

Owner and Executive Chef, David Swade

Expanding Leeds company Blue Pepper Catering is adding to its operational remit following the acquisition of New Yorkshire Foods.

Based near the centre of Leeds, the Blue Pepper team produce fresh sandwiches, soups and vacuum packed meals for the vans to service the business community in office parks around the city. New Yorkshire Foods operated successfully for 14 years and Mr Swade is committed to continuing to service its customer base while adding new clients to the daily delivery run and expanding the range of menu options available to reflect changing tastes and special dietary requirements.

Owner and Executive Chef, David Swade, left behind his rosette starred restaurant career to channel his culinary expertise into outside catering with the formation of Blue Pepper in 2013.  With 25 years’ experience in the fine dining and hospitality sector, his interest in the corporate events and business sector prompted the initiative which has grown to support a professional team of eight skilled employees.

In acquiring New Yorkshire Foods this year, Blue Pepper is now operating four liveried vans delivering high quality lunches to the Leeds business sector, Monday to Friday; a service which complements its established outside catering service for events.

In addition to the new daily delivery van options, Blue Pepper will continue to supply businesses with superior hot and cold buffets for working breakfast, lunch and evening meetings and networking events. Weddings, hog roasts, BBQs and the Big Blue Whale fish and chips mobile catering solution will also continue to feature as a major sector of Blue Pepper Catering’s offering, along with marquee and event equipment hire.

Mr Swade explains: “Creating innovative amazing food is what gets the Blue Pepper team out of bed in the morning and we’re lucky to have a number of fantastic local suppliers for fresh ingredients which is the basis for quality catering. It’s very exciting to be growing and offering this new service to the business community in the area.”

Managers of business centres in the Leeds and surrounding areas are invited to request a sample tasting menu from the new delivery vans by calling David Swade on 0113 871 5999 or visiting www.bluepeppercatering.co.uk for more information.