Our Food Services Portfolio

Listen to Procurement Australia’s Food Services Category Manager, Iain Birrell, speaking about the benefits of our Food Services category and the large community of members that utilise this offering. Our ability to combine all our members’ needs, together with aggregated pricing, makes this portfolio exceptional!

Our member-focused foodservice procurement solutions have been negotiated with exclusive pricing for our Not-for-Profit members and all other member organisations. We take the legwork out of sourcing the highest quality foods. Our team is passionate about finding ways to help you maximise value and minimise waste, including Food Services benchmarking, implementation and escalation support.

Having launched our Food Services solution into the Aged Care Sector in 2010, we currently supply food to a value in excess of $40 million per annum in sales through our preferred partners. This means we can use our buying power to help you with savings for your Food Service purchases. We can also assist you in identifying any Food Service savings and efficiencies with a no-cost, obligation-free program and advisory service.

Some of our major partners include Bidfood, Bega Dairy and Drinks, Goodman Fielder, and M&J Chicken. We also have major manufacturing/supply partners, commercial equipment partner and specialist Food Services consultants.


Join our Next Food Services Training

Procurement Australia’s Food Services Training delivers training and information to industry professionals, aged care providers and their staff.

  • Increase knowledge in key food services areas
  • Provide practical application
  • Examples to support meal delivery
  • Support aged care standards & regulations
  • Latest scientific research & innovation in food services
  • Age home engagement and opportunity to connect with other homes
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Procurement Australia's partnership with the Good Meal Co

As part of our Procurement Australia partnership with the Good Meal Co, members are able to access an extensive range of ready-made meals tailored to match any organisational requirement or specification.

Our partnership means members have priority access to classic, pre-prepared meals to help deliver on a range of food service activities. With support from Good Meals’ national customer service team, our Food Services team can do even more to provide members with bespoke food service options with individual therapeutic and dietary needs in mind.

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Procurement Australia welcomes SPC’s return as preferred partner

Procurement Australia is proud to welcome leading Australian food manufacturer SPC back as a preferred Food Service partner.

The partnership between SPC and Procurement Australia will provide members with access to some of Australia’s most loved and recognised food brands, including Ardmona®, Goulburn Valley®, SPC® and SPC ProVital™.

SPC will service Procurement Australia’s entire Foodservice category, providing particular assistance to aged care and education members' food service needs.

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Our Solutions



Key Features and Benefits for Members

ONE-STOP PURCHASING

All-in-one, complete solutions for all your Food Services purchasing. Services are customised to your needs, so you can purchase as few or as many Food Services categories as you wish.

STRONG PARTNERSHIPS

Procurement Australia has partnered with leading Food Services manufacturers and suppliers for over 10 years, with a shared goal of supporting the not-for-profit sector.

ENHANCED EFFICIENCY

Maximise value and minimise wastage with our consultancy programs. We’ll uncover new ways to make your organisation’s Food Services procurement easier and more efficient.

PREFERENTIAL SERVICE

Procurement Australia’ large community of Members makes us a priority customer of all Food Services suppliers. As a Member, you enjoy preferential service and rapid support escalation.


Resource Library

Browse our library for helpful resources to assist Food Services in your sector:

Aged Care

Food Services Standards & Royal Commission Report

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Aged care homes in the last 12 months have faced major changes with the introduction of new Aged Care Standards, a Royal Commission highlighting challenges within the sector and increasing level of expectation from residents with consumer directed care.

View Resource (Foodservices Standard 4 (3) (f) Checklist Resource)

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Choice - Implementing Menu and Meal Strategies

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The Aged Care Standards have a high emphasis on consumer choice.

Foodservice operations are critical in being able to deliver choice through menu planning and mealtimes. 

View Resource (Standard 4 (3) (f) – Check list and supporting choice in foodservices)

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Food Safety - Update and Technology

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When preparing meals for others, whether as a community meals provider or at Aged Care homes – food safety is a crucial factor for your operations. Food safety is continually evolving and it’s essential to keep updated and get insight into how the sector is performing.

View Resources:

  1. Foodservices Fact Sheet 1
  2. Foodservices Fact Sheet 2

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High Protein and Energy Menu Planning

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We understand that every meal counts for Aged Care residents. Loss of appetite can lead to missed meals or smaller portions, making nourishment through high protein and energy meals/snacks even more vital. Foodservices play a key role in delivering nutrition and choice for Aged Care residents through effective menu planning practices. 

View Resources:

  1. Cookbook
  2. HEHP Diet Code Procedure
  3. Priestley’s Catalogue

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Food Presentation

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We understand that often aged-care kitchens are plating up a whole dining room in a short period of time. Meal presentation is more than just putting food onto a plate.

This webinar will examine meal presentation, the science behind how to present meals and provide practical demonstration techniques and quick solutions. 

View Resources:

  1. Meal Presentation Tips
  2. The Country Chef Bakery Co. Catalogue

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Education

Nutrition in School Canteens

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We understand that School Canteens play an essential role in the developing nutrition knowledge of young people. Canteens, for many years, have operated using nutrition guidelines, and these guidelines have been developed to assist canteen operators in selecting foods and support food manufacturers to develop canteen products. 

View Resource (Foodservices Education Cookbook)

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