Inspiring great meals from prepared foods since 1924

Pizza topping

September 4th, 2017

The Italians held the record for the world’s longest pizza, a 1.1 mile-long margherita made in Naples.

The Americans retaliated with a 1.3 mile long pizza! It took 18 hours to cook.

We didn’t supply the toppings for either of these but we do for so many in the U.K.


Being part of the Welsh food & drink industry

Established in 1924, Roberts of Port Dinorwic is a fourth generation business renowned within the prepared foods industry for the development and supply of an extensive range of meals and components to the restaurant, pub chain, leisure sector, foodservice, retail, manufacturing and public sector. Based near Caernarfon in North Wales Roberts of Port Dinorwic is part of a vibrant and growing Welsh food & drink industry.

Here’s a few facts & figures:

£16.8bn turnover across the Welsh food & drink supply chain
223,100 employed across retail/whoelsale, catering, agriculture & manufacturing
£128m retail sales of top Welsh brands in the UK
555 food & drink manufacturing business units
£2.2bn Wales’ spend on eating out
3 food innovation centres in Wales
£4m spent on R&D by Welsh food & drink businesses
Approximately 200 Great Taste Awards


BRC Global Standard Achievement

Roberts of Port Dinorwic are proud once again to be awarded a BRC Global Standard. This year a prestigious AA Grade accreditation was awarded.

BRC Global Standards are often now a fundamental requirement of leading retailers, manufacturers and food service organisations.

Roberts of port Dinorwic work with organisations to create delicious, consistently high-standard meals for the customer. The new product development team work alongside chefs and food buyers to develop fresh, exciting new dishes, based on research of food trends and emerging cuisines.


What’s the weather going to be?

With our food development and production plant located on the banks of the Menai Strait and the Snowdonia National Park just behind us, we are often asked “what’s the weather going to be this weekend?” by clients and suppliers who are planning a weekend or holiday to North Wales.

The answer a local Snowdonia farmer would give is “if you can’t see the mountains it’s raining, if you can see the mountains it’s due to rain.”

A leading UK supermarket is now putting weekend weather forecasts in its stores to assist customers with planning barbecues or parties. And announcements will be made over the PA system.

 


Public sector partnerships, we have the capacity to serve and the desire to care.

We have the capacity to serve meat-based prepared meals to you, yes. But we also have a love of food that translates into a dedicated, caring service. We work alongside you to help create dishes that delight your customers, whatever their specific needs or circumstances may be. We don’t settle for “just good enough.” Now you don’t have to either.

Our public sector partnership clients benefit from:

  • Individual, popular and inspiring meals, not off-the-shelf products
  • Special attention to dietary needs, from low salt meals, nutritional dishes, gluten-, nut- and dairy-free products to name just a few
  • Innovative ideas and fresh concepts fired by our passion for food and product development
  • Products that fit with the varying pressure and skill constraints of kitchens and staff
  • Better margins, reliable distribution and continuity of supply
  • Food that gives your clients consistent quality, value for money and superior taste
  • Long-term trading relationships and solidity – no “unknowns” or regular costly changes.

Sous vide benefits

If you have a sous vide requirement we would love to talk with you about it.

It’s very difficult and time consuming to consistently cook great food. Food ends up overcooked on the outside, with only a small portion in the center that is cooked to the temperature you want. Food loses flavor, overcooks easily, and ends up with a dry, chewy texture.

With precise temperature control in the production process, sous vide provides the following benefits:

Consistency. Because we cook your food to a precise temperature for a precise amount of time, you can expect very consistent results.

Taste. Food cooks in its juices. This ensures that the food is moist, juicy and tender.

Waste reduction. Traditionally prepared food dries out and results in waste. For example, on average, traditionally cooked steak loses up to 40% of its volume due to drying out. Steak cooked via precision cooking, loses none of its volume.

Flexibility. Traditional cooking can require constant attention. Precision cooking brings food to an exact temperature and holds it. There is no worry about overcooking.

 


Increase pride, passion and capacity in your kitchens

Trial new dishes, offer promotions and attract new customers with our prepared meals.

Roberts of Port Dinorwic has the pride, passion and capacity to become your prepared meal and centre-of-plate supplier and developer of choice. We’ll work with you to provide simple-to-cook dishes or components for a seamless and successful kitchen operation. From volume packs of high quality pulled meat to portions of exacting volume and standards, we have the knowledge, processes and skills to deliver quality, versatile food products according to your requirements.


Building reputations in manufacturing through quality meat components

Let us become a key part of your organisation’s success. We can help optimise your production process thanks to the development and supply of meal components and quick frozen products. Receive the raw ingredients as you need them, in the amounts you need, to exacting weight and volume specifications. We have the speed and capacity to work with you on tight deadlines, so you’re never left wanting.

Our manufacturing partners benefit from:

  • Individual, popular and inspiring meals, not off-the-shelf products
  • A flexible supplier willing to work with you on product development and production optimisation
  • Innovative ideas and fresh concepts fired by our passion for food and product development
  • Products that fit with the varying pressure and skill constraints of kitchens and staff
  • Better margins, reliable distribution and continuity of supply
  • Food that gives your clients consistent quality, value for money and superior taste
  • Long-term trading relationships and solidity – no “unknowns” or regular costly changes

Our manufacturing partners have won awards for their products, but you won’t find us shouting about that here. We honour strict confidentiality because each and every partner wants and receives something unique to them. Our integrity keeps it that way.


Commitment to the environment and our future

We are delighted that the progressive waste and recycling policy adopted by the Welsh Assembly is now reaping dividends, after figures released revealed that almost 60% of waste collected by local authorities in Wales is now being recycled.

Councils in Wales currently have the highest average recycling rate of all the devolved nations, recycling 59% of waste collected, thanks to an ambitious long-term waste strategy to reduce waste and recycle 70% of all waste collected by local authorities.

Roberts of Port Dinorwic believe passionately in supporting these measures which protect our environment and are continuously reviewing the internal waste and recycling systems and introducing new measures where possible to make processes more efficient and reduce waste.


Roberts of Port Dinorwic limited edition notebooks!

For those of you who have received one of our rather luxurious notebooks we hope it has been of use. If you are close to filling the pages with all your menu ideas, ingredient lists and detailed seasonal plans and would like another one sending before we run out just drop Simon a note and he’ll put one in the post. simon.davies@roberts-wales.co.uk

 


Est. 1924