OUR CHEFS COOK YOUR FOOD EVERYDAY. THAT IS WHY WE ENCOURAGE THEM TO VISIT SUPPLIERS, TO EAT IN LOCAL RESTAURANTS, TAKE THEM ON FORAGING EXPEDITIONS AND ABOVE ALL, NURTURE THEIR LOVE OF HOSPITALITY.
We look after our suppliers. And they look after us. It sounds so simple. But you’d be surprised how many people just don’t get it. So how does it work?
We deal mostly with small and local independent suppliers. They’re friends as well as business partners. They provide high quality foods and consistently excellent service. We pay them on time. They pull out all the stops for us, day in day out. Everybody’s happy. Especially our customers.
JK Thomson | Fishmonger based in East Lothian
We value our suppliers as much as they value us. Long term relationships and trust leads to better quality of supply. JK Thomson is a great fishmonger that has supplied Albacore for five years with locally sourced fish and shellfish. They understand our business and we understand theirs. Our chefs visit their premises, and their boats, and value the personal relationship that has been built between the two companies. There is no better feeling for a chef than to know exactly where the fish they are serving has been fished from, and that the supplier is sensitive to the long term sustainability of the oceans.