Kitchen Mate (Previously Hospitality Procurement Group) started as a way for cafes, restaurants and pubs to gain access to better prices for their produce and wholesale supplies.
The idea started in the UK where economies of scale mean restaurant chains have a huge advantage on receiving better food prices for their meats, poultry, dry & frozen goods and produce.
Having worked for the suppliers in the industry and seeing the difference in prices being charged the founder -Geoff Philcox decided to bring this idea back to Australia. By organising restaurants to purchase as a collective meant that they effectively become a chain and achieve preferential pricing on their food bill.
We save our member restaurants on average $42,248.10 at a savings percentage of 24% on their food costs annually.
We offer free comparisons to work out the savings for our members before they join so they know exactly how much they stand to save.
We have a focus to bring our members the best priced core items that they purchase.
This includes for restaurants & pubs: well priced meats like cheap striploin or porterhouse steak, eye fillet or tenderloin, the cheapest chicken breast and chicken breast schnitzels, quality salmon, butter, cream, ham and mozzarella cheese. We also negotiate cheap prices for all fruit & veg like broccolini, broccoli, potatoes, cheap avocadoes (by far), carrots, onions, pumpkin and all herbs.
For cafes we focus on getting our members the best quality and well priced avocadoes and we achieve this all year round. We also maintain very well priced spinach, rocket and salad mix. We also get the cheapest kale, broccolini and cherry tomatoes and micro herbs on the market.
Kitchen Mate’s mission is to support local restaurants and help them find and purchase high quality foods at low prices including meats, poultry, seafood, dry & frozen goods, fruit & veg, small goods and coffee.
We have achieved this with hundreds of happy customers and we are now making the experience even better by launching our online ordering system where you can order from all of your suppliers in our all in one easy to use ordering system.
“Kitchen Mate has allowed me to focus on operations and service. Keeping my food costs low is one thing I don’t need to worry about anymore”