Japanese business leaders head to Pioneer

japan1smlOn 23 September 2013 we were delighted to host a visit from Kiwao Komiya of the Japanese Foodservice Companies Association and the heads of six of the biggest foodservice companies in Japan.

They were on a fact finding mission in the UK before flying to Germany to meet counterparts over there.

Kiwao and his colleagues toured the facilities at Pioneer's Rosehill head office before a brief trip into town to visit the company's city centre shop and Carlisle cathedral.

At lunchtime our visitors joined us for a traditional lunch of roast beef, baked ham and Cumberland sausage with all the trimmings, followed by homemade sticky toffee pudding and English Lakes dairy ice cream, washed down with a glass of real ale.

It was a pleasure to meet such lovely people who, whilst from a completely different culture, share the same passion that we do working in and supplying to the catering trade.

Steak pie is Gold Award winner

Steak PieWe are delighted to announce that Pioneer's Large Steak Pie has been presented with a gold award by the English Beef and Lamb Executive. It was selected along with a handful of others to go forward to the final of "England's Best Steak Pie Competition 2013".

It is packed full our own farm assured Lakeland Beef which is sourced from CA and LA Cumbrian postcode areas. This is then smothered in rich gravy and encased in a shortcrust pastry base and puff pastry egg-glazed top.

Pioneer golden ticket winner revealed

Food Show 2013 WinnerThanks to all our customers who attended the 2013 Food Show on 24th and 25th February. The show was a huge success with around 1,300 visitors placing over 1,900 orders.

The Pioneer Golden Ticket was drawn after the show and we are pleased to reveal that Keith Taylor from the Butchers Arms in Crosby Ravensworth near Penrith was the lucky winner of a £1000 credit note.

Keith’s Area Sales Manager Sue Finnigan went to give Keith the good news. A stunned Keith said ‘I can’t believe it – I never win anything!’