Do you sometimes wonder about where do restaurants and cafes get their supplies from? How do they manage to keep it fresh? Do they do the shopping themselves, or do they hire someone to do it, or do they outsource? Well, today we’re introducing you to Gourmet Foods Express, a company that is run by Hana Dawood along with her partner Mohammed Abdulaal that is specialized in just that.
Gourmet Foods Express is one of the leading food distribution companies in Bahrain that supplies fresh fruits and vegetables to clients in the food industry such as cafes, restaurants, and hotels. Some of their clients include: Nomad, The Breakfast Club, Fresco, Wok Station, Nestle Toll House, and many more.
The company is not only limited to supplying fresh fruits and vegetables, in fact it has started to expand and started including nuts, flour, eggs and other dry items to the list. Another exciting milestone for the company is that they have recently launched an online website for deliveries of the requested products which you can have right at your doorsteps, isn’t that just so awesome?
When asked about how Gourmet Foods Express is different than other suppliers, Hana said that they’re HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) certified, which is a systematic preventive approach to food safety from biological, chemical, and physical hazards in the production process that can cause the finished product to be unsafe, so the HACCP is designed to reduce these risks. According to Hana it is very rare for companies in Bahrain to get this certification. “Many luxury establishments and restaurants are HACCP certified so they look for HACCP certified suppliers. This not only makes us attractive in the market but guarantees the quality of our produce to the consumers. We assure our clients that we choose the best location possible to source our produce straight to our consumers,” Hana says.
Moreover, what further contributed to Gourmet Foods Express success is Tamkeen’s continuous support and encouragement. It had provided the company with a financial aid, which allowed it to purchase a truck and two vans that Tamkeen covered 50% of. “This allowed us to continue our growth with no difficult financial obstacles. For many startup companies, a “push” is necessary,” Hana adds.
Additionally, Tamkeen’s “Technical Scheme” has hugely impacted Gourmet Foods Express in a positive manner. Because of the Scheme, they were able to handle more clients, take larger orders, organize and schedule their timings in a better manner in order to meet their client’s standards and maintain a good reputation.
Interested in ordering fresh food, or just curious about Gourmet Foods Express? Then check out their website by clicking here. You can also check out their updates by following them on social media: @gourmetfoodsexpress on Instagram and Facebook.