Are you up to the challenge?

About Country Range
In 2016 the Country Range brand has taken over the lead sponsorship of the Student Chef Challenge, the key industry competition ran in conjunction with the Craft Guild of Chefs.

With a 25 year foodservice heritage, Country Range is widely recognised by caterers as a trusted and reliable brand delivering consistent quality.

The comprehensive range of grocery and frozen products is developed specifically for foodservice use by professional caterers, with our products an integral ingredient in kitchens throughout the country. From basic commodities through to finished products, the Country Range brand provides caterers with a value for money proposition without any need to compromise on taste or quality. They operate a vigorous new product development and improvement programme within the Country Range Development Kitchen. As part of the development of the Country Range brand, they working with manufacturers to minimise packaging waste where possible by introducing innovative packaging solutions.

Product sourcing, manufacture and quality controls are audited to the highest standards of the food industry. Product quality is maintained by specialists in food standards and technology employed to conduct regular product testing across the range. All of the Country Range Brand suppliers are BRC accredited.

For more information regarding the range of products, with hundreds of ready-to-use recipes covering all sectors of the foodservice industry please visit the Country Range website at

The Country Range brand is developed and produced by the Country Range Group and is distributed exclusively by the 12 independent wholesalers that make up the Group. The group works closely with its members to provide the best possible range of products across frozen, chilled and grocery.

The Country Range central office works on behalf of 12 independent wholesale food suppliers who operate out of 18 depots throughout the UK and Ireland.

With the resource of a national group and the personal service of regional wholesalers, the Group has have a winning combination which is serving an increasing number of caterers around the UK.

Each Country Range wholesaler offers unrivalled service based on:

  • Local knowledge / service
  • Flexibility
  • A comprehensive product offering, including our own brand – Country Range
  • Value for money
  • Regular promotions
  • Accredited to national standards
  • National scale

To locate your nearest Country Range Group wholesaler, click here.

We are delighted to support this well-respected competition. It is important that students are given the opportunity to showcase their skills within the industry. The Student Chef competition not only does this but, throughout the course of the competition, provides further support and development of their talent. We are excited to be working with the colleges, students and the Craft Guild of Chefs to build an even greater event. Coral Rose

Managing Director, Country Range Group

Why you should get involved