Helping you do right by the people in your care.

With 160 years of procurement and menu management experience in the healthcare and medical catering sectors, we provide client-focused solutions to everyday problems.

As the UK’s leading healthcare sector partner, we work closely with over 3,000 care homes, saving them time and money. And we make sure to bring tangible value, efficiency and safety to their day-to-day operations in the process.

From food, drink and cleaning products to medical and sanitary supplies, EF-group can help you stock everything you need for your care home.


Industry experience and knowledge

We understand the challenge of providing nutritious, fortified food suited to residents with dementia, dysphagia and other conditions. We know that ensuring dignity in dining remains one of your top priorities, providing residents with healthy, individual choices that remain RDA and CQC-compliant.

Strengthened by powerful local and national supply chains that provide added security and traceability - and our partnerships with the likes of NACC, Anaphylaxis and Allergen Accreditation - ensure complete peace of mind from the second we start working with you.

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Supporting your chefs

We know your chefs work hard. So let’s make things a little easier for them. Together, we’ll curate cost-effective menus with flavour and nutrition to match and maintain CPRD using digital solutions to solve the toughest problems.

And to make sure they’re always improving their offerings, we provide chefs with developmental support days, getting them up to speed on key market products and trends. We’ll hone their skills with tailored training sessions. We’ll even step up your marketing by working with them to create a calendar of planned events.

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Simple-to-use system

Controlling CPRD. Managing menus. Greater insights into allergen and nutritional information. Staying on top of food safety compliance and budget handling, right down to multi-category and multi-supplier ordering. Our streamlined system can take care of your longest-standing operational issues with ease.

And through Power BI, visualising your most important data and metrics to drive your business forward is a breeze.

Whether you need a procurement or menu management tool, we have you covered.


Boost your buying power with Freshmarkets

Manage every step of your supply chain, from order to invoice, in one simple-to-use system.


Stay compliant with CaterCloud

Manage your menus with the industry’s most flexible allergen, nutrition, menu planning and costing solution.

Our Suppliers

We work with over 2,000 accredited local and national suppliers to the healthcare industry, making it easier than ever to stock your sites. Enjoy quality assurance throughout your supply chain with full product traceability.

Alternatively, if you already have your own preferred suppliers, our systems support external integration.

Our valued suppliers

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EF-group solutions make a difference


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Case Study

HC-One is the biggest provider of healthcare in the UK, operating more than 300 sites and providing a wide range of support options to its residents.

EF-group and HC-One have worked together for 19 years. As a trusted supplier, EF-group were asked to accelerate the digitisation of its hospitality team’s systems and services as part of its digital transformation programme.

It was clear that HC-One had a range of requirements: an online ordering platform integrated with their back-office software, the ability to present homes with their budgets, detailed and comprehensive reporting, and the ability to manage and plan recipes.

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EF-group supported HC-One every step of the way, starting with the provision of tablet devices for use across the business.

Over an 18-month period, EF-group have delivered the full Freshmarkets Purchase to Pay solution integrated into HC-One’s own back-office system, an integrated stock system, a budget module and the CaterCloud recipe, cost, nutrition and allergen system.

EF-group’s digital-first approach has revolutionised HC-One’s provision. Early collaborative sessions mapped out the requirements, the priorities and a delivery timeline, all based upon HC-One’s specific needs and wants.

Changing the way HC One serves you


Massively increased efficiency in ordering


Tighter financial control for home and area managers


A centralised and efficient control over recipe provision

We can deliver what our clients need

“I would recommend EF-group to other clients because I have worked with them now for five years. The flexibility, the adaptability and nothing is ever too much to ask. The support we’ve had has been second to none and I wouldn’t look at using anybody else.”

Chris Bonner HC-One Development Chef

Join EF-group to revolutionise your procurement and menu management