Imaginative Teaching Resources & Inspirational Career Ideas from the Chilled Food Industry

Employing more than 60,000 people in the UK and making 12,000 different foods the UK’s chilled prepared food manufacturing industry is fast-paced, constantly changing and seriously demanding. It is one of the world’s most innovative and advanced food sectors and the UK market for chilled prepared foods is currently worth around £12bn.

Expanding at around 5% each year the industry has an urgent demand for high calibre students and graduates.

Currently there are an estimated 200 science degree-requiring vacant roles in the sector.

The Chilled Food Association (CFA), the people behind Chilled Education, represents some of the biggest UK chilled food manufacturers. Its members supply major retailers with foods ranging from sandwiches and prepared salad to chilled prepared meals and desserts.