➥ Current Hours

Sysco Bahamas continues to follow all government mandates on servicing the public during the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic in 2020.

HOURS:

  • Monday to Friday, gates open 8AM and close at 4PM for pickup
  • Saturday 7AM-12PM
  • Closed on Sunday
  • Closed all Bahamian public holidays

 Our recent health safety measures remain in place, to control social distancing and protect our staff and customers.

✪  All customers entering the property must be wearing a mask
✪  All customers are subject to temperature check
✪  All customers must adhere to strict social distancing while on BFS property

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Wholesale Pick-Up: Order in Advance

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Sysco Bahamas is happy to announce that our Wholesale Pickup department has re-opened on Saturdays for Cash & Carry service. Hours are 8AM to 4PM, Monday through Friday, and 7AM to 12PM on Saturdays. 

Did you know that you can place your order in advance? Contact us to place your order in advance and reduce your wait time.

  • Call (242) 361-2000 and ask the receptionist for Wholesale Pickup
  • Send a WhatsApp message to (242) 829-3147
  • Email wholesalepickup@bahamafood.com
  • Leave a Message (242) 361-2000 ext. 2023 receive a callback within 1 hour

Mask Required | Temperature Check

Social Distancing Enforced | Security on Hand

HOURS

Monday to Friday
Gates open 8AM
Gates close 4PM for pickup
Saturday 7AM-4PM
Closed Sunday
Closed Bahamian public holidays

Orders taken until 3:30PM

Collect by 4PM

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Sysco Bahamas in the Agri-Tourism Discussion

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The Graduate Studies & Research department of the University of The Bahamas has collaborated with the Tourism Development Corporation to discuss sustainable Tourism in The Bahamas, via a series of online webinars using Zoom and YouTube. A select group of individuals puts their minds together and talk about

A very pertinent discussion is on the future of Agri-Tourism, finding ways to reduce our reliance on imported foods and make Agriculture a viable industry for Bahamians. Don Carnine, President of Sysco Bahamas Food Services is a panelist in a discussion entitled Untapped Potential – Capitalizing on Agri-Tourism in a Post Covid-19 Era.

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➥ Curfew & Lockdown Hours – updated 20 May 2020

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Sysco Bahamas (BFS) has followed all government mandates on servicing the public during the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic in 2020. Regular hours and service levels are resumed as of Monday, 18th May 2020 during weekdays only. BFS remains closed on Saturday and Sunday as per the lockdown requirements for Nassau, Bahamas.

➥ Walk-in customers are now accepted during normal business hours.

HOURS:

  • Monday to Friday, gates open 8AM and close at 4PM for pickup
  • Closed Saturday & Sunday
  • Closed all Bahamian public holidays

 Our recent health safety measures remain in place, to control social distancing and protect our staff and customers.

✪  All customers entering the property must be wearing a mask
✪  All customers are subject to temperature check
✪  All customers must adhere to strict social distancing while on BFS property

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➥ Curfew & Lockdown Hours – March & April 2020

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In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, Sysco Bahamas (BFS) has made changes to our regular operating hours and has put in place updated security and health safety measures. As a primary wholesaler upon which many local companies depend, Sysco Bahamas is considered an “Essential Service” and is therefore available to service customers within the new parameters.

No walk-in customers can be accepted at this time. Security will only allow customers with a verified order number and appointment time to access the property.

✪ All customers entering the property must be wearing a mask
✪ All customers are subject to temperature check
✪ No walk-in customers without an order
✪ All customers must adhere to strict social distancing while on BFS property

➥ HOURS: Monday to Friday, gates open 8AM and close at 4PM for pickup.

LOCKDOWN UPDATE: BFS is currently scheduled to be closed every Saturday in May 2020 as per Bahamian law. However, this is subject to change as the country adapts to changing conditions and issues new alerts and directives. Check this page for updates, or contact your BFS sales rep.

ORDER UPDATES: Cut-off times, delivery and pick up.

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How to Properly Sanitize Your Restaurant

This is the time, more than ever, to learn how to sanitize your restaurant and the best practices to do so. Cleaning and sanitizing are both essential tasks but are different from each other.

The Importance of Sanitizing

So what’s the difference between cleaning versus sanitizing? According to the ServSafe, “Cleaning removes food and other types of soil from a surface such as a countertop or a plate. Sanitizing reduces the number of pathogens on the clean surface to a safe level.

These both go hand in hand and are essential in the back of the house and in front of the house.

When sanitizing correctly, you can kill 99% of bacteria, fungi, and some microbes. You must mix sanitizing solutions at a certain concentration level and leave it on surfaces for at least 60 seconds.

First you clean, then sanitize, then finally, disinfect. Disinfecting kills bacteria and viruses, but it must be done right to be effective. It is recommended that disinfectants must stay in contact on a surface for 10 minutes. SPEAK TO YOUR BFS SALES REP about availability on professional cleaning products by NCL.

To be effective while cleaning and sanitizing, you should follow this 5 step process:

1. Scrape or remove food from the surface

This is the key first step to prevent the spread of food in the further steps. It’s better to use a disposable paper towel or cloth to absorb liquids and food particles.

2. Wash the surface

Use a safe cleaning solution to help dissolve any leftover food residue and dirt. Try using a chemically treated disposable wipe to limit the growth of odor-causing bacteria.

3. Rinse the surface

Rinse the surface with water to remove the cleaning solution. This is a necessary step because cleaning solutions are not compatible with sanitizers. If mixed, the sanitizer will not work.

4. Sanitize the surface

This step gets rid of all the leftover invisible germs. Sanitizing reduces the risk of cross-contamination and the spread of viruses.  This step is often overlooked and it is the most important.

Normally, restaurants will use chlorine or a quaternary-based sanitizer. Then it is best to use a disposable wipe that can spread the sanitizer on the surface. A paper towel or cloth is not ideal for this task as it will absorb the sanitizer. Instead, you want to leave it on the surface for enough time to kill pathogens.

5. Allow the surface to dry

Most people in the restaurant industry know that this is a time-consuming task but it’s a must. Allowing the sanitizer to air dry for at least 60 seconds, it can kill the germs it comes into contact with. The time to allow the surface to dry is well worth the wait to ensure the safety of your customers and staff.

During this time, extra measures need to be put into place to continue proper sanitation. The cleaning doesn’t end once these steps are finished.

Extra Measures to Take

Do you know when it’s the proper time to clean and sanitize? In a restaurant, everything needs to always remain clean. But, once a surface has come into contact with food, it needs to be cleaned and sanitized.

To ensure that your restaurant is properly cleaned, check out this checklist. It includes daily, weekly, monthly, and even annually cleaning projects.

Each shift shares responsibility for keeping the restaurant clean. With this checklist, you can make sure there’s no gap in cleanliness.

Here are 3 tips to ensure clean and sanitary food-contact surfaces: 

1. Reinforce the need for vigilant cleaning and sanitizing practices

Sanitizing is essential for preventing the spread of pathogens from equipment to food. All equipment needs to be cleaned and sanitized after each use.

This includes sanitizing surfaces after contact with different foods. After touching raw vegetables or meats, you must sanitize that surface. Even if you are interrupted in the middle of the task, it’s best to start fresh and sanitize what you were working on.

It’s important to know that cleaning and sanitizing are different, but both essential.

2. Review your cleaning and sanitizing products

The cleaning solutions in your restaurant need to be stable, noncorrosive, and safe to use. Make sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions and your local regulatory requirements.

3. Train your staff when to clean and sanitize a food-contact surface

Food-contact surfaces need to be cleaned after each use. This includes utensils and equipment after the use of different types of foods. If these items are in constant use, you must clean and sanitize at least every 4 hours.

Another tip to put in place in your restaurant is color-coding cleaning towels. Certain colored towels for different cleaning tasks will allow for less cross-contamination. You can also have different ones for the front of the house versus the back to look better to your customers.

Factors that go into cleanliness 

Sanitizing your restaurant from within starts with what you do before work. Proper hygiene and correct handwashing can help reduce cross-contamination in your restaurant.

Hygiene starts before coming into work and it’s an essential action to protect ourselves.  Showering before work and wearing clean clothes can support cleanliness in the restaurant.

Something that is often overlooked is the importance of regularly washing your hands. Wash your hands before coming into contact with any food or food-related tasks. Scrub and wash for 20 seconds after touching anything that could increase cross-contamination.

Go the extra mile! Because of the 2020 COVID crisis, it’s critical to keep your business safe. Use this as an opportunity to get your staff properly trained. Deliver consistent food safety and keep your restaurant clean.

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Restaurant Marketing 101: How to Get Your Restaurant Noticed

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What captures your customer’s attention? Is it your restaurant’s menu? Location? Or maybe it’s catchy marketing?

For many of today’s consumers, their attention needs to be grabbed quickly and then action needs to be taken to keep it. With restaurant experiences changing and consumer habits evolving, we need to find new ways to engage with customers. Our day to day restaurant marketing strategy efforts needs to be nimble and ever-evolving.

Why is this important? The goal is to be top of mind, increase your credibility, and gain your customers’ trust. Your customers care about the message you’re sending, online and in-person.

Here is your Restaurant Marketing 101 course: 8 things you can do to get your restaurant noticed: 

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International Women’s Day

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#EachforEqual – the global theme for this year’s International Women’s Day – emphasizes that an equal world is an enabled world, where each of us has a responsibility for creating gender balance in our company, in our industry and in our society.

Here at Sysco Bahamas we have a tremendous amount of Women that have contributed toward the building and success of this business and they play a pivotal role with the continued sustainability of Sysco Bahamas going forward. We are proud to honour the Women that demonstrate a sincere desire to achieve greatness with career aspirations, being great partners, loving mothers and a Pillar Within Society.

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