Porridge maker flies high as it secures British Airways listing

Wolfys/Kitchen Garden Foods, Stroud, Gloucestershire – 10.01.2019Picture by Carl Hewlett/Stand Out Studio 2019 © Stand Out Studio Ltd

Stroud based Kitchen Garden Foods, the brains behind the delicious Wolfys porridge brand have secured a listing with British Airways for its Wolfys porridge and couscous pots.

Commercial Director and joint owner, James Horwood said: “Getting a listing with British Airways has been years in the making. A major airline listing was always one of my main goals when I joined the business seven years ago, and has been a company ambition for years more.  That goal was finally achieved in the latter part of 2020 when I was in conversation with them, via Tourvest (which facilitates the supply), about a potential opportunity for their new menu.”

And after supplying many samples, more product development and conversation, James heard the good news that British Airways loved the product and were going to list not one, but two lines. He said: “For us, as a small family run business, this is a really special feather in our cap and something that puts our amazing town on the map.

“We’ve seen some delays during Covid, expectedly, but their first order is due to leave us in January and as covid restrictions lift we’ll see an increase of orders, giving our company really excellent growth.

“Its great to see our Stroud-made product hitting many thousands of flights.”

Wolfys Creamy Honey (which was designed especially for British Airways) and Root Veg Couscous will be on all Short Haul and non-EU flights.

Wolfys has see significant success since its conception with national listings including Waitrose, CO-OP, Booths, Ocado, GWR Trains, East Midlands Trains, Flybe (crew bags), Eurowings and hundreds of independent coffee shops and retailers.

Award-winning Kitchen Garden Foods, which owns and manufacturers the instant porridge and couscous pots in Gloucestershire was founded in 1989 employ around 20 staff at their production facilities at Salmon Springs in Stroud.