Meet Mark Farmer, Founder of FDS Ltd

Mark Farmer, Founder of Food Development Services LtdFrom a young age, one of my biggest ambitions was to run my own catering business. In 2004 with over 20 years experience gained from a diverse range of roles I saw a need and opportunity for a 360 degree food development service that was flexible and committed to working collaboratively with caterers in all fields to help and support them get the best out of their business.

My experience began by learning my craft skills working in all types of catering operations from fine dining, hotels and restaurants to industrial and outside catering sector.

The desire to bring my passion and ideas into the then fledgling pub dining arena was realised when I joined Wolverhampton and Dudley Breweries (Marston’s) in a role as Food Development Manager. I was responsible for all things food, menu development, (branded and non-branded), catering training, specialised food projects and concept roll outs through to equipment purchasing, kitchen design and installations.

After 12 very successful years a fresh challenge appeared on the horizon and I moved into the very competitive world of frozen food manufacturing where, among many areas of responsibilities my key focus was  innovation,  product development  and sales. Over several years and having helped to successfully re-launch two food manufacturing businesses back into the food service market place with a greater point of difference, better product portfolio and a more diverse range of manufacturing capability, I decided it was my time to go it alone and set up Food Development Services Ltd!

Through my years in the industry I have been fortunate to have worked with some great people and some of those very same people continue to make up the now extended team at FDS Ltd.

The core strengths of the team at FDS Ltd are capability, reliability, honesty and a clear PRACTICAL approach to all our work.

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Services Overview

FDS Ltd offer a variety of services, all designed to suit your specific needs. Please browse the links below to view our services in more detail.

Contact Us

Whatever your needs, please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to discuss your specific requirements in more detail.

Phone: 01562 851 387
Mobile: 07799 062 895