ABOUT US

ABOUT US

UCC at a Glance

At UCC Catering is not just about food. Catering is about hospitality, creating moments and connecting people. Hospitality is a truly Bahraini virtue. And just like Bahrain, UCC has embodied the true spirit of Arabian hospitality in its everyday operations and customer relationships.

United Caterers and Contractors, a leading Bahraini Company specialized in turnkey catering, hospitality management and services, exemplifies this Arabian virtue.

Using superior customer management processes to meet the wide-ranging needs of the ever-growing Bahraini market, UCC’s outsourcing solutions include Management of labour accommodation facilities, Public Security Forces & Detainees, Employee canteens for medium and large industries, Student and staff cafeterias for educational institutions and hospitality establishments.

At UCC, surpassing our clients’ expectations is our business goal.

Established in 1974 with an office on Government Avenue, Unitag House, Bab Al Bahrain, Manama.

Approximately 200 dedicated catering specialists serve over 10,000 meals every day.

Currently produces over 5 million meals and serves approximately 2 million people per year.

Clientele include The Ministry of Interior, Labour Camps, the Hospitality sector and The Ministry of Transportation & Telecommunications (Bahrain International Airport Modernization Project).

Heritage of Service
Year No. of People Served Year No. of People Served
2017 1,740,000 2011 1,275,000
2016 1,589,000 2010 1,190,000
2015 1,390,000 2009 1,415,000
2014 1,383,000 2008 1,433,000
2013 1,409,000 2007 1,272,000
2012 1,270,000 2006 1,152,000

Steady year on year growth has made UCC a major force in the catering industry.

Chairman’s Message

UCC was established in 1974 and recently we have celebrated 40 years of catering and serving to the Bahraini market. When I look back at the decades of service under the UCC flagship I feel humbled at the progress we have made as a company. Today we produce over 5 million meals and serve approximately 2 million people per year.

Food is at the core of our market offering. Our team of specialist chefs make delicious and appealing meals that meet the diverse budgetary needs of any organization. Be it for hotel staff, a canteen, a management dining room for executives, a large-scale meal service for blue collar workers, Public Security Force personnel, UCC is up to the task; igniting your sense of taste.

Virtues to Arabian hospitality can be seen in the way we conduct our business. Taking care of our customers’ needs is our culture. UCC’s proven processes and procedures have helped us retain our valued clientele while constantly adding new ones to the fold in Bahrain.

Committed to excellence in food quality, preparation and presentation, UCC is always at hand to create tailored services to suit the clients’ budget and palate.

Bon Appetite!

Jamil A Wafa

Our Culture

At UCC, excellence is paramount. It is not just an expression but also our culture for doing business.

Professionalism in how we deal with our customers and satisfying their needs. Professionalism can be seen in how we maintain our benchmarked operational standards and make our 200 odd employees feel at home.

UCC has consistently set new standards of service to deliver customer satisfaction. By aligning our strategic corporate goals with those of our valued customers, we have achieved one of the highest client retention rates in the industry.

We consider our employees as our most valuable resource and asset. By providing them with an environment that is conducive towards performance and rewards professionalism and efficiency, UCC has been able to ensure the needs and expectations of our customers are met at all times.

UCC fully recognize the fundamental importance of Training in ensuring constant and consistent delivery of the highest standard. We firmly believe that there is no substitute for operating in “real life” situations and as such, our in-house training programs focus on interactive and practical training.

UCC at a
Glance
At UCC Catering is not just about food. Catering is about hospitality, creating moments and connecting people. Hospitality is a truly Bahraini virtue. And just like Bahrain, UCC has embodied the true spirit of Arabian hospitality in its everyday operations and customer relationships.United Caterers and Contractors, a leading Bahraini Company specialized in turnkey catering, hospitality management and services, exemplifies this Arabian virtue.

Using superior customer management processes to meet the wide-ranging needs of the ever-growing Bahraini market, UCC’s outsourcing solutions include Management of labour accommodation facilities, Public Security Force & Detainees, Employee canteens for medium and large industries, Student and staff cafeterias for educational institutions and hospitality establishments.

At UCC, surpassing our clients’ expectations is our business goal.

Established in 1974 with an office on Government Avenue, Unitag House, Bab Al Bahrain, Manama.

Approximately 200 dedicated catering specialists serve over 10,000 meals every day.

Affiliated with Qatar Caterers and Contractors, the leading Catering and Facilities Management Company in Qatar. http://qcc-qa.com

Currently produces over 5 million meals and serves approximately 2 million people per year.

Clientele include The Ministry of Interior, Labour Camps, the Hospitality sector and The Ministry of Transportation & Telecommunications (Bahrain International Airport Modernization Project).

Heritage of
Service
Year No. of People Served Year No. of People Served
2016 1,740,000 2011 1,275,000
2015 1,589,000 2010 1,190,000
2014 1,390,000 2009 1,415,000
2013 1,383,000 2008 1,433,000
2012 1,409,000 2007 1,272,000
2011 1,270,000 2006 1,152,000

Steady year on year growth has made UCC a major force in the catering industry.

Chairman’s
Message

UCC was established in 1974 and recently we have celebrated 40 years of catering and serving to the Bahraini market. When I look back at the decades of service under the UCC flagship I feel humbled at the progress we have made as a company. Today we produce over 5 million meals and serve approximately 2 million people per year.

Food is at the core of our market offering. Our team of specialist chefs make delicious and appealing meals that meet the diverse budgetary needs of any organization. Be it for hotel staff, a canteen, a management dining room for executives, a large-scale meal service for blue collar workers, Public Security Force personnel, UCC is up to the task; igniting your sense of taste.

Virtues to Arabian hospitality can be seen in the way we conduct our business. Taking care of our customers’ needs is our culture. UCC’s proven processes and procedures have helped us retain our valued clientele while constantly adding new ones to the fold in Bahrain.

Committed to excellence in food quality, preparation and presentation, UCC is always at hand to create tailored services to suit the clients’ budget and palate.

Bon Appetite!
Jamil A Wafa

Our
Culture

At UCC, excellence is paramount. It is not just an expression but also our culture for doing business.

Professionalism in how we deal with our customers and satisfying their needs. Professionalism can be seen in how we maintain our benchmarked operational standards and make our 200 odd employees feel at home.

UCC has consistently set new standards of service to deliver customer satisfaction. By aligning our strategic corporate goals with those of our valued customers, we have achieved one of the highest client retention rates in the industry.

We consider our employees as our most valuable resource and asset. By providing them with an environment that is conducive towards performance and rewards professionalism and efficiency, UCC has been able to ensure the needs and expectations of our customers are met at all times.

UCC fully recognize the fundamental importance of Training in ensuring constant and consistent delivery of the highest standard. We firmly believe that there is no substitute for operating in “real life” situations and as such, our in-house training programs focus on interactive and practical training.

OUR PARTNERS

OUR PARTNERS

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
UCC has the ability to cater to a wide range of clients. From Ministry of Interior Formations to Ministry of Defense / Air Force exercises, from Hotel cafeterias to Labour accommodation facilities. UCC’s range of cost options make it an ideal partner to meet a client’s catering needs.
Corporate Catering

Arabtec-TAV Joint Venture (for Bahrain Intl. Airport Modernization Project)
International BECHTEL Company Ltd. (ALBA Line-6 expansion project)
DANIELI Construction International SpA (ALBA Line-6 Expansion project)
ALBA (Aluminium Bahrain)
Gulf Aluminium Rolling Mill Co. (Garmco)
Gulf Industrial Investment Co. (GIIC)
ABB SAE Sadelmi- Hidd Power Plant
BAMCO (Bahrain Alloys Manufacturing Co)
Saudi Oger Limited
ALTRAD RB Hilton (Cape)
Shaw-Nass Middle East WLL
Saudi Archirodon Ltd.
Brown & Root
Saipem – Snamprogetti
Mondelez Bahrain Biscuits WLL
Prep Food Transportation SPC

Ministries & Government of Bahrain

Ministry of Interior – Public Security & Detainees
Ministry of Defense – US Navy & US Air Force
Bahrain Defense Force (BDF) Hospital Cafeteria
Bahrain National Guard (BNG)
Ministry of Health – Salmaniya Medical Centre
Bahrain Defence Force – Mohammed Bin Khalifa Bin Salman Al-Khalifa Specialist Cardiac Centre

Schools & Universities

Arabian Gulf University
The Indian School of Bahrain
Applied Science University
University of Bahrain
The Bahrain Bayan School
Shaika Hessa Girls’ School

Hospitality Catering

InterContinental Regency Bahrain Hotel
Movenpick Hotel Bahrain
Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa Hotel
Novotel Al Dana Resort Bahrain
Al Bander Hotel & Resort
Al Areen Palace & Spa
ART Rotana Amwaj Island Bahrain
Ramada Hotel & Suites Amwaj Islands
Wyndham Gardens Manama

UCC has the ability to cater to a wide range of clients. From Ministry of Interior Formations to Ministry of Defense / Air Force exercises, from Hotel cafeterias to Labour accommodation facilities. UCC’s range of cost options make it an ideal partner to meet a client’s catering needs.
Corporate Catering

Arabtec-TAV Joint Venture (for Bahrain Intl. Airport Modernization Project)
International BECHTEL Company Ltd. (ALBA Line-6 expansion project)
DANIELI Construction International SpA (ALBA Line-6 Expansion project)
ALBA (Aluminium Bahrain)
Gulf Aluminium Rolling Mill Co. (Garmco)
Gulf Industrial Investment Co. (GIIC)
ABB SAE Sadelmi- Hidd Power Plant
BAMCO (Bahrain Alloys Manufacturing Co)
Saudi Oger Limited
RB Hilton (Cape)
Shaw-Nass Middle East WLL
Saudi Archirodon Ltd.
Brown & Root
Saipem – Snamprogetti

Ministries & State of Bahrain

Ministry of Interior – Public Security & Detainees
Ministry of Defense – US Navy & US Air Force
Bahrain Defense Force (BDF) Hospital Cafeteria
Bahrain National Guard (BNG)
Ministry of Health – Salmaniya Medical Centre

Schools & Universities

Arabian Gulf University
The Indian School of Bahrain
Applied Science University
University of Bahrain
The Bahrain Bayan School
Shaika Hessa Girls’ School

Hospitality Catering

InterContinental Regency Bahrain Hotel
Movenpick Hotel Bahrain
Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa Hotel
Novotel Al Dana Resort Bahrain
Al Bander Hotel & Resort
Al Areen Palace & Spa
ART Rotana Amwaj Island Bahrain
Ramada Hotel & Suites Amwaj Islands

Our People

Our People

Syed A Ahmad

Chief Executive & Executive Director

Nasser Zeorob

Director of Operations

Margaret A Orr

Senior HR Administrator

Suresh Sankaran

Chief Accounts Officer

Faisal M Chowdhury

Business Development Coordinator

Inayath Ullah Khan

Senior Purchasing Officer

Abhilash Madhavan

Senior Accountant

Mohd Irfan Dar

Senior Food Hygienist

Saif Ahmad

Senior Operations & HR Manager

Narmine Youssef

Project Operations Manager

Yasmine Youssef

HR Manager

Suja Joseph

Patients Food Service Manager & Clinical Dietitian

Ahmad Othman Mahmoud

Executive Chef & Production Manager

MARKET LEADERSHIP & RELIABILITY

MARKET LEADERSHIP & RELIABILITY

Embodying the virtue of Arabian hospitality, we treat our clients like family. True partners.
This is the main reason to which we attribute our success.

2 million

Number of people served per year

5 million

Number of meals produced per year

Reliable & Professional

Ensuring top customer satisfaction

Cost Effective

Meeting a wide range of customer needs

Safe

International caliber food safety and hygiene standards

Share of business

Ministries & Government Depts.
Corporate Catering
Hospitality Catering

Year Meals Served
2017 5,230,000
2016 4,569,000
2015 4,170,000
2014 4,149,000
2013 4,228,000
2012 3,810,000
2011 3,825,000
2010 3,570,000
2009 4,246,000
2008 4,299,000
2007 3,815,000

Operating Philosophy

Operating Philosophy

A UCC customer’s experience is managed professionally from the point of sale to the delivery of service. By focusing on not just meeting the needs but augmenting our offering by anticipating future requirements, UCC’s experienced team can provide an innovative and cost-effective proposal.


A UCC customer’s experience is managed professionally from the point of sale to the delivery of service. By focusing on not just meeting the needs but augmenting our offering by anticipating future requirements, UCC’s experienced team can provide an innovative and cost-effective proposal.

Focused on Quality

Focused on Quality


Great service is the only criterion that makes a catering assignment outstanding. The food needs to be of optimal quality to begin with. Product quality and service have a symbiotic relationship. One must support the other in order to make the end product exceptional.

Aligning the needs of the client with our commitment to providing excellence, UCC’s Quality Pledge promotes measurable standards of top-tier service.

UCC Quality Pledge

“UCC pledges to continually endeavor to exceed quality expectations

The management, catering specialists and staff commit to the meeting of all requirements for optimal customer satisfaction as a priority. By determining controls for the type of initial products used and successively monitoring customer satisfaction at the end, UCC promises to evolve its offering.

Endeavoring to drive improvements on the Quality & Hygiene Policy, each department promises to integrate the best practices into training new staff and to conducting periodic Quality Awareness Training programs for existing employees.

UCC also commits to maintain, meet and strive to exceed client expectations.”

Safety & Hygiene

Safety & Hygiene

UCC has been assessed and certified as meeting the requirements of ISO 22000: 2018 & ISO 45001 : 2018…

We all know that forgetting about food safety is a surefire recipe for disaster.

Safeguarding food and enabling our workforce to maintain the highest international-level of food safety standards, UCC has comprehensively implemented the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) program.

Alleviating risks to avoid unfortunate incidents, HACCP implements ‘best practice’ protocols as promoted by the Food Safety and Inspection Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as well as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

UCC’s salient mechanisms include:
      • Monitoring and controlling the temperatures of food during cooking, holding, serving, cooling, and reheating
      • Training our food service specialists in proper hand washing techniques and guaranteeing the use of disposable gloves as well as not allowing sick employees to handle food
      • Teaching employees on how to prevent cross-contamination and empowering them with the tools to do so
      • Conducting intermittent food safety self inspection for every UCC food production and handling unit

From the produce stage to the plate, UCC applies management system in line with ISO 22000 : 2018 standard, thus ensuring our meal service is always safe for consumption.

FEEDBACK & ESCALATION

FEEDBACK & ESCALATION

In line with our culture of professional conduct at all times, UCC is extremely serious about complaints and escalation procedures. Ensuring that at any time – day or night, weekday or weekend, all year long – our customers are guaranteed satisfaction. Recurrence!

For Site Management, a customer’s main point of contact, efficiency in mitigating concerns is a top priority. Should this fail to meet expectations and the issue is unresolved, escalations to the Director of Operations and subsequently the Chief Executive is not only recommended but wholeheartedly welcomed.

Regular communication is a mandated protocol in all situations. Committing to respond within 48 hours of receipt of an issue, UCC’s service delivery team takes a professional approach to solving your issues.

Only through constructive feedback and ongoing checks are we able to keep providing service quality par excellence!

Margaret A. Orr

Customer Services Coordinator
M: +973 1722 4615
E: mao@ucc-bh.com

Nasser Zeorob

Director of Operations
M: +973 3963 7381
E: nasser.zeorob@ucc-bh.com

Syed A Ahmad

Chief Executive & Executive Director
M: +973 1722 4615
E: syed.ahmad@ucc-bh.com

Contact Us

Contact Us

Mailing Address : P O Box 830 Manama – Kingdom of Bahrain
Physical Address : Unit 43, Unitag House, 150 Government Avenue, Block 315, Manama, Bahrain
Phone : +973 1722 4615 | +973 1722 4665 | Fax : 973 1721 1472

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