YOUR COMPLETE SUPPLIER

A PASSIONATE FAMILY LEGACY

“Everything began at the end of the 19th century in the Cameros mountains in the region of La Rioja, where my grandparents and great-grandparents worked as shepherds. My grandfather Angel instilled in me strong values to live life proudly: passion, integrity, bonhomie… Like him, my parents—who went from being sheep dealers to butchers—passed on to me their remarkable dedication and perseverance.”

“Sáenz Horeca was born from this legacy, a personal project by Javier and Paki that each day rekindles our vocation to satisfy the demanding hospitality sector. And now, since 2017, with the help of Bidfood —one of the most important suppliers to the horeca sector in the world—we continue to innovate based on the traditional ways of doing things.” Víctor Javier Sáenz Sáenz

SÁENZ HORECA 360º

From the moment you cross the threshold at Sáenz Horeca, you can breathe the passion for a job well done.

YOUR COMPLETE SUPPLIER

Welcome to Sáenz Horeca, the complete supplier of food for hotel, restaurant and catering professionals. The ‘horeca sector’ needs collaborators who understand their concerns and professionals who appreciate a job well done. This is the philosophy that Sáenz Horeca and the Bidfood group want to share with you. Bidfood is a leading global distributor in the hotel industry, with a presence in more than 30 countries.

QUALITY AND SAFETY

Our quality department has one primary objective: to offer safe food. A laboratory performs physical-chemical and microbiological analyses of all products.

The HACCP system (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) guarantees the innocuousness of the processes. All raw materials go through rigorous temperature, pH, cleaning and disinfection, storage and expiry checks. We participate in the UNE-EN-ISO Quality Management and Assurance System Implementation Programme.

FACILITIES AND PROCESSES

We put at your disposal a comprehensive meat processing complex with our own integrated feedlots, abattoir, cutting room, cold store, drying room for Iberian products and versatile storage area for sausages. We have exclusive cold stores for each animal species. In addition, the freezing process is always respectful with the meat.

The cleaning and disinfection (C&D) processes are always carried out at low pressure and a high flow rate, as established by European regulations. The efficiency of the C&D is periodically analysed and checked by an external laboratory.

THE COLD CHAIN

Sáenz Horeca’s distribution and delivery methods guarantee the maintenance of the cold chain throughout the process. For this purpose, we have our own fleet of refrigerated vehiclesand a computer system that detects and instantly displays any variation in temperature.

At the same time, we apply a flexible production and sales policy, adapted to the needs of each customer, which allows us to react quickly to your demands. We offer an agile and autonomous “door to door” delivery service in 24/48 hours.

INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY

We believe innovation is a tool that allows us to offer different market alternatives to our customers. The department of research, development and technological innovation, makes every effort to provide the best possible service to the demanding and innovative catering sector.

We also collaborate with the University of the Basque Country and with technological research centres. We develop new products and work on interesting projects such as the aforementioned “from the meadow to the table”, a project for complete traceability tracking.

WE WANT YOU TO BE SATISFIED

Where others see uniformity, we see diversity, the diversity of our customers. At Saenz Horeca everything is designed to satisfy you. This philosophy has enabled us to become the most trusted complete supplier of the horeca sector.

With specialized personnel and always following the strictest health standards, we adapt quickly and efficiently to the most varied orders and the most unexpected situations. This can only be achieved through teamwork: well-trained people who work professionally to satisfy others.

FROM THE MEADOW TO THE TABLE
OUR STORY
Late XIX century

The origins

“Everything began at the end of the 19th century in the Cameros mountains in the region of La Rioja, where my grandparents and great-grandparents worked as shepherds”.

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Sierra de Cameros, La Rioja.
1976

Tracing a profession

“My parents went from being sheep dealers to butchers. Once settled in Vitoria, that first butcher’s that opened next to the popular Arquillos in the centre of the Basque capital marked the beginning of an ambitious gastronomic project”.

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The business idea began to take shape...
1985

Cárnicas Sáenz is born

“Cárnicas Sáenz, today Sáenz Horeca, made the dream I had imagined for so long with my wife and business partner come true”. And later on, we culminated this effort with the inauguration of modern facilities designed to strictly monitor and control the processes, using the most advanced technology and a team as loyal as they are professional.

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The Cárnicas Sáenz facilities in Vitoria-Gasteiz.
2007

The Pleasure of Meat

‘El Placer de la Carne’ (The Pleasure of Meat), an indispensable dictionary of terms, delicacies and other stories about beef, lamb and Iberian pork. This book was the finishing touch to a thrilling professional and personal story both in gastronomic and human terms.

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Gastronomic dictionary sponsored by Cárnicas Sáenz.
2010

25th anniversary

Our 25th anniversary gave us the final push we needed to establish the Matías Gorrotxategui award for the best steakhouse in Spain, and the Florencio Sanchidrián award for the hotel establishment with the best ham platter.

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“The Best of Gastronomy” Conference. Joël Robuchon, Florencio Sanchidrián and Rafael Ansón, at the Beef Tasting of 7 international breeds organized by Sáenz Horeca.
2014

Sáenz Horeca Araberri Basket Club

We start our sponsorship of the Araberri Basket Club, Vitoria’s popular basketball team that competes in the Adecco Oro league. We support sport and share the values of effort, sacrifice and teamwork.

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Sáenz Horeca Araberri Basket Club first team.
2018

Inspired by you

Our business partnership with Bidfood promises us an exciting future with a great travel companion. Bidfood is a leading global distributor in the hotel industry, with a presence in more than 30 countries.

Bidfood & Sáenz Horeca, a “team” specializing in foodservice.

WOULD YOU LIKE MORE INFORMATION?

 C/ Paduleta, 31 (Júndiz)
01015 Vitoria (Spain)

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 8 am to 6 pm,
Monday to Friday