A Nottingham-based luxury sushi producer has launched a nationwide delivery service thanks to support from The Food Innovation Centre at the University of Nottingham.
Uramaki began producing exquisite sushi products for delivery in the Nottingham area during lockdown – giving food lovers the opportunity to enjoy genuine sushi at home. Now, the company has expanded by introducing UK-wide delivery after receiving expert advice which has enabled them to keep their food in top condition on its journey to customers.
Food innovation technologist Jack Wallman helped Uramaki to research and source the ideal cases to keep the sushi safe during transportation and delivery.
Rachel Thacker, who runs Uramaki with chef husband Paul, said: “We needed to secure the sushi so that it arrived at its destination intact and wanted to include special slots for the wasabi, ground ginger and soy bottle. Jack helped to work through the vision and helped to source packaging suppliers.
“The cases we decided on are more compact, so the sushi doesn’t move around during transit, with a liner inside for the accompaniments. This means we can now deliver nationwide, knowing that the sushi has been carefully and optimally packaged.”
Former hotel manager Rachel and her husband Paul were put in touch with the Food Innovation Centre by business support enterprise Nottingham Business Venture.
Rachel praised the support provided by the Food Innovation Centre, which is based at the Bioenergy and Brewing Science building at the University of Nottingham’s Sutton Bonington campus and offers free support to eligible small and medium-sized food and drink manufacturers in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire under the Driving Research and Innovation project.