About Us

Our Service

Riviera has a traditional attitude towards service and we will endeavor to give caterers throughout Devon, Somerset & Dorset, whatever they need, from our range, whenever they need it. We are a small, family run business which enables us to put our customers first and offer outstanding customer service, you will be valued and taken care of; you’re not just an account number to us.

We operate a modern fleet of nine insulated and refrigerated vehicles, ensuring your order reaches you in perfect condition.

 We offer all our customers a wide selection of products in excess of 1,500 items. These include all aspects of frozen, chilled and some ambient foods. We will service the discerning caterer in Torbay and the surrounding towns up to six days per week in the high season, five days per week in the winter. Exeter and Plymouth areas, up to four deliveries per week and North and East Devon up to three deliveries per week. Please see our timetable below to ascertain when we’re in your area.

Our Products

Because we care, Riviera Food Service will always strongly recommend the purchase of “guaranteed quality” products from the generally well-known and respected brands within the Frozen and Chilled Food Service Industry. Alongside these respected labels and in common with many of our competitors, we will, where reasonably practical, offer economical brands at highly competitive rates.

Our partnership with Aryzta ensures the finest specialty breads, high end viennoiserie and inspiring patisserie products are available to caterers in the south-west.


We are pleased to announce the launch of our brand new Price Guide for 2019/20. Click the link below to download our guide or go to our Products page to browse the latest brochures. We are proud to team up with local businesses to bring you the best local products available.
If you need any further information please contact our office on 01626 205203 or call our Delice de France telesales line on 01626 336047, where will be happy to answer an queries as best we can.

We cover the South West from our depo in Newton Abbot.

Monday Exeter, Dorset, Somerset, North Devon, Torbay & South Devon
Tuesday Exeter, Dorest, Somerset, East Devon, Torbay & South Devon, Plymouth & South Hams, Mid-Devon & North Cornwall
Wednesday South Devon
Thursday Exeter, North Devon, Plymouth & South Hams, Torbay & South Devon
Friday Exeter, Dorest, Somerset & East Devon, Torbay & South Devon, Plymouth & South Hams
Weekend No deliveries


Richard Larkin first established Riviera Frozen Foods in 1981 following almost eight years in the Frozen Food industry, firstly with a national retailer of frozen convenience `fast food` meat products and then with McCain Foods (GB) Ltd.

In the year 2000, the company moved from its rented base on Decoy Industrial Estate in Newton Abbot to a new purpose-built unit on the Brunel Industrial Park, also in Newton Abbot. At this time the company changed its name to Riviera Food Service to reflect the changes and additions to the products stocked.

Stephen Larkin joined his father in 2002 and quickly took over the operations and logistics.


The Team 

General Manager: Chris Billing

Customer Relations / Sales:  Jennifer Larkin

Managing Director: Stephen Larkin

Accounts : Steve Menzies

Our drivers : Ray, Paul, Nicki, Amanda, Pete, Paul.J & Dave

Since Riviera Food Service was formed 1981 we have developed and grown annually to become Devon, Somerset & Dorset’s dependable and independent foodservice wholesaler we offer…

– Competitive Prices. We want you to be able to maximise your profitability.

– Monthly Promotions.  We carefully choose products you use every day.

– Dedicated Sales Team. We will understand your business and help you choose products that are suited to your establishment.

– Local Knowledge. Supplying the south-west for over 30 years has given us indisputable local knowledge.

– Experienced Staff. Whether it’s our delivery drivers, sales team or office staff, our team can always advise.

– Extensive Product Range. Including frozen, chilled & ambient products.

– Up to six days per week delivery service. With deliveries from your regular driver.

– Efficient Computing Software. Fast accurate order processing and customer service.

– We try to keep the same driver on a route. So you can get to know them; they’ll be your first point of contact should you have any queries.

Please browse our products: Price Guide 2019/20

Current Vacancies : No vacancies

Our 2019/20 Price Guide is available for download. Get yours here…….