Today I have also had 2 very different experiences with suppliers.
One rep turned up at school to offer his companies produce. This was all frozen, pre-prepared foods (pizzas, panninis, pies) and he came just as we were rolling out home made pizzas for 214 meals. I think I can be forgiven the smug feeling I had as I was able to say his company couldn't offer us anything we would be interested in.
Later on I rang one of my regular suppliers (School Milk Services) who were more than helpful in helping me source local, sustainable and organic produce.
Talk about chalk and cheese!