Cross-Dock Success: A Case Study

Sandals and Beaches Resorts represent a thorough culinary philosophy which uses a Farm-to-Table Approach, on-site gardens, involvement with local markets, culinary training, and a dedication to maintaining food safety and health standards. However, partnerships with trusted suppliers like True Grade ensure the finest products reach the shores of Sandals and Beaches Resorts. This flow guarantees a seamless supply chain, minimizing delays, and maximizing efficiency.

Sandals and Beaches Resorts have established strong partnerships with top-shelf suppliers who align with their commitment to quality and sustainability. For example, True Grade helps them ensure they offer guests an exceptional dining experience by sourcing premium meats, cheeses, wines, and specialty items from around the World.

To support their culinary offerings, Sandals and Beaches Resorts implement import and cross-docking strategies. Through importation, they can acquire high-quality ingredients and products from various regions around the world. This allows them to introduce unique flavor profiles and international influences on their diverse menus.

True Grade also helps international Resorts implement cross-dock strategies. Cross-docking plays a crucial role in ensuring the timely and streamlined delivery of goods to the resorts. It involves the efficient transfer of incoming shipments from suppliers directly to outbound trucks or distribution centers, bypassing the need for long-term storage. This streamlined process minimizes handling and storage costs while maximizing freshness and reducing the time it takes for products to reach the resorts’ kitchens.


By leveraging import and cross-docking methods, Sandals and Beaches Resorts can consistently provide their guests with top-notch ingredients and products, guaranteeing an elevated dining experience that meets and exceeds their high culinary expectations.

Local Sourcing plays an integral part of the resorts’ food procurement. Sandals and Beaches prioritize using fresh, locally sourced ingredients, and collaborating with local farmers, fishermen, and suppliers to ensure the highest quality produce food is served.

Several resorts take advantage of on-site gardens, cultivating herbs, vegetables, and fruits to enhance the dining experience. Actively engaging with local markets, the resorts source additional ingredients to support local producers and showcase authentic regional flavors, offering guests the opportunity to savor local specialties and immerse themselves in the cultural richness of the destination.

The resorts invest in world-class culinary training programs, ensuring their chefs and kitchen staff prepare food with expertise and finesse. They deliver exceptional meals across various dining experiences, from gourmet fine dining to casual beachside grills. Prioritizing food safety and hygiene, the resorts strictly adhere to international health standards, ensuring all food is sourced, stored, and prepared under the most stringent conditions. Guests can enjoy their meals with the knowledge that their food is prepared following the highest industry standards.