About Us

About Us

Established in 1960 by our late founder Marino Bevilacqua, Continental Quattro Stagioni (CQS) has become a reputable leading importer, agent and distributor of over 1,500 speciality Italian and Continental foods, wines, liqueurs and spirits.

CQS offers a first-class service to the catering trade throughout the Midlands, North of England and Scotland from its five thriving depots based in the Huddersfield, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow areas.


With Italy in our DNA our mission is to bring the very best authentic Italian food to the UK catering trade. Our comprehensive portfolio of food products comprises value led own label essentials, top quality Italian brands and premium, artisan specialities. We have exclusive agency relationships with some of the most renowned brands and finest suppliers in the Italian food industry ensuring we have access to an impressive variety of produce to provide traditional and innovative product solutions. To complete our portfolio, we also have a range of sought after Continental food favourites and catering essentials.

Our extensive product portfolio encompasses Frozen, Chilled and Ambient sectors from catering and retail pack through to bulk ingredient sizes for food manufacturing.


Our experienced team of Italian wine experts and buyers are dedicated to sourcing wines from Italy as well as worldwide. We have a number of exclusive wine agency relationships and represent over 30 producers from across the length and breadth of Italy. From small, family owned wineries to large, modern Cooperatives, we have an unrivalled range of Italian wines to suit every taste and budget. Our Wine Development Manager and Master of Wine, Nicholas Tatham MW works closely with our buying and sales teams to bring his expert knowledge to the wine selection process and to help our sales team recommend the wines best suited to all customer needs.