Bidfood has launched an essential new guide to help foodservice operators to maximise event opportunities, increase revenue and reduce staff pressure, whilst wowing their customers with memorable occasions.
Designed by chefs, for chefs, the guide aimed at supporting businesses is packed full of inspiration for hosting the perfect day, from set-up, to clean up and everything in between.
Throughout the guide, readers can find helpful tips on keeping costs low and limiting hands-on time in the kitchen e.g. a tray of showstopping oversized canapés can create buzz and excitement, as well as doubling up as an event starter.
The events and celebrations guide provides insights on the latest casual dining trends – such as bowl food, made popular by Prince Harry and Meghan’s wedding; eye-catching grazing boards, which experienced an 163% increase in searches in 2018; and churros & doughnut bars, which saw a staggering 784% increase in popularity last year.
Other trend-led tips include expert advice on how to create unique and photo-worthy cocktails and the financial benefits of including sorbet on the menu, not to mention sage advice on the age-old issue of how to tackle fussy eaters at children’s parties.
With vegan products more sought-after than ever before, Bidfood’s vegan cleaning range – Professional Supplies Pro Green, powered by Winterhalter™ – is also explored for its ability to provide an ethical and quick turn-around for the next event.
Gemma Benford, Senior Customer Marketing Manager, said: “Hosting events and celebrations as an incremental revenue stream can be an operational challenge for many businesses, from balancing time and costs to considering space in the kitchens and the skills of staff. This guide helps industry professionals overcome these potential barriers and inspires them to create enjoyable and memorable dining experiences.”
The guide can be downloaded from the Bidfood website here: https://www.bidfood.co.uk/hotels/events
 Pinterest, 2018
 Pinterest, 2018