Warming ideas for your winter menu

 

Autumn is blowing in…but our own brand products can warm you through

The holiday season is over; the hopes of an Indian summer are fading. With the nights beginning to draw in, the air is turning a little crisper and the leaves are falling from the trees. Soon our thoughts will be turning to the indulgence of Christmas but not before our glorious autumn including the catering opportunities of Halloween and Bonfire Night. What warming food or drink will you be able to offer your customers after their lovely autumnal walks? Or what will be on your menu for your students or employees after a chilly commute?

 

Here is a selection of our own brand products for you to explore. Why not try featuring these on your menus and warming your customers up!

 

 

Soups

Dig in to our hearty own brand soups

Soup is a versatile product. Serve it as a warming drink or as a light lunch with crusty bread. We have six popular flavours in our own brand range and our easy to prepare soup mixes reduce waste. Take your pick from a few of our winter favourites below:

Everyday Favourites leek soup mix

Everyday Favourites minestrone soup mix

Everyday Favourites mushroom soup mix

 

Flex your menu for indoors or outdoors

At this time of year warming food is ever popular but there are still a number of outdoor catering opportunities to cash in on. Here are some ideas for products that can tick both the indoor and outdoor boxes.

Sausages

Own brand sausages

Whether you require an everyday or premium sausage, fresh or frozen, we have a product that will meet your needs.

For events such as bonfire night team a sausage with a hot dog roll for the kids or go jumbo for the bigger kids! Don’t forget to order Everyday Favourites sliced onions and tomato ketchup!

For indoor dining serve up a filling sausage hot pot or choose a really premium sausage to serve with delicious gravy and mash. Why not also feature a sausage of the week on your specials board?

Farmstead pork and chorizo 8's

Farmstead pork, stilton and spring onion sausage 8's

Farmstead venison and red wine sausage 6's

Burgers

Own brand burgers

We've got you covered with our range of own bran burgers including our Premium Selection honey root vegetable & quinoa burger which is bound to appeal to the health conscious or vegetarians. Make sure your also offer up a meat alternative like our Premium Selection steak burger puck - a 100% farm assured British red tractor beef burger made with specially selected cuts of steak, ready to defrost and hand-form to desired shape. Looking for the finishing touch? Serve in a Premium Selection brioche burger bun and top with Everyday Favourites panko breaded onion rings for that extra bit of crunch!

Premium Selection brioche burger bun 4.5"

Premium Selection steak burger puck

Everyday Favourites 80% beef burger

Jacket potatoes

Jacket potatoes

Our British Everyday Favourites jacket potatoes come in standard or extra large sizes and are oven or microwave ready. A quick and easy solution for lunch menus, also a food that lends itself well to takeaway and outdoor dining. Here are some great filling ideas:

Pulled meats are bang on trend and you can choose from three flavours in our Premium Selection own brand range, including pulled beef chilli, korean pulled pork or BBQ pulled pork with jalapeno peppers. They come in individual portions and are suitable for microwave cooking. Good on a jacket potato but also ideal for serving in a hirata bun or a wrap depending on the occasion.

Make sure you offer up a vegetarian option like the winning combination of Everyday Favourites baked beans and Everyday Favourites grated mature white cheddar. In a hurry? Pre-grated cheese is convenient and mature cheddar gives maximum flavour allowing you to use less! Don't forget Coronet butter portions to serve!

Premium Selection korean pulled pork

Everyday Favourites grated mature white cheddar

Everyday Favourites three bean chilli

 

Ready meals

Here at Bidfood we have a large range of ready meals for your menu! What are the advantages of these? They give you a helping hand in the kitchen allowing good food to be served quickly and efficiently to a consistent quality. This might reduce the need for highly skilled chefs, or make things a bit easier during a busy service. Individual portions allow you to offer variety on your menu whilst guaranteeing no waste. Some of our slow cooked products make a great centre of plate allowing your chef time to get creative with interesting accompaniments and artistic jus. Multi-portion solutions are suitable for a canteen environment where lots of people need to be fed quickly and cost effectively.

 

We offer various cuisines from traditional English to Indian, Mexican, Oriental & Italian. Some recent additions to our range include: Premium Selection slow cooked lamb shoulder with root vegetables and our hearty Everyday Favourites beef lasagne verdi. Some old favourites include Premium Selection slow cooked British pork belly with apricot & thyme and our warming Everyday Favourites macaroni cheese.

Everyday Favourites beef lasagne Verdi

Award-winning Premium Selection Korean pork belly strips

Quality Food award-winning Premium Selection Korean pork belly strips

Everyday Favourites macaroni cheese

 

Carvery

Look no further than our fantastic range of carvery essentials to offer up the ultimate in winter warming food. Choose from a selection of delicious cuts of Farmstead meats, plus all of those accompaniments to make sure you offer up a Sunday roast that your customers will remember. Here are some of our recommended joints:

 

Farmstead pork loin boneless

Farmstead turkey breast skin on

Farmstead British half gammon

Own brand accompaniments

Complete the feast with a selection of own-brand accompaniments including Everyday Favourites Yorkshire puddings, Premium Selection rustic Yorkshire puddings and our selection of frozen vegetables. All come pre-prepared and are ideal if you want to reduce waste and minimise preparation time.

 

Warming desserts and hot chocolates

 

You can make your desserts a little heavier in the autumn. Think lots of hot custard over a deliciously moist sponge pudding. How about our Everyday Favourites best of British trio hot puddings which includes a tantalising selection of three mini hot puddings; jam roly poly, spotted dick & custard, and sticky toffee pudding. Or why not excite with your customers’ palates with our Premium Selection rustic chocolate fondant torte? Perfectly presented with a dollop of cream, a drizzle of dessert sauce and fresh strawberries, it will be sure to stand out on your menu.

 

Gluten free food is always popular on the menu, why not try our sparkling Premium Selection popping peach bellini cheesecake. Pre-cut for convenience this features a gluten-free biscuit base, layered with peach compote, a Prosecco and popping candy cheesecake, topped with raspberry jelly and flakes of golden sugar. Delicious!

 

Alongside desserts, hot chocolate is also a great winter treat and we have an option to suit your needs, from tubs of instant drinking chocolate in our Everyday Favourites range through to individual Coronet sachets and even a premium drinking chocolate from the Black + White Coffee Co.

Everyday Favourites best of British trio hot puddings

Premium Selection popping peach bellini cheesecake

Premium Selection rustic chocolate fondant torte

Hot chocolate

 

Black + White Coffee Co. premium drinking chocolate

Coronet hot chocolate sachets

Everyday Favourites drinking chocolate

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