Caterer’s calendar

At Bidfood we understand how important calendar events are to caterers. Big calendar events bring people together and when they’re together they’re going to want to eat! Take full advantage of these occasions and check out our latest caterer’s calendar events in this section and find help with menu ideas, maximising portion control, minimising waste and many more great tips to make the most of seasonal periods.

Christmas Day & Boxing Day 25th – 26th December

Christmas is most definitely a time for indulgence and we’ve got you covered this year with our fantastic range of flavoursome favourites and brand spanking new products! With 92.5% of people eating out over Christmas last year*, we’ve got you covered in serving all of that additional trade with our fantastically festive Christmas section filled to the brim with everything you need including on-trend gluten-free and vegan products, moreish buffet bites, magical mains and sumptuous desserts and after dinner delights, like our brand new Premium Selection espresso martini cheesecake. Looking for some more inspiration? Take a look at even more of our new products in our New4You Christmas edition which is bursting with our full range of brand new innovative Christmas products for your menus.

 

Known as a UK tradition but celebrated the world over, Boxing Day is also a great time to make the most of those looking to ditch the turkey leftovers in favour of dining out. Try rustling up your very own Boxing Day set menu to cut wastage and lower your costs by taking a look at our range of own brand products covering delicious Farmstead meats, decadent Premium Selection desserts and those Everyday Favourites essentials to name but a few.

 

* MCA Eating Out Panel Consumer Dashboard December 2017

New Year’s Eve – 31st December

Keep the celebrations going by creating a New Year’s Eve to remember! It’s a prime time to push your more premium food and drinks offerings at a higher margin, so look no further than our range of over 100 high quality Premium Selection products. Make your offering stand out from the crowd by adding a taste of luxury to your New Year’s Eve menus with a whole range of premium products including delicious starters like our Quality Cuisine smoked salmon & prosecco centre parfait, marvellous mains like our brand new Farmstead individual turkey cushion and dazzling desserts including our sparkling Premium Selection popping peach bellini cheesecake. What New Year’s Eve is complete without a selection of bubbles? Give your customers something to toast about with our hand-selected Unity wines & spirits range, and not forgetting soft drinks for those designated drivers.

January (all month) – Veganuary

Would you consider going Vegan for a whole month? With mentions of vegan food on menus up by 72.3% over the past year*, “Veganuary” is an ideal time to look at giving your menu a vegan twist for the month of January. Jumping on the “Veganuary” bandwagon couldn’t be easier with our selection of New4You inspired by vegan food and drink products, including our wholesome vegan granola and smoothies for breakfast, tempting grab & go snacks, moreish mains and vegan-friendly bakery and desserts. Why not try our award-winning Premium Selection Belgian chocolate & raspberry torte which scooped best free from sweet product at the Q Foodservice Awards 2018, along with best overall free from product with a highly acclaimed Gold Q Award!

Whether you are a restaurant, coffee shop or university, we’ve got your whole menu covered with our range of on-trend products. Looking for even more inspiration? Take a look at our dedicated vegan cookbook, filled to the brim with over 30 vegan recipes across a range of meal options! Don’t forget to tweet your Veganuary photos to us by tagging @BidfoodUK and @WeAreVeganuary with the hashtag #Veganuary

 

*Eating Better Alliance 2017

January (all month) – Dry January

Kick off dry January with our selection of Unity premium soft drinks and sparkling beverages to satisfy all of those customers craving a selection of non-alcoholic options, from the likes of Fentimans, Frobishers and Nix & Kix. Looking for more inspiration? Take a look at our drinks recipes, including our warming Masala chai, a perfect menu addition to combat those freezing January temperatures.

January (all month) – Ginuary

For those customers not partaking in Dry January there’s always Ginuary! After all, does anyone need an excuse to indulge in a gin & tonic? With sales of gin reaching a staggering £1.4billion last year totalling over 51 million bottles* there really is no sign of the gin industry slowing down. With thousands of different G+T combinations on offer, we’ve got you covered with our selection of main stream brands, plus a fantastic selection of boutique gins to suit every customer taste & preference. Looking for more inspiration? Look beyond the typical G+T mixers with our stand out Premium Selection gin fizz lime & elderflower cheesecake – ideal for celebrating dry January!

 

*”https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com, UK GIN SALES HIT RECORD 51 MILLION BOTTLES IN 2017

Burn’s Night – 25th January

Burn’s Night or Robbie Burn’s Day is celebrated on the 25th January every year and is dedicated to commemorating the life and works of Scottish poet Robert Burns. Celebrations take place throughout Scotland and a key part of the festivities is making sure a selection of traditional Scottish food is on offer, including cock-a-leekie soup, haggis, neeps and tatties! For even more inspiration on what to do this Burn’s night why not make the most of the day by rustling up your very own Scottish-inspired menu with our dedicated ‘Simply Scottish’ guide filled to the rafters with everything you need!

International Chocolate Cake Day – 27th January

International Chocolate Cake Day has arrived and it’s the perfect opportunity to add a touch of indulgence to your Sunday menu no matter what type of outlet you are! Whether you’re a café based in central London or a care home on the coast, why not create your very own chocolate-inspired afternoon tea theme menu by taking a look at our selection of rich, moist and luxurious chocolate cakes! No matter your budget, we’ve got you covered with a wide selection of frozen and pre-cut Bidfood own brand and branded cake offerings – including our decadent Everyday Favourites gateau, brownies, muffins and cake options. Don’t forget to cater for every customer by taking a look at our Fairtrade, gluten-free and lactose-free options.

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