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.

UK Coffee Week April 16th – 22nd

Coffee is one of the largest and most powerful industries in the world! Over 500 billion cups of coffee are consumed globally each year* so why not invite your customers in to Enjoy a hot cup of Black + White coffee and celebrate UK Coffee Week this April. With a number of flavour options to choose from you can rest assure that we have everyone’s favourite cuppa covered. We have also launched our NEW Black + White hot chocolate for those who fancy something different.

Don’t forget to order your free Black + White Coffee Co. samples here and your supporting POS here. For our full selection of coffee products make sure you visit our online shop.

*UK Coffee Week

St George’s Day April 23rd

April 23rd is a day to celebrate Saint George, the patron Saint of England. Parades, concerts and festivities are held throughout England, so get in on the action and put on your very own inspired theme day! Draw in the crowds by showcasing your finest cuisine on a menu filled with traditional British classics like this afternoon tea selection, pork pies, fish & chips and bowls of summer pudding! Don’t forget to top off the celebrations with a glass English sparkling wine!

Take a look at our full range of products on our online shop.

Great British Beef Week April 23rd – 1st May 

Great British Beef Week is an annual event which takes place each year in April to help raise awareness of the quality and versatility of assured British beef. Organised by Ladies in Beef, Great British Beef Week puts the spotlight firmly on the fantastic food that British beef farmers produce. Our Farmstead range offers a variety of British Red Tractor beef, from portioned steaks to everyday products like diced and minced beef, to larger joints for roasting, we have many options to choose from.

Check out our Farmstead beef range here and choose from our full selection of meat products online at Bidfood Direct.

 

For recipe ideas and posters to support you with making the most of this event, click here.

World Fair Trade Day 12th May

World Fair Trade Day is celebrated on the second Saturday of May and is endorsed by the World Fair Trade Association, the global authority on fair trade, comprised of over 450 member organisations from 75 countries around the world.

This year we’re focussing on the coffee industry which relies on small-scale farmers with Fairtrade coffee coming from certified producers in 28 countries. More than 580,000 small-scale coffee farmers are part of Fairtrade, with around 80% of the world’s coffee being produced by 25 million smallholders.*

 

Our Black + White Coffee Co. range offers a variety of Fairtrade products:

  • Fairtrade Medium Roast Coffee Beans 1kg (86666)
  • Fairtrade Medium Roast Filter Coffee 60g (86729)
  • Fairtrade Medium Roast Filter Coffee 200g (60712)
  • Fairtrade Freeze Dried Coffee 300g (53479)
  • Fairtrade Hot Chocolate 1kg (60747)

For more information on the range and to order your free samples take a look at our Black + White Coffee Co. page.

*Fairtrade.org.uk

Coeliac Awareness Week 14th – 20th May

Did you know one in 100 people in the UK have coeliac disease and only 24% of these people are clinically diagnosed?* Coeliac awareness week is the perfect opportunity for you to raise awareness of coeliac disease by showcasing your very own range of gluten-free menu options. No matter what your type of business or budget might be we have everything you need in our handy gluten-free made simple guide, which is crammed full of products and recipe ideas including bakery, sauces, snacking and confectionary. The market for gluten-free is constantly growing and products are in high demand with many becoming a staple on menus up and down the country so now is the time to invest in your gluten-free options.

*Coeliac.org.uk

British Sandwich Week 14th – 20th May

Ah, the trusty sarnie! British consumers make their way through a staggering 11.5 billion sandwiches each year and guess what? If you laid each one out side by side they would go around the world 44 times!* Sandwiches account for 63% of the grab & go market** and with so many different options now available it’s the perfect time to celebrate by rustling up your very own sandwich week inspired menu! From bagels and burgers to baguettes and bloomers…the possibilities are endless! Take a look at our “Let’s lunch” brochure which covers everything you need for a tip top lunch offering, including a whole host of sandwich and wrap options.

*Britishsandwichweek.com **Mintel 2017

National Vegetarian Week 14 – 20th May

Fancy giving your menu a veggie overhaul? With around 30%* of new menu items now being vegetarian dishes why not try ditching the meat by making the most of “National Vegetarian Week” this May. As more and more food fans start to dabble with vegetarian dishes, you too can join in with a whole rafter of meat-free alternatives, vegetarian and vegan food. From our Chef’s Choice Award winning Premium Selection butternut squash, aubergine, feta and pomegranate moussaka, to this wholesome pea pesto bruschetta recipe, ideal as a sharing starter, it’s never been easier to go veggie! Looking for some more seasonal inspiration? Check out our Create Summer vegetarian section plus our dedicated New4You inspired by vegan food & drink page.

*M&C Allegra (big hospitality, 2016)

 

For recipe ideas and posters to support you with making the most of this event, click here.

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