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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.

Wimbledon Fortnight 2nd – 15th July

What springs to mind when you think of Wimbledon? Strawberries and cream? Pimms? Both are a perfect combination but why not go that extra mile by including a whole host of British classics on your menu too, from roast beef to bangers and mash, fish and chips, and award-winning desserts – and, of course, be sure to include a generous helping of fizz too!

American Independence Day 4th July

Independence Day is celebrated on the 4th July every year and although it may be an American event, you too can get on board with the celebrations by sizzling up your menu with some on-trend gut-busting American classics. Start the day with hearty breakfast shakes and waffles to luscious lunch and dinner options like the Classic American burger recipe or smokehouse-style favourites like ribs, burgers are currently very popular, not forgetting sauces and marinades! Don’t forget to finish off your menu with a bang by offering a sweet taste of the states with classics like New York style cheesecake, pecan pie and this tempting triple chocolate brownie recipe. For more products and inspiration take a look at our online shop here.

World Chocolate Day 7th July

As if we needed a day to celebrate! Britain is one of the largest consumers of chocolate, with a mighty 11kg being consumed on average per person each year*. The cocoa bean is incredibly versatile – enjoyed in drinks, sauces and spreads as well as the traditional bar. Why not go all out and create a special chocolate-themed menu for the day by rustling up a mouth-watering medley of sweet and savoury dishes to tempt in the crowds. In need of some ideas? Offer up some trendy menu nibbles like our Premium Selection toasted mallow & chocolate brownie cake with our mouth-watering vegan peanut & chocolate cookies and sugar free chocolate brownie recipes. Why not make a meal of it by looking beyond the norm with cocoa-infused baby back ribs or adding to a beef and bean chilli?


* Mintel Global New Products Database

National Potato Day 19th August

Ah, the trusty potato! Peeled, boiled, fried, mashed or sautéed – the potato is incredibly versatile! A popular choice among customers, National Potato Day is the perfect opportunity to carb it up by creating a potato-themed menu bound to draw in the crowds. Kick off your menu by having a go at this Malaysian chicken curry & potato recipe or why not try this veggie twist on a British staple ‘To-fish’ and chips recipe. Keep things simple by offering up a selection of hearty jacket potatoes for the main course and include a variety of tasty filling options including beef chilli, pulled pork and Quorn mince – perfect for every type of customer!


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National Burger Day 23rd August

Burgers are big business in the UK foodservice market. We see at least one burger option on almost all menus in restaurants on the high street and customers just can’t get enough of them! Celebrate National Burger Day by diving in to our Build a Burger guide – jam packed with all of the ingredients you could possibly want in one place. Whether you want to create one burger option for your menu or a full menu of burgers, you can find everything you need here including the traditional Classic American, Vegetarian sloppy joe and tempting combos like The deep south meat & sweet burger.


For recipe ideas and inspiration take a look at our Farmstead pages and recipe section for even more fantastic burger recipes!

Notting Hill Carnival/Summer Bank Holiday 25th – 27th August

Over the summer bank holiday weekend Notting Hill Carnival has taken place on the streets of London since 1966 with a vibrant mix of dance, music and, most importantly, food! Get on board and tempt in all of that passing trade by rustling up your very own Notting Hill themed menu filled with popular favourites like jerk baby back ribs, chicken and lamb! Fancy shaking things up? Have a go at this Jerk chicken pizza or our hearty Three cheese mac with smoked rib of beef – both perfect for the Bank Holiday!


Check out our Farmstead pages to find out more about our range of wholesale meats including poultry, beef and pork.

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