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.

World Vegan Month November

The vegan trend shows no signs of slowing down and November is the perfect opportunity to make the most of World Vegan Month. The number of vegans is expected to rise by a staggering 360% over the next 10 years* which is leading to massive growth and innovation within the overall vegan and free-from market. Why not tempt in all of that passing trade by rustling up a vegan-inspired menu? Whether you are a restaurant, coffee shop or university, we’ve got your whole menu covered with our range of on-trend products. These include quick grab & go snacks like this Phat gluten free vegan mushroom and leek pie and our Délifrance spelt & quinoa vegan croissant, along with main meal options including our Gluten free vegan penang curry and don’t forget to round off your menus on a sweet note with our pre-portioned vegan apple and plum tart.

*The Vegan Society

National School Meals Week 13th-17th November

We are proud to supply the food for over 13 million school lunches per year, and are passionate about supporting schools to serve up healthy and exciting meals. We work with our customers to keep them up to date with the latest trends and help them translate these ideas into achievable and appetising dishes for their school menus.

 

We have developed menu cycles for both primary and secondary education as well as recipes to help our customers comply with the school food plan, and have a range of tools in place to help them manage allergens. We are working towards complying with the new guidelines around sugar and we are currently focusing on helping our customers to find solutions for meeting the reduced sugar targets.

 

National School Meals Week gives our industry the opportunity to celebrate all aspects of the superb provision and service of school meals.

Visit our schools page to find out more.

Thanksgiving (USA) 23rd November 

Thanksgiving may be a national holiday celebrated by our friends across the pond but that’s not to say we can’t jump on the bandwagon! A traditional turkey feast with all the trimmings is essential for Thanksgiving Day celebrations so why not have a look at our warming ideas for your winter menu article which highlights our top carvery options plus accompaniments. Looking for even more inspiration? Go all out with your menu by taking at a look at the latest of New4You Americana edition which is filled to the brim with Americana-inspired products like burrito fillings, regional American sauces and indulgent desserts.

 

St Andrew’s Day 30th November

30th November is a day to celebrate St Andrew, the patron Saint of Scotland. Parades, concerts and festivities are held throughout Scotland, so get in on the action and put on your very own Scottish-inspired theme day with our dedicated ‘Simply Scottish’ guide filled to the rafters with everything you need from Scottish meats to traditional haggis, seafood and desserts.

Christmas Day and 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 over 60% of Brits looking to quit the kitchen and dine out on Christmas Day this year*, make the most of this opportunity by taking a look at our Christmas pages filled to the brim with everything you need from new products, to magnificent mains, indulgent desserts and much, much more! Looking for some more inspiration? Check out our extra special New 4 You Christmas edition which is filled to the rafters with a range of innovative products for your Christmas menus.

 

Customers may have over-indulged at Christmas but don’t forget to make the most of those looking to ditch the Christmas leftovers in favour of dining out. Why not offer up a Boxing Day set menu to reduce wastage and keep those costs down with our range of cracking own brand products, offering up everything you need to build the perfect menu selection including Farmstead meats, starters, mains and desserts.

*Hospitality news

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 host of premium products including delicious starters like our smoked salmon and champagne sauce fishcake, marvellous mains like our British beef Wellington and sumptuous desserts including our sparkling gold bar. What New Year’s Eve is complete without a selection of bubbles? Give your customers something to toast about with our selection of ViVAS wines, beers, cider sand spirits and not forgetting soft drinks for those designated drivers.

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