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.  

Don’t forget to download our latest theme day posters

May 11th World Fair Trade Day 

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

May 13th – 19th Coeliac Awareness Week 

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.

Looking for inspiration? Take a look at our gluten-free recipes including snacks, main course options and bakery.

 

*Coeliac.org.uk

May 13th – 19th National Vegetarian Week 

Fancy giving your menu a veggie overhaul? With 51% of chefs adding vegan dishes to their menus last year* 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 on trend BBQ jackfruit tortilla wrap recipe, ideal as an on-the-go snack, it’s never been easier to go veggie! Looking for some more veg-spiration? Take a look at our dedicated New4You inspired by vegan food & drink page where you can also find bundles of recipe ideas and inspiration in our vegan cookbook.

 

*Independent 2018, https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/vegan-dishes-chefs-restaurant-menus-added-2018-veganism-trend-us-a8511526.html

May 19th – 26th British Sandwich Week 

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

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